Yo! We Need Songs, Music, Tunes, A Beat to Move The Climate To!!

Music is integral to our experiences – especially our enjoyment – of life. Music and lyrics crystallized the messaging – the aspirations, the needs, the energy – of prior movements. Tell me if I’m wrong ;-]

Vietnam, Civil Rights – The late 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. The young among us still listen to them with affection. The elder remember the times, places, people, and scene associated with the music of the time. Purposeful or playful – it all helped. It was our drum-beat…

Let’s make a playlist, a disco-graphy of songs that could energize the climate stabilization movement – the civil disobendience movement – the setting of sights on a New Future…

Let’s write and share the songs that speak to the heart of the problems of today… (Wish I could offer the prizes… !!)

I’ll throw out some ideas:

>> Guitar Shorty’s “We The People”

>> Bob Dylan’s ?? (help me out!)

>> Crosby, Still, Nash, Young: “Ohio” and “Southern Man”

>> John Lennon and the Beatles: “Imagine”

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—– someone list the labor and civil rights standards, or paste a link, please —–

———–we need these to sing in jail————

10 Responses to “Yo! We Need Songs, Music, Tunes, A Beat to Move The Climate To!!”

  1. Jo Sippie-Gora says:

    I found these at http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Bright-Green/2008/0905/bright-greens-top-11-environmental-songs/%28page%29/2, but I know only 3 or 4 of them. However, the songs cross over many decades, and that’s good.
    Idioteque, by Radiohead
    Blackened, by Metallica
    Bicycle Race, by Queen
    Dirty Water, by The Standells
    Big Yellow Taxi, by Joni Mitchell
    After the Gold Rush, by Neil Young
    Monkey Gone to Heaven, by The Pixies
    Treat yo Mama, by The John Butler Trio
    (Nothing but) Flowers, by Talking Heads
    My City Was Gone, by The Pretenders
    Godzilla, by Blue Öyster Cult
    What a Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong

    I pulled these out of a Wikipedia site. May need some editing. I have heard some, but I can’t remember the words to any songs that I didn’t learn before getting out of my teens!

