“Give Peace A Chance” by John Lennon is the Peace Song of the Day for February 2nd. (This choice was suggested by The Duke. Thanks, Augustus!)
“Sunday Shining” by Finley Quaye is the Peace Song of the Day for February 1st. (Thanks to local, Long Island radio station WEHM for playing it on this sunny day, and giving us the idea!)
Continue reading “Don’t fight! ‘Cause the sun is shining…”: Peace Song for 2/1/2012
“People Got To Be Free”, written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati of The Rascals, is the Peace Song of the Day for Sunday, January 29th.
“Love and War” by Neil Young is/was the Peace Song of the Day for January 26th.
“The War Song” by Culture Club is/was the Peace Song of the Day for January 23rd. Many thanks to David Kirschenbaum at Boog City for conjuring up this suggestion when we asked for an obscure, antiwar song!
How it starts: “War, war is stupid…And people are stupid…” Continue reading War, war is stupid: Peace Song for 1/23/2012
“There’ll be no one to save, with the world in a grave…”
“Eve of Destruction” by Barry McGuire is the Peace Song of the Day for January 18th. This song has a lot of anger and alludes to violence, though, it does so for the cause of shocking us into peace.
[This Peace Song of the Day was actually first announced/posted on 1/29/2012 as part of a marathon catch-up session.]
Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman deserves a song and a poem!
So the Peace Song of the Day for January 9th is “Harriet Tubman” by Walter Robinson. This is a powerful song, bringing the listener into the moment. It starts, “One night I dreamed I was in slavery, ’bout 1850 was the time”. You can find the lyrics and chords to this song in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 60.
The peace poem for today is “Harriet Tubman” by Eloise Greenfield (from her book, Honey, I Love). This poem is a fun and spirited celebration of history. It could be used as a mantra or anthem or jump rope rhyme for anyone seeking to overcome personal or political obstacles. (See various video versions at the bottom of this post.)