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Title: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 23, 2007, 05:20:44 pm
Sometimes nothing hits home like a cool song to fire you up or to tell it like it is.  What are your favorite songs of rebellion, resistance, or anti-war?  Post the lyrics, and even a link to the audio/video if you can. 

One of my favorite anti-war songs is Civil War by Guns N Roses, especially since it is not just generally anti-war, but also takes a stab at the American Civil War (the War of Northern Agression) - a war otherwise anti-war lefties still glorify as a "good" war.  The song plays  snippets of the American Civil War song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and Axl Rose used to wear a jacket with a large rebel flag and the word "Rebel" across the back while performing it.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_War_(song)

You can hear it, and watch a video set to it, using photos from the American Civil War, here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsPv07PTor8

And here is one that uses it to comment on the Iraq war:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XQPoT3gGno&mode=related&search=


CIVIL WAR

(Opens with a sample from Strother Martin's speech in Cool Hand Luke)

"What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Some men you just can't reach...
So, you get what we had here last week,
which is the way he wants it!
Well, he gets it!
N' I don't like it any more than you men." *


Look at your young men fighting
Look at your women crying
Look at your young men dying
The way they've always done before


Look at the hate we're breeding
Look at the fear we're feeding
Look at the lives we're leading
The way we've always done before


My hands are tied
The billions shift from side to side
And the wars go on with brainwashed pride
For the love of God and our human rights
And all these things are swept aside
By bloody hands time can't deny
And are washed away by your genocide
And history hides the lies of our civil wars


D'you wear a black armband
When they shot the man
Who said "Peace could last forever"
And in my first memories
They shot Kennedy
I went numb when I learned to see
So I never fell for Vietnam
We got the wall of D.C. to remind us all
That you can't trust freedom
When it's not in your hands
When everybody's fightin'
For their promised land


And
I don't need your civil war
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
Your power hungry sellin' soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain't that fresh
I don't need your civil war


Look at the shoes your filling
Look at the blood we're spilling
Look at the world we're killing
The way we've always done before
Look in the doubt we've wallowed
Look at the leaders we've followed
Look at the lies we've swallowed
And I don't want to hear no more


My hands are tied
For all I've seen has changed my mind
But still the wars go on as the years go by
With no love of God or human rights
'Cause all these dreams are swept aside
By bloody hands of the hypnotized
Who carry the cross of homicide
And history bears the scars of our civil wars


"We practice selective annihilation of mayors
And government officials
For example to create a vacuum
Then we fill that vacuum
As popular war advances
Peace is closer" **


I don't need your civil war
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
Your power hungry sellin' soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain't that fresh
And I don't need your civil war
I don't need your civil war
I don't need your civil war
Your power hungry sellin' soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain't that fresh
I don't need your civil war
I don't need one more war


I don't need one more war
Whaz so civil 'bout war anyway
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 23, 2007, 05:46:09 pm
And as for songs of rebellion, its hard to beat the Irish for those.  One of my favorits is Whack Fol the Diddle (God Bless England), a very toung-in-cheek, wise crack swipe at murderous "Mother England" who cares so much for her Irish "children" that she will do whatever it takes to "civilize" them.  My favorite version is sung by the Clancy Brothers.  You can hear it here:

http://www.rhapsody.com/theclancybrothers/irishsongsofdrinkingrebellion


Whack Fol The Diddle
(Peadar Carney)
I'll sing you a song of peace and love,
Whack fol the diddle all the di do day.
To the land that reigns all lands above.
Whack fol the diddle all the di do day.
May peace and plenty be her share
Who kept our homes from want and care,
God bless Mother England is our prayer.
Whack fol the diddle all the di do day.

cho:
Whack fol the diddle all the di do day.
So we say, Hip Hooray!
Come and listen while we pray.
Whack fol the diddle all the di do day.

When we were savage, fierce and wild
She came like a mother to her child.
She gently raised us from the slime
Kept our hands from hellish crime,
And sent us to Heaven in her own good time.

Now our fathers oft were very bad boys.
Guns and pikes are dangerous toys.
From Bearna Baol to Bunker Hill
They made poor England weep her fill,
But ould Brittania loves us still!

Now Irishmen, forget the past!
And think of the time that's coming fast.
When we shall all be civilized,
Neat and clean and well-advised.
And won't Mother England be surprised?
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on February 23, 2007, 06:00:54 pm
Of course:

The Patriot Game

Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing,
For the love of one's country is a terrible thing.
It banishes fear with the speed of a flame,
And it makes us all part of the patriot game.

My name is O'Hanlon, and I've just turned sixteen.
My home is in Monaghan, and where I was weaned
I learned all my life cruel England's to blame,
So now I am part of the patriot game.

This Ireland of ours has too long been half free.
Six counties lie under John Bull's tyranny.
But still De Valera is greatly to blame
For shirking his part in the Patriot game.

They told me how Connolly was shot in his chair,
His wounds from the fighting all bloody and bare.
His fine body twisted, all battered and lame
They soon made me part of the patriot game.

It's nearly two years since I wandered away
With the local battalion of the bold IRA,
For I read of our heroes, and wanted the same
To play out my part in the patriot game.


I don't mind a bit if I shoot down police
They are lackeys for war never guardians of peace
And yet at deserters I'm never let aim
The rebels who sold out the patriot game

And now as I lie here, my body all holes
I think of those traitors who bargained in souls
And I wish that my rifle had given the same
To those Quislings who sold out the patriot game.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on February 23, 2007, 06:03:21 pm


Whiskey in the Jar

    As I was going over Gilgarra Mountain
    I met with Captain Farrell and his money he was counting
    I drew forth my pistols and I rattled on my sabre
    I said 'Stand and Deliver', for I am your bold receiver!"

    [Chorus]
    Musha ringum duram da
    Whack! fol de daddy-o
    Whack! fol de daddy-o
    There's whiskey in the jar

    He counted out his money and it made a pretty penny
    I took the money home and I gave it to me Jenny
    She sighed and she swore that she never would deceive me
    But the Devil's in the women and they never will be easy

    [Chorus]

    Early in the morning 'tween the hours of six and seven
    The guards were standing round me in numbers odd and even
    I flew to my pistols, but, alas, I was mistaken
    For Jenny wet the powder and a prisoner I was taken

    [Chorus]

    I think I'll find me brother, the one who's in the army
    I don't know where he's stationed, is it Cork or in Killarney
    Together we'll go roaming in the mountains of Kilkenny
    And I dare he'll treat me fairer than me darlin' sportin' Jenny

    [Chorus]

    Some take delight in the fishing and bowling
    Others take delight in the carriages a-rolling
    But I take delight in the juice of the barley
    A-Courtin' pretty girls in the morning so early
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Dare2BFree on February 23, 2007, 06:05:27 pm
Just a suggestion, but if there is a link or chords that go to these (for those of us who don't know them) we can use it to put some music together at meetups......   or if they're public domain / traditional, possibly an idea for a songbook for Outlaw Trail Media   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: da gooch on February 23, 2007, 06:24:57 pm
Barrett's Privateers

By Stan Rogers


Oh the year was seventeen seventy eight
I wish I were in Sherbrooke now!
A letter of marque came from the King
To the scummiest vessel I've ever seen
God Damn them all! I was told
We'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns, shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's privateers.

Oh Elcid Barrett cried the town,
I wish I were in Sherbrooke now!
For twenty brave men, all fishermen, who
Would make for him the Antelope's crew,
God Damn them all! I was told
We'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns, shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's privateers.

The Antelope sloop was a sickening sight.
She'd a list to port and her sails in rags,
And a cook in the scuppers with staggers and jags.

On the King's birthday we put to sea.
We were ninety-one days to Montego bay,
Pumping like madmen all the way.

On the ninety-sixth day we sailed again.
When a bloody great Yankee hove in sight
With our cracked four-pounders we made to fight

The Yankee lay low down with gold.
She was broad and fat and loose in stays,
But to catch her took the Antelope two whole days

Then at length we stood two cables away.
Our cracked four-pounders made an awful din,
But with one fat ball the Yank stove us in.

The Antelope shook and pitched on her side.
Barrett was smashed like a bowl of eggs,
And the maintruck carried off both me legs.

So here I lay in my twenty-third year.
It's been six years since we sailed away,
And I just made Halifax yesterday.


Copyright Fogarty's Cove Music, Inc.



Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 23, 2007, 06:30:41 pm
Padre29 said:

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Of course:

The Patriot Game

Yes, The Patriot Game is also one of my favorites, and a true IRA song.  Very bitter-sweet.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Patriot_Game

You can hear a particularly beautiful and haunting version of it by the Clancy Brothers here (it takes just a minute to download the program to listen and it is well worth the time):

http://play.rhapsody.com/theclancybrothers/inpersonatcarnegiehall/patriotgame

Dare2BFree
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Just a suggestion, but if there is a link or chords that go to these (for those of us who don't know them) we can use it to put some music together at meetups......   or if they're public domain / traditional, possibly an idea for a songbook for Outlaw Trail Media

That is a great idea.  I'll hunt for those links.  And an Outlaw Trail Media songbook would be grand.

Gooch said:
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Barrett's Privateers By Stan Rogers


I found a short clip from that song here, as performed by the
Celtic folk group 3 Pints Gone:

http://www.3pintsgone.com/sounds/barretts-x.mp3

Stewart

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on February 23, 2007, 07:22:29 pm
Just a suggestion, but if there is a link or chords that go to these (for those of us who don't know them) we can use it to put some music together at meetups......   or if they're public domain / traditional, possibly an idea for a songbook for Outlaw Trail Media   :thumbsup:

This website will find similar songs or bands to the ones that you may enter in the "search" box.

http://www.pandora.com/

It mentioned that I didn't have the correct flashplayer plugins, I don't like to use flashplayer, but they will have the songs in a playable form if you are interested in listening to them.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Thunder on February 23, 2007, 07:43:12 pm
War Pigs


Generals gathered in their masses,
just like witches at black masses.
Evil minds that plot destruction,
sorcerers of death's construction.
In the fields the bodies burning,
as the war machine keeps turning.
Death and hatred to mankind,
poisoning their brainwashed minds.
Oh lord, yeah!

Politicians hide themselves away.
They only started the war.
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor, yeah.

Time will tell on their power minds,
making war just for fun.
Treating people just like pawns in chess,
wait till their judgement day comes, yeah.

Now in darkness world stops turning,
ashes where the bodies burning.
No more War Pigs have the power,
Hand of God has struck the hour.
Day of judgement, God is calling,
on their knees the war pigs crawling.
Begging mercies for their sins,
Satan, laughing, spreads his wings.
Oh lord, yeah!
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: da gooch on February 23, 2007, 07:47:38 pm
This website will find similar songs or bands to the ones that you may enter in the "search" box.

http://www.pandora.com/

It mentioned that I didn't have the correct flashplayer plugins, I don't like to use flashplayer, but they will have the songs in a playable form if you are interested in listening to them.

I am on a dial-up and ANY external "player" program requires 100% of my cpu and way too much time to be worth its use to me.
So ... I don't "go see" any of the links that are mp3's, iTunes, mpv's. etc, etc, etc.  I'm sure I "miss" a lot of really good things.
C'est la Vie.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: enemyofthestate on February 23, 2007, 07:49:03 pm
And as for songs of rebellion, its hard to beat the Irish for those.

For the great Gaels of Ireland
Are the Men that God made mad.
For all their wars are merry
For all their songs are sad.

My contribution:

Johhny I Hardly Knew Ye.

While goin' the road to sweet Athy, hurroo, hurroo
While goin' the road to sweet Athy, hurroo, hurroo
While goin' the road to sweet Athy
A stick in me hand and a drop in me eye
A doleful damsel I heard cry,
Johnny I hardly knew ye.

With your drums and guns and drums and guns, hurroo, hurroo
With your drums and guns and drums and guns, hurroo, hurroo
With your drums and guns and drums and guns
The enemy nearly slew ye
Oh my darling dear, Ye look so queer
Johnny I hardly knew ye.

Where are your eyes that were so mild, hurroo, hurroo
Where are your eyes that were so mild, hurroo, hurroo
Where are your eyes that were so mild
When my heart you so beguiled
Why did ye run from me and the child
Oh Johnny, I hardly knew ye.

Where are your legs that used to run, hurroo, hurroo
Where are your legs that used to run, hurroo, hurroo
Where are your legs that used to run
When you went for to carry a gun
Indeed your dancing days are done
Oh Johnny, I hardly knew ye.

I'm happy for to see ye home, hurroo, hurroo
I'm happy for to see ye home, hurroo, hurroo
I'm happy for to see ye home
All from the island of Sulloon
So low in flesh, so high in bone
Oh Johnny I hardly knew ye.

Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo
Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo
Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg
Ye're an armless, boneless, chickenless egg
Ye'll have to put with a bowl out to beg
Oh Johnny I hardly knew ye.

They're rolling out the guns again, hurroo, hurroo
They're rolling out the guns again, hurroo, hurroo
They're rolling out the guns again
But they never will take our sons again
No they never will take our sons again
Johnny I'm swearing to ye.

This was supposedly the inspriration for the Civil War song  "When Johny Comes Marching Home".
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on February 23, 2007, 07:52:15 pm


The Cranberries


"Zombie"

Another head hangs lowly,
Child is slowly taken.
And the violence caused such silence,
Who are we mistaken?

But you see, it's not me, it's not my family.
In your head, in your head they are fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are crying...

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, dou, dou, dou, dou, dou...

Another mother's breakin',
Heart is taking over.
When the vi'lence causes silence,
We must be mistaken.

It's the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen.
In your head, in your head they're still fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are dying...

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, oh, ya, ya-a...

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: .. on February 23, 2007, 08:05:23 pm
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Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: madengr on February 23, 2007, 08:21:46 pm
Well Iron Maiden IS my favorite band:

The Trooper (Iron Maiden)
You'll take my life but I'll take yours too
You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through
So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand there's no turning back.

The Bugle sounds and the charge begins
But on this battlefield no one wins
The smell of acrid smoke and horses breath
As I plunge on into certain death.

The horse he sweats with fear we break to run
The mighty roar of the Russian guns
And as we race towards the human wall
The screams of pain as my comrades fall.

We hurdle bodies that lay on the ground
And the Russians fire another round
We get so near yet so far away
We won't live to fight another day.

We get so close near enough to fight
When a Russian gets me in his sights
He pulls the trigger and I feel the blow
A burst of rounds take my horse below.

And as I lay there gazing at the sky
My body's numb and my throat is dry
And as I lay forgotten and alone
Without a tear I draw my parting groan.


2 Minutes to Midnight (Iron Maiden)
Kill for gain or shoot to maim
But we don't need a reason
The Golden Goose is on the loose
And never out of Season.
Some blackened pride still burns inside
This shell of bloody treason
Here's my gun for a barrel of fun
For the love of living death

[Chorus:]
The killer's breed or the Deamon's seed,
The glamour, the fortune, the pain,
Go to war again, blood is freedom's stain,
But don't you pray for my soul anymore.
2 minutes to midnight,
The hands that threaten doom.
2 minutes to midnight,
To kill the unborn in the womb.

The blind men shout let the creatures out
We'll show the unbelievers,
The Napalm screams of human flames
Of a prime time Belsen feast...YEAH!
As the reasons for the carnage cut their meat
and lick the gravy,
We oil the jaws of the war machine
and feed it with our babies.

[Chorus:]

The body bags and little rags of children torn in two,
And the jellied brains of those whom remain
to put the finger right on you.
As the Madmen play on words and make us all
dance to their song,
To the tune of starving millions
to make a better kind of gun.


Disposable Heroes (Metallica)

Bodies fill the fields I see, hungry heroes end
No one to play soldier now, no one to pretend
running blind through killing fields, bred to kill them all
Victim of what said should be
a servant `til I fall


Soldier boy, made of clay
now an empty shell
twenty one, only son
but he served us well
Bred to kill, not to care
just do as we say
finished here, Greeting Death
he's yours to take away


Back to the front
you will do what I say, when I say
Back to the front
you will die when I say, you must die
Back to the front
you coward
you servant
you blindman


Barking of machinegun fire, does nothing to me now
sounding of the clock that ticks, get used to it somehow
More a man, more stripes you bare, glory seeker trends
bodies fill the fields I see
the slaughter never ends


Soldier boy, made of clay
now an empty shell
twenty one, only son
but he served us well
Bred to kill, not to care
just do as we say
finished here, Greeting Death
he's yours to take away


Back to the front
you will do what I say, when I say
Back to the front
you will die when I say, you must die
Back to the front
you coward
you servant
you blindman

Why, Am I dying?
Kill, have no fear
Lie, live off lying
Hell, Hell is here


I was born for dying


Life planned out before my birth, nothing could I say
had no chance to see myself, molded day by day
Looking back I realize, nothing have I done
left to die with only friend
Alone I clench my gun


Soldier boy, made of clay
now an empty shell
twenty one, only son
but he served us well
Bred to kill, not to care
just do as we say
finished here, Greeting Death
he's yours to take away


Back to the front
you will do what I say, when I say
Back to the front
you will die when I say, you must die
Back to the front
you coward
you servant
you blindman


Back to the front.

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: .. on February 23, 2007, 08:32:39 pm
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Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: .. on February 23, 2007, 08:37:28 pm
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Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on February 23, 2007, 09:16:04 pm


Did someone post an Iron Maiden song?

How about this one?

The Clansmen (IE a Scottish Clan)


Wake alone in the hills
With the wind in your face
It feels good to be proud
And be free and a race
That is part of a clan
And to live on highlands
And the air that you breathe
So pure and so clean

When alone on the hills
With the wind in your hair
With a longing to feel ..
Just to be free

Is it right to believe
In the need to be free
Its a time when you die
And without asking why
Cant you see what they do
They are grinding us down
They are taking our land
That belongs to the clans

Not alone with a dream
Just want to be free
With a need to belong
I am a clansman .....freedom

Its a time wrought with fear
Its a land wrought with change

Ancestors could hear
What is happening now
They would turn in their graves
They would all be ashamed
That the land of the free
Has been written in chains
And I know what I want

When the timing is right
Then Ill take what is mine
I am the clansman

And I swear to defend
And well fight to the end
And I swear that Ill never
Be taken alive
And I know that well stand
And well fight for our land
And I swear that my bairns will be born free

And I know what I want
When the timing is right
Then Ill take what I want
I am the clansman .....freedom

And I know what I want when the timing is right
Then Ill take what is mine I am the clansman

No, no we cant let them take anymore
No we cant let them take anymore
Weve the land of the free
Freedom

Is it right to believe
In the need to be free
Its a time when you die
And without asking why
Cant you see what they do
They are grinding us down
They are taking our land
That belongs to the clans

Not alone with a dream
Just want to be free
With a need to belong
I am a clansman

And I know what I want
When the timing is right
Then Ill take what is mine
I am the clansman ? ..freedom
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on February 23, 2007, 09:20:05 pm


One more then I'll stop

Megadeath

3. Peace Sells

What do you mean, "I don't believe in God"?
I talk to him every day.
What do you mean, "I don't support your system"?
I go to court when I have to.
What do you mean, "I can't get to work on time"?
I got nothing better to do
And, what do you mean, "I don't pay my bills"?
Why do you think I'm broke? Huh?

[Chorus:]
If there's a new way,
I'll be the first in line.
But, it better work this time.

What do you mean, "I hurt your feelings"?
I didn't know you had any feelings.
What do you mean, "I ain't kind"?
I'm just not your kind.
What do you mean, "I couldn't be president, of the United States of America"?
Tell me something, it's still "We the people", right?

[Chorus: (repeat)]
If there's a new way
I'll be the first in line,
But, it better work this time.

Can you put a price on peace?
Peace,
Peace sells...,
Peace,
Peace sells...,
Peace sells...,but who's buying?
Peace sells...,but who's buying?
Peace sells...,but who's buying?
Peace sells...,but who's buying?
[n+1 times more]
No, peace sells...
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: .. on February 23, 2007, 09:21:45 pm
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Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Alien on February 23, 2007, 10:36:16 pm
Thunder said: 

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War Pigs

Oh yes, one of the very best anti-war songs ever.  And here is a kick ass video on youtube set to War Pigs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ILYBazKBc

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 23, 2007, 10:42:34 pm
Absolutely, War Pigs rocks.  One of my all-time favorites.

Padre29 said:

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The Cranberries


"Zombie"

Padre, you beat me to it!  I was just listening to that CD last night.  If you have not heard "Zombie," you must give it a listen.  And if you have not seen the video, you missed a great one - using shots of British Paras in occupied Northern Ireland. When I look at those, it reminds me of occupied Iraq or the occupied West Bank.  What is the difference? 

MUSIC VIDEO OF "ZOMBIE" HERE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyp5we2ySDo

With most of these songs, as great as the lyrics are, you really must hear them to feel their power.

Of the Irish, enemyofthestate said:

Quote
For the great Gaels of Ireland
Are the Men that God made mad.
For all their wars are merry
For all their songs are sad.

That is beautiful.  What is that from?

Stewart
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 23, 2007, 11:01:46 pm
Speaking of Iron Maiden, how bout Run To the Hills?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQW9wD00Twc

RUN TO THE HILLS

White man came across the sea
He brought us pain and misery
He killed our tribes killed our creed
He took our game for his own need

We fought him hard we fought him well
Out on the plains we gave him hell
But many came too much for Cree
Oh will we ever be set free?

Riding through dust clouds and barren wastes
Galloping hard on the plains
Chasing the redskins back to their holes
Fighting them at their own game
Murder for freedom the stab in the back
Women and children are cowards attack

Run to the hills, run for your lives
Run to the hills, run for your lives

Soldier blue in the barren wastes
Hunting and killing their game
Raping the women and wasting the men
The only good Indians are tame
Selling them whiskey and taking their gold
Enslaving the young and destroying the old

Run to the hills, run for your lives
[repeat to end]
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: yorick on February 23, 2007, 11:30:47 pm
best anti-war song ever....

http://www.youtube.com/v/sztxP-8k2ig

Here comes the helicopter -- second time today
Everybody scatters and hopes it goes away
How many kids they've murdered only God can say
If I had a rocket launcher...I'd make somebody pay

I don't believe in guarded borders and I don't believe in hate
I don't believe in generals or their stinking torture states
And when I talk with the survivors of things too sickening to relate
If I had a rocket launcher...I would retaliate

On the Rio Lacantun, one hundred thousand wait
To fall down from starvation -- or some less humane fate
Cry for guatemala, with a corpse in every gate
If I had a rocket launcher...I would not hesitate

I want to raise every voice -- at least I've got to try
Every time I think about it water rises to my eyes.
Situation desperate, echoes of the victims cry
If I had a rocket launcher...Some son of a bitch would die
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 23, 2007, 11:31:32 pm
Hey Padre, you posted the lyrics to The Clansmen.  That is a great pro-liberty song!  And especially when it is set to scenes from Braveheart. 

Check out this kick-ass video:

THE CLANSMEN VIDEO WITH SCENES FROM BRAVEHEART

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qG-ks2I9bk

Stewart

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 24, 2007, 12:01:08 am
OK, one more and then I gotta go for now (my wife is impatiently waiting to watch a Kurosawa samurai film  :laugh:)

One of my favorite anti-cop, anti-authoritarian songs is "Killing in the Name Of" by Rage Against the Machine (yes, I know they are a bunch of stinkin' communists, but it is still a cool song).  I especially like the series of "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me"s at the end.

And here it is set to scenes from one of the best anti-authoritarian movies, V for Vendetta:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV-oMXifr1E

I used to work at a strip club in Vegas, and whenever undercover cops came in to try and bust the dancers for dancing too close to the customers (yes, they have nothing better to do), we would immediately spot them (usually because of the glowing tritium rear sites under their shirts - such dumbasses!) and then one of the dancers would come out in a special cop outfit and strip to this song right in front of them.   :laugh:

KILLING IN THE NAME OF!

Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Huh!

Killing in the name of!
Killing in the name of

And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
But now you do what they told ya
Well now you do what they told ya

Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites

Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses
Uggh!

Killing in the name of!
Killing in the name of

And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control (7 times)
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya, now you're under control
And now you do what they told ya!

Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
Those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
You justify those that died by wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
Come on!

Yeah! Come on!

Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!
Motherfucker!
Uggh!
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: enemyofthestate on February 24, 2007, 01:16:54 am
Of the Irish, enemyofthestate said:

Quote
For the great Gaels of Ireland
Are the Men that God made mad.
For all their wars are merry
For all their songs are sad.