    30 Seconds to Mars – “Beautiful Lie”
    30 Seconds to Mars – “Kings and Queens”
    Alabama – “Pass It on Down or die”
    Amata – “Water Song”
    Annihilator – “Stonewall”
    Aerosmith – “Nobody’s Fault”
    Babylon Zoo – “Animal Army”
    Bad Religion – “Kyoto Now!”
    The Beach Boys – “Don’t Go Near the Water”
    Ben Harper – “Excuse Me Mr.”
    Black Sabbath – “Hole in the Sky”
    Black Sabbath – “Children of the Sea”
    Bruce Cockburn – “If a Tree Falls”
    Bryan Adams – “Don’t Drop that Bomb on Me”
    The Byrds – “Hungry Planet”
    Bliss & Eso – “Sea Is Rising”
    Cake – “Too Much Carbon Monoxide”
    Cake – “Long Line of Cars”
    Cat Stevens – “Where Do The Children Play?”
    Coldcut – “Timber”
    Julian Cope – “Pristine”
    Julian Cope – “Promised Land”
    Julian Cope – “Drive, She Said”
    Julian Cope – “Not Waving, But Drowning”
    Julian Cope – “Beautiful Love”
    Julian Cope – “Western Front 1992 CE”
    Julian Cope – “Hung Up and Hanging Out to Dry”
    Julian Cope – “The American Lite”
    Julian Cope – “Las Vegas Basement”
    Corb Lund – “Truth Comes Out”
    Counting Crows – “Big Yellow Taxi”
    Miley Cyrus – “Wake up America”
    Color It Red – “Kanlungan”
    Deep Forest – “Forest Hymn”
    Deep Forest – “Deep Blue Sea”
    Roger Daughtry – “What About Now”
    Dave Mathews Band – “Too Much”
    Deadmau5 – “Animal Rights”
    John Denver – Calypso John Denver – I Want To Live John Denver – Rocky Mountain High
    Depeche Mode – “The Landscape Is Changing”
    Dead Kennedys – Moon Over Marin
    Bo Diddley – “Pollution”
    Dir en grey – “Glass Skin”
    Disney Friends for Change – “Send It On”
    Disturbed – “Another Way to Die”
    Bonnie Dobson – “Morning Dew” (covered by Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Greg Allman and by more than twenty other artists)
    Thomas Donovan (Canadian singer/songwriter) – “Calling Around The World”
    Dramarama – “What Are We Gonna Do”
    Ian Dury – “Poo-poo in the prawn”
    The Eagles – “The Last Resort”
    Environmental Protection Agency Chorus – “When the North Pole Melts”
    Epica – “This is the Time”
    Five Man Electrical Band – “Signs”
    Dan Fogelberg – “Face the Fire”
    Hudson Ford – “Burn Baby Burn”
    A Friend in London – “A New Tomorrow”
    Peter Gabriel – “Down to Earth”
    Marvin Gaye – “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)”
    Genesis – “Dodo/Lurker”
    Girlyman – “Amaze Me”
    Gojira – “A Sight to Behold”
    Gojira – “Embrace the World”
    Gojira – “Global Warming”
    Gojira – “Ocean Planet”
    Gojira – “Toxic Garbage Island”
    Gojira – “World to Come”
    Gorillaz – “O Green World”
    Gorillaz – “Every Planet We Reach Is Dead”
    The Handsome Family – “Peace in the Valley Once Again”
    Sophie B. Hawkins – The Land, The Sea, and The Sky
    Iron Maiden – “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
    Islands – “Humans”
    Ian Kelly – “Wonderful Humans”
    Imogen Heap – “Earth”
    Michael Jackson – “Earth Song”
    Michael Jackson – “Heal The World”
    Michael Jackson – “Cry”
    James – “What For”
    James – “Greenpeace”
    Jamiroquai – “Virtual Insanity”
    Jack Johnson – “The Horizon Has Been Defeated”
    Jack Johnson – “3 R’s”
    Jefferson Airplane – “Eskimo Blue Day”
    Johnny Cash – “Don’t Go Near the Water”
    The Kinks – “Apeman”
    Korpiklaani – “With Trees”
    Ladle Fight – “Damn Fool”
    Lamb of God – “Reclamation”
    Tom Lehrer – “Pollution”
    Julian Lennon – “Saltwater”
    Linkin Park – “What I’ve Done”
    Kenny Loggins – “Conviction of the Heart” and “This Island Earth”
    Jeff Lynne – “Save Me Now”
    Lynyrd Skynyrd – “All I Can Do Is Write About It”
    Madonna – “Hey You”
    Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – “Messin'”
    Ziggy Marley – “Dragonfly”
    John Mayer – “Waiting on the World to Change”
    Barry McGuire – “Eve of Destruction”
    Roger McGuinn – “The Trees Are All Gone”
    Megadeth – “Countdown to Extinction”
    Megadeth – “Dawn Patrol”
    MGMT – “Kids”
    Mickey 3D – “Respire”
    Miley Cyrus – “Wake Up America”
    Joni Mitchell – “Big Yellow Taxi”
    Moxy Fruvous – “River Valley”
    Jason Mraz – “Only Human”
    Michael Jackson -“Earth Song”
    Midnight Oil -” Beds are burning”
    New Riders of the Purple Sage – “Garden of Eden”
    Yannick Noah – “Aux arbres citoyens”
    Nuclear Assault – “Critical Mass”
    Talking Heads – “Nothing But Flowers”
    Orbital – “Impact (The Earth is Burning)”
    Ozzy Osbourne – “The Almighty Dollar”
    The Osmonds – “Crazy Horses”
    Owl City – “To The Sky”
    Tom Paxton – “Whose Garden Was This”
    The Pixies – “Monkey Gone to Heaven”
    Pearl Jam – “Whale Song”
    Paradise Oskar – “Da Da Dam”
    Queen – “The Prophet’s Song”
    Radiohead – “Idioteque”
    REO Speedwagon – “Love in the Future”
    Renaissance – “Ashes Are Burning”
    Renaissance – “Cold Is Being”
    R.E.M. – “Cuyahoga”
    R.E.M. – “Fall on Me”
    Rise Against – “Collapse (Post-Amerika)”
    Xavier Rudd – “The Mother”
    Lou Reed – “Romeo Had Juliette”
    Lou Reed – “Last Great American Whale”
    Lou Reed – “Sick Of You”
    Rush – “The Trees”
    Hurricane Smith – “Don’t Let It Die”
    Scary Kids Scaring Kids – “The World as We Know it”
    Skyclad – “Cry of the Land”
    Soundgarden – “Hands All Over”
    Sonata Arctica – “Wrecking the sphere”
    Spirit – “Nature’s Way”
    Sufjan Stevens – “Lord God Bird”
    Stratovarius – “Paradise”
    Sweatshop Union – “Dirty Work”
    Sweatshop Union – “Labour Pains”
    System of a Down – “Aerials”
    Smokey Mountain – “Paraiso”
    They Might Be Giants – “Electric Car”
    Three Dog Night – “Out In The Country”
    Tim Minchin – “Canvas Bags”
    Tower of Power – “There Is Only So Much Oil in the Ground”
    Dar Williams – “What Do You Love More Than Love”
    Dar Williams – “Go To The Woods”
    Dar Williams – “The Hudson”
    John Williamson – “Rip Rip Wood Chip”
    X-Ray Spex – “The Day the World Turned Day-Glo”
    Thom Yorke -“And It Rained All Night”
    Thom Yorke – “The Clock”
    Neil Young – “After the Gold Rush”
    Neil Young – “Natural Beauty”

