All around the world, including in Times Square, New York City, New York, people took to the streets today, for the sake of justice and democracy. It is ironic that this song, “Der Traum Ist Aus”, which is about war, peace, and struggle, was performed on September 16, 2011, the day before Occupy Wall Street began.
“Der Traum Ist Aus” (The Dream Is Over) by Rio Reiser, is the Peace Song of the Day for October 15, 2011. I discovered this song while perusing the PeaceSmiths Archives. It was published in the War Resisters League 2006 calendar, “Peace Loving Nations: Music of Peace and Resistance”.
The video shows the song performed in German. At the read more are the words in English.
The Duke and Duchess are dedicating this song to the folks on the ground at Occupy Wall Street. Tomorrow morning, the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are facing eviction from their park. If you can support them with your presence or a phonecall, please take action before tomorrow morning at 6am. You can find more information at www.occupywallst.org
Occupy Wall Street is going into its fourth week. Kimberly and Ian Wilder of Peace Couple went to support the occupation today. They brought donations and their handheld camera. Hope you enjoy seeing some of the energy and spirit of this people’s movement to create more peace and justice in the world.
“We Shall Not Be Moved” is the Royal Peace Song of the Day for Wednesday, October 5th. Duchess Susanna would like to dedicate this song to the folks who will be moving and marching in NYC today. You can find the full lyrics, and added verses, and some verses in Spanish, in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 260.
Below is a video of this song, performed at Day 16 of Occupy Wall Street. Peter Yarrow led the group, on a day that also included inspiration from Democracy Now! journalist Amy Goodman.
“The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow”, from the play Annie, is the Royal Peace Song of the Day for Monday, October 3rd. This song is full of hope and easy to sing. I remember all of my friends and myself loving this growing up. So, it has a special place in my heart. (As schmaltzy as it is.) – Susanna, Duchess of Peace
“For What It’s Worth” is the real title of the Buffalo Springfield song with the chorus that goes, “Stop, children, what’s that sound, everybody look what’s going down…”
“For What It’s Worth” is the Royal Peace Song of the Day. It is dedicated to the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. They are dealing everyday with love vs. paranoia and strength of spirit vs. the machine.
The Peace Song of the Day, as chosen by Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna, The Duke and Duchess of Peace, is “Occupy Wall Street (We Are The 99%)”. “Occupy Wall Street” was written by Long Island singer/songwriter Jeremy Gilchrist, who used to play music at our favorite Cafe (now a victim of the economic downturn.) You can see the lyrics to the song in text at the bottom of this post.
For more information about Occupy Wall Street, please visit the website where they first called for the demonstration: Adbusters.org