“Cat’s In The Cradle” by Sandy and Harry Chapin is the Peace Song of the Day for Father’s Day. We dedicate with lots of love to fathers, though the song is somewhat of a “warning song” to busy dads to spend more time with their families. Though, the song also contains many beautiful father-son images, and an overall spirit of profound love.
“Where’s My Apple Pie” by Joan Baez is the Peace Song of the Day for November 11th. (Yes, we are announcing it a day late. But, some folks were singing it yesterday.)
Joan Baez performed this song, with a new, additional chorus, at the Occupy Wall Street concert for Veterans Day 2011.
“The Bell” by Stephan Said (aka Stephan Smith) is the Peace Song of the Day for November 10th. This song was created back in 2002, in response to the Iraq War. Unfortunately, it is still relevant today, on a variety of levels.
The video below includes vocals by Stephan Said and Pete Seeger.
“Worried Man Blues” is the Peace Song of the Day for November 3, 2011. This is a traditional song. You can find the lyrics in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 105.
A new verse by Duchess Susanna: “It takes a worried nation, to make an occupation…”
Below is a video with Pete Seeger and Johnny Cash. (You know ol’ Pete will ask you to sing along…)
“We Are The 99%…Who Are We?” is a chant, with some melody to it, that Duchess Susanna has chosen for the Peace Song of the Day. This chant was overheard on the Global Live Stream (reflecting live streaming from Denmark.)
Below is a video which includes clips from Denmark, and a clear version of the chant. Underneath that video are two other 99% songs from the Occupy movement.
Video: Occupy Wall Street: Three Chants for the 99%
“Can’t Kill The Spirit” by Naomi Littlebear Morena is the Peace Song of the Day for 10/18/2011, as chosen by Susanna, Duchess of Peace. You can find the words to this song in Duchess Susanna’s favorite, campfire, sing-a-long book, Rise Up Singing.
Everyone should have a copy of this songbook, just in case they find themselves at a folk music jam or a demonstration. You can buy Rise Up Singing at Powell’s Books online: here. (Powell’s is a union shop, and an independent book store.)
Continue reading You Can’t Kill The Spirit: Peace Song for 10/18/2011
“How To Save A Life” by Fray is the Royal Peace Song of the Day. The song is beautiful and soulful. The video is full of images of real people showing the full range of emotions from fear, sadness, and grief to happiness, joy, and release.
Why is this a peace song? Being in tune with your own feelings, and understanding how important feelings are to yourself and others, is an important key to Nonviolent Communication.