Never Thought I’d Miss Richard Nixon: Peace Song for 12/10/2011

I Never Thought I’d Miss Richard Nixon by Sonny Meadows is the Peace Song of the Day for December 10th. This song is on the album of the same title, and performed by Blacklisted & The Banned.

The song was released in 2007. It describes how the Nixon era seemed better than the White House of the time. You would have to contact Sonny Meadows to ask if he believes that still applies. Though, Peace Couple is certain that some of the conditions listed, such as “All this right wing rhetoric / The ramblings of lunatics…”, still permeate our government.


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Excerpt from lyrics:

Sonny Meadows is known for being an excellent and strategic songwriter. I love how the first verse of this song is so specific, and names names. And, then, for the final verse, he uses mostly the same words, but makes it a little more universal, and easier to remember. Excellent craftsmanship! If you hear this song just once, you will relish singing these lines…

The first verse:

Never thought I’d miss Richard Nixon
Now I am so sorry that he’s gone
I miss Haldeman and Ehrlichman
The Mitchell’s both Martha and John…

And, the last verse:

Never thought I’d miss Richard Nixon
Now I am so sorry that he’s gone
Time changes the pages of history
I miss the Mitchell’s both Martha and John

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Peace Couple has an ongoing project called Peace Song of the Day. We find and list songs which inspire peace and justice, and express the value of nonviolence. (And, okay, in regards to this Nixon song, sometimes we pick songs that peaceful people like, and are funny, and express the hope that things will be better someday…)

This week we are focusing on one artist, Sonny Meadows, who has written a whole catalogue of peace and justice songs.

Sonny Meadows is a Long Island singer/songwriter. We know Sonny from the activist trail. Over the years, he has supported projects to end the wars, support grassroots democracy, help the environment, and ask for tolerance for immigrants. His songs reflect all of those issues.

Sonny has been part of various bands, including Blacklisted & The Banned and The Defibrillators. You can learn more about Sonny Meadows at his webpage: www.sonnymeadows.com

You can purchase Sonny’s CD’s at CD Baby: here. CD Baby is an excellent source for independent musicians to share their products with the world. And, if you click through our link, Peace Couple will get credit for sending you over there (So, thanks!).

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