  2. Sallijane says:

    Excellent; will get thinking. Some remembrances off the top of my head: Pete Seeger (Little Boxes), Melanie (forget official title, is it Yellow Taxicab? not sure why I think that, “Pave Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot”), Bob Dylan (Blowin’ in the Wind), Country Joe and the Fish (War), Abraham, Martin, and John, so many more. . .
    Check out Tom Neilson (Nielson?) and emma’s revolution.
    There is a hip hop group whose CD I bought at a Heathcare program last year; I will find it; their inspiration is Howard Zinn; not my music, but great for the younger generation.
    Also, Amuy Carol Webb’s “Stand” or “I Will Stand”; not sure of the official title.

  3. Sallijane says:

    Excellent; will get thinking. Some remembrances off the top of my head: Pete Seeger (Little Boxes), Melanie (forget official title, is it Yellow Taxicab? not sure why I think that, “Pave Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot”), Bob Dylan (Blowin’ in the Wind), Country Joe and the Fish (War), Abraham, Martin, and John, so many more. . .
    Check out Tom Neilson (Nielson?) and emma’s revolution.
    There is a hip hop group whose CD I bought at a healthcare program last year; I will find it; their inspiration is Howard Zinn; not my music, but great for the younger generation.
    Also, Amy Carol Webb’s “Stand” or “I Will Stand”; not sure of the official title.

  4. admin says:

    My Goodness! So many songs for me to get familiar with!! Thanks for all these ideas, ladies!

    I heard yesterday some originals by the Peaceniks of NYC (http://peaceniksband.com/ ; listen via “music” tab). I especially like “Be the Peace”…

  5. Jerome Wagner says:

    Add: “The Battle of Blair Mountain”, David Rovics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_rCdNdkb_g

  6. admin says:

    Posted by Admin for Dorian:

    If you’re looking for music, Peaceful Uprising sent out this playlist for when they were organizing the solidarity events. I’m not sure if you’ve seen it but it’s the following:

    “Have You Been to Jail for Justice?” -Peter Yarrow
    “Stand” – Amy Carol Webb
    “This Little Light of Mine” -Sam Cooke
    “This Land is Your Land” -Woody Guthrie
    “Blowin’ in the Wind” -Bob Dylan
    “If I Had a Hammer” -Lee Hays & Pete Seeger
    “We Shall Not Be Moved” -The Seekers
    “Big Yellow Taxi ” -Joni Mitchell
    “Singing For Our Lives” -Holly Near
    “Go Make a Difference” -Steve Angrisano
    “No More Dirty Coal” -Sassafrass

  7. admin says:

    Posted by Admin on behalf of Linda:

    I recommend the song three five oh by Fred Small. See
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjWZmLPq4TQ.
    Fred is pastor of First Unitarian Church of Cambridge.

    I think we used the song in a Sunday service and might have the lyrics and the score…

  8. admin says:

    Posted by Admin for Vitalah:

    Dylan: The TImes they are a Changin’

  9. admin says:

    Posted by Admin for Fi La:

    Marvin Gayes’ “Mercy Mercy Me… Things ain’t what they used to be…”

  10. Jo Sippie-Gora says:

    Sallie Jane, Thanks for mentioning Emma’s Revolution. They are a terrific twosome. They rock peace, green, diversity and are wonderful in concert. Check out Ministry of Oil, Rachel’s Spring, many more.

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