That is beautiful.  What is that from?

Stewart

GK Chesterson, The Ballad of the White Horse

(The last line should begin with "And" not "For")
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: markk on February 24, 2007, 03:12:50 am
Handsome Johnny
by Richie Havens


Hey, look yonder, tell me what's that you see
  Marching to the fields of Concord?
  It looks like Handsome Johnny with a musket in his hand,
  Marching to the Concord war, hey marching to the Concord war.
 
 
  Hey, look yonder, tell me what you see
  Marching to the fields of Gettysburg?
  It looks like Handsome Johnny with a flintlock in his hand,
  Marching to the Gettysburg war, hey marching to the Gettysburg war.
 
 
  Hey, look yonder, tell me what's that you see
  Marching to the fields of Dunkirk?
  It looks like Handsome Johnny with a carbine in his hand,
  Marching to the Dunkirk war, hey marching to the Dunkirk war.
 
 
  Hey, look yonder, tell me what you see
  Marching to the fields of Korea?
  It looks like Handsome Johnny with an M1 in his hand,
  Marching to the Korean war, hey marching to the Korean war.
 
 
  Hey, look yonder, tell me what you see
  Marching to the fields of Vietnam?
  It looks like Handsome Johnny with an M15,
  Marching to the Vietnam war, hey marching to the Vietnam war.
 
 
  Hey, look yonder, tell me what you see
  Marching to the fields of Birmingham?
  It looks like Handsome Johnny with his hand rolled in a fist,
  Marching to the Birmingham war, hey marching to the Birmingham war.
 
 
  Hey, it's a long hard road, it's a long hard road,
  It's a long hard road, before we'll be free.
 
 
  Hey, what's the use of singing this song, some of you are not even listening.
  Tell me what it is we've got to do: wait for our fields to start glistening,
  Wait for the bullets to start whistling.
  Here comes a hydrogen bomb, here comes a guided missile,
  Here comes a hydrogen bomb: I can almost hear its whistle.
                                                                             

                                       
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: FreedomMonkey on February 24, 2007, 08:04:40 am
War Pigs


Generals gathered in their masses,
just like witches at black masses.
Evil minds that plot destruction,
sorcerers of death's construction.
In the fields the bodies burning,
as the war machine keeps turning.
Death and hatred to mankind,
poisoning their brainwashed minds.
Oh lord, yeah!

Politicians hide themselves away.
They only started the war.
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor, yeah.

Time will tell on their power minds,
making war just for fun.
Treating people just like pawns in chess,
wait till their judgement day comes, yeah.

Now in darkness world stops turning,
ashes where the bodies burning.
No more War Pigs have the power,
Hand of God has struck the hour.
Day of judgement, God is calling,
on their knees the war pigs crawling.
Begging mercies for their sins,
Satan, laughing, spreads his wings.
Oh lord, yeah!


Hell, yes.

Black Sabbath, live Paris 1970
War Pigs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJlXTzSwLeY

-FM

Edited:  I didn't read far enough when I posted this link that had already been posted.  A thousand pardons dear TCF'ers.

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Vrsovice Rebel on February 24, 2007, 08:25:50 am
Am I the only one who starts singing this kind of thing when under the influence?
I have -got- to get to a meetup when I get back to the States! I'll bring my Bodhran and whistle and over-loud singing voice.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: penguinsscareme on February 24, 2007, 10:23:34 am
Formed up and fitted out, we stood ranked in the square.
Our regiment's colors in the still, dusty air.
Young Danny and Thomas, even lame Matthew Ray --
Ev'ry man who's a man joined us there.

refrain:
With a biscuit, and a musket, and a boy with a drum
We'll meet the king's army, and we'll overcome.
So pipe up the hymns of our fathers, our line,
Freedom's my birthright, and thine.


I kissed my dear Sarah before we marched out.
Wee Aaron couldn't know what it was all about,
Sweet Anne to my coat clung unreasoning griev'd.
There there, I did tell her, no worry, no doubt.

[refrain]

Held fast one more moment, till they could not see,
Then I groaned and I wept, and fell on hand and knee,
For the thought of my brood was like hot stinging knives,
At table, at worship, at hearth without me.

[refrain]

At Breed's Hill, At Brooklyn, we were always outclass'd,
Our biscuits, our powder, right down to the last,
No glory was found in burnt and bloody death,
Just crude, hasty graves we'd march solemnly past.

[refrain]

We were farmers and blacksmiths and tailors -- not they.
Trembling we aim'd as they fired away.
Wither'd our numbers by hunger and shot,
Surpris'd ev'ry dawn just to live one more day.

[refrain]

But at Saratoga, we met them man for man,
In scorching heat withstood them, and it was they who ran!
To one of them I shouted, You're between me and my home!
My home!  And my fields!  And my Anne!  And my Anne!

[refrain]

Many years hence now and many years gone,
You've sold what we bled for, killed sov'reign for pawn.
Tell that to young Danny, last seen bayonet fix'd,
Who wouldn't be cowed, nor would be tread upon.




I'd love to hear this put to music.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 24, 2007, 12:16:09 pm
FreedomMonkey said
Quote
Hell, yes.

Black Sabbath, live Paris 1970
War Pigs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJlXTzSwLeY

-FM

Edited:  I didn't read far enough when I posted this link that had already been posted.  A thousand pardons dear TCF'ers.

FM, its not a repeat.  What Alien had posted was a link to a modern video using clips from wars up to and including Iraq, and effectively  damning all war pigs - Nazis, Communits (Stalin and Mao), Neocons, Jihadists, etc.  No one is spared.  It is a great video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ILYBazKBc

You posted an early vintage live concert video, which is also way cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJlXTzSwLeY

The two go great together.

The Dunedan said:
Quote
Am I the only one who starts singing this kind of thing when under the influence?
I have -got- to get to a meetup when I get back to the States! I'll bring my Bodhran and whistle and over-loud singing voice.

Heck no!  I don't play any instruments, but I know many of the Irish songs of rebellion by heart, and am also inclined to belt one out after I've a few under the belt (I don't know if it's because drinking and songs of rebellion just go together, or because I'm part Irish).

One of my favorites is "The Men of the West."  This is a song about a battle the Irish actually won (though they eventually lost the campaign), and is thus a rare happy song of rebellion celebrating a victory in addition to being the typical song of continued defiance, even after the eventual loss.  I'll hunt up a link to the audio, but here are the lyrics.  - Stewart

THE MEN OF THE WEST

(William Rooney)

When you honor in song and in story
The names of the patriot men,
Whose valor has covered with glory
Full many a mountain and glen,
Forget not the boys of the heather
Who rallied their bravest and best
When Ireland was broken in Wexford
And looked for revenge to the West.

cho: I give you the gallant old West, boys,
Where rallied our bravest and best
When Ireland lay broken and bleeding;
Hurrah for the men of the West!

The hilltops with glory were glowing
'Twas the eve of a bright harvest day,
When the ship we'd been wearily waiting [French allies]
Sailed into Killala's broad bay.
And over the hills went the slogan
To awaken in every breast
The fire that has never been quenched, boys,
Among the true hearts of the West.

cho: I give you the gallant old West, boys,
Where rallied our bravest and best
When Ireland lay broken and bleeding;
Hurrah for the men of the West!

Killala was ours ere the midnight,
And high over Ballina town
Our banners in triumph were waving
Before the next sun had gone down.
We gathered to speed the good work, boys
The true men from near and afar;
And history can tell how we routed
The redcoats through old Castlebar.

cho: I give you the gallant old West, boys,
Where rallied our bravest and best
When Ireland lay broken and bleeding;
Hurrah for the men of the West!

And pledge me the stout sons of France, boys,
Bold Humbert and all his brave men,
Whose tramp, like the trumpet of battle,
Brought hope to the drooping again.
Since Ireland has caught to her bosom
On many a mountain and hill
The gallants who fell, so they're here, boys,
To cheer us to victory still.

cho: I give you the gallant old West, boys,
Where rallied our bravest and best
When Ireland lay broken and bleeding;
Hurrah for the men of the West!

Though all the bright dreamings we cherished
Went down in disaster and woe,
The spirit of old is still with us
That never would bend to the foe.
And Connaught is ready whenever
The loud rolling tuck of the drum
Rings out to awaken the echoes
And tell us the morning has come.

cho: I give you the gallant old West, boys,
Where rallied our bravest and best
When Ireland lay broken and bleeding;
Hurrah for the men of the West!

Recorded by Clancys, Patrick Galvin
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 24, 2007, 12:19:47 pm
Penguinsscareme said:

Quote
Formed up and fitted out, we stood ranked in the square.
Our regiment's colors in the still, dusty air.
Young Danny and Thomas, even lame Matthew Ray --
Ev'ry man who's a man joined us there.

With a biscuit, a musket, a boy with a drum
We'll meet the king's army, and we'll overcome.
Pipe up the hymns of our fathers, our line,
Freedom's our birthright, and thine.

I kissed my dear Sarah before we marched out.
Wee Aaron couldn't know what it was all about,
But sweet Anne to my coat clung unreasoning griev'd.
There there, I did tell her, no fear now, no doubt.

[refrain]

Steady one more moment, till they're too far to see,
And I groaned and I wept, and fell on hand and knee,
For the thought of my brood was like hot stinging knives,
At table, at worship, at hearth without me.

[refrain]

At Breed's Hill, At Brooklyn, always outclassed,
Our biscuits, our powder, right down to our last,
No glory was found in burnt and bloody death,
Just crude, hasty graves we'd march solemnly past.

[refrain]

We were farmers and blacksmiths and tailors -- not they.
Trembling we aim'd as they fired away.
Wither'd our ranks by cannon and shot,
Surpris'd ev'ry dawn just to live one more day.

[refrain]

But at Saratoga, we met them man for man,
In scorching heat withstood them, and it was they who ran!
To one of them I shouted, Don't come twixt me and my home!
My home!  And my son!  And my wife!  And my Anne!

[refrain]

Many years hence now and many years gone,
You've sold what we bled for, killed sov'reign for pawn.
Tell that to young Danny, last seen bayonet fix'd,
Who wouldn't be cowed, nor be tread upon.

I'd love to hear this put to music.

Amen.  What is that from?  A very cool song.  We need more songs from the American Revolution. Got any more?

Stewart
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: penguinsscareme on February 24, 2007, 12:23:40 pm
Well, it won't be a song until someone other than me composes music to go with it.  I don't have any more -- I just wrote it this morning after I saw this thread.

[edit]  Actually, I've got a tune that fits it, just a simple verse, but I'm not sure if I came up with it or subconsciously borrowed it.  [/edit]
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 24, 2007, 01:29:45 pm
penguinsscareme:

Quote
I just wrote it this morning after I saw this thread.

VERY cool!  Good job - had me fooled.  I thought it was an original traditional folk song I had not run across before. 

As for music to go with it, one solution is to pick a traditional Irish piece that you think goes well to it.  Since they are hundreds of years old, there is no copyright concern.  Just plug in your lyrics and go.  As much of the early American music has Irish and Scottish roots anyway, it is a good match.

Stewart
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Phssthpok on February 24, 2007, 02:51:45 pm
Not neccessarily rebellion, resistance or anit-war bents, but....


Rush - Tom Sawyer

A modern day warrior
Mean, mean stride
Today's Tom Sawyer
Mean, mean pride

Though his mind is not for rent
Don't put him down as arrogant
His reserve, a quiet defense
Riding out the day's events
The river

What you say about his company
Is what you say about society
Catch the mist, catch the myth
Catch the mystery, catch the drift

The world is, the world is
Love and life are deep
Maybe as his skies are wide

Today's Tom Sawyer
He gets high on you
And the space he invades
He gets by on you

No his mind is not for rent
To any god or government
Always hopeful, yet discontent
He knows changes aren't permanent
But change is

What you say about his company
Is what you say about society
Catch the witness, catch the wit
Catch the spirit, catch the spit

The world is, the world is
Love and life are deep
Maybe as his eyes are wide

Exit the warrior
Today's Tom Sawyer
He gets high on you
And the energy you trade
He gets right on to the friction of the day


Rush - Free Will

There are those who think that life is nothing left to chance
A host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance.

A planet of playthings,
We dance on the strings
Of powers we cannot perceive.
"The stars aren't aligned
Or the gods are malign"
Blame is better to give than receive.

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that's clear
I will choose free will.

There are those who think that they were dealt a losing hand,
The cards were stacked against them
They weren't born in lotus land.

All preordained
A prisoner in chains
A victim of venomous fate.

Kicked in the face,
You can pray for a place
In heaven's unearthly estate.

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that's clear
I will choose free will.

Each of us
A cell of awareness
Imperfect and incomplete.
Genetic blends
With uncertain ends
On a fortune hunt that's far too fleet.

You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that's clear
I will choose free will.


Ok.. maybe this one is touch rebellious...

Rush - Red Barchetta

My uncle has a country place
That no one knows about
He says it used to be a farm
Before the Motor Law
And on Sundays I elude the eyes
And hop the Turbine Freight
To far outside the Wire
Where my white-haired uncle waits

Jump to the ground
As the Turbo slows to cross the borderline
Run like the wind
As excitement shivers up and down my spine
Down in his barn
My uncle preserved for me an old machine
For fifty odd years
To keep it as new has been his dearest dream

I strip away the old debris
That hides a shining car
A brilliant red Barchetta
From a better vanished time
I fire up the willing engine
Responding with a roar
Tires spitting gravel
I commit my weekly crime

Wind
In my hair
Shifting and drifting
Mechanical music
Adrenaline surge...

Well-weathered leather
Hot metal and oil
The scented country air
Sunlight on chrome
The blur of the landscape
Every nerve aware

Suddenly ahead of me
Across the mountainside
A gleaming alloy air car
Shoots towards me, two lanes wide
I spin around with shrieking tires
To run the deadly race
Go screaming through the valley
As another joins the chase

Drive like the wind
Straining the limits of machine and man
Laughing out loud with fear and hope
I've got a desperate plan
At the one-lane bridge
I leave the giants stranded at the riverside
Race back to the farm
To dream with my uncle at the fireside




Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 24, 2007, 07:32:15 pm
Here's a song, "Yell Fire," that is currently getting airplay.  It has a reggae sound to it, and is a catchy tune.  I don't agree with everything it says, but I like most of it, and especially the first few lines. 

You can hear it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhVulmpkw4E

YELL FIRE

by Michael Franti

A revolution never come with a warning
A revolution never sends you an omen
A revolution just arrived like the morning
Ring the alarm we come to wake up the snoring

They tellin' you to worry about the future
They tellin' you to never worry about the torture
They tellin' you that you'll never see the horror
Spend it all today and we will bill you tomorrow
Three piece suits and bank accounts in Bahamas
Wall street crime will never send you to the slammer
Tell all the children in the arms of their mummas
The F-15 is a homocide bomber

TV commercials for a popping pill culture
Drug companies circling like a vulture
An Iraqi babies with a G.I. Joe father
Ten years from now is anybody gonna bother?

Yell Fire, yo, yo, yo
Here we come here we come
Fire, yo, yo , yo, yo
Revolution a comin'
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo

Everyone addicted to the same nicotine
Everyone addicted to the same gasoline
Everyone addicted to a technicolour screen
Everybody tryin' to get their hands on the same green

From the banks of the river to the banks of the greedy
All the riches taken back by needy
We come from the country and we come from the city
You play us on the record, you can play us on the CD
All the shit you've given us is fertilizer
The seeds that we planted you can never brutalize them
Tell the corporation they can never globalize it
Like Peter Tosh said Legalize it

Girls and boys hear the bass and treble
Rumble in the speakers and it make you wanna rebel
Throw your hands up, take it to another level
And you can never, ever, ever make a deal with the devil

Yell Fire, yo, yo, yo
Here we come here we come
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo
Revolution a comin'
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on February 24, 2007, 07:36:12 pm


Hmm how about

Smashing Pumpkins bullet with butterfly wings?


"Bullet With Butterfly Wings"

The world is a vampire, sent to drain
Secret destroyers, hold you up to the flames
And what do I get, for my pain?
Betrayed desires, and a piece of the game

Even though I know - I suppose I'll show
All my cool and cold - like old job

Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Then someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

Now I'm naked, nothing but an animal
But can you fake it, for just one more show?
And what do you want?
I want to change
And what have you got, when you feel the same?

Even though I know - I suppose I'll show
All my cool and cold - like old job

Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Then someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

Tell me I'm the only one
Tell me there's no other one
Jesus was the only son, yeah.
Tell me I'm the chosen one
Jesus was the only son for you

Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage
And someone will say what is lost can never be saved
Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage

Despite all my rage am I still just a rat in a-
Despite all my rage am I still just a rat in a-
Despite all my rage am I still just a rat in a cage

Tell me I'm the only one
Tell me there's no other one
Jesus was the only son for you
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on February 24, 2007, 07:42:15 pm


I always liked this one:

Temple of the Dog "Hunger strike"

I don't mind stealing bread
From the mouths of decadence
But I can't feed on the powerless
When my cup's already overfilled
But it's on the table
The fire is cooking
And they're farming babies
While the slaves are working
The blood is on the table
And their mouths are choking
But I'm growing hungry

Or

"Dissident"

Pearl Jam


"Dissident"

she nursed him there, over a night
i wasn't so sure she wanted him to stay
what to say...what to say
but soon she was down, soon he was low
at a quarter past...a holy no...
she had to turn around
when she couldn't hold, oh...she folded...
a dissident is here
escape is never, the safest path
a dissident, a dissident is here
and to this day, she's glided on
always home but so far away
like a word misplaced
nothing said, what a waste
when she had contact...with the conflict...
there was meaning, but she sold him to the state
she had to turn around
when she couldn't hold...she folded...
a dissident is here
escape is never, the safest path
a dissident, a dissident is here
she gave him away when she couldn't hold...no...she folded...
a dissident is here
escape is never, the safest path
a dissident, a dissident is here
couldn't hold on...she couldn't hold...no...she folded...
a dissident is here
escape is never the safest place
a dissident is here
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: ShortyDawkins on February 24, 2007, 07:53:00 pm
How about this one from just after the Civil War:

I'm A Good Old Rebel

Oh, I'm a good old Rebel
Now that's just what I am
For this fair land of freedom
I do not care a damn.
I'm glad I fit against it
I only wish we'd won.
And I don't want no pardon
For anything I've done.
I hates the Constitution
This great Republic too
I hates the Freedmen's Buro
In uniforms of blue.
I hates the nasty eagle
With all his brag and fuss
But the lyin', thievin' Yankees
I hates' em wuss and wuss.

Three hundred thousand Yankees
Lies still in Southern dust
We got three hundred thousand
Before they conquered us
They died of Southern fever
And Southern steel and shot
I wish they was three million
Instead of what we got.

I can't take up my musket
And fight' em now no mo'
But I ain't a-goin'to love' em
Now that is sartin sho'
And I don't want no pardon
For what I was and am
And I won't be reconstructed
And I do not give a damn.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on February 24, 2007, 07:58:20 pm


How about:

Steve Earle's


   
   
Copperhead Road Lyrics - Steve Earle
Print Copperhead Road - Recommend Steve Earle Lyrics

 Steve Earle - Copperhead Road Lyrics

 

Well my name’s john lee pettimore
Same as my daddy and his daddy before
You hardly ever saw grandaddy down here
He only came to town about twice a year
He’d buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line
Everybody knew that he made moonshine
Now the revenue man wanted grandaddy bad
He headed up the holler with everything he had
It’s before my time but I’ve been told
He never came back from copperhead road

Now daddy ran the whiskey in a big block dodge
Bought it at an auction at the mason’s lodge
Johnson county sheriff painted on the side
Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside
Well him and my uncle tore that engine down
I still remember that rumblin’ sound
Well the sheriff came around in the middle of the night
Heard mama cryin’, knew something wasn’t right
He was headed down to knoxville with the weekly load
You could smell the whiskey burnin’ down copperhead road

I volunteered for the army on my birthday
They draft the white trash first,’round here anyway
I done two tours of duty in vietnam
And I came home with a brand new plan
I take the seed from colombia and mexico
I plant it up the holler down copperhead road
Well the d.e.a.’s got a chopper in the air
I wake up screaming like I’m back over there
I learned a thing or two from ol’ charlie don’t you know
You better stay away from copperhead road

Copperhead road
Copperhead road
Copperhead road
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Tahn L. on February 24, 2007, 10:05:45 pm
Anti War Song?

Universal Soldier by Buffy Sainte-Marie


He’s 5 foot 2 and he’s 6 feet 4
He fights with missiles and with spears
He’s all of 31 and he’s only 17.
He’s been a soldier for a thousand years

He’s a catholic, a Hindu, an atheist, a Jane
A Bhuddist, and a Baptist and Jew.
And he knows he shouldn’t kill
And he knows he always will kill
You’ll for me my friend and me for you

And He’s fighting for Canada.
He’s fighting for France.
He’s fighting for the USA.
And he’s fighting for the Russians.
And he’s fighting for Japan
And he thinks we’ll put an end to war this way.

And He’s fighting for democracy,
He’s fighting for the reds
He says it’s for the peace of all.
He’s the one, who must decide,
who’s to live and who’s to die.
And he never sees the writing on the wall.

But without him,
how would Hitler have condemned him at Dachau?
Without him Caesar would have stood alone
He’s the one who gives his body
as a weapon of the war.
And without him all this killing can’t go on

He’s the universal soldier
And he really is the blame
His orders comes from
far away no more.

They come from him.
And you and me.
And brothers can’t you see.
This is not the way we put an end to war
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: lysander6 on February 25, 2007, 09:47:11 am
Mike and the Mechanics:  Silent Running

Take the children and yourself
And hide out in the cellar
By now the fighting will be close at hand
Dont believe the church and state
And everything they tell you
Believe in me, Im with the high command

Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?

Theres a gun and ammunition
Just inside the doorway
Use it only in emergency
Better you should pray to god
The father and the spirit
Will guide you and protect from up here

Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?

Swear allegiance to the flag
Whatever flag they offer
Never hint at what you really feel
Teach the children quietly
For some day sons and daughters
Will rise up and fight while we stood still

Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?
Can you hear me, can you hear me running?
Can you hear me running, can you hear me calling you?

Can you hear me running (can you hear me calling you? )
(can you hear me) hear me calling you?
(can you hear me running) hear me running babe?
(can you hear me running) hear me running?
Calling you, calling you

Amen, ShortyDawkins!
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: lysander6 on February 25, 2007, 09:49:21 am
Judas Priest:  The Sentinel

Along deserted avenues
Steam begins to rise
The figures primed and ready
Prepared for quick surprise
Hes watchin for a sign
His life is on the line
Dogs whine in the alleys
Smoke is on the wind
From deep inside its empty shell
A cathedral bell begins to toll
A storm begins to grow

Amidst the upturned burned-out cars
The challengers await
And in their fists clutch iron bars
With which to seal his fate
Across his chest is scabbards rest
The rows of throwing knives
Whose razor points in challenged tests
Have finished many lives

Now facing one another
The stand-off eats at time
Then all at once a silence falls
As the bell ceases its chime
Upon this sign the challengers
With shrieks and cries rush forth
The knives fly out like bullets
Upon their deadly course
Screams of pain and agony
Rent the silent air
Amidst the dying bodies
Blood runs everywhere
The figure stands expressionless
Impassive and alone
Unmoved by this victory
And the seeds of death hes sown

Sworn to avenge
Condemn to hell
Tempt not the blade
All fear the sentinel
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: FreedomMonkey on February 25, 2007, 10:05:55 am
FreedomMonkey said
Quote
Hell, yes.

Black Sabbath, live Paris 1970
War Pigs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJlXTzSwLeY

-FM

Edited:  I didn't read far enough when I posted this link that had already been posted.  A thousand pardons dear TCF'ers.

FM, its not a repeat.  What Alien had posted was a link to a modern video using clips from wars up to and including Iraq, and effectively  damning all war pigs - Nazis, Communits (Stalin and Mao), Neocons, Jihadists, etc.  No one is spared.  It is a great video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ILYBazKBc

You posted an early vintage live concert video, which is also way cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJlXTzSwLeY

<snip>

Stewart, thanks for the clarification.

Here's some others:

"Joe Hill" - The IWW Little Red Songbook had some good songs, but most of them are too 'Red' for my taste.

