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Heart of snow: Peace Song for 12/16

Snowman by The Nields is the Peace Song of the Day for December 16th. You can find this song on their album “Live From Northampton”.

This song contributes to personal peace, by allowing one to alleviate angst. The song is from the point-of-view of a proud, aching snowman who asserts that he is cold and does not need anyone. It is a wonderful metaphor for the need to feel and express emotions, as taught by Nonviolent Communication.

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Why don’t you make the rules?: Peace Song for 10/8/2011

“This Town Is Wrong” by the group The Nields is the peace song of the day for Saturday, October 8th. I would like to dedicate this song to the folks at the NYC General Assembly, who are working hard in Liberty Park/Zucotti Square to create a consensus system of group decision-making. For more information about this particular group, or how you can create a similar assembly, visit them here: www.nycga.cc

The part of this song which inspired me to name it for today is the part that goes, “Why don’t you make the rules?”

-Susanna, Duchess of Peace

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They gave you all these big dreams, big plans, beneficial programs
A studio with mirrors for walls
Your doctors tell you work it through, smooth it out, feel your pain, let it out
They never let you learn how to crawl
They never let you make the rules
Why don’t you make the rules?…

© 1999 Nerissa Nields, Peter Quince Productions (ASCAP)


The Royal Song of the Day is a project of Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna, The Duke and Duchess of Peace. The Duke and Duchess recognize that one of the paths to peace is to find soulful and nonviolent entertainment, and to express oneself with art and song.