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The best war protest songs of all time

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posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 01:39 AM
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I think this song is the best war protest song I've ever heard:



This one is pretty good too:



And this one is pretty too:



"What's going on?"

Feel free to post other ones you think are worth mentioning.




posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 02:00 AM
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Country Joe ... from Woodstock.




posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 02:01 AM
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posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 02:20 AM
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Not really a war protest song but...




posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 02:24 AM
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Metallica - One.




posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 02:30 AM
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posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 02:36 AM
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Sacred Reich - Surf Nicaragua:




posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 02:57 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015
I like this thread.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 03:03 AM
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Great playlist for my next video game session.



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 03:19 AM
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I got a gem for ya!



Have fun



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 06:02 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015
Not sure if it counts as a protest song,but its a great and somewhat prophetic take on the attitude of TPTB when it comes to war :

Dead Kennedys,Kinky sex makes the world go round

Greetings:This is the Secretary of War at the State Department
of the United States
We have a problem.
The companies want something done about this sluggish
world economic situation
Profits have been running a little thin lately
and we need to stimulate some growth
Now we know
there's an alarmingly high number of young people roaming
around in your country with nothing to do but stir up trouble
for the police and damage private property.
It doesn't look like they'll ever get a job
It's about time we did something constructive with these people
We've got thousands of 'em here too. They're crawling all over
The companies think it's time we all sit down, have a serious get-together-
And start another war
The President?
He loves the idea! All those missiles streaming overhead to and fro
Napalm
People running down the road, skin on fire
The Soviets seem up for it:
The Kremlin's been itching for the real thing for years.
Hell, Afghanistan's no fun
So whadya say?
We don't even have to win this war.
We just want to cut down on some of this excess population
Now look. Just start up a draft; draft as many of those people as you can.
We'll call up every last youngster we can get our hands on,
hand 'em some speed, give 'em an hour or two to learn how to use
an automatic rifle and send 'em on their way
Libya? El Salvador? How 'bout Northern Ireland?
Or a "moderately repressive regime" in South America?
We'll just cook up a good Soviet threat story
in the Middle East-we need that oil
We had Libya all ready to go and Colonel Khadafy's hit squad
didn't even show up. I tell ya
That man is unreliable.
The Kremlin had their fingers on the button just like we did for that one
Now just think for a minute-We can make this war so big-so BIG
The more people we kill in this war, the more the economy will prosper
We can get rid of practically everybody on your dole queue if we plan this right.
Take every loafer on welfare right off our computer rolls
Now don't worry about demonstrations-just pump up your drug supply.
So many people have hooked themselves on heroin
and amphetamines since we took over, it's just like Vietnam.
We had everybody so busy with '___' they never got too strong.
Kept the war functioning just fine
It's easy.
We've got our college kids so interested in beer
they don't even care if we start manufacturing germ bombs again.
Put a nuclear stockpile in their back yard,
they wouldn't even know what it looked like
So how 'bout it? Look-War is money.
The arms manufacturers tell me unless
we get our bomb factories up to full production
the whole economy is going to collapse
The Soviets are in the same boat.
We all agree the time has come for the big one, so whadya say?!?
That's excellent. We knew you'd agree
The companies will be very pleased.




posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 06:10 AM
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This one here.
I believe it was even named the most politically charged song at the time.


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posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 06:27 AM
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nix
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posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 06:27 AM
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a reply to: dfnj2015

This song says it ALL…

On the Turning Away – by Pink Floyd





ETA - S+F


- JC



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posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 06:27 AM
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An oldie!
Sal

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posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 06:28 AM
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We were in helicopters, the crew. Flying every day.
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posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 06:52 AM
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"Eve of destruction"...could've been written yesterday not 60 yrs ago...

Eve of Destruction
Song by Barry McGuire


"The eastern world, it is explodin',
Violence flarin', bullets loadin',
You're old enough to kill but not for votin',
You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin',
And even the Jordan river has bodies floatin',

But you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

Don't you understand, what I'm trying to say?
And can't you feel the fears I'm feeling today?
If the button is pushed, there's no running away,
There'll be no one to save with the world in a grave,
Take a look around you, boy, it's bound to scare you, boy,

And you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

Yeah, my blood's so mad, feels like coagulatin',
I'm sittin' here, just contemplatin',
I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation,
Handful of Senators don't pass legislation,
And marches alone can't bring integration,
When human respect is disintegratin',
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin',

And you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

Think of all the hate there is in Red China!
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama!
Ah, you may leave here, for four days in space,
But when your return, it's the same old place,
The poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace,
You can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace,
Hate your next door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace,

And you tell me over and over and over and over again my friend,
You don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.
No, no, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction."

Songwriters: P. F. Sloan
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posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 07:06 AM
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- JC



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 07:11 AM
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What great thread! Terrific contributions. This is my next playlist!!



posted on Nov, 21 2018 @ 07:17 AM
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I don't know how to link a video uet but Neil Young/Graham Nash's War Song is a classic.

"In the morning when you wake up
You've got planes flying in the sky
Flying bombs made to break up
All the lies in your eyes

There's a man says
he can put an end to war

They shot George Wallace down
He'll never walk around
Our mines are sleeping in the sea
Blow those bridges down
And burn that jungle down
And kill those Vietnamese

There's a man says
he can put an end to war

In the morning when you wake up
You've got planes flying in the sky
Flying bombs made to break up
All the lies in your eyes

There's a man says
he can put an end to war"




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