Steve Earle - Rich Man's War http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4bCVoMCeYY

Steve Earle - F the CC  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Af5SahC1DE

-FM

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: SgtBigG on February 25, 2007, 02:34:21 pm
Mike and the Mechanics:  Silent Running

Thanks, I've been trying to remember the name of that song for months.

"And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" by Eric Bogle

When I was a young man I carried my pack
And I lived the free life of a rover
From the murrays green basin to the dusty outback
I waltzed my matilda all over
Then in nineteen fifteen my country said son
Its time to stop rambling cause theres work to be
Done
So they gave me a tin hat and they gave me a gun
And they sent me away to the war
And the band played waltzing matilda
As we sailed away from the quay
And amidst all the tears and the shouts and the
Cheers
We sailed off to gallipoli

How well I remember that terrible day
<when> the blood stained the sand and the water
And how in that hell that they called suvla bay
We were butchered like lambs at the slaughter
Johnny turk he was ready, he primed himself well
He <showered> us with bullets, he rained us with
Shells
And in five minutes flat hed blown us all to hell
Nearly blew us right back to australia
But the band played waltzing matilda
As we stopped to bury our slain
And we buried ours and the turks buried theirs
Then <it> started all over again

Now those <who were living did their best to survive>
In <that> mad world of blood, death and fire
And for <seven long> weeks I kept myself alive
<while the corpses around me piled higher>
Then a big turkish shell knocked me arse over tit
And when I woke up in my hospital bed
And saw what it had done, <christ> I wished I was
Dead
Never knew there were worse things than dying
<and> no more Ill go waltzing matilda
<to> the green <bushes so> far and near
For to hump tent and pegs, a man needs two legs
No more waltzing matilda for me

So they collected the cripples, the wounded <and>
Maimed
And they shipped us back home to australia
<the legless, the armless>, the blind <and> insane
Those proud wounded heroes of suvla
And as our ship pulled into circular quay
I looked at the place where <me> legs used to be
And thank christ there was nobody waiting for me
To grieve and to mourn and to pity
And the band played waltzing matilda
As they carried us down the gangway
But nobody cheered, they just stood and stared
<and they> turned all their faces away

And now every april I sit on my porch
And I watch the parade pass before me
<i see> my old comrades, how proudly they march
Reliving <the or their> dreams of past glory
<i see the old men, all twisted and torn>
The forgotten heroes <of> a forgotten war
And the young people ask <me>, what are they
Marching for?
And I ask myself the same question
And the band plays waltzing matilda
And the old men <still> answer to the call
But year after year their numbers get fewer
Some day no one will march there at all

Waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda
Wholl <go> a-waltzing matilda with me?

http://malcolm.screensound.gov.au/olcmedia/audio/00009089.mp3
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 25, 2007, 04:22:27 pm
Some truly excellent songs being posted!  But it would be a thought-crime to not mention a modern great:

"Justice Day" written by Claire herself, from her book, Rebelfire 1.0:  Out of the Gray Zone (one of my ten year old son's favorite books). - Stewart

http://www.rebelfirerock.com/home.html

Listen to the classic rock interpretation here: 

http://www.rebelfirerock.com/downloads/rockne.mp3

And listen to the heavy metal interpretation here:   :headbang:

http://www.rebelfirerock.com/downloads/opiumwar.mp3

And here are the lyrics:

"JUSTICE DAY"

lyrics by Claire Wolfe

You're the boot.
Stomping on the human face forever.
You're the eye.
Staring down on everyone and ever seeing all.
You're the lie.
Twisting all our minds into your whoredom.
You are Death.
You are war.
You are slavery.
You're the law.
You're the law.
You're the law!

When laws spew like vomit from power-drunk tongues
And freedom's a lie that the old tell the young
Then out of the darkness,
The rebels arise
And on that day the Outlaw, the Outlaw will ride.

When spies and lies choke out the spirit of life
And authority scrapes like a rusted dull knife
Then out of despair
The heros will soar.
On that day the Outlaw, the Outlaw is born.

(Chorus)
Breakdown, breakdown.
Fire in the mind.
Freedom on the firing line.

When "for your own good" is a lock and a chain
And "security's” used to enslave hearts and brains
Then out of our bondage
Rebellion will fly.
On that day, the Outlaw, the Outlaw will ride.

When criminals, criminals make all the laws
Then anyone breaking them fights a just cause.
So don't obey leaders
And don't follow rules
And the Outlaws, the Outlaws are saviors, not fools.

So crush their damned spycams, rip open your cage
Let liberty loose with a howl of wild rage
Each tyrant you smash
Is a freedom you've won
And the Outlaws -- we Outlaws – put power on the run.

(Repeat chorus to fadeout)


[Edit:  It would really be cool to put up a video on youtube set to either or both versions of the song, with appropriate scenes of government oppression and rebellious response.  In fact, such videos could be a great way for TCF folks to reach others - perhaps yet another project for the Outlaw Trails Press?  Sadly, I lack the technical know-how to make such vids.  Stewart]
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Jac on February 25, 2007, 05:18:08 pm
Mike and the Mechanics:  Silent Running

Thanks, I've been trying to remember the name of that song for months.

"And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" by Eric Bogle

When I was a young man I carried my pack
And I lived the free life of a rover
From the murrays green basin to the dusty outback
I waltzed my matilda all over
Then in nineteen fifteen my country said son
Its time to stop rambling cause theres work to be
Done
So they gave me a tin hat and they gave me a gun
And they sent me away to the war
And the band played waltzing matilda
As we sailed away from the quay
And amidst all the tears and the shouts and the
Cheers
We sailed off to gallipoli

How well I remember that terrible day
<when> the blood stained the sand and the water
And how in that hell that they called suvla bay
We were butchered like lambs at the slaughter
Johnny turk he was ready, he primed himself well
He <showered> us with bullets, he rained us with
Shells
And in five minutes flat hed blown us all to hell
Nearly blew us right back to australia
But the band played waltzing matilda
As we stopped to bury our slain
And we buried ours and the turks buried theirs
Then <it> started all over again

Now those <who were living did their best to survive>
In <that> mad world of blood, death and fire
And for <seven long> weeks I kept myself alive
<while the corpses around me piled higher>
Then a big turkish shell knocked me arse over tit
And when I woke up in my hospital bed
And saw what it had done, <christ> I wished I was
Dead
Never knew there were worse things than dying
<and> no more Ill go waltzing matilda
<to> the green <bushes so> far and near
For to hump tent and pegs, a man needs two legs
No more waltzing matilda for me

So they collected the cripples, the wounded <and>
Maimed
And they shipped us back home to australia
<the legless, the armless>, the blind <and> insane
Those proud wounded heroes of suvla
And as our ship pulled into circular quay
I looked at the place where <me> legs used to be
And thank christ there was nobody waiting for me
To grieve and to mourn and to pity
And the band played waltzing matilda
As they carried us down the gangway
But nobody cheered, they just stood and stared
<and they> turned all their faces away

And now every april I sit on my porch
And I watch the parade pass before me
<i see> my old comrades, how proudly they march
Reliving <the or their> dreams of past glory
<i see the old men, all twisted and torn>
The forgotten heroes <of> a forgotten war
And the young people ask <me>, what are they
Marching for?
And I ask myself the same question
And the band plays waltzing matilda
And the old men <still> answer to the call
But year after year their numbers get fewer
Some day no one will march there at all

Waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda
Wholl <go> a-waltzing matilda with me?

http://malcolm.screensound.gov.au/olcmedia/audio/00009089.mp3

Good one...

Waltzing Matilda isn't a bad resistance song, either.

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong,
Under the shade of a coolibah tree,
And he sang as he watched and waited 'til his billy boiled
"Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me?"

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me
And he sang as he watched and waited 'til his billy boiled
"Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me?"

Down came a jumbuck to drink from the billabong,
Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him with glee,
And he sang as he stowed that jumbuck in his tucker bag,
"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me".

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me"
And he sang as he stowed that jumbuck in his tucker bag,
"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me".

Up rode the squatter, mounted on his thoroughbred,
Down came the troopers, one, two, three,
"Where's that jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?"
"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me".

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me"
"Where's that jolly jumbuck you've got in your tucker bag?",
"You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me".

Up jumped the swagman, leapt into the billabong,
"You'll never catch me alive," said he,
And his ghost may be heard as you pass by the billabong,
"Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me".

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me
And his ghost may be heard as you pass by the billabong,
"Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me?"
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: NuclearDruid on February 26, 2007, 11:59:59 am
Pink Floyd
Get your filthy hands off my desert/Fletcher Memorial Home

Brezhnev took Afghanistan
Begin took Beirut
Galtieri took the Union Jack
And Maggie over lunch one day
Took a cruiser with all hands
Apparently to make him give it back 
 
Take all your overgrown infants away somewhere
And build them a home a little place of their own
The Fletcher Memorial
Home for incurable tyrants and kings

And they can appear to themselves every day
On closed circuit T.V.
To make sure they're still real
It's the only connection they feel
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome
Reagan and Haig
Mr. Begin and friend
Mrs. Thatcher and paisley
Mr. Brezhnev and party
The ghost of Mccarthy
The memories of Nixon
And now adding colour a group of anonymous
Latin-american meat packing glitterati"

Did they expect us to treat them with any respect
They can polish their medals and sharpen their smiles
And amuse themselves playing games for a while
Boom boom, bang bang, lie down you're dead

Safe in the permanent gaze of a cold glass eye
With their favourite toys
They'll be good girls and boys
In the fletcher memorial home for colonial
Wasters of life and limb

Is everyone in ?
Are you having a nice time ?
Now the final solution can be applied


Roger Waters
Home

Could be Jerusalem, or could be Cairo
Could be Berlin, or could be Prague
Could be Moscow, could be New York
Could be Llanelli, and could be Warrington
Could be Warsaw, and it could be Moose Jaw
Could be Rome
Everybody got somewhere they call home

When they overrun the defences
A minor invasion put down to expenses
Will you go down to the airport lounge
Will you accept your second class status
A nation of waitresses and waiters
Will you mix there martinis
Will you stand still for it
Or will you take to this hills

It could be clay and it could be sand
Could be desert
Could be a tract of arable land
Could be a house, could be a corner shop
Could be a cabin by bend in the river
Could be something you old men handed down
Could be something you built in your own
Everybody got something he calls home

When the cowboys and Arabs draw down
On each other at noon
In the cool dusty air of the city boardroom
Will you stand by a passive spectator
Of the market dictators
Will you discreetly withdraw
With your ear pressed to the boardroom door
Will you hear when the lion within you roars
Will you take to the hills

Will you stand, will you stand for it
Will you hear, ohhhh! ohhh! when the lion within you roars

Could be your father and could be your mother
Could be your sister, could be your brother
Could be a foreigner, could be Turk
Could be a cyclist out looking for work, Norman
Could be a king, could be the Aga Khan
Could be a Vietnam vet with no arms and no legs
Could be a saint, could be a sinner
Could be a loser or it could be a winner
Could be a banker, could be a baker
Could be a Laker, could be Kareem Abdul Jabar
Could be a mail voice choir
Could be a super heavyweight, or it could be something lighter
Could be a cripple, could be a freak
Could be a wop, gook, geek
Could be a cop, could be a thief
Could be a family of ten living in one room on relief
Could be a our leaders in their concrete tombs
With their tinned food and their silver spoons
Could be a pilot with God on his side
Could be a kid in the middle of the bomb sight
Could be a fanatic, could be a terrorist
Could be a dentist, could be a psychiatrist
Could be a humble, could be proud
Could be a face in the crowd
Could be a soldier in the white cravat
Who turns the key in spite of the fact
That this is the end of the cat and the mouse
Who dwelt in the house
Where the laughter rang and the tears were split
The house that Jack built
Where the laughter rang and the tears were split
The house that Jack built
Bang, bang, shoot, shoot
White gloves thumb, Lord thy will be done
He was always a good boy his mother said
He'll do this duty when he's grown, yeah
Everybody got someone they call home
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 26, 2007, 12:40:38 pm
Here's a link to a youtube video of Roger Waters performing Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVBnjNIBOOE

Good song. Thanks NuclearDruid.

And here is the "Fletcher Memorial Home" video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dpyjvo3XWk

And here is a link to "Bring the Boys Back Home," also by Pink Floyd.

Stewart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH_zHqYrHhE&mode=related&search=

Bring the Boys Back Home (Waters)

Bring the boys back home.
Bring the boys back home.
Don't leave the children on their own, no, no.
Bring the boys back home.

"Wrong! Do it again!"
"Time to go! [knock, knock, knock, knock]
"Are you feeling okay?"
"There's a man answering, but he keeps hanging up!"
Is there anybody out there?

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: velojym on February 26, 2007, 01:13:15 pm
Every time I listen to Justice Day (got the CD with the novel) I get imagery flowing through the ol' grey matter,
ideas for a video.
Unfortunately, the JBTs have provided plenty of raw footage for such a project. When I've upgraded my desktop
some, I may d/l some of it, and see if I can string some together with the music.


Claire, may I assume your permission to do so?
Looks like I'm Mr. Mom for the forseeable future, so I should be able to get the time. All I need now is a decent
vid card and perhaps some memory to do the crunching (and maybe not even that... I'll give it a shot even without
the upgrades).
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: A Nonny Mouse on February 26, 2007, 01:14:36 pm
The first time I heard this song on the radio I thought it would make a perfect RebelFire song.

Nine Inch Nails

The Hand That Feeds

You're keeping in step
In the line
Got your chin held high and you feel just fine
Because you do
What you're told
But inside your heart it is black and it's hollow and it's cold

Just how deep do you believe?
Will you bite the hand that feeds?
Will you chew until it bleeds?
Can you get up off your knees?
Are you brave enough to see?
Do you want to change it?

What if this whole crusade's
A charade
And behind it all there's a price to be paid
For the blood
On which we dine
Justified in the name of the holy and the divine

Just how deep do you believe?
Will you bite the hand that feeds?
Will you chew until it bleeds?
Can you get up off your knees?
Are you brave enough to see?
Do you want to change it?

So naive
I keep holding on to what I want to believe
I can see
But I keep holding on and on and on and on

Will you bite the hand that feeds you?
Will you stay down on your knees? [8X]

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: velojym on February 26, 2007, 01:19:17 pm
Interestingly enough, it seems the folks who are listening to songs like that one from NIN are still perfectly willing to support
the Nanny State (Anybody but Bush...) so long as their guys are in office.
It can be disheartening, when some folks are wholeheartedly listening to protest music while celebrating the boot on their neck... just so long as it ain't Shrub.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 26, 2007, 01:29:13 pm
Another great Irish Rebel Song: 

By The Rising of the Moon, about the 1798 Rebellion

I think this is one of the official national songs of Ireland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rising_of_the_Moon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Voed7x0Ef8g

You can hear my favorite rendition, by the Clancy Brothers, here (along with some other cool songs):

http://www.rhapsody.com/theclancybrothers/more.html

BY THE RISING OF THE MOON

words by J.K. Casey, music Turlough O'Carolan

And come tell me Sean O'Farrell tell me why you hurry so
Husha buachaill hush and listen and his cheeks were all a glow
I bare orders from the captain get you ready quick and soon
For the pikes must be together by the rising of the moon

By the rising of the moon, by the rising of the moon
For the pikes must be together by the rising of the moon

And come tell me Sean O'Farrell where the gath'rin is to be
At the old spot by the river quite well known to you and me
One more word for signal token whistle out the marchin' tune
With your pike upon your shoulder by the rising of the moon

By the rising of the moon, by the rising of the moon
With your pike upon your shoulder by the rising of the moon

Out from many a mud wall cabin eyes were watching through the night
Many a manly heart was beating for the blessed warning light
Murmurs rang along the valleys to the banshees lonely croon
And a thousand pikes were flashing by the rising of the moon

By the rising of the moon, by the rising of the moon
And a thousand pikes were flashing by the rising of the moon

All along that singing river that black mass of men was seen
High above their shining weapons flew their own beloved green
Death to every foe and traitor! Whistle out the marching tune
And hurrah, me boys, for freedom, 'tis the rising of the moon

'Tis the rising of the moon, 'tis the rising of the moon
And hurrah, me boys, for freedom, 'tis the rising of the moon

KEY C

verse:
C Dm
F G
C Dm
F G

chorus:
Dm C
F C F-G7-C

Background: This song relates to the Rebellion of 1798. The air is an O'carolan melody also known as "Wearing Of The Green" and the lyrics were written by J. K. Casey (1846 - 1870) a Fenian from Mullingar.

http://www.thebards.net/music/lyrics/Rising_Of_The_Moon.shtml
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 26, 2007, 02:41:06 pm
velojym said:
Quote
Every time I listen to Justice Day (got the CD with the novel) I get imagery flowing through the ol' grey matter,
ideas for a video.
Unfortunately, the JBTs have provided plenty of raw footage for such a project. When I've upgraded my desktop
some, I may d/l some of it, and see if I can string some together with the music.


Claire, may I assume your permission to do so?
Looks like I'm Mr. Mom for the forseeable future, so I should be able to get the time. All I need now is a decent
vid card and perhaps some memory to do the crunching (and maybe not even that... I'll give it a shot even without
the upgrades).

Cool! Can't wait to see it.   

Stewart
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Claire on February 26, 2007, 05:02:20 pm
some, I may d/l some of it, and see if I can string some together with the music.

Claire, may I assume your permission to do so?

Oh, absolutely, velojym! And I'm sure I speak for Aaron on that, too. If you come up with something you want to show the world, let us know. Maybe JPFO could even feature it in an alert and/or put a copy on their web site.

Now you've got ME all hyped. I can't wait to see what you do.

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Looks like I'm Mr. Mom for the forseeable future,

And if little Zoe's as feisty as her Firefly namesake, I'll bet she's going to keep you plenty busy. I hope not too busy to take on the "Justice Day" project.

Anybody else want to do anything with "Justice Day," you're welcome to. Write your own music to the lyrics or whatever.

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Claire on February 26, 2007, 05:07:40 pm
Some truly excellent songs being posted!  But it would be a thought-crime to not mention a modern great:

"Justice Day" written by Claire herself, from her book, Rebelfire 1.0:  Out of the Gray Zone (one of my ten year old son's favorite books).

Aw, thank you, Stewart. I blush. And thank your son.

Feels funny to see my lyrics (first and only I ever wrote) among all these classics, huge rock songs, etc. I'm still hoping somebody will write the perfect music to "Justice Day." I'm very grateful for what we got. But someday I'm hoping some musician will get closer to what I think of as the real RebelFire sound.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Claire on February 26, 2007, 05:09:07 pm
Well, it won't be a song until someone other than me composes music to go with it.  I don't have any more -- I just wrote it this morning after I saw this thread.

[edit]  Actually, I've got a tune that fits it, just a simple verse, but I'm not sure if I came up with it or subconsciously borrowed it.  [/edit]

PSM! *&^%$#@!ing awesome! You gotta get yourself into creative work for a career ... one of these days.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Evil Twin on February 26, 2007, 05:32:19 pm
Quote
Interestingly enough, it seems the folks who are listening to songs like that one from NIN are still perfectly willing to support
the Nanny State (Anybody but Bush...) so long as their guys are in office.

Ahem.  SOME folks who are listening......some of us don't want anybody.  But then again, I never based my musical choices on the political views of the artist.  If a song strikes a chord, I have no problem listening to it.  Heck, I even like some Rage Against the Machine & Peter Gabriel; two artists I wouldn't be attending any political rallies with. 


But, to keep this on topic sort of - Anyone here have an opinion on Perfect Circle's Emotive?

For those who never heard of it, its a bunch of Peace, Love and Anti-War covers ranging from Black Flag to Joni Mitchell to John Lennon to Devo.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 26, 2007, 06:22:15 pm
Claire said:
Quote
Aw, thank you, Stewart. I blush. And thank your son.

Don't mention it - though my son does want to know when the sequel is coming out, and when the time comes he'd be thrilled and honored to volunteer to read a draft if you'd like a home-schooled, radical libertarian kid's perspective (he's way more radical than his ol man). 

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Feels funny to see my lyrics (first and only I ever wrote) among all these classics, huge rock songs, etc. I'm still hoping somebody will write the perfect music to "Justice Day." I'm very grateful for what we got. But someday I'm hoping some musician will get closer to what I think of as the real RebelFire sound

Don't be so modest.   Your lyrics are every bit as good as any of those "huge rock songs" and no one could have guessed that was your first time.  You and PSM should both be professional song-writers and poets. 

Now the Irish ballads on the other hand - those are a tough act for anyone to follow as they are about real people and/or real events, and usually very tragic events where people died rather  than submit.  When I reflect that those songs, some of them hundreds of years old, have actually inspired generations of people to rise up and also fight in rebellion (most often with more tragic results), it really gets to me when I listen to them. 

Stewart
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: penguinsscareme on February 26, 2007, 08:17:34 pm
I wrote another verse because I thought the end was depressing.  So here it is in its latest incarnation:

Formed up and fitted out, we stood rank'd in the square.
Our regiment's colors in the still, dusty air.
Young Danny and Thomas, even lame Matthew Ray --
Ev'ry man who's a man join'd us there.

I kissed my dear Sarah before we marched out.
Wee Aaron couldn't know what it was all about,
Sweet Anne to my coat clung unreasoning griev'd.
There there, I did tell her, no worry, no doubt.

Held fast one more moment, till they could not see,
Then I groaned and I wept, and fell on hand and knee,
For the thought of my brood was like hot stinging knives,
At table, at worship, at hearth without me.

refrain:
With a biscuit, and a musket, and a boy with a drum
We'll meet the king's army, and we'll overcome.
So pipe up the hymns of our fathers, our line,
Freedom's my birthright, and thine.


At Breed's Hill, At Brooklyn, we were always outclass'd,
Our biscuits, our powder, right down to the last,
No glory was found in burnt and bloody death,
Just crude, hasty graves we'd march solemnly past.

We were farmers and blacksmiths and tailors -- not they.
Trembling we aim'd as they volleyed our way.
So wither'd our numbers by hunger and shot,
Surpris'd ev'ry dawn just to live one more day.

But at Saratoga, we fought them man for man,
In scorching heat withstood them, and it was they who ran!
To one of them I shouted, You're between me and my home!
My home!  And my fields!  And my Anne!  And my Anne!

[refrain]

Many years hence now and many years gone,
You've sold what we bled for, kill'd sov'reign for pawn.
Tell that to young Danny, last seen bayonet fix'd,
Who would not be ruled, nor would be tread upon.

Now the regiment's colors are forever furl'd
And echoes no more the shot heard 'round the world.
Would any remember, would you heed the hour,
When's time for another shot heard 'round the world?
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: yorick on February 26, 2007, 08:54:21 pm
When Johnny Comes Marching Home.

Not originally anti-war - but listen to this version (http://www.premierloyalty.com/johnny.mp3)...(it takes awhile - but it's worth it!)

When Johnny comes marching home again,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give him a hearty welcome then
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The men will cheer and the boys will shout
The ladies they will all turn out
And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home.

The old church bell will peal with joy
Hurrah! Hurrah!
To welcome home our darling boy,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The village lads and lassies say
With roses they will strew the way,
And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home.

Get ready for the Jubilee,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give the hero three times three,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The laurel wreath is ready now
To place upon his loyal brow
And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home.

Let love and friendship on that day,
Hurrah, hurrah!
Their choicest pleasures then display,
Hurrah, hurrah!
And let each one perform some part,
To fill with joy the warrior's heart,
And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Claire on February 26, 2007, 09:08:45 pm
Interesting you should mention that, yorick. Because before "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" became a martial song, it was "Johnny I hardly Knew Ya," an anti-war song.

While going the road to sweet Athy, A-roo, Ha-roo,
While going the road to sweet Athy, A-roo, Ha-roo,
While going the road to sweet Athy,
A stick in me hand and a tear in me eye,
A doleful damsel I did spy.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

With yer drums and guns and guns and drums,
The enemy nearly slew ya;
Me darling dear, you look so queer.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

Where are the legs with which you ran, A-roo, Ha-roo,
Where are the legs with which you ran, A-roo, Ha-roo,
Where are the legs with which you ran,
When first you went to carry a gun?
Indeed your dancing days are done.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

With yer drums and guns and guns and drums,
The enemy nearly slew ya;
Me darling dear, you look so queer.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg, A-roo, Ha-roo,
You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg, A-roo, Ha-roo,
You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg,
You're an eyeless, noseless, chickenless egg,
You'll have to be put in a bowl to beg.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

With yer drums and guns and guns and drums,
The enemy nearly slew ya;
Me darling dear, you look so queer.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

How sad it is to see you so, A-roo, Ha-roo,
How sad it is to see you so, A-roo, Ha-roo,
How sad it is to see you so,
And I think of you now as an object of woe,
But Peggy'll still keep you on as her beau.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

With yer drums and guns and guns and drums,
The enemy nearly slew ya;
Me darling dear, you look so queer.
Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

Guitar tabs here: http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/nfld/06/hardly.htm (This site also disputes the claim that this version is older than "Marching Home," but everything I've ever heard says otherwise.)
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: penguinsscareme on February 26, 2007, 09:16:31 pm
I'd like to hear the Dropkick Murphys do a lot of these songs.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: penguinsscareme on February 26, 2007, 09:32:24 pm
And speaking of the Dropkick Murphys...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10agPj0Vzu4

Fields of Athenry

By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling
Michael, they have taken you away,
For you stole Trevelyan's corn,
So the young might see the morn.
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay.

[Chorus:]
Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young man calling
Nothing matters, Mary, when you're free
Against the famine and the crown,
I rebelled, they cut me down.
Now you must raise our child with dignity.

[Chorus]

By a lonely harbor wall, she watched the last star falling
As the prison ship sailed out against the sky
Sure she'll wait and hope and pray, for her love in Botany Bay
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

[Chorus]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDMCCRzTqQM&mode=related&search=

The Green Fields of France

Well, how do you do, Private William McBride,
Do you mind if I sit down here by your graveside?
And rest for awhile in the warm summer sun,
I've been walking all day, and I'm nearly done.
And I see by your gravestone you were only 19
When you joined the glorious fallen in 1916,
Well, I hope you died quick and I hope you died clean
Or, Willie McBride, was it slow and obscene?

Did they Beat the drum slowly, did the play the pipes lowly?
Did the rifles fir o'er you as they lowered you down?
Did the bugles sound The Last Post in chorus?
Did the pipes play the Flowers of the Forest?

And did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind
In some loyal heart is your memory enshrined?
And, though you died back in 1916,
To that loyal heart are you forever 19?
Or are you a stranger without even a name,
Forever enshrined behind some glass pane,
In an old photograph, torn and tattered and stained,
And fading to yellow in a brown leather frame?

The sun's shining down on these green fields of France;
The warm wind blows gently, and the red poppies dance.
The trenches have vanished long under the plow;
No gas and no barbed wire, no guns firing now.
But here in this graveyard that's still No Man's Land
The countless white crosses in mute witness stand
To man's blind indifference to his fellow man.
And a whole generation who were butchered and damned.

And I can't help but wonder, no Willie McBride,
Do all those who lie here know why they died?
Did you really believe them when they told you "The Cause?"
Did you really believe that this war would end wars?
Well the suffering, the sorrow, the glory, the shame
The killing, the dying, it was all done in vain,
For Willie McBride, it all happened again,
And again, and again, and again, and again.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on February 26, 2007, 10:35:26 pm


I liked this one back in the day:

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"Van Diemen's Land"

Hold me now, oh hold me now
'til this hour has gone around
And I'm gone on the rising tide
For to face Van Diemen's land

It's a bitter pill I swallow here
To be rent from one so dear
We fought for justice and not for gain
But the magistrate sent me away

Now kings will rule and the poor will toil
And tear their hands as they tear the soil
But a day will come in this dawning age
When an honest man sees an honest wage

Hold me now, oh hold me now
'til this hour has gone around
And I'm gone on the rising tide
For to face Van Diemen's land
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: velojym on February 27, 2007, 02:33:47 am
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3827390391038577130


First ever video attempt by me.
Be gentle.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: C.G. on February 27, 2007, 03:28:34 am
And speaking of the Dropkick Murphys...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10agPj0Vzu4

Fields of Athenry

By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling
Michael, they have taken you away,
For you stole Trevelyan's corn,
So the young might see the morn.
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay.

[Chorus:]
Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

I really like the Dubliners rendition of that song, but the DKM version gets a passing grade.  :mellow:

I'm also very fond of "The Rising of the Moon," which Stewart posted on, I believe, page four.

And in a totally different groove -- I apologize profusely, but I love this song (rated R, kids):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87hllT_d4hQ

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: FreedomMonkey on February 27, 2007, 05:44:47 am
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3827390391038577130


First ever video attempt by me.
Be gentle.

Bravo!   :notworthy: :wav:

-FM
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Claire on February 27, 2007, 08:33:16 am
Ditto bravo, velojym! And boy, that was fast.

I particularly liked your use of "V" there toward the end.  :laugh:

I've sent the link to Aaron.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: penguinsscareme on February 27, 2007, 08:54:22 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJsB71dssq0&mode=related&search=

Copperhead Road by Steve Earle


Well my name's John Lee Pettimore
Same as my daddy and his daddy before
You hardly ever saw Grandaddy down here
He only came to town about twice a year
He'd buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line
Everybody knew that he made moonshine
Now the revenue man wanted Grandaddy bad
He headed up the holler with everything he had
It's before my time but I've been told
He never came back from Copperhead Road

Now Daddy ran the whiskey in a big block Dodge
Bought it at an auction at the Mason's Lodge
Johnson County Sheriff painted on the side
Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside
Well him and my uncle tore that engine down
I still remember that rumblin' sound
Well the sheriff came around in the middle of the night
Heard mama cryin', knew something wasn't right
He was headed down to Knoxville with the weekly load
You could smell the whiskey burnin' down Copperhead Road

I volunteered for the Army on my birthday
They draft the white trash first,'round here anyway
I done two tours of duty in Vietnam
And I came home with a brand new plan
I take the seed from Colombia and Mexico
I plant it up the holler down Copperhead Road
Well the D.E.A.'s got a chopper in the air
I wake up screaming like I'm back over there
I learned a thing or two from ol' Charlie don't you know
You better stay away from Copperhead Road

Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SNjgKRWujs&mode=related&search=

Whiskey in the Jar
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Evil Twin on February 27, 2007, 08:58:35 am
Copperhead Road is a good one, PSM.  I thought about posting that one while on the way to work this morning, then promptly forgot about it.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: penguinsscareme on February 27, 2007, 09:23:51 am
Alice's Restaraunt!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqOE4sxbbXM
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Dull'Hawk on February 27, 2007, 10:16:10 am
I put the "Justice Day" video link on my blog.  (along with a link to the book, of course!)  Not that anyone reads my blog, but it is my small contribution anyway.  :mellow:

Kent
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: velojym on February 27, 2007, 10:38:38 am
 :hello: Aww, shucks. I was up all night with Zoe anyway... figured I'd try to do *something* productive...
Now, Mrs V has taken little Z to the pediatrician for her first visit... and it's awful quiet around here now.
Maybe I can........ :sleepy2:

I went ahead and posted it on Youtube, as well. It's still processing as I type this, but here's the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxDuFUSSd8E
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Claire on February 27, 2007, 01:15:23 pm
Oh yeah. I blogged it, too. Of course! (And people do read my blog ...  :laugh:)

Normally YouTube works okay for me and Google Video doesn't. This time, as usual, I had to switch browsers to play the Google version. But this time, unlike usual, I got no sound on the YouTube version until I switched browsers.  Most likely just a momentary glitch.

I just love it, Velojym. And thanks for the generous credit in the LARGE TYPE  :laugh:. If you ever edit that, could you also credit Aaron for the concept and Rockne for the music?
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Geoff on February 27, 2007, 01:20:35 pm
http://www.pokerface.com/ A local band from Allentown PA

Rather Die Than Be Your Slave
I do not wish this life to pass away
But life presents such possibilities - Each and every day
I heard a calling that was right for me
I prayed for strength for what’s a head of me - Please show me the way
The sun rose high and burnt the night away
Who stood before me was my enemy - Don’t tread on me
He’s come to take away my liberties
I’d rather die than be a slave to thee - Don’t treat me this way

CHORUS: I’d rather die than be your slave
I will survive, and you’ll feel my rage
Its not a question of being brave
I’d just rather die, than be your slave
CHORUS
It didn’t matter who shot first that day
They killed my brothers, they laid dead by me - I’m covered in their blood
We hit them hard we made them pay that day
We hung the traitors from the highest trees - No mercy from me
We lost a lot our pain was heavy
We sacrificed for GOD and country - No more colony
Still held the ground that was in front of me
This was our price to pay for liberty - Still you hear me say

CHORUS
Much time has past, we repeat history Our toys have changed while man has stayed the same - Evil in his ways
Tribal families rule not over me
I will not let them rape our liberties - We’ll die for them today


Supposedly they wrote this for the movie 'The Patriot" but it was not used.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Claire on February 27, 2007, 02:19:12 pm
Well, Velojym, links to your music video have just gone out to 6,000+ people:

http://jpfo.org/alert20070227.htm

Pretty good for your night's work.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: velojym on February 27, 2007, 03:12:56 pm
 :icon_pale: Wow.

I kinda thought it'd just go unnoticed and fade into the untraveled depths of electronic limbo...

Wow.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: pokerkidz on February 27, 2007, 05:14:01 pm
Thanks Geoff for sharing our song with the ClaireWolfe folks.

Heres the link to hear it or download the video:
Mel Gibsons - THE PATRIOT clips put to Poker Faces' song
ID RATHER DIE THEN BE YOUR SLAVE
http://www.pokerface.com/html/pf_patriot.html


penguinsscareme cool on the lyrics
velojym nicely done with the video today, the guys voice reminds me somewhat of the doors...

peace
paul from poker face   pokerface@pokerface.com

http://www.pokerface.com   Main Poker Face site
http://www.myspace.com/pokerfacemusic   Bands MySpace site


ps  ELIAS  if yiou are still around on CLaires forum... shoot me a PM. thanks






http://www.pokerface.com/ A local band from Allentown PA

Rather Die Than Be Your Slave
I do not wish this life to pass away
But life presents such possibilities - Each and every day
I heard a calling that was right for me
I prayed for strength for what’s a head of me - Please show me the way
The sun rose high and burnt the night away
Who stood before me was my enemy - Don’t tread on me
He’s come to take away my liberties
I’d rather die than be a slave to thee - Don’t treat me this way

CHORUS: I’d rather die than be your slave
I will survive, and you’ll feel my rage
Its not a question of being brave
I’d just rather die, than be your slave
CHORUS
It didn’t matter who shot first that day
They killed my brothers, they laid dead by me - I’m covered in their blood
We hit them hard we made them pay that day
We hung the traitors from the highest trees - No mercy from me
We lost a lot our pain was heavy
We sacrificed for GOD and country - No more colony
Still held the ground that was in front of me
This was our price to pay for liberty - Still you hear me say

CHORUS
Much time has past, we repeat history Our toys have changed while man has stayed the same - Evil in his ways
Tribal families rule not over me
I will not let them rape our liberties - We’ll die for them today


Supposedly they wrote this for the movie 'The Patriot" but it was not used.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on February 27, 2007, 06:10:21 pm
Hey velojym,

VERY well done!  Can't wait to see the next one (hint, hint). 

Youtube, and google video, are truly excellent new tools of communication.   

Stewart
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: khagler on February 28, 2007, 03:04:37 pm
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this one:

The Minstrel Boy
by Thomas Moore

The Minstrel Boy to the war is gone
In the ranks of death you will find him;
His father's sword he hath girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him;
"Land of Song!" said the warrior bard,
"Tho' all the world betrays thee,
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!"

The Minstrel fell! But the foeman's chain
Could not bring that proud soul under;
The harp he lov'd ne'er spoke again,
For he tore its chords asunder;
And said "No chains shall sully thee,
Thou soul of love and brav'ry!
Thy songs were made for the pure and free,
They shall never sound in slavery!"

For something considerably more recent, here's one written with post-9/11 mania in mind:

Follow Me
by Raining Jane

Sudden impact
Crashes on me
I'm aware that
The end is coming
Rocky Mountains
School bells chime
In one hour from now
No eyes will be dry
No this can't be the way
Why did I follow you?
This can't be the way
Why did I follow?
We fall apart to come together
Patriots in stormy weather
Light changes as you leave your mark
Humanity is lost in the dark
Sweeping plains
Homemade bombs
Field of empty chairs
Leaves empty arms
This can't be the way
Why don't you follow me?
This can't be the way
Come on and follow
We fall apart to come together
Patriots in stormy weather
Light changes as you leave your mark
Humanity is lost
This can't be the way
This can't be the way
This can't be the way
(Follow me, follow me)
We fall apart to come together
We fall apart to come together
Come together, come together, come together
Yeah we come together
Reach the higher ground
Come together
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: SoylentGreen on February 28, 2007, 03:09:57 pm
My Little Armalite


I was stopped by a soldier he said "you are a swine"
He hit me with his rifle and he kicked me in the groin
I bowed and I scraped, sure my manners were polite
Ah, but all the time I was thinking of me little Armalite!

Chorus:
And it's up along the bogside that's were I long to be
Lying in the dark with the Provo company
A comrade on my left and another one on me right
And a clip of ammunition for me little Armalite!

A brave RUC man came walking up our street
With 600 British soldiers gathered round his feet,
Come out ya cowardly Fenians come on out and fight
But he cried I'm only joking when he heard my Armalite!

Chorus:
And it's down along the Falls Road that's were I long to be
Lying in the dark with a Provo company
A comrade on my left and another one on me right
And a clip of ammunition for me little Armalite!

The army came to visit me 'twas in the early hours
With saracens and saladins and buggered armoured cars,
They thought they had me cornered but I gave them all a fright
With the armourpiercing bullets of me little Armalite!

Chorus:
And it's up in Crossmaglen that's were I long to be
Lying in the dark with a Provo company
A comrade on my left and another one on me right
And a clip of ammunition for me little Armalite!

Well the premier came to Belfast to see the battles won
The generals had told them we have them on the run,
The corporals and privates while on patrol at night
Said "send home for re-enforcement's it's the bloody Armalite!"

Chorus:
And it's up in old Poleglass that's were I long to be
Lying in the dark with a Provo company
A comrade on my left and another one on me right
And a clip of ammunition for me little Armalite!
 

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Docliberty on February 28, 2007, 05:19:52 pm
Here's the video for Mike and the Mechanics Siletn Running.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KL_fgWgK40
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: farwest on February 28, 2007, 06:40:34 pm
OK all good stuff but give it up for Chimes of Freedom cause it can't be topped. Go to youtube and check out the Byrds, Bruce and Dylan/Dead versions.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Phssthpok on February 28, 2007, 08:40:53 pm
COMBEFERRE
At Notre Dame the sections are prepared!

FEUILLY
At rue de Bac they're straining at the leash!

COURFEYRAC
Students, workers, everyone
There's a river on the run
Like the flowing of the tide
Paris coming to our side!

ENJORAS
The time is near
So near it's stirring the blood in their veins!
And yet beware
Don't let the wine go to your brains!
For the army we fight is a dangerous foe
With the men and the arms that we never can match
It is easy to sit here and swat 'em like flies
But the national guard will be harder to catch.
We need a sign
To rally the people
To call them to arms
To bring them in line!

(Marius enters)

Marius, you're late.

JOLY
What's wrong today?
You look as if you've seen a ghost.

GRANTAIRE
Some wine and say what's going on!

MARIUS
A ghost you say... a ghost maybe
She was just like a ghost to me
One minute there, and she was gone!

GRANTAIRE
I am agog!
I am aghast!
Is Marius in love at last?
I've never heard him `ooh' and `aah'
You talk of battles to be won
And here he comes like Don Ju-an
It's better than an o-per-a!

ENJOLRAS
It is time for us all
To decide who we are
Do we fight for the right
To a night at the opera now?
Have you asked of yourselves
What's the price you might pay?
Is it simply a game
For rich young boys to play?
The color of the world
Is changing day by day...

Red - the blood of angry men!
Black - the dark of ages past!
Red - a world about to dawn!
Black - the night that ends at last!

MARIUS
Had you been there tonight
You might know how it feels
To be struck to the bone
In a moment of breathless delight!
Had you been there tonight
You might also have known
How the world may be changed
In just one burst of light!
And what was right seems wrong
And what was wrong seems right!

GRANTAIRE
Red...

MARIUS
I feel my soul on fire!

GRANTAIRE
Black...

MARIUS
My world if she's not there!

ALL
Red...

MARIUS
The color of desire!

ALL
Black...

MARIUS
The color of despair!

Musical: Les Miserables
Song: Red & Black

ENJOLRAS
Marius, you're no longer a child
I do not doubt you mean it well
But now there is a higher call.
Who cares about your lonely soul?
We strive toward a larger goal
Our little lives don't count at all!

ALL
Red - the blood of angry men!
Black - the dark of ages past!
Red - a world about to dawn!
Black - the night that ends at last!

****************************************

Musical: Les Miserables
Song: Do You Hear The People Sing?

ENJOLRAS
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

COMBEFERRE
Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Courfeyrac:
Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!

ALL
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

FEUILLY
Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may advance
Some will fall and some will live
Will you stand up and take your chance?
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France!

ALL
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: coydog on February 28, 2007, 09:53:52 pm
What, no mention of Leslie Fish yet? She's a bit "IWW/Wobbly", but "Black Powder and Alcohol" still rocks me.

Presented for entertainment purposes only, of course...  Don't try to make it according to the lyrics and blow yourself up.


  CHORUS:
   
  Black powder and alcohol,
 When the states and the cities fall,
  When your back is against the wall;
  Black powder and alcohol.


 Gimme charcoal to the measure two:
 Send the bullet where you want it to.
 Gimme sulphur to the measure three:
 Make the powder gonna keep you free.
 Gimme saltpetre, measure fifteen:
 Sweetest shooting that you've ever seen!  (chorus)


 Gimme water, yeast, and veggie-trash:
 Leave it sitting in the slurry-mash.
 When it's ready, put it in the still:
 If you can't heat it, then the sunlight will.
 Draw the alcohol away, and then
 Put the slurry back, and start again!  (chorus)

 Booze'll clean your cuts, or run your car.
 You can make it anywhere you are.
 Black powder in your cartridge shell
 Will send the robbers running clean to Hell.
 You can make them if you just know how.
 So kids, remember what I tell you now!  (chorus & repeat
 chorus)


                                     Leslie Fish
                    http://www.random-factors.com

And here's a beauty by Heather Rose Jones... just visualize your favorite tyrant as "the one"


Black Widows in the Privy

Everyone knows someone we’d be better off without,
But best not mention names, for we know not who’s about.
But why commit a murder, and risk the fires of hell,
When black widows in the privy can do it just as well.

Now, poison’s good, and daggers, and arrows in the back,
And if you’re really desperate, you can try a front attack.
But are they really worth the risk of being caught
When black widows in the privy need not be bribed or bought?

So if there’s one of whom you wish most simply to be rid,
Just wait til dark, then point the way to way the widows hid,
And say to them, "I think you’ll find that this one is the best,"
And black widows in the privy will gladly do the rest.

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: kel on March 01, 2007, 12:10:45 am
velojym,
Kick Ass video! And thank you for making me famous! In the U.N. flag burning pic, my daughter's left arm is in the pink coat on the far left, then some chick, then ME! Just when I thought I was anonymous. :ph34r: At least my son managed to stay out of the picture. :laugh: Amazing what a couple hundred rednecks can do with a $10 rayon flag and some coleman fuel.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: velojym on March 01, 2007, 12:17:50 am
I saw an earlier video in which the folks were having some trouble getting the flag to take a flame.
I figured a length of PVC could be used to carry a few flags, and you can cap both ends after filling
it with oxygen. By the time they're needed, they should catch fire nicely without any obvious
accelerants.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: kel on March 01, 2007, 12:23:50 am
That flag was gone almost before anyone could get a picture. :laugh: The year before, the radio station burned a green swastika made of plywood. That was funny. Someone had to throw several cups of gas on it because it kept going out. Guess they weren't taking any chances with the flag.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: velojym on March 01, 2007, 12:32:31 am
I'd love to go sometime, but time is a problem for the forseeable future.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: kel on March 01, 2007, 12:35:32 am
I am sure that your time will be well spent. My best to the ladies of the house.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: velojym on March 01, 2007, 12:42:05 am
I am sure that your time will be well spent. My best to the ladies of the house.

I'm sure, too.
For the moment, since Mrs V makes more (and has time-in-grade), I'm Mr Mom until we decide it's safe
to put her in a daycare. I was up all night (well, I haven't slept since we brought her home Sunday...)
and spent some of that time working on these videos.
I'm going to read up on kicking my abilities up a notch, and getting some movin' pitchers involved... maybe
even take an online course in videography or something. Perhaps I could make a few bucks in the future,
while doing some Outlaw work on the side.

Muahahahaha.
 :ph34r:
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Pitchfork on March 01, 2007, 01:33:46 pm
 Life During Wartime
The Talking Heads, plus it's a great dance tune

Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons
Packed up and ready to go
Heard of some gravesites, out by the highway
A place where nobody knows
The sound of gunfire, off in the distance
I'm getting used to it now
Lived in a brownstone, lived in the ghetto
I've lived all over this town

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco
This ain't no fooling around
No time for dancing, or lovey dovey
I ain't got time for that now

Transmit the message, to the receiver
Hope for an answer some day
I got three passports, couple of visas
Don't even know my real name
High on a hillside, trucks are loading
Everything's ready to roll
I sleep in the daytime, i work in the nightime
I might not ever get home

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco
This ain't no fooling around
This ain't no mudd club, or c. b. g. b.
I ain't got time for that now

Heard about houston? heard about detroit?
Heard about pittsburgh, p. a.?
You oughta know not to stand by the window
Somebody might see you up there
I got some groceries, some peanut butter
To last a couple of days
But i ain't got no speakers
Ain't got no headphones
Ain't got no records to play

Why stay in college? why go to night school?
Gonna be different this time?
Can't write a letter, can't send a postcard
I can't write nothing at all
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco
This ain't no fooling around
I'd love to hold you, i'd like to kiss you
I ain't got no time for that now

Trouble in transit, got through the roadblock
We blended in with the crowd
We got computers, we're tapping phone lines
I know that ain't allowed
We dress like students, we dress like housewives
Or in a suit and a tie
I changed my hairstyle so many times now
Don't know what i look like!
You make me shiver, i feel so tender
We make a pretty good team
Don't get exhausted, i'll do some driving
You ought to get you some sleep
Get you instructions, follow directions
Then you should change your address
Maybe tomorrow, maybe the next day
Whatever you think is best
Burned all my notebooks, what good are notebooks?
They won't help me survive
My chest is aching, burns like a furnace
The burning keeps me alive
Try to stay healthy, physical fitness
Don't want to catch no disease
Try to be careful, don't take no chances
You better watch what you say

The Battle of Evermore

This is Led Zeppelin's interpretation of J.R. Tolkien, and some of the best damn mandolin I've ever heard!

Queen of light took her bow
And then she turned to go,
The prince of peace embraced the gloom
And walked the night alone.
Oh, dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the morn - ing light.
The dark lord rides in force tonight
And time will tell us all.
Oh, throw down your plow and hoe,
Rest not to lock your homes.
Side by side we wait the might
Of the darkest of them all.
I hear the horses' thunder
Down in the valley blow,
I'm waiting for the angels of avalon,
Waiting for the eastern glow.
The apples of the valley hold,
The seas of happiness,
The ground is rich from tender care,
Repay, do not forget, no, no.
Oh,-------dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the morning light.
The apples turn to brown and black, the tyrant's face is red.
Oh the war is common cry, pick up you swords and fly.
The sky is filled with good and bad
That mortals never know.
Oh, well, the night is long, the beads of time pass slow,
Tired eyes on the sunrise, waiting for the eastern glow.
The pain of war cannot exceed
The woe of aftermath,
The drums will shake the castle wall,
The ring wraiths ride in black, ride on.
Sing as you raise your bow,
Shoot straighter than before.
No comfort has the fire at night
That lights the face so cold.
Oh dance in the dark of night,
Sing to the mornin' light.
The magic runes are writ in gold
To bring the balance back, bring it back.
At last the sun is shining, the clouds of blue roll by,
With flames from the dragon of darkness
The sunlight blinds his eyes.

And finally, the Stone's, Street Fightin Man

Ev'rywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy
'Cause summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy
But what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock 'n' roll band
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's just no place for a street fighting man
No

Hey! Think the time is right for a palace revolution
'Cauce where I live the game to play is compromise solution
Well, then what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock 'n' roll band
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's no place for a street fighting man
No

Hey! Said my name is called disturbance
I'll shout and scream, I'll kill the king, I'll rail at all his servants
Well, what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock 'n' roll band
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's no place for a street fighting man
No

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: merlin419 on March 02, 2007, 01:27:26 am
No real favorite here but the only one that comes to mind is Steve Earle's "Cooperhead Road".  :ph34r:
Oh, that and maybe the theme from "Firefly" 
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: penguinsscareme on March 02, 2007, 08:48:42 am
Except that they apparently can take the sky from us. :angry:
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: velojym on March 02, 2007, 10:27:07 am
Except that they apparently can take the sky from us. :angry:

Thank you FAA and the UN.
 :BangHead:
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Dull'Hawk on March 02, 2007, 10:28:00 am
No real favorite here but the only one that comes to mind is Steve Earle's "Cooperhead Road".  :ph34r:
Oh, that and maybe the theme from "Firefly" 

I just have a problem with Steve Earle because of his rather vocal anti-gun stance from years back, right around the time "Copperhead Road" came out.  I began to ignore him at that point.

Kent
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Dull'Hawk on March 02, 2007, 10:28:54 am
They can try to regulate the sky, but no one has to hand it over.

Kent
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on March 06, 2007, 01:31:17 am
OK, what with perfectly good and interesting threads like "What if? ..." rapidly devolving into woe-is-me defeatism festivals, I figure it is time for some more good ol' songs of Rebellion and Resistance. 

Stewart


Now here's a Country favorite of mine: 

A COUNTRY BOY CAN SURVIVE

By Hank Williams Jr.

Hear it and watch the cool ass music video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4s0nzsU1Wg

The preacher man says it's the end of time

And the Mississippi River she's a goin' dry

The interest is up and the Stock Markets down

And you only get mugged

If you go downtown



I live back in the woods, you see

My woman and the kids, and the dogs and me

I got a shotgun rifle and a 4-wheel drive

And a country boy can survive

Country folks can survive



I can plow a field all day long

I can catch catfish from dusk till dawn

We make our own whiskey and our own smoke too

Ain't too many things these ole boys can't do

We grow good ole tomatoes and homemade wine

And a country boy can survive

Country folks can survive



Because you can't starve us out

And you cant make us run

Cause when them old boys raisin ole shotgun

And we say grace and we say Ma'am

And if you ain't into that we don't give a damn



We came from the West Virginia coalmines

And the Rocky Mountains and the and the western skies

And we can skin a buck; we can run a trot line

And a country boy can survive

Country folks can survive



I had a good friend in New York City

He never called me by my name, just hillbilly

My grandpa taught me how to live off the land

And his taught him to be a businessman

He used to send me pictures of the Broadway nights

And I'd send him some homemade wine



But he was killed by a man with a switchblade knife

For 43 dollars my friend lost his life

Id love to spit some beechnut in that dudes eyes

And shoot him with my old .45

Cause a country boy can survive

Country folks can survive



Cause you can't starve us out and you can't make us run

Cause when them ol boys boys raisin ole shotgun

And we say grace and we say Ma'am

And if you ain't into that we don't give a damn



We're from North California and south Alabam

And little towns all around this land

And we can skin a buck; we can run a trot line

And a country boy can survive

Country folks can survive
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on March 06, 2007, 02:24:07 am
Yep, its a good one. Hey prometheus, what the hell are you doing up so late?  Go to bed! 

I just let off some steam on the "What if.." thread, and now it's time to hit the hay.  G'night, you scofflaw of a goat owner you. 

Stewart
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: da gooch on March 06, 2007, 10:46:32 am

Cause when them ol boys raisin ole shotgun


Stewart
 I have been wrong in my life, no wait, it appears I was mistaken.
I believe the wording on this line is actually :

Cause we're them ole boys raised on "shotgun"

"Shotgun" is an unwritten philosophy wherein each person is Responsible for his/her own actions even IF it requires a "little" outside influence to remind them of that Responsibility.

IE:  A "Shotgun Wedding"
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on March 06, 2007, 11:05:13 am
gooch said:

Quote
I believe the wording on this line is actually :

Cause we're them ole boys raised on "shotgun"

"Shotgun" is an unwritten philosophy wherein each person is Responsible for his/her own actions even IF it requires a "little" outside influence to remind them of that Responsibility.

IE:  A "Shotgun Wedding"

Hmmm, you may be right, though none of the lyrics I found online have it that way, but I did not do an exhaustive search, and even if the ones I looked at don't have it that way, that certainly doesn't make them right - I found several that said "you can't stomp us out" when it is clearly "you can't starve us out."   Interesting take on it.  I wonder how we can verify what the damn lyrics really are.   

Stewart
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: da gooch on March 06, 2007, 11:34:55 am
gooch said:

Quote
I believe the wording on this line is actually :

Cause we're them ole boys raised on "shotgun"

"Shotgun" is an unwritten philosophy wherein each person is Responsible for his/her own actions even IF it requires a "little" outside influence to remind them of that Responsibility.

IE:  A "Shotgun Wedding"

Hmmm, you may be right, though none of the lyrics I found online have it that way, but I did not do an exhaustive search, and even if the ones I looked at don't have it that way, that certainly doesn't make them right - I found several that said "you can't stomp us out" when it is clearly "you can't starve us out."   Interesting take on it.  I wonder how we can verify what the damn lyrics really are.   

Stewart

I would recommend contacting Hank Jr. hisself.

I don't know how to do that but that is what I would try.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Ian on March 06, 2007, 11:40:10 am
There are way too many Leslie Fish pieces to quote them all...

Desolation Valley
No High Ground
The Anarchist Waltz
Bella Ciao
Rhododendron Honey
Pict Song
Suffer not the King
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: linuxfan on March 06, 2007, 11:47:47 am
Dixie and Metallica's Don't Tread on Me (I'm too lazy and tired today to look up the lyrics)
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on March 06, 2007, 12:01:20 pm
Well gooch, I found the official Hank Williams Jr. website, and here are the lyrics as posted there.  Looks like you were right about raised on shotgun and lo and behold, it looks like it is "can't stomp us out" though I coulda sworn it was "starve."  Oh well, guess  I was hearing things.  - Stewart

COUNTRY BOY CAN SURVIVE

http://hankjr.com/lyrics/countryboycansurvive.htm

The preacher man says its the end of time
and the Mississippi River she's a going dry.
The interest is up and the stock markets down
and you only get mugged if you go downtown.
I live back in the woods you see,
my woman, and the kids and the dogs and me.
I got a shotgun and a rifle and a four wheel drive
and a countryboy can survive. Country folks can survive.


I can plow a field all day long,
I can catch catfish from dusk til dawn.
Make our own whiskey and our own smoke too
aint to many things these boys can't do.
We grow good old tomatoes and homemade wine
and countryboy can survive, country folk can survive.


Because you can't stomp us out and you can't make us run,
cause we're them ole boys raised on shotguns.
We say grace and we say mam
and if you aint into that we don't give a damn.
We came from the West Virginia coal mine's
and the Rocky Mountains and the Western skies
and we can skin a buck, we can run a troutline
and a countryboy can survive, country folks can survive.


I had a good friend in New York City
he never called me by my name just hillbilly.
My Grandpa taught me how to live off the land
and his taught him to be a business man
He used to send me pictures of the Broadway Nights
and i would send him some homemade wine
but he was killed by a man with a switchblade knife,
for forty three dollars my friend lost his life.
I'd love to spit some beechnut in that dudes eyes
and shoot him with my ole forty-five
cause a countryboy can survive, country folks can survive.


'Cause you can't stomp us out and you can't make us run,
and we're them ole boys raised on shotgun.
We say grace, we say mam,
if you aint into that we don't give a damn.
We're from North California and South Alabam'
and little towns all around this land.
We can skin a buck, and run a trout line
and a countryboy can survive,
country folks can survive,
countryboy can survive,
country folks can survive.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on March 06, 2007, 02:50:28 pm
linuxfan said:

Quote
Dixie and Metallica's Don't Tread on Me (I'm too lazy and tired today to look up the lyrics)

DON'T TREAD ON ME
by Metallica

Hear it here (cheesy vid, but cool song):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFeimX1SUZo

Liberty or death, what we so proudly hail
Once you provoke her, rattling of her tail
Never begins it, never, but once engaged...
Never surrenders, showing the fangs of rage

Dont tread on me

So be it
Threaten no more
To secure peace is to prepare for war
So be it
Settle the score
Touch me again for the words that youll hear evermore...

Dont tread on me

Love it or live it, she with the deadly bite
Quick is the blue tongue, forked as lighting strike
Shining with brightness, always on surveillance
The eyes, they never close, emblem of vigilance

Dont tread on me

So be it
Threaten no more
To secure peace is to prepare for war
So be it
Settle the score
Touch me again for the words that youll hear evermore...

Dont tread on me

So be it
Threaten no more
To secure peace is to prepare for war

Liberty or death, what we so proudly hail
Once you provoke her, rattling on her tail

So be it
Threaten no more
To secure peace is to prepare for war
So be it
Settle the score
Touch me again for the words that youll hear evermore...

Dont tread on me
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stikine on March 06, 2007, 10:04:54 pm
Julian Lennon

Coward Till The End


I used to be a soldier boy
'Till they shot me in the head
They made me eat their dirt
Of the living and the dead
I'm sick and tired of slaving
And shoveling their shit
And when you trust your feelings
They toss you in the pit

Yes I've been named a coward
I'm not a living friend
Yes I've been named a coward
A coward 'till the end

You seem so apprehensive
You question my beliefs
Seems life is so expensive
Ends are hard to meet
You make me feel offensive
In ev'ry move I make
I'm always up against the wall
And it's just too much to take

Yes I've been named a coward
I'm not a living friend
Yes I've been named a coward
A coward 'till the end
Whoa Whoa oh oh

Why am I to blame
Why am I put up on trial
When it's you who should be questioned
For all the people you defiled

You stay in all my nightmares
Until the very end
She's the only one who cares
In her I have a friend

Yes I've been named a coward
I'm not a living friend
Yes I've been named a coward
A coward 'till the end whoa

Yes I've been named a coward
A coward 'till the end.
(repeat to fade)

-----------------------

John Mayer Waiting On The World To Change

me and all my friends
we're all misunderstood
they say we stand for nothing and
there's no way we ever could
now we see everything that's going wrong
with the world and those who lead it
we just feel like we don't have the means
to rise above and beat it

so we keep waiting
waiting on the world to change
we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

it's hard to beat the system
when we're standing at a distance
so we keep waiting
waiting on the world to change
now if we had the power
to bring our neighbors home from war
they would have never missed a Christmas
no more ribbons on their door
and when you trust your television
what you get is what you got
cause when they own the information, oh
they can bend it all they want

that's why we're waiting
waiting on the world to change
we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

it's not that we don't care,
we just know that the fight ain't fair
so we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

and we're still waiting
waiting on the world to change
we keep on waiting waiting on the world to change
one day our generation
is gonna rule the population
so we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on March 07, 2007, 01:30:34 am
Blood Red from Slayers "Seasons in the abyss" CD

[Hanneman/Araya]

Peaceful confrontation meet war machine
Seizing all civil liberties
Honest ballotation among banshee
Spilling blood throughout humanity

You cannot hide the face of death
Oppression ruled by bloodshed
No disguise can deface evil
The massacre of innocent people

Deviated lies fear blinding on your eyes
Enforcing their truth through a gun
Aggressive discipline and barbaric control
Thousands of people cannot be wrong

You cannot hide the face of death
Oppression ruled by bloodshed
No disguise can hide the evil
That stains the primitive sickle

Blood red

Growing opposition with words as ammunition
Expressions of life's liberties
Aggressive discipline and barbaric control
Spilling blood throughout humanity


Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Phssthpok on March 17, 2007, 11:59:24 am
In honour of Claire's blog entry today:

Artist: Dead Can Dance
Album: Toward The Within
Title: The Wind That Shakes The Barley .

    I sat within the valley green
    I sat me with my true love.
    My sad heart strove the two between
    The old love and the new love.
    The old for her the new
    That made me think on ireland dearly.
    While the soft wind blew down the glade
    And shook the golden barley.

    T'was hard the woeful words to frame
    To break the ties that bound us.
    But harder still to bear the shame
    Of foreign chains around us.
    And so i said the mountain glen
    I'll meet at morning early.
    And i'll join the bold united men
    While soft winds shook the barley.

    T'was sad i kissed away her tears
    My fond arm round her flinging.
    When a foe, man's shot burst on our ears
    From out the wild woods ringing.
    A bullet pierced my true love's side
    In life's young spring so early.
    And on my breast in blood she died
    While soft winds shook the barley.

    But blood for blood without remorse
    I've ta'en at oulart hollow.
    I've lain my true love's clay like corpse
    Where i full soon must follow.
    Around her grave i've wandered drear
    Noon, night, and morning early.
    With breaking heart when e'er i hear
    The wind that shakes the barley.

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Stewart the Yalie on March 17, 2007, 01:15:44 pm
Yes, The Wind That Shakes the Barley is a hauntingly beautiful song.  Hear it, and watch it sung, here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd-8Jos6VrA

It's one of my favorite traditional Irish ballads.  I have the Clancy Bothers version, but had not heard this one by Dead Can Dance.  Very cool.

As for the movie, that one is at the top of my list of must sees.

Stewart
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: FreedomMonkey on March 17, 2007, 01:36:50 pm
Let's not forget Hank Williams, Sr.   :mellow:

Here's a good cover:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCdeEYpY49g

Mind Your Own Business

If the wife and I are fussin', brother that's our right
'Cause me and that sweet woman's got a license to fight
Why don't you mind your own business
(Mind your own business)
'Cause if you mind your business, then you won't be mindin' mine.

Oh, the woman on our party line's the nosiest thing
She picks up her receiver when she knows it's my ring
Why don't you mind your own business
(Mind your own business)
Well, if you mind your business, then you won't be mindin' mine.

I got a little gal that wears her hair up high,
the boys all whistle when she walks by.
why don't you mind your own buisness
(Mind your own business)
Well, if you mind your own business, you sure won't be minding mine.

If I want to honky tonk around 'til two or three
Now, brother that's my headache, don't you worry 'bout me.
Just mind your own business
(Mind your own business)
If you mind your business, then you won't be mindin' mine.

Mindin' other people's business seems to be high-toned
I got all that I can do just to mind my own
Why don't you mind your own business
(Mind your own business)
If you mind your own business, you'll stay busy all the time.

-FM
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Phssthpok on March 18, 2007, 08:44:38 pm
You know.... I never woulda thunkit, but...


Twisted Sister
We're Not Gonna Take It

OH WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT
NO, WE AIN'T GONNA TAKE IT
OH WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE

WE'VE GOT THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE AND
THERE AIN'T NO WAY WE'LL LOSE IT
THIS IS OUR LIFE, THIS IS OUR SONG
WE'LL FIGHT THE POWERS THAT BE JUST
DON'T PICK OUR DESTINY 'CAUSE
YOU DON'T KNOW US, YOU DON'T BELONG
OH WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT
NO, WE AIN'T GONNA TAKE IT
OH WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE

OH YOU'RE SO CONDESCENDING
YOUR GALL IS NEVER ENDING
WE DON'T WANT NOTHIN', NOT A THING FROM YOU
YOUR LIFE IS TRITE AND JADED
BORING AND CONFISCATED
IF THAT'S YOUR BEST, YOUR BEST WON'T DO

OH...
OH...
WE'RE RIGHT/YEAH
WE'RE FREE/YEAH
WE'LL FIGHT/YEAH
YOU'LL SEE/YEAH

OH WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT
NO, WE AIN'T GONNA TAKE IT
OH WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE

OH WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT
NO, WE AIN'T GONNA TAKE IT
OH WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE
NO WAY!

OH...
OH...
WE'RE RIGHT/YEAH
WE'RE FREE/YEAH
WE'LL FIGHT/YEAH
YOU'LL SEE/YEAH

WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT
NO, WE AIN'T GONNA TAKE IT
WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE

WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT, NO!
NO, WE AIN'T GONNA TAKE IT
WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE

JUST YOU TRY AND MAKE US
WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT
COME ON
NO, WE AIN'T GONNA TAKE IT
YOU'RE ALL WORTHLESS AND WEAK
WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE
NOW DROP AND GIVE ME TWENTY
WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT
A PLEDGE PIN
NO, WE AIN'T GONNA TAKE IT
OH YOU ON YOUR UNIFORM
WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Phssthpok on March 20, 2007, 09:09:45 pm
ABBA

Fernando

Can you hear the drums Fernando?
I remember long ago
another starry night like this
in the firelight Fernando
you were humming to yourself
and softly strumming your guitar
I could hear the distant drums
and sounds of bugle calls
were coming from afar

They were closer now Fernando
every hour, every minute
seemed to last eternally
I was so afraid Fernando
we were young and full of life
and none of us prepared to die
and I'm not ashamed to say
the roar of guns and cannons
almost made me cry

There was something in the air that night
the stars were bright, Fernando
they were shining there for you and me
for liberty, Fernando
though we never thought that we could lose
there's no regret
if I had to do the same again
I would my friend, Fernando

Now we're old and grey Fernando
since many years
I haven't seen a rifle in your hand
can you hear the drums Fernando?
Do you still recall the fateful night
we crossed the Rio Grande?
I can see it in your eyes
how proud you were to fight
for freedom in this land

There was something in the air that night
the stars were bright, Fernando
they were shining there for you and me
for liberty, Fernando
though we never thought that we could lose
there's no regret
if I had to do the same again
I would my friend, Fernando
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Phssthpok on March 20, 2007, 09:23:50 pm
Good lord... no one's posted.....


For What It's Worth
by Springfield Buffalo


There's somethin' happenin' here.
What it is ain't exactly clear.
There's a man with a gun over there
A-tellin' me I've got to beware.

I think it's time we stop.
Children, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's goin' down.

There's battle lines bein' drawn.
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong.
Young people speakin' their minds
A-gettin' so much resistance from behind.

I think it's time we stop.
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's goin' down.

What a field day for the heat.
A thousand people in the street
Singin' songs and a-carryin' signs
Mostly sayin' hooray for our side.

It's time we stop.
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's goin' down.

Paranoia strikes deep.
Into your life it will creep.
It starts when you're always afraid.
Step out of line, the men come and take you away.

You better stop.
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's goin'..
You better stop.
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's goin'..
You better stop.
Now, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's goin'..
You better stop.
Children, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's goin'..
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: amagi on March 20, 2007, 10:55:23 pm
This song is by a woman named Myshkin.  I don't know anything more about her.  It is on an album she did with Mike West called Econnoline. I got it in a pile of CD's a friend was getting rid of.

When your cities clogged with weeds
car carcasses and ash
filling the cracks in un-named streets
and the bridges all have crashed
into black rivers,
Will you laugh or will you weep?
And when your daughters are misborn
too many eyes or too few limbs
with ridging spine or bending bone
when mothers
throw thier children
in toumb black rivers,
will you laugh or will you moan or will you grin?
And when you preach a second comming
when you order a first strike
is it your ears that won't stiop humming?
Is it an itch you just can't bite?
Are you deranged
are you depraved
or have you never
had to hide in foul
black rivers as the armies
of the world went marching by?
And when you get your pay tonight,
like a good part of the machine
stop for a drink and start a fight
go home and turn on your T.V.
will it convince you
of black rivers
separating you from me
will you mutter 'bastards' bitterly
and go to sleep?
And dream of cities
clogged with weeds
car carcasses and ash
and dream black rivers
will you weep or will
you laugh
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: lewlew on March 20, 2007, 11:03:02 pm
Gov't Mule Unring the Bell

Unring The Bell (8:05)
copyright (Haynes)
Buzzard Rock Music (BMI)

Where is your freedom
Is it buried in the earth
Tell me is it growing
Or is it losing it's worth
And where were all your people when they burned your building down
Too busy fighting their own war in their own town

Unring the bell, it's time, it's time
Take back what we had, it's yours and mine

Shadows of evil cast like giants on the wall
Do you even know how many people you appall
And where are all those people on whose backs you climbed
Too busy saving their own skin and their own kind

Unring the bell, it's time, it's time
Take back what we had, it's yours and mine

New Jim Crow, different shades of brown
Blood spills red on ancient hallowed ground

Flying machines send missiles to the moon
While Babylon is burning in the pale afternoon

Unring the bell, it's time, it's time
Take back what we had, it's yours and mine

Fake liberty is just another form of hate
Unring the bell before it's too late
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: badmuggafugga on March 21, 2007, 10:47:43 am
Any y'all familiar with the Living Things?

"Bombs Below"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49fGo6rUzI0

This is the best one.  I don't remember the air raid siren from the album, but they add that certain something.

"Bom Bom Bom"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srvDHCWTDZo&mode=related&search=

This vid isn't quite as powerful, but the song is great and I kinda like the "Vegas meets Fallujah" motif.

"I Owe"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7eIXjRHQmc

One for the tax man.    :mellow:
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Brenda on July 13, 2007, 01:14:17 am
I went through this whole thread and I can't find anything from Chris de Burgh (http://www.cdeb.com/maindex.html). Well, that won't do. Check out this collection of three songs on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0zp9uX9B6I&mode=related&search); it's worth it even if you have to download it over dial-up like I did:


Wake up boys, there's a light at the window,
I can hear someone knocking on the door,
There are voices in the street,
And the sound of running feet,
And they whisper the word --
"Revolution!"

There are men coming down from the valleys,
There are tall ships lying off the coast,
And they carry the light,
In the dark of the night,
Like a whisper in the wind --
"Revolution!"

Bring my gun and a handful of silver,
By the sea we will gather for the fight,
It's been so many years,
So many tears,
We have lost once before,
Now we'll settle the score,
When our cannons will roar --
"Revolution!"

Watch and wait, get ready for the sign
There are many here among us now who have not seen the light
We must send the word to all the people in the land
Go to every hill and mountain,
For the time is now at hand
To light a fire!
Light a fire!
Light a fire!
   
Let us march the road up the rocky hill tonight,
Under cover of the darkness
We will slip behind the lines
And we will take the men who have stolen our land,
For the years of domination
Hit them right between the eyes
And light a fire!
Light a fire,
Light a fire,
They will see through the world!

Roll away the dawn,
Roll away the dawn and let me see,
The land of the free,
Has anything changed at all;

Sweet liberty,
Sweet liberty is in our hands
It's part of the plan,
Or is it a state of mind?

Horses and men,
Horses and men are on the field,
They didn't yield.
Many have fallen here;

Never forget
Never forget what they have done,
The time will come,
When it will change again.
Never forget!
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: motherbatherick on July 13, 2007, 09:34:37 am
WARREN ZEVON lyrics - "Veracruz"

   
www.OldieLyrics.com




   
(Warren Zevon and Jorge Calderon)

I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns
I heard Maria crying
Late last night I heard the news
That Veracruz was dying
Veracruz was dying

Someone called Maria's name
I swear it was my father's voice
Saying, "If you stay you'll all be slain
You must leave now - you have no choice
Take the servants and ride west
Keep the child close to your chest
When the American troops withdraw
Let Zapata take the rest"

I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns
I heard Maria calling
Saying, "Veracruz is dying
And Cuernavaca's falling"

Aquel dia yo jure [On that day I swore]
Hacia el puerto volvere [To the port I will return]
Aunque el destino cambio mi vida [Even though destiny changed my life]
En Veracruz morire [In Veracruz I shall die]
Aquel dia yo jure [On that day I swore]

I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns
I heard them in the harbor
Saying, "Veracruz is dying"
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Lazarus Long on July 13, 2007, 04:25:03 pm
The Manic Street Preachers
"If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next"

The future teaches you to be alone
The present to be afraid and cold
So if I can shoot rabbits
Then I can shoot fascists

Bullets for your brain today
But we'll forget it all again
Monuments put from pen to paper
Turns me into a gutless wonder

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next

Gravity keeps my head down
Or is it maybe shame
At being so young and being so vain

Holes in your head today
But I'm a pacifist
I've walked La Ramblas
But not with real intent

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next

And on the street tonight an old man plays
With newspaper cuttings of his glory days

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next

Lyrics courtesy of www.azlyrics.com (Link (http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/manicstreetpreachers/ifyoutoleratethisyourchildrenwillbenext.html))

Music video at youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm7ddqkgzFw
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Secret Six on July 16, 2007, 07:09:46 pm
How about these from Grace Slick and The Jefferson Airplane/Starship....

(http://www.burncopy.com/cc/grace_slick.jpg)

VOLUNTEERS
(Lyrics by Marty Balin, Music by Paul Kantner & Marty Balin)

LOOK WHAT'S HAPPENING OUT IN THE STREETS
GOT A REVOLUTION, GOT TO REVOLUTION
HEY I'M DANCING DOWN THE STREETS
GOT A REVOLUTION, GOT TO REVOLUTION
AIN'T IT AMAZING ALL THE PEOPLE I MEET
GOT A REVOLUTION, GOT TO REVOLUTION

ONE GENERATION GOT OLD
ONE GENERATION GOT SOUL
THIS GENERATION GOT NO DESTINATION TO HOLD
PICK UP THE CRY

HEY NOW IT'S TIME FOR YOU AND ME
GOT A REVOLUTION, GOT TO REVOLUTION
COME ON NOW WE'RE MARCHING TO THE SEA
GOT A REVOLUTION, GOT TO REVOLUTION

WHO WILL TAKE IT FROM YOU
WE WILL AND WHO ARE WE

WE ARE VOLUNTEERS
VOLUNTEERS
VOLUNTEERS
VOLUNTEERS

LAYIN IT ON THE LINE - Done in the 1980's but very timely today !

 
You see it every day in every way
We all hear the same routines
They all say that its okay
Just let us take care of everything
So we lay it on the line

Layin it on the line (layin it on the line)
Layin it all, right on the line
Just layin it on the line (layin it on the line)
Layin it all, were livin on the front line

I can see it in the faces
We got trouble in the streets tonight
And power keeps us in our places
And it doesnt matter if youre left or right
You lay it on the line

Layin it on the line (layin it on the line)
Just layin it all, right on the line
Layin it on the line, (layin it on the line)
Layin it all, right on the line

Take it to the wilderness
Into the jungle sun
Lookin for the voice of reason
Inside this babylon

Got u.s. boys on foreign soil
Spillin their blood to keep the peace
Cities will vanish in turmoil
While the sheiks lay sleepin on the beach
We lay it on the line

Layin it on the line (layin it on the line)
Layin it all, right on the line
Just layin it on the line (layin it on the line)
Layin it all, right on the line
Layin it on the line
Just layin it all
Layin it on the line
Just layin it all
 
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: pokerkidz on July 18, 2007, 04:41:53 am
Kontrol by Poker Face

Lyrics

Kontrol

When I was young, My teachers sold me, that I was Free
And as a child, I grew Up, Programmed by TV
As a teenage boy, I found out, Just How free is Free
I took a toke from some good smoke, When the man came down on me

We're gonna take back control, We're gonna free our soul
Gonna take back  Kontrol, 1st(Lord) Please save my  soul
2nd (God) Please save my  soul

What's it gonna take to make us realize, That we're not living free, no...
Standing up for your Rights, only doing what's right,
They'll knock you to your knees, yeah....
What's it gonna take to make you wake up, You gotta fight to stay free
Only takes a spark to set things off, You say you wanna Revolution

Satellites in the Sky, Broadcasting lies, to Billions of people
   Cameras on the streets, Tracking who we meet, You call this liberty


What's it gonna take to make you realize, You gotta fight to stay free
Its gonna take a spark to kick things off, for this freedom Revolution, yeag

We're gonna take back control, We're gonna free our soul
Gonna take Kontrol, Lord Please save our  soul
Freedom x 8, Free up our soul
Freedom x 8, Take back Kontrol

Music by: Dennis Beidler, Brett Griffiths, Paul Topete
Words by: Dennis Beidler, Brett Griffiths, Paul Topete & Eric Beebe
Poker Dudes ASCAP © 2003
Used by permission     All rights reserved


Run Paul Run
Win Paul Win


Music Video for Ron Pauls Revolution 2008
set to the song KONTROL  by Poker Face


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txqn86oEn58

Poker Face
pokerface@pokerface.com
http://www.pokerface.com   Main Poker Face site
http://www.myspace.com/pokerfacemusic  (http://www.myspace.com/pokerfacemusic)  Bands MySpace site


Please pass this video around to other Ron Paul loving folks that might like Rock.


Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Bill St. Clair on July 18, 2007, 05:27:53 am
Think
by Larken Rose

Not taught to think,
Not taught to judge,
Not meant to understand a thing.
Raised up to be just a battery,
Powering someone else's machine.
They own you body and soul,
Though the truth you will not hear.
So hard to free the fool
From the chains that he reveres.

Not taught to think,
Not taught to judge,
You take pride instead in subservience.
What a strange belief,
You put the lowest thief upon a pedestal;
It makes no sense.
They dominate you,
And you call it "law,"
And proudly you obey.
You live your life
By the code of the flock,
While humanity you betray.

(Chorus:)
But born as a human being,
Your only obligation is to do...
Not what is commanded,
Not what is expected,
Not what is legal,
Not what is popular,
Not what is comfortable
Or what is praised,
But only what is right.

Not taught to think,
Not taught to judge,
You echo the slavespeak faithfully.
You worship the ones who hold you down,
Hate those who wish you to be free.
Love and adore exploiters and thieves,
Take comfort in their bald-faced lies.
You call it thought
When you blindly believe.
You wear your chains with pride.

Taught not to think,
Taught not to judge,
You seek only the approval of your lords.
Always you've been a good citizen,
A drop in the sea of mindless hordes.
There's nothing noble in being a pawn,
In serving tyrants well.
You fuel their machine,
You give them their power,
You pave the road to hell.

(Chorus)

Announced in Larken Rose's TMDS newsletter of 18 April, 2007, entitled Extremist Music, Take Two! (http://billstclair.com/tmds/070418-2.txt). You can listen to it here (http://www.lookimrich.com/members/54/audio.php). Address of the saved mp3 is here (http://billstclair.com/blog/extremist_music_take_two.html).
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: rick on July 20, 2007, 06:56:54 am
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/gould4.html
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Thunder on July 26, 2007, 08:36:31 pm
Eye of the Beholder

Metallica


Do you see what I see?
Truth is an offence,
You silence for your confidence

Do you hear what I hear?
Doors are slamming shut,
Limit your imagination, keep you where they must

Do you feel what I feel?
Bittering distress,
Who decides what you express?

Do you take what I take?
Endurance is the word,
Moving back instead of forward seems to me absurd

Doesn't matter what you see,
Or into it what you read,
You can do it your own way,
If it's done just how I say

Independence limited,
Freedom of choice
Is made for you my friend,
Freedom of speech
Is words that they will bend,
Freedom with their exception

Do you fear what I fear?
Living properly,
Truths to you are lies to me

Do you choose what I choose?
More alternatives,
Energy derives from both the plus and negatives

Do you need what I need?
Boundaries overthrown,
Look inside, to each his own

Do you trust what I trust?
Me, myself, and I,
Penetrate the smoke screen, I see through the selfish lie

Doesn't matter what you see,
Or into it what you read,
You can do it your own way,
If it's done just how I say

Independence limited,
Freedom of choice
Is made for you my friend,
Freedom of speech
Is words that they will bend,
Freedom with their exception

Do you know what I know?
Your money and your wealth,
You silence just to hear yourself

Do you want what I want?
Desire not a thing,
I hunger after independence, lengthen freedom's ring

Doesn't matter what you see,
Or into it what you read,
You can do it your own way,
If it's done just how I say

Independence limited,
Freedom of choice
Is made for you my friend,
Freedom of speech
Is words that they will bend,
Freedom no longer frees you

Doesn't matter what you see,
Or into it what you read,
You can do it your own way,
If it's done just how I say
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Secret Six on August 01, 2007, 06:13:03 pm
Or Howabout this Classic performed by THE BAND and Joan Baez

 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
              (Lyrics transcribed from the studio recording by) Joan Baez
   Virgil Caine is my name and I drove on the Danville train
   'til so much cavalry came and tore up the tracks again
   In the winter of '65, we were hungry, just barely alive
   I took the train to Richmond that fell
   It was a time I remember, oh, so well

   The night they drove old Dixie down
   And all the bells were ringin'
   The night they drove old Dixie down
   And all the people were singin'
   They went, "Na, na, na, na, na, na, .... "

   Back with my wife in Tennessee
   And one day she said to me,
   "Virgil, Quick! Come see!
   There goes Robert E. Lee."
   Now I don't mind, I'm chopping wood
   And I don't care if the money's no good
   Just take what you need and leave the rest
   But they should never have taken the very best

   The night they drove old Dixie down
   And all the bells were ringin'
   The night they drove old Dixie down
   And all the people were singin'
   They went, "Na, na, na, na, na, na, ..... "

   Like my father before me, I'm a working man
   And like my brother before me, I took a rebel stand
   Oh, he was just 18, proud and brave
   But a yankee laid him in his grave
   I swear by the blood below my feet
   You can't raise a Cane back up when he's in defeat

   The night they drove old Dixie down
   And all the bells were ringin'
   The night they drove old Dixie down
   And all the people were singin'
   They went, "Na, na, na, na, na, na, ..... "

******************************************************************
       Original Lyrics written by J. Robbie Robertson
******************************************************************

   Virgil Caine is the name and I served on the Danville train
   'Til Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again
   In the winter of '65, we were hungry, just barely alive
   By May the tenth, Richmond had fell, it's a time I remember oh so well

   The night they drove Old Dixie down and the bells were ringing
   The night they drove Old Dixie down and the people were singin', they went   
   La-la-la  la-la-la,  la-la-la  la-la-la,  la-la-la-la

   Back with my wife in Tennessee, when one day she called to me
   "Virgil, quick, come see, there goes Robert E. Lee!"
   Now I don't mind choppin' wood, and I don't care if the money's no good
   Ya take what ya need and ya leave the rest
   But they should never have taken the very best

   The night they drove old Dixie down and the bells were ringing
   The night they drove old Dixie down and all the people were singin', they went   
   Na-na-na  na-na-na,  na-na-na  na-na-na,  na-na-na-na

   Like my father before me, I will work the land
   And like my brother before me, who took a rebel stand

   He was just eighteen, proud and brave 
   But a Yankee laid him in his grave
   I swear by the mud below my feet
   You can't raise a Caine back up when he's in defeat

   The night they drove old Dixie oown and the bells were ringing
   The night they drove old Dixie down and all the people were singin', they went   
   Na-na-na  na-na-na,  na-na-na  na-na-na,  na-na-na-na

   The night they drove old Dixie down and all the bells were ringing
   The night they drove old Dixie down and the people were singin', they went   
   Na-na-na  na-na-na,  na-na-na  na-na-na,  na-na-na-na


¢Ñ J. Robie Robertson - The Band, 1970 Canaan Music / Joan Baez - Hits/Greatest & Others, 1973 Vanguard / Bob Dylon - Before The Flood, 1974 & 1990 Sony
 

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on August 07, 2007, 10:50:45 pm

Way back when I posted the lyrics to the Cranberries excellent song of resistance and introspection  "Zombie".

With Youtube currently housing old music videos, here is the Cranberries's Zombie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyp5we2ySDo

I must say this video is artsy, but man does it kick ass.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: bravo30 on October 07, 2007, 06:55:22 pm

 FAVORITE ANTI-WAR SONG??  YOU FUKIN TRADER !! ... DONT LET ME CATCH YOU DURING SHTF , ILL HAVE YOUR WIFE AND YOUR GUNS AND YOU CAN HAVE 230G'S  1 AT A TIME FROM MY .45

BRAVO30 LAND FOR LIFE !!
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Bill St. Clair on October 08, 2007, 05:50:25 am
We appear to have a war-monger in our midst, though bravo30's post was confusing enough that I'm not sure that's what he was saying. War is the health of the state. Do you like a healthy state, bravo30?

This has probably already been posted, but I like it, so I'll post it again. I never remember the rest of the words, so I'll only post the chorus. You can find the rest here (http://www.ocap.ca/songs/vietnam.html).


Feels Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag
Country Joe McDonald

Well it's one, two, three, what are we fightin' for?
Don't tell me I don't give a damn. Next stop is Viet Nam.
And it's five, six, seven, open them pearly gates.
Ain't got no time to wonder why, hoolah we all gonna die


I suppose if we were to update the song for the latest mass murder campaign, that second line could be, "Don't tell me I don't give a fock, next stop is Ee-ee-rock."
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: da gooch on October 08, 2007, 09:10:33 pm
Bravo30 is Obviously lost.

He/she/it  must be looking for the fed gov infiltrators/instigators board.
 
He's going to take the cartridges out of his .45 and give them to us ?
Only thing is .... we can only have them one at a time.
Seems kinda inefficient to me.


Go tell your "handlers" nobody bit at the bait.

These are not the droids you're looking for ....

We seem to have had a short run of "YeeHaw Look at ME" types lately.
Did somebody leave the alleyway door open again ?


Dixieland Jazz on the ra-diddley-o   Yassa  dancing music.
Title: Ruby Ridge MP3
Post by: Junker on February 28, 2008, 04:54:16 pm
Missing String Band

Ruby Ridge


Ogg 3.2M (http://www.archive.org/download/misstring2005-08-30.shnf/misstring2005-08-30d2t05.ogg) 64Kbps MP 1.9M (http://www.archive.org/download/misstring2005-08-30.shnf/misstring2005-08-30d2t05_64kb.mp3) VBR MP3 3.8M (http://www.archive.org/download/misstring2005-08-30.shnf/misstring2005-08-30d2t05_vbr.mp3)


from

Missing String Band Live (http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=collection%3Aetree%20AND%20creator%3A%22Missing%20String%20Band%22) at Grumpy Troll Brewpub on 2005-08-30

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Wes Jones on March 03, 2008, 02:04:28 am
NEIL YOUNG LYRICS
"Powderfinger"

Look out, Mama,
there's a white boat
comin' up the river
With a big red beacon,
and a flag,
and a man on the rail
I think you'd better call John,
'Cause it don't
look like they're here
to deliver the mail
And it's less than a mile away
I hope they didn't come to stay
It's got numbers on the side
and a gun
And it's makin' big waves.

Daddy's gone,
my brother's out hunting
in the mountains
Big John's been drinking
since the river took Emmy-Lou
So the powers that be
left me here
to do the thinkin'
And I just turned twenty-two
I was wonderin' what to do
And the closer they got,
The more those feelings grew.

Daddy's rifle in my hand
felt reassurin'
He told me,
Red man run, son,
numbers add up to nothin'
But when the first shot
hit the docks I saw it comin'
Raised my rifle to my eye
Never stopped to wonder why.
Then I saw black,
And my face splashed in the sky.

Shelter me from the powder
and the finger
Cover me with the thought
that pulled the trigger
Think of me
as one you'd never figured
Would fade away so young
With so much left undone
Remember me to my love,
I know I'll miss her.


EFFIGY Lyrics  (CCR)

Last night
I saw a fire burning on
The palace lawn.
O'er the land
The humble subjects watched in mixed
Emotion.

CHORUS:
Who is burnin'?
Who is burnin'?
Effigy.
Who is burnin'?
Who is burnin'?
Effigy.

Last night
I saw the fire spreadin' to
The palace door.
Silent majority
Weren't keepin' quiet
Anymore.

CHORUS

Last night
I saw the fire spreadin' to
The country side.
In the mornin'
Few were left to watch
The ashes die.

CHORUS

Why?
Why?
Why?
Effigy.

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Scarmiglione' on March 04, 2008, 06:45:44 am
I heard one that touched me lately.  Not really a revolutionary song, more of a war lament.

The Banks of the Nile

Hark hark, the drums do beat my love,
And I must haste away,
The bugle sweetly sounds and,
No longer can I stay,
We are called up to Portsmouth and,
It's many a weary mile,
A' for to be embarked for,
The banks of the Nile

Oh Willie dearest Willie,
Don't leave me here to mourn,
Don't leave me hear to curse the day,
That ever I was born,
For partin' with me Willie,
Is like parting with me life,
Oh stay at home dear Willie
And make me your lawful wife.

I'll put on me velveteens,
And go along with you,
I'll volunteer me services,
And go to Egypt too
I'll fight beneath your banner love,
And fortune it may smile,
I'll be your loyal comrade,
On the banks of the Nile.

Oh Nancy dearest Nancy,
Oh that would never do,
The government has ordered,
No women there to go,
The government has ordered,
The King he doth command,
And I am bound on oath my love,
To serve on a foreign land.

Your waist is rather slender,
Your complexion is so fine,
Your constitution is too weak
To stand the hot campaign,
The sultry sun of Egypt,
Your precious health would spoil,
And the sandy desert blazes on,
The banks of the Nile.

Oh cursed cursed be the day,
That ever wars began,
They ta'en fae me country,
Many a bonnie man,
They ta'en all our sweethearts,
And sent them to the lines,
And their bodies feed the worms on,
The banks of the Nile.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: geopotter72 on March 09, 2008, 06:14:43 pm

A deep cut from Soundgarden's classic Superunknown. This one brings the awful last day of the Waco siege back to me in a way I can't say I enjoy, but I sure as hell appreciate:

4th Of July

Shower in the dark day
Clean sparks driving down
Cool in the waterway
Where the baptized drown
Naked in the cold sun
Breathing life like fire
Thought I was the only one
But that was just a lie

Cause I heard it in the wind
And I saw it in the sky
And I thought it was the end
And I thought it was the 4th of july

Pale in the flare light
The scared light cracks & disappears
And leads the scorched ones here
And everywhere no one cares
The fire is spreading
And no one wants to speak about it
Down in the hole
Jesus tries to crack a smile
Beneath another shovel load

And I heard it in the wind
And I saw it in the sky
And I thought it was the end
And I thought it was the 4th of july

Now Im in control
Now Im in the fall out
Once asleep but now I stand
And I still remember
Your sweet everything
Light a roman candle
And hold it in your hand

Cause I heard it in the wind
And I saw it in the sky
And I thought it was the end
And I thought it was the 4th of july.

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Glock21 on June 04, 2008, 12:55:32 pm
Kind of sappy, as are many of Phil Lynott's lyrics, but there's just something about the way he sings them that stirs the soul.

'Freedom Song'

Let me tell you the hard luck story
About a man named Jack McDuff
He believed in God and glory
But he just wasn't tough enough

I believe in the freedom song
Long live liberty!
I believe in the freedom song
I'll choose my own destiny

Well they took him and they beat him
Underneath the old hanging tree
Saying, "Jack, you must die"
"What will your last words be?"

Jack, he hung his head back
"Long live liberty!"
"I believe in the freedom song"
"Doesn't matter what you do to me"

With a rope around his neck they left him hanging
High on that old hanging tree
On her knees his wife was screaming
"Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy"

I believe in the freedom song
Long live liberty!
I believe in the freedom song
Doesn't matter what you do to me

Link to song on Youtube:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=upXZedw2Kgs
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Lazarus Long on June 05, 2008, 12:57:50 pm
Björk - "Declare Independence"
[not my favorite Björk song, music-wise, but I thought some here might appreciate the sentiment]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igOWR_-BXJU

Declare independence
Don't let them do that to you
Declare independence
Don't let them do that to you

Start your own currency
Make your own stamp
Protect your language

Declare independence
Don't let them do that to you
Declare independence
Don't let them do that to you

[x4] Make your own flag

[x6] Raise your flag

Declare independence
Don't let them do that to you
Declare independence
Don't let them do that to you

Damn colonists
Ignore their patronizing
Tear off their blindfolds
Open their eyes

Declare independence
Don't let them do that to you
Declare independence
Don't let them do that to you

With a flag and a trumpet
Go to the top of your highest mountain

[x6] Raise your flag

Declare independence
Don't let them do that to you
Declare independence
Don't let them do that to you

Raise the flag
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Dare2BFree on June 05, 2008, 01:21:16 pm
Hell yeah!  We love Björk !!   :wub:
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Tim Osman on June 20, 2008, 12:55:17 am
Mr. Roboto by Styx.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on July 09, 2008, 01:27:52 pm
John Hiatt's Native son


You finally found the mainstream
In the middle of your life
You tapped into a vein
Of endless gold chains
Now you're locked up tight
Tearing down the middle of it
Splitting it right in half
Bobbing up and down the waves
Like a runaway slave
On a Huck Finn raft

CHORUS:
Take your wife
Take your family
Take your gun
Running through the woods
And the burned out neighborhoods
Looking for someone
A member of your tribe
A Place you can hide
'Til the war has begun
'Cause in the fields before the flood
You'll be spilling blood
Like a native son

Where you gonna run to
There ain't no underground
If only you could fly
You'd cut across the sky
Like a rifle round
Oh, who are your people
And where is your homeland
'Cause they're dying side by side
At the river of pride
Where we tried to take a stand

REPEAT CHORUS TWICE

In the fields before the flood
You'll be spilling blood
Like a native son
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: dogsledder54 on July 09, 2008, 06:37:00 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/dogsledder54/Blows-Against-the-Empire.jpg)
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: redpill on August 06, 2008, 08:35:52 pm
Flobots
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Nedda of the Hill on October 06, 2008, 11:29:22 pm
(Don't know who sings this or what the actual title is...)

Pharaoh he sits in his tow'r of steel
around his feet the princes kneel
far beneath we shoulder the wheel;
We're all workin' for the Pharaoh.

...Tell me brother don't you understand?
We're all workin' for the Pharaoh.



And I also like Leslie Fish's "Pict Song" that Ian mentioned:
"We are the little folk, we,
too little to love or to hate,
but leave us alone and you'll see
how fast we can drag down the state!"

So much good Irish music here.   My whistle is still broken and I haven't the heart to play my flute...  <sigh>
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Bill St. Clair on October 07, 2008, 04:06:03 am
(Don't know who sings this or what the actual title is...)

Pharaoh he sits in his tow'r of steel
around his feet the princes kneel
far beneath we shoulder the wheel;
We're all workin' for the Pharaoh.

Richard Thompson - Pharaoh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPNlzLQnN84 (lyrics exposed by "more info" link)
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Joel on October 18, 2008, 12:26:56 pm
Not really rebellion, resistance, or anything.  Just kind of sad, and one of my all-time favorite songs.  I listened to it this morning, for maybe the first time in years.  Sums up the place I've found myself emotionally, all too often, when I was working out in the world.

American Tune - Paul Simon

Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and I've often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
Oh, but I'm all right, I'm all right
I'm just weary to my bones
Still, you don't expect to be
Bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home

And I don't know a soul who's not been battered
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered
or driven to its knees
but it's all right, it's all right
for we lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the
road we're traveling on
I wonder what's gone wrong
I can't help it, I wonder what's gone wrong

And I dreamed I was dying
I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hours
and sing an American tune
Oh, and it's alright, it's all right, it's all right
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying to get some rest
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on October 18, 2008, 12:36:57 pm
Not really rebellion, resistance, or anything.  Just kind of sad, and one of my all-time favorite songs.  I listened to it this morning, for maybe the first time in years.  Sums up the place I've found myself emotionally, all too often, when I was working out in the world.

American Tune - Paul Simon


That one's always been one of my favorites,  too.  Damn, but those guys wrote some good stuff!   :-)


Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Myrkul on October 18, 2008, 07:23:12 pm
Bring it down, Leslie Fish.


We don't like this world we've made. Bring it down, bring it down.
We'd take a world more free in trade. Bring it down, bring it down.
Risk the fire in the midnight sky,
And the rain of hell when the ashes fly.
Just so long as the generals die! Bring it down, bring it down.
Bring it down, bring it down.

We don't like the work we do. Bring it down, bring it down.
Nothing useful, safe, or true. Bring it down, bring it down.
Faceless beaurocrats in the hills
Drive us down at the pace that kills.
They get dividends, we get bills! Bring it down, bring it down.
Bring it down, bring it down.

We don't like society. Bring it down, bring it down.
No one here is really free. Bring it down, bring it down.
Freedom's dream has fallen far.
A million rules have dimmed its star.
We don't like the way we are! Bring it down, bring it down.
Bring it down, bring it down.

Laws and orders hem us in. Bring it down, bring it down.
Give us our frontier again. Bring it down, bring it down.
Slowly growing deepset rage
Breaks the bars of a paper cage,
'Till the gear wheels disengage! Bring it down, bring it down.
Bring it down, bring it down.

No reform will save the day. Bring it down, bring it down.
Sweep this garbage all away. Bring it down, bring it down.
Fearless rage and deathless hate
Grow the worse, the more we wait.
To save our planet, smash the state! Bring it down, bring it down.
Bring it down, bring it down.
Bring it down, bring it down.
Bring it down, bring it down
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Joel on November 18, 2008, 01:12:33 pm
This one kind of sneaks up on you.

"How Can I Keep From Singing" - Enya

My life goes on in endless song
above earth's lamentations
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
that hails a new creation.

Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear its music ringing
It sounds an echo in my soul
How can I keep from singing?

While though the tempest loudly roars,
I hear the truth, it liveth
And though the darkness 'round me close
songs in the night it giveth

No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that rock I'm clinging
Since love is lord of heaven and earth
how can I keep from singing?

When tyrants tremble in their fear
and hear their death knell ringing
when friends rejoice both far and near
how can I keep from singing?

In prison cell and dungeon vile
our thoughts to them are winging
when friends by shame are undefiled
how can I keep from singing?

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Happy on December 14, 2008, 06:23:59 pm
One Tin Soldier - I remember listening to this song on an AM radio when I was eleven or twelve.
http://www.rhapsody.com/-search?query=one%20tin%20soldier&searchtype=RhapKeyword

Listen, children, to a story
That was written long ago,
'Bout a kingdom on a mountain
And the valley-folk below.

On the mountain was a treasure
Buried deep beneath the stone,
And the valley-people swore
They'd have it for their very own.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after....
One tin soldier rides away.

So the people of the valley
Sent a message up the hill,
Asking for the buried treasure,
Tons of gold for which they'd kill.

Came an answer from the kingdom,
"With our brothers we will share
All the secrets of our mountain,
All the riches buried there."

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after....
One tin soldier rides away.

Now the valley cried with anger,
"Mount your horses! Draw your sword!"
And they killed the mountain-people,
So they won their just reward.

Now they stood beside the treasure,
On the mountain, dark and red.
Turned the stone and looked beneath it...
"Peace on Earth" was all it said.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after....
One tin soldier rides away.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after....
One tin soldier rides away.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on January 17, 2009, 08:25:57 pm
A nice Irish Song of Eryn Go Brauh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p2g2WuGXwE


I sat within the valley green, I sat me with my true love
My sad heart strove the two between, the old love and the new love
The old for her, the new that made me think on Ireland dearly
While soft the wind blew down the glen and shook the golden barley

'Twas hard the woeful words to frame to break the ties that bound us
But harder still to bear the shame of foreign chains around us
And so I said, "The mountain glen I'll seek at morning early
And join the bold united men, while soft winds shake the barley"

While sad I kissed away her tears, my fond arms round her flinging
The foeman's shot burst on our ears from out the wildwood ringing
A bullet pierced my true love's side in life's young spring so early
And on my breast in blood she died while soft winds shook the barley

But blood for blood without remorse I've taken at Oulart Hollow
And laid my true love's clay cold corpse where I full soon may follow
As round her grave I wander drear, noon, night and morning early
With breaking heart when e'er I hear the wind that shakes the barley

Lisa Gerrard has a haunting voice, almost operatic in quality and well worth the click.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: MK-ORION on January 17, 2009, 11:04:04 pm
Copperhead Road (although Steve Earle is abit of a yellow dog democrat)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc86_Weoye0

Burn One Down
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryLqfNwSSFE

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Chris_Davis on February 03, 2009, 08:59:54 am
Here's one that gets me going!  She rules, plus she's a Fantasy Writer.

Battle Dawn by Mercedes Lackey.

Here's a link to listen to the full song.
http://www.imeem.com/nachtwulf/music/nLyrMAjp/mercedes_lackey_battle_dawn/

Battle Dawn


I must contain my anger, or I won't control my power-
But gods! How long I've waited just to see this very hour!
It's just as well I'm not the one who calls the storm of fire---
Or I would turn this battle plain into your funeral pyre!

The priests all say I must not hate--- but I will not pretend.
I saw the wreck you made of her, my Herald and my friend---
The scars you left in flesh and soul will be so slow to fade---
Oh, would I had your coward heart beneath my naked blade!  (My personal favorite line of all!)

I must control my rage, or lose ability to plan,
I must direct the fight from here, not charging in the van.
As you will likewise do, no doubt, for all that you are cruel
And revel in shed blood and pain, I think you are no fool.

But in the name of all the gods, you're all that I despise,
Who planned to take by treachery my kingdom as your prize---
My throne, my child, my people. All, you plotted to despoil---
By tricks that only miracles enabled us to foil.

I must control my fury or let slip all that I've sought-
But vengeance would not be enough for all the grief you've wrought.
Gods grant this day you fall beneath the steel of me and mine---
And drink full deeply of defeat, that cold and bitter wine.

My crown is on my brow, my naked blade within my hand.
My army like an eager hound lies waiting my command.
With how you tortured, killed and lied revealed to them this day---
By all the stars that ever shone,
By all the gods, known and unknown,
For Herald Kris and my Queen's Own---
I swear that you will pay!
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Jode on February 03, 2009, 10:08:19 pm
    Send the Marines

                                  by Tom Lehrer


When someone makes a move
Of which we don't approve,
Who is it that always intervenes?
U.N. and O.A.S.,
They have their place, I guess,
But first send the Marines!


and so on
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: David on February 09, 2009, 02:12:01 am


God there's so many



The Outcast
By  Dave Van Ronk
Can Be Found on Tom Russell's 'The Man From God Knows Where'


The Outcast (revisited)
By  Dave Van Ronk
Can Be Found on Tom Russell's 'The Man From God Knows Where'



http://www.rhapsody.com/tom-russell/the-man-from-god-knows-where--kirkelig-kulturverksted/the-outcast



Pretty Boy Floyd
Woody Guthrie
Can Be Found on the Album 'Dust Bowl Ballads'




Ned Of The Hill
Traditional Irish
But Try The Connie Dover  Version from 'If Ever I Return'

http://www.conniedover.com/


I Can't Drive 55
Sammy Hagar

Rock 'n' Roll High School
The Ramones


http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ramones/rocknrollhighschool.html

Anarchy in the U.K.
Sex Pistols

16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought-Six
Tom Waits


http://tomwaits.lyrics.info/16shellsfromathirtyoughtsix.html



Won't Get Fooled Again
The Who

Common Man
The Blasters


Trouble Bound
The Blasters


http://www.last.fm/music/The+Blasters/_/Common+Man


And of course

The "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag
Country Joe and The Fish


http://www.well.com/~cjfish/game.htm#cheer
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Klapton Isgod on February 11, 2009, 08:56:30 am
Can I Tell You?   Kansas

Can I tell you something?
Got to tell you one thing
If you expect the freedom
That you say is yours
Prove that you deserve it
Help us to preserve
Or being free will just be
Words and nothing more.

Here's a fantastic live performance from 1974, when they were young, full of energy, and tight as HELL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvkiq0D0HUQ&feature=related

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: LibertyBelle on March 04, 2009, 08:01:51 pm
Great music in this thread! I keep a bunch of those in my playlist most of the time. Here are a few of my favorites I didn't see, I apologize for any duplicates.

Links go to lastfm, where there are lyrics and videos for some. A few of these are not work/family friendly.

Public Enemy's What Good is a Bomb (http://www.last.fm/music/Public+Enemy/_/What+Good+is+a+Bomb)

The Dead Kennedy's Stars  and Stripes of Corruption (http://www.last.fm/music/Dead+Kennedys/_/Stars+and+Stripes+of+Corruption)

T.S.O.L. American Zone (http://www.last.fm/music/T.S.O.L./_/American+Zone)

Barry McGuire's Eve of Destruction (http://www.last.fm/music/Barry+McGuire/_/Eve+of+Destruction) (I like the Public Enemy cover too)

Peter Tosh's I Am That I Am (http://www.last.fm/music/Peter+Tosh/_/I+Am+That+I+Am)

MC5's American Ruse (http://www.last.fm/music/MC5/_/The+American+Ruse)

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: El Topo on March 04, 2009, 08:43:15 pm
This is a thread I have ignored because I could spend far too much time here. But, if you like heavy music this is for you.  I will give a few personal favorite albums and songs:

Pantera - Fucking Hostile
Corrosion of Conformity - Vote With a Bullet
Today is the Day - Outland, This Machine Kills Facists, and Axis of Eden (amazing lyrics on Outland)
Dying Fetus - Stop at Nothing
Nasum - Everything they did (RIP M.T.)
KMFDM - WWIII
Isis - Panopticon
High on Fire - Death is this Communion
the Hidden Hand - Divine Propaganda
Cephalic Carnage - Kill for Weed
Burnt by the Sun - Anything and Everything they have done.
Bad Acid Trip - Lynch the Weirdo

"Its time I made myself a plan
with this fist stone heart in hand
my blade my eye die empty man
it's you it's you not me you see
black crow false bird die fly in shame
uphold the truth don't die in vain
my sword your lord I score your dead
bleed bleed bleed stop breathing
goodbye don't cry my hatred
inside it's time to fly nowhere
it's time to live the truth or die
outland"

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on March 17, 2009, 08:00:42 pm


Happy St Patrick's day!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=317zi3CwppI

    I sat within a valley green
    I sat me with my true love
    My sad heart strove to choose between
    The old love and the new love
    The old for her, the new that made
    Me think on Ireland dearly
    While soft the wind blew down the glen
    And shook the golden barley

    Twas hard the woeful words to frame
    To break the ties that bound us
    But harder still to bear the shame
    Of foreign chains around us
    And so I said, "The mountain glen
    I'll seek at morning early
    And join the bold United Men"
    While soft winds shake the barley

    While sad I kissed away her tears
    My fond arms 'round her flinging
    A full man shot burst on our ears
    From out the wildwood ringing
    A bullet pierced my true love's side
    In life's young spring so early
    And on my breast in blood she died
    While soft winds shook the barley

    I bore her to some mountain stream
    And many's the summer blossom
    I placed with branches soft and green
    About her gore-stained bosom
    I wept and kissed her clay-cold corpse
    Then rushed o'er vale and valley
    My vengeance on the foe to wreak
    While soft winds shook the barley

    But blood for blood without remorse
    I've taken at Oulart Hollow
    And laid my true love's clay-cold corpse
    Where I full soon may follow
    As 'round her grave I wander drear
    Noon, night and morning early
    With breaking heart when e'er I hear
    The wind that shakes the barley

Or:

The Men Behind the Wire:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiegjgdZu9g

Lyrics:

Armoured cars and tanks and guns
Came to take away our sons
But every man will stand behind
The Men Behind the Wire

Through the little streets of Belfast
In the dark of early morn
British soldiers came marauding
Wrecking little homes with scorn.

Heedless of the crying children
Dragging fathers from their beds
Beating sons while helpless mothers
Watched the blood flow from their heads

Chorus

Not for them a judge or jury
Or indeed a crime at all
Being Irish means they're guilty
So we're guilty one and all

Round the world the truth will echo
CromweIl's men are here again
England's name again is sullied
In the eyes of honest menChorus

Chorus

Proudly march behind our banners
Firmly stand behind our men
We will have them free to help us
Build a Nation once again

On the people stand together
Proudly firmly on your way
Never fear, and never falter
Till the boys are home to stay


(http://www.dublin30.com/photo_gallery/photo_gallery_5c46645ee6fc0e94fb06a6d56e9aab23.jpg)

Enjoy St Paddy's Day, have Guiness on me.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: FUBAR on June 05, 2009, 01:10:23 am
Redemption Song
Bob Marley

Old pirates, yes, they rob I;
Sold I to the merchant ships,
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit.
But my hand was made strong
By the 'and of the Almighty.
We forward in this generation
Triumphantly.
Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom? -
'Cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs.

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Have no fear for atomic energy,
'Cause none of them can stop the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look? Ooh!
Some say it's just a part of it:
We've got to fulfil de book.

Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom? -
'Cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs.
---
[Guitar break]
---
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our mind.
Wo! Have no fear for atomic energy,
'Cause none of them-a can-a stop-a the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look?
Yes, some say it's just a part of it:
We've got to fulfil de book.
Won't you help to sing
Dese songs of freedom? -
'Cause all I ever had:
Redemption songs -
All I ever had:
Redemption songs:
These songs of freedom,
Songs of freedom.


Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Steven Mallory on June 09, 2009, 03:03:29 pm
Forgive me ... Didn't comb through the entire thread to see whether or not the Marley horse had been beaten to death. Most anything he wrote is more than worthy of being listed here, but the one that jumped to the front of my mind immediately is "Small Axe."

Small Axe by Robert Nesta Marley:

Why boasteth thyself, O evil men;
Playing smart and not being clever, oh no!
I say you're working iniquity
To achieve vanity, yeah, if a-so a-so.
But the goodness of Jah - Jah
Idureth for Iver.

If you are the big tree,
We are the small axe
Sharpened to cut you down, (well sharp)
Ready to cut you down, oh yeah!

These are the words of my master
Keep on tellin' me - o-oh! - no weak heart shall prosper:
Oh no, they can't! Eh.

And whosoever diggeth a pit, Lord,
Shall fall in it - shall fall in it.
Whosoever diggeth a pit
Shall bury in it - shall bury in it.

If you are the big tree,
We are the small axe
Sharpened to cut you down,
Ready to cut you down.
---
[Instrumental break]
---
Whosoever diggeth the pit
Shall fall in it - fall in it, eh!
Whosoever diggeth the pit
Shall bury in it - shall bury in it.

If you are the big tree,
We have a small axe
Ready to cut you down, (well sharp)
Sharpened to cut you down.

If you are the big tree,
Let me tell you this: we are the small axe
Ready to cut you down, (well sharp)
Sharpened to cut you down.

If you have a big tree ...

Ya know, until today I had thought that the first line was "Why muster thyself for evil men," which I would say that I prefer if I did not fear the consequences of hubris! 

 :violent4:

But hey, the guy was half Jamaican and half Canadian. It was in his genetic makeup to talk funny!

(By the way- I am half Jamaican, half Canadian, half Irish, half Polish, half paraplegic, half Jewish, half Keanau Reeves, half female, half black and perhaps a little more than half retarded, so I take personal offense to any offense taken to my humor. Jerk.)
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: mutti on July 18, 2009, 08:31:15 am
Found these while searching for something else - except Linkin Park - got that one in '07

Eric Clapton: When This War is Over


When this war is over it will be a better day
When this war is over it will be a better day
But it won't bring back those poor boys in the grave

Ain't no sense in the action, killing people all the time
Ain't no sense no the action, killing people all the time
When it happen on the street we call that a crime

These old boys are leading us somewhere - that is plain to see
I don't know much of nothing, still it troubles me
Got to find another way, this one ain't the way to go
Got to get a plan, change our ways or no...

When this war is over it will be a better day
When this war is over it will be a better day
But it won't bring back those poor boys in the grave

When this war is over, it will be a better day
When this war is over, it will be a better day
But it won't bring back those poor boys in the grave

mutti

(if you have a few minutes - this is an interesting little article about Linkin Park - lyrics very powerful if you listen - http://www.swordscrossed.org/node/1240)
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Basil Fishbone on July 21, 2009, 03:41:30 pm
Uplifting song and video.

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/2009/06/09/an-uplifting-song-and-video-calling-all-the-clans-together-by-james-hooker/

LYRICS FROM JAMES HOOKER’S YOU TUBE VIDEO

Callin’ all the clans together!
Callin’ all the clans together!
Callin’ all the clans together!
Brothers come arunnin’!

Callin’ south and north together!
Callin’ west and east together!
Callin’ all the clans together!
Brothers come arunnin’!

Can’t afford to be abed asleepin’!
Can’t afford to be abed asleepin’!
Can’t you see the Reaper reapin’?
Brothers come arunnin’!

Never mind the shells aflyin’!
Never mind the dead and dyin’!
Can’t you hear the Piper pipin’!
Brothers come arunnin’!

Come arunnin’ fast!
Come arunnin’ hard!
Runnin’ for all your worth!
Come arunnin’ through the gates of Hell itself
And, let the devil take the hind most!

We gonna be…
Callin’ all the clan together!
Callin’ all the clan together!
Callin’ all the clan together!
Brothers come arunnin’!
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: NuclearDruid on July 21, 2009, 04:37:59 pm
RUSH - Red Sector A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzXDi_f9PUY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzXDi_f9PUY)

Music by Lee and Lifeson / Lyrics by Peart

All that we can do is just survive
All that we can do to help ourselves
Is stay alive...

Ragged lines of ragged grey
Skeletons, they shuffle away
Shouting guards and smoking guns
Will cut down the unlucky ones

I clutch the wire fence
Until my fingers bleed
A wound that will not heal-
A heart that cannot feel-
Hoping that the horror will recede
Hoping that tomorrow-
We'll all be freed

Sickness to insanity
Prayer to profanity
Days and weeks and months go by
Don't feel the hunger-too weak to cry

I hear the sound of gunfire
At the prison gate
Are the liberators here-
Do I hope or do I fear?
For my father and my brother-it's too late
But I must help my mother
Stand up straight...

Are we the last ones left alive?
Are we the only human beings
To survive?...


Battle of the Mounds - Basil Poledouris

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhZeJAUERBI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhZeJAUERBI)

"Crom! I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad -- why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you Crom, so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen...then to hell with you!"
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: gaurdduck on July 25, 2009, 02:03:14 pm
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall
Original music video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_bvT-DGcWw


Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToeY7MkCm0c

Bon Jovi - It's My Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOfaYFIHt1g

Ikimono-gakari - Blue Bird
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OITnJlxOB_w

Habatai tara modo ra nai to itte
Meza shita no ha aoi aoi ano sora
"Kanashimi" ha mada oboerezu
"Setsuna sa" ha ima tsukami hajime ta
Anata he to idaku kono kanjou mo
Ima "kotoba" ni kawatteiku
Michi naru sekai no yume kara mezamete
Kono hane wo hiroge tobitatsu
Habatai tara modora nai to itte
Mezashita no ha shiroi shiroi ano kumo
Tsuki nuketara mitsukaru to shitte
Furikidu hodo aoi aoi ano sora
Aoi aoi ano sora
Aoi aoi ano sora
Aisozukita you na oto de sabireta furui mado ha kowareta
Miakita kago ha hora suteteiku furikaeru koto ha mou nai
Takanaru kodou ni kokyuu wo azukete
Kono mado wo kette tobitatsu
Kakedashitara te ni dekiru to itte
Izanau no ha tooi tooi ano koe
Mabushii sugita anata no te mo nigitte
Motomeru hodo aoi aoi ano sora
Ochiteiku to wakatteita sore de mo hikari wo oi tsuzuketeiku yo
Habataitara modora nai to itte
Sagashita no ha shiroi shiroi ano kumo
Tsukinuketara mitsukaru to shitte
Furikiru hodo aoi aoi ano sora
aoi aoi ano sora
aoi aoi ano sora

ENGLISH SUB:

english version
You said that if you could flap your wings
You would never come back down
You always aimed for that blue, blue sky

Still without remembering "sadness"
I begin to grasp "pain"
When these feelings reach you
They will change into "words"

As you awaken from a dream
In an unknown world
Spread your wings and take flight

You said that if you would flap your wings
You would never come back down
You aimed for that white, white cloud
You know if you can just make it through
You'll find what you seek

Keep trying to break free for that blue, blue sky
That blue, blue sky
That blue, blue sky

Using a sound like harsh words
You broke the old window that was rusty
You got tired of seeing the cage
You threw it away and never looked back

The pulse that beats quickly
Catches my breath
Kick this window and take flight

You said that if you ran
That you can do it
That far far voice that calls out to you
To take your very radiant hand

Just to search for that blue, blue sky
I understand if you fall
But continue to go after the light

You said that if you could flap your wings
You would never come back down
You search for that white, white cloud

You know if you can just make it through
You'll find what you seek

Keep tryïng to break free for that blue, blue sky
That blue, blue sky
That blue, blue sky


Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: gaurdduck on July 25, 2009, 02:35:05 pm
I forgot a few...

Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k99h5aikc4g&NR=1

Dixie
Instrumental, played on a banjo and a guitar:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG_EXnn_0zA&feature=channel_page

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Jguy101 on August 31, 2009, 03:18:22 pm
I'd like to hear the Dropkick Murphys do a lot of these songs.
(Disclaimer: yes, I know that this post is two and a half years old)

They have, actually; "Johhn, I Hardly Knew Ya" was on their most recent album.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKIocZ3WbgE
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: penguinsscareme on October 10, 2009, 10:16:16 am
Uprising by Muse.  Holy crap.  Holy...wow.  Do check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EtkuHzBVFM
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: gaurdduck on October 10, 2009, 12:31:21 pm
"Death Before Dishonor"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt1sKWJg8Nc&feature=PlayList&p=B20F4E0EA5872524&index=95

CCR put the above video together, and did a great job.
Just for lurkers, if Confederate flags offend you, you don't have to watch it.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Secret Six on October 13, 2009, 09:01:14 am
This from THE RUNAWAYS.....
DEAD END JUSTICE

I’m a blond bombshell and I wear it well
You’re momma says you go straight to hell
I’m sweet sixteen and a rebel queen
I look real hot in my tight blue jeans

Dead end kids in the danger zone
All of you are drunk or stoned
Dead end kids you’re not alone
You sleep in the street when you’re not at home

Long hot summers make you wanna fight
The roar of the city lasts all night
You like drugs you like brew
You won’t believe what I can do to you

Dead end kids in the danger zone
All of you are drunk or stoned
Dead end kids you’re not alone
You sleep in the street when you’re not at home

I got away clean with my fake id
No more school or mommy for me
Stealing cars and breaking hearts
Pills and thrills and acting smart

Dead end kids in the danger zone
All of you are drunk or stoned
Dead end kids you’re not alone
You sleep in the street when you’re not at home

In the naked city
Spaces ain’t that pretty
As I was getting dusted
I happened to get busted
Oh yes I was arrested
Oh God how I protested
They beat me with a board
It hurt just like a sword
They kicked me in the eye

My brain began to fry
This is like a movie
I know I’m gonna scream
All the pain that I feel
Makes me feel mean
It’s so sad and crazy here
I think I’m gonna cry
If I don’t wake up from this dream
I think I’m gonna........die

Where am !?
Your in a cheap run down teenage jail thats where
Oh my god!
Yeah blondie your gonna be here till your 18 so get used to it

Behind the bars, there’s a superstar
Who never had a chance
She could sing, she could dance
You don’t sing and dance in juvie honey
Behind the walls, they’ve seen it all
Gotta have, gotta have

Justice, justice
Don’t want your law and order
Justice, justice
Or world wide disorder


What you in for?
Wouldn’t you like to know.
Behind the fence, there is no defense
There’s murder, rape and bribery
In and out, burglary
You don’t look so tough
Oh I been around
On the planet sorrow, there is no tommorrow
Gonna get.....

Justice, justice
Don’t want your law and order
Justice, justice
Or world wide disorder

You can’t turn off the tears
They crawl in juvenile hall
Cruel reform schools
They don’t smile, they got no bail or jury trial
Joan, lets break out tonite
Ok cherie, what’s the plan?

You grab the guard, in the prison yard
Get his keys and gun, we’ll run
My old man’s waiting outside in a van
Is he handsome?
You’ll see
Cause you know, we gotta be free

Justice, justice
Don’t want your law and order
Justice, justice
Or world wide disorder

We’ll go far through the prison yard
You and me, we will be free
Just be safe, don’t be late
If you see the guard don’t hesitate

But joan I’m getting tired
I’ve run out of fire
I can’t go any farther
But cherie you must try harder
Joan, I’m down, my ankle
I can’t go on, but I can’t leave you
What do I do?
Save yourself, you know what you gotta do
Oh my god

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on December 27, 2009, 09:36:03 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6XBM015wg8

Quote
Stick Your Decomission Up Your Arse

We remember back in time in the year of '69
You unleashed your dogs of war onto our streets
We could not stand idly by and let our families die
We fought you back and joined the IRA

So stuff your fucking crown we Irish won't lie down
and give away our guns to a foreign land
No semtex not our guns will you ever get from us
You can stick your decommission up your arse

Well you murdered fourteen young men and you'll do the same again
Decommission you will never ever see
As long as we have men like the famous fighting men
Yes those famous fighting men from Crossmaglen

So stuff your fucking crown we Irish won't lie down
and give away our guns to a foreign land
No semtex not our guns will you ever get from us
You can stick your decommission up your arse

In memory of the ten they were Ireland's bravest men
We will not forget the ones who fought and died
Decommission you can see will never ever be
'Cause the IRA will always be around

So stuff your fucking crown we Irish won't lie down
and give away our guns to foreign lands
No semtex not our guns will you ever get from us
You can stick your decommission up your arse

You can tell the RUC, those black bastards from Drumcree
You'll never march down Garvaghy road
If you want to make a fight we will stand up for our rights
You can take your fucking march and give us peace

So stuff your fucking crown we Irish won't lie down
and give away our guns to a foreign land
No semtex not our guns will you ever get from us
You can stick your decommission up your arse

Now Trimble you're an ass if you think that it will last
Six counties are under tyranny
You can tell wee Tony Blair and Mo Mowlam if you dare
They can stick their decommission up their ass

So stuff your fucking crown we Irish won't lie down
and give away our guns to a foreign land
No semtex not our guns will you ever get from us
You can stick your decommission up your arse
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on December 27, 2009, 10:07:02 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upenR6n7xWY


.............
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Basil Fishbone on December 28, 2009, 01:02:06 am
Wolfe Tones   Irish revolutionary music
 
The Men Behind the Wire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yr0nwIX_gc&feature=related

come out ya black an tans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9D38J0yH9w&NR=1

Joe Mcdonnell - The Wolfe Tones (Video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybcgc8BQlQQ&feature=related
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: dubisaxel on December 28, 2009, 12:54:38 pm
America by pain of salvation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N364vtxijn0
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on April 23, 2010, 09:40:05 pm



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mR-P5w4ubY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14qTXRkAKr8

Every Culture needs it's music...
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on April 23, 2010, 09:45:36 pm

From the Loyalist side:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd3_X7EmcPI&feature=related

What I find interesting is neither side realizes that the .Gov is the problem, they have an excellent spirit...however it is misdirected.. :angry:
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: El Topo on May 04, 2010, 08:29:25 pm
New favorite song title...

The Great American Dream Machine

by Burnt By The Sun
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: padre29 on June 01, 2010, 12:30:09 am
"Flash of the Blade"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMSo91fZC1Q&feature=player_embedded#!

Gotta admit, the chello player is smoking hot!!! Hoit Hot Hot!!!!
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: sharp_shepherd on June 02, 2010, 10:53:33 pm
Muse - Uprising
Pretty cool lyrics.

http://www.youtube.com/user/sharpshepherd#p/f/7/w8KQmps-Sog
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Lookingup on April 26, 2011, 03:28:41 pm
http://youtu.be/gFRXOV4orwo

David Rose -- by Clutch (Lyrics by Neil Fallon)

Old John Brown left Kansas before the blood had dried
And as he rode his head did shine like the sun in mid-July.
In a tiny farm house by Brunswick piano
He warmed his boots by the fireplace and read aloud from Samuel.
David rose to beat the Philistines with five smooth stones and a sling.
One October morning his army did approach
The armory that sat between the Potomac and Shenandoah.
The engine house flung open with report of several guns
When it was done he looked upon the bodies of his dying sons.
David rose to beat the Philistines, with five smooth stones and a sling.
Throughout our history there are those ghosts
Compelled to illustrate our dreams and hopes
Victors hang in pictures, losers from ropes.
Regardless they all swing in the same boat.
Yeah....yeah, yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah
In Southampton County 'round 1831
Nat Turner prayed and the cornstalks swayed
A voice rose up and a text was raised.
In the planter's steak house they went from room to room
When it was done they rode along to liberate Jerusalem.
David rose to beat the Philistines, with five smooth stones and a sling.
Throughout our history there are those ghosts
Compelled to illustrate our dreams and hopes
Victors hang in pictures, losers from ropes.
Regardless they all swing in the same boat.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: gaurdduck on April 26, 2011, 03:40:25 pm
Please Don't Touch My Junk Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71XIiP8v95Y&feature=channel_video_title)

Rise Against - Prayer Of The Refugee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-SQGOYOjxs&feature=channel_video_title)

"Sheriff Joe" - The Haymarket Squares (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cfJMQC05QI) (lol... the cops look really uncomfortable...)
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
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Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: gaurdduck on May 04, 2011, 11:07:37 am

Zog Nit Keynmol
זאָג ניט קיין מאָל



English translation

Never say this is the final road for you,
Though leaden skies may cover over days of blue.
As the hour that we longed for is so near,
Our step beats out the message: we are here!

From lands so green with palms to lands all white with snow.
We shall be coming with our anguish and our woe,
And where a spurt of our blood fell on the earth,
There our courage and our spirit have rebirth!

The early morning sun will brighten our day,
And yesterday with our foe will fade away,
But if the sun delays and in the east remains –
This song as password generations must remain.

This song was written with our blood and not with lead,
It's not a little tune that birds sing overhead,
This song a people sang amid collapsing walls,
With pistols in hand they heeded to the call.

Therefore never say the road now ends for you,
Though leaden skies may cover over days of blue.
As the hour that we longed for is so near,
Our step beats out the message: we are here!
   

Yiddish in transliteration

zog nit keyn mol, az du geyst dem letstn veg,
khotsh himlen blayene farshteln bloye teg.
kumen vet nokh undzer oysgebenkte sho,
s'vet a poyk ton undzer trot: mir zaynen do!

fun grinem palmenland biz vaysn land fun shney,
mir kumen on mit undzer payn, mit undzer vey,
un vu gefaln iz a shprits fun undzer blut,
shprotsn vet dort undzer gvure, undzer mut!

s'vet di morgnzun bagildn undz dem haynt,
un der nekht vet farshvindn mit dem faynt,
nor oyb farzamen vet di zun in der kayor –
vi a parol zol geyn dos lid fun dor tsu dor.

dos lid geshribn iz mit blut, un nit mit blay,
s'iz nit keyn lidl fun a foygl oyf der fray,
dos hot a folk tsvishn falndike vent
dos lid gezungen mit naganes in di hent.

to zog nit keyn mol, az du geyst dem letstn veg,
khotsh himlen blayene farshteln bloye teg.
kumen vet nokh undzer oysgebenkte sho –
es vet a poyk ton undzer trot: mir zaynen do!
   

Original Yiddish

זאָג ניט קיין מאָל, אַז דו גייסט דעם לעצטן וועג,
כאָטש הימלען בלײַענע פֿאַרשטעלן בלויע טעג.
קומען וועט נאָך אונדזער אויסגעבענקטע שעה –
ס׳וועט אַ פּויק טאָן אונדזער טראָט: מיר זײַנען דאָ!

פֿון גרינעם פּאַלמענלאַנד ביז ווײַסן לאַנד פֿון שניי,
מיר קומען אָן מיט אונדזער פּײַן, מיט אונדזער וויי,
און וווּ געפֿאַלן ס׳איז אַ שפּריץ פֿון אונדזער בלוט,
שפּראָצן וועט דאָרט אונדזער גבֿורה, אונדזער מוט!

ס׳וועט די מאָרגנזון באַגילדן אונדז דעם הײַנט,
און דער נעכט וועט פֿאַרשווינדן מיט דעם פֿײַנט,
נאָר אויב פֿאַרזאַמען וועט די זון אין דער קאַיאָר –
ווי אַ פּאַראָל זאָל גיין דאָס ליד פֿון דור צו דור.

דאָס ליד געשריבן איז מיט בלוט, און מיט בלײַ,
ס׳איז ניט קיין לידל פֿון אַ פֿויגל אויף דער פֿרײַ,
דאָס האָט אַ פֿאָלק צווישן פֿאַלנדיקע ווענט
דאָס ליד געזונגען מיט נאַגאַנעס אין די הענט.

טאָ זאָג ניט קיין מאָל, אַז דו גייסט דעם לעצטן וועג,
כאָטש הימלען בלײַענע פֿאַרשטעלן בלויע טעג.
קומען וועט נאָך אונדזער אויסגעבענקטע שעה –
ס׳וועט אַ פּויק טאָן אונדזער טראָט: מיר זײַנען דאָ!
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Emmacruz on July 19, 2011, 04:49:07 am
Resistance (The Rebellion)

We are the fallen ones
Begin the resistance
The moon has changed day into darkness
As we are kissed by funeral winds
Marching toward the horizon
In fragmantic grim atmospeheres
When the mysterious touch of darkness whispers
And hidden we will spread our wings
(So) may the night carry our minds to revenge
(We) seeking the path to end up in glory
In the shimmering and burning firmament
Summoned we stand with dying feelings in our hearts
Prepared to start the dance of pure violence
Frozen silhouettes, beyond thy firmament, awaits those who cannot win
Across the ocean of clouds we arise like a storm of everflowing tears
Preludium of the forsaken, the tragical horizon of peace

Oh crimson beauty - dark sculptured entity
Embraced in silence - eternal apathy
Oh crimson beauty - fortress to bury me
Welcome my glory - Angels of jealousy

So outside the gate we stand to enter once again the halls of false eternity
A supreme shimmering spectrum offers, tormented cosmic chaos
Enchanted symphonies of dawn lurk beyond, thy profane cryptic soulentrance
Thou darkest dreams an astral solution
Welcome rebellion the nocturnal resistance

Oh crimson beauty - sponsored so heavenly
Night's protecting me - of angelic apathy
Oh crimson beauty - I'm introducing me
Create obscurity - Heaven thy destiny

Seduced in solitary dreams in harmless romantic forced whispers
Return to the pure sound of innocence the power of the night
Oh solution
The second storm rebellion, the profane resistance
This time thy delirious Heaven shall be mine forced gentle to kiss my profane mind
And all stars shall shine on velvet streamed illusions to the glimmering blaze of glory
Look at the Heaven, the angelic forsaken sky of bitterness
Come forth, far beyond, to the astral grave
(To the abyss millennium asylum of peaceful tyranny)

Oh crimson beauty - of sculptured memory
Forsaken centuries - your ancient symphonies
Oh supreme Angels - of tortured agony
I'll bury peace - for perfect harmony
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: gaurdduck on July 22, 2011, 02:49:19 pm
Resistance (The Rebellion)

We are the fallen ones
Begin the resistance
The moon has changed day into darkness
As we are kissed by funeral winds
Marching toward the horizon
In fragmantic grim atmospeheres
When the mysterious touch of darkness whispers
And hidden we will spread our wings
(So) may the night carry our minds to revenge
(We) seeking the path to end up in glory
In the shimmering and burning firmament
Summoned we stand with dying feelings in our hearts
Prepared to start the dance of pure violence
Frozen silhouettes, beyond thy firmament, awaits those who cannot win
Across the ocean of clouds we arise like a storm of everflowing tears
Preludium of the forsaken, the tragical horizon of peace

Oh crimson beauty - dark sculptured entity
Embraced in silence - eternal apathy
Oh crimson beauty - fortress to bury me
Welcome my glory - Angels of jealousy

So outside the gate we stand to enter once again the halls of false eternity
A supreme shimmering spectrum offers, tormented cosmic chaos
Enchanted symphonies of dawn lurk beyond, thy profane cryptic soulentrance
Thou darkest dreams an astral solution
Welcome rebellion the nocturnal resistance

Oh crimson beauty - sponsored so heavenly
Night's protecting me - of angelic apathy
Oh crimson beauty - I'm introducing me
Create obscurity - Heaven thy destiny

Seduced in solitary dreams in harmless romantic forced whispers
Return to the pure sound of innocence the power of the night
Oh solution
The second storm rebellion, the profane resistance
This time thy delirious Heaven shall be mine forced gentle to kiss my profane mind
And all stars shall shine on velvet streamed illusions to the glimmering blaze of glory
Look at the Heaven, the angelic forsaken sky of bitterness
Come forth, far beyond, to the astral grave
(To the abyss millennium asylum of peaceful tyranny)

Oh crimson beauty - of sculptured memory
Forsaken centuries - your ancient symphonies
Oh supreme Angels - of tortured agony
I'll bury peace - for perfect harmony


WTF?
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: DiabloLoco on July 22, 2011, 03:26:22 pm
WTF?
Now,Now...Religious tolerance.

Satanism is a religion too.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: gaurdduck on July 22, 2011, 05:14:41 pm
WTF?
Now,Now...Religious tolerance.

Satanism is a religion too.

What are you talking about? Is that a satanist song or something? I couldn't understand it.

edited to add: I never said I was tolerant of all religions. Satanists being inherently violent and immoral, I don't associate with them. Druids who worship forces of nature don't bother me because they have a moral code. Wiccans are also okay. I even know a necromancer who claims to have familiars*... But I draw the line at Satanists.

*Necromancy is magic based on mutual contract with the familiar... Very creepy, but not bad people.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: DiabloLoco on July 22, 2011, 05:29:32 pm
WTF?
Now,Now...Religious tolerance.

Satanism is a religion too.

What are you talking about? Is that a satanist song or something? I couldn't understand it.

edited to add: I never said I was tolerant of all religions. Satanists being inherently violent and immoral, I don't associate with them. Druids who worship forces of nature don't bother me because they have a moral code. Wiccans are also okay. I even know a necromancer who claims to have familiars*... But I draw the line at Satanists.

*Necromancy is magic based on mutual contract with the familiar... Very creepy, but not bad people.
It reads satanist to me....I could be wrong, I guess.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: gaurdduck on July 22, 2011, 05:36:56 pm
WTF?
Now,Now...Religious tolerance.

Satanism is a religion too.

What are you talking about? Is that a satanist song or something? I couldn't understand it.

edited to add: I never said I was tolerant of all religions. Satanists being inherently violent and immoral, I don't associate with them. Druids who worship forces of nature don't bother me because they have a moral code. Wiccans are also okay. I even know a necromancer who claims to have familiars*... But I draw the line at Satanists.

*Necromancy is magic based on mutual contract with the familiar... Very creepy, but not bad people.
It reads satanist to me....I could be wrong, I guess.

It reminds me of the Poem of Sorrow...
The Poem of Sorrow

The edges of my fading memories,
the far off, frozen, unreachable life.

In a crack in the mirror that no one can hold,
a broken doll sings silent tears of mud.

Drain the maggots blood in the days that will never be returned,
and pierce the eyes with the briars of a clock that crumbled to dust within seven days.

The cruel judge records the faded letters of my life
Only a bird with broken wings can sing the truth

With light only silence.........

Death is frozen all the way to the edge of its molecules.

While the night loves eternity,
at the same time it chops down desire with a stone axe.

Drink up the pain of a brain being split open!

The twelve winter messengers who were washed ashore.....

The mirage above the piece of paper
The spent country made of glass
The corpse sings with a necklace of many, many tears on its breast

The ducks shadow on the cliff where light has ceased to exist
will the blameless traveler ever tell of this story?

On the night nineteen cold moons cross the sky,
after the day of pronouncement, and the night has passed,
the world will end with the rising of the sun

What else can we do
other than smash the green plate?

The blue lamplight roams about.
In the jewel of the night,
the fake empire will sink into the water.

In the destroyed daybreak,
the people will forget the hidden pain and..........
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: DiabloLoco on July 22, 2011, 05:41:13 pm
weird
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: gaurdduck on July 22, 2011, 05:47:28 pm
weird

It's weirder in Japanese, and it rhymes... And the author intended it to be read in monotone by a creepy little girl.

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: da gooch on July 22, 2011, 08:08:04 pm
WTF?
Now,Now...Religious tolerance.

Satanism is a religion too.

What are you talking about? Is that a satanist song or something? I couldn't understand it.

edited to add: I never said I was tolerant of all religions. Satanists being inherently violent and immoral, I don't associate with them. Druids who worship forces of nature don't bother me because they have a moral code. Wiccans are also okay. I even know a necromancer who claims to have familiars*... But I draw the line at Satanists.

*Necromancy is magic based on mutual contract with the familiar... Very creepy, but not bad people.

Well then ... lets get that Spanish Inquisition fired up and running again.
We haven't had a good mass crucifixion in ages ... really ages.
[/sarcasm]

"inherently violent and immoral"?  Not judgmental at all huh?
Every single Satanist on the planet you personally know to be "inherently violent and immoral"?

Right.

"But I draw the line at Satanists."
Does anyone remember electing PKL as the TMM "Line Drawer"?

That sure sounds like that christian brand of tolerance again.
[namely the "I don't know or understand those OTHERS so they MUST BE bad, evil, nasty, inhuman Things." brand of tolerance.]
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: gaurdduck on July 23, 2011, 01:45:25 am
WTF?
Now,Now...Religious tolerance.

Satanism is a religion too.

What are you talking about? Is that a satanist song or something? I couldn't understand it.

edited to add: I never said I was tolerant of all religions. Satanists being inherently violent and immoral, I don't associate with them. Druids who worship forces of nature don't bother me because they have a moral code. Wiccans are also okay. I even know a necromancer who claims to have familiars*... But I draw the line at Satanists.

*Necromancy is magic based on mutual contract with the familiar... Very creepy, but not bad people.

Well then ... lets get that Spanish Inquisition fired up and running again.
We haven't had a good mass crucifixion in ages ... really ages.
[/sarcasm]

"inherently violent and immoral"?  Not judgmental at all huh?
Every single Satanist on the planet you personally know to be "inherently violent and immoral"?

Right.

"But I draw the line at Satanists."
Does anyone remember electing PKL as the TMM "Line Drawer"?

That sure sounds like that christian brand of tolerance again.
[namely the "I don't know or understand those OTHERS so they MUST BE bad, evil, nasty, inhuman Things." brand of tolerance.]

You're overreacting Gooch.

Nobody said anything about killing or torturing them... I'd never advocate an inquisition. If mine was the christian type of tolerance, my top 3 friends after my current gf would not be a Viet-Buddhist, a Shinto Priestess, and a Shintoist.

I speak only for myself, I don't need your or other members permission to draw a line and go no further. I recall saying "I", not "we". Whom I associate with or not is my own decision, and mine alone. It's also my right.

My first gf was a Methodist when we met and a lesbian satanist when she left me for a woman. I know about their directive to break every one of the ten commandments in order. It's not that they are breaking rules that bothers me, it's the part where they are supposed to commit theft, adultery, and ritual murder that makes them immoral.

I'm getting the feeling that TMMers in general expect all other members to agree with them on everything. I think this site is heading to another break-up because of intolerance for other people's prejudices (personal preferences) and personal philosophies. Not everybody has to be libertarian or anarchist.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: DiabloLoco on July 23, 2011, 11:30:48 am

Now,Now...Religious tolerance.

Satanism is a religion too.


I don't know about anyone else, but I made that comment in "jest". Just foolin'! Didn't know that anyone would end up getting pissed :dontknow:
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: DiabloLoco on July 24, 2011, 05:26:26 pm
Bad Moon Rising(J.C. Fogerty)

I see the bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin'.
I see bad times today.


CHORUS:


Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.


I hear hurricanes ablowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.


CHORUS


All right!


Hope you got your things together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we're in for nasty weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.


CHORUS


CHORUS

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: soveREIGN on July 24, 2011, 05:38:14 pm
Pretty much anything by a band named Propagandhi kicks ass. They are a secular Anarchist band out of Canada. Here is one of there songs called-

"Who Will Help Me Bake This Bread?"
 
I speak my mind. I question theirs.
It seems to me like no one really cares.
Peripherally blind. Intellectually numb.
Ignorance by choice? Or just plain fucking dumb?
You're threatened by my mind. You want everything the same.
But my questions still remain.
You boycott your brain. You answer with fists.
But my questions still persist.
You can rearrange my face but you can't rearrange my mind.
You can beat this shell about me, but you can't touch what's inside.
So now who will help me bake this bread?
Who will be the first to speak and leave complacency for dead?
I've done all that I can on my own.
But stagnant minds persist to squeeze blood from this stone.
But I won't bleed for you. I have no need for you.
Death will be the day I concede to you.



Yup, it's a great song. For those of you who are interested, this song is on a album called "How to Clean Everything"
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: soveREIGN on July 24, 2011, 05:45:34 pm
Here is another one by one of my favorite bands named, the appropriate, Rise Against

This song is called-

"Re-Education (Through Labor)"

 
To the sound of a heartbeat pounding away
To the rhythm of the awful rusted machines
We toss and turn but don't sleep
Each breath we take makes us thieves
Like causes without rebels
Just talk but promise nothing else

We crawl on our knees for you
Under a sky no longer blue
We sweat all day long for you
But we sow seeds to see us through
'Cause sometimes dreams just don't come true
We wait to reap what we are due

To the rhythm of a time bomb ticking away
And the blare of the sirens combing the streets
Chased down like dogs we run from
Your grasp until the sun comes up

We crawl on our knees for you
Under a sky no longer blue
We sweat all day long for you
But we sow seeds to see us through
'Cause sometimes dreams just don't come true
Look now at what they've done to you

White needles buried in the red
The engine roars and then it gives
But never dies
'Cause we don't live
We just survive
On the scraps that you throw away

I won't crawl on my knees for you
I won't believe the lies that hide the truth
I won't sweat one more drop for you
'Cause we are the rust upon your gears
We are the insect in your ears
We crawl
We crawl
We crawl... all over you

We sow the seeds to see us through
Our days are precious and so few
We all reap what we are due
Under this sky no longer blue
We bring the dawn long over-due
We crawl
We crawl
We crawl... all over you

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: gaurdduck on July 25, 2011, 07:15:24 am
Rise Against is pretty good... I like that song Prayer of the Refugee.

My little bro has a CD of theirs I think...
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Bennie on July 26, 2011, 04:23:47 am
"Bad Moon Rising".....that was played over and over as we were  packing up our seabags to leave boot camp in '69

hope you got your shit together (were the words used).
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: gaurdduck on July 26, 2011, 07:45:59 am
Serj Tankian's The Unthinking Majority:

We don't need your democracy.
Execute them kindly for me.
Take them by their filthy nostrils
Put them up in doggy hostels.

We don't need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

We don't need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

We don't need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

We don't need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

I believe that you're wrong
Insinuating they hold the bomb
Clearing the way for the oil brigade
Clearing the way for the oil brigade

I believe that you're wrong
Insinuating they hold the bomb
Clearing the way for the oil brigade
Clearing the way for the oil brigade

Ooooohahh...

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

I believe that you're wrong
Insinuating they hold the bomb
Clearing the way for the oil brigade
Clearing the way for the oil brigade

We don't need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

We don't need your democracy.
Execute them kindly for me.
Take them by their filthy nostrils
Put them up in doggy hostels.

We don't need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority
The unthinking majority

I believe that you're wrong
Insinuating they hold the bomb
Clearing the way for the oil brigade
Clearing the way for the oil brigade
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Junker on July 26, 2011, 08:55:30 pm
Subversion by Music (http://www.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=9024.0)

Bob Dylan
Phil Ochs
Joan Baez
Buffy St. Marie
Tom Paxton
Simon and Garfunkel
Tom Lehrer
Jimi Hendrix
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Junker on July 26, 2011, 09:15:13 pm
a PM in my box
from reepotomac,  Provisional
on music

music thread: go to

http://mycountrymyass.com

So, I went...

Project Overview:  Can you say "Psychological Warfare?"
    I have a project and I need the help of like minded people. I will try to be brief.
    I have recorded a protest song. The style is country-rock, and the song is pretty direct.
    I need people to request it on radio stations.
 ...
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: DiabloLoco on July 26, 2011, 09:17:37 pm
a PM in my box
from reepotomac,  Provisional
on music

music thread: go to

http://mycountrymyass.com

So, I went...

Project Overview:  Can you say "Psychological Warfare?"
    I have a project and I need the help of like minded people. I will try to be brief.
    I have recorded a protest song. The style is country-rock, and the song is pretty direct.
    I need people to request it on radio stations.
 ...
I saw that too. Decent song, but the singer sucks. The video sucked too.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: gaurdduck on July 26, 2011, 09:18:26 pm
a PM in my box
from reepotomac,  Provisional
on music

music thread: go to

http://mycountrymyass.com

So, I went...

Project Overview:  Can you say "Psychological Warfare?"
    I have a project and I need the help of like minded people. I will try to be brief.
    I have recorded a protest song. The style is country-rock, and the song is pretty direct.
    I need people to request it on radio stations.
 ...
I saw that too. Decent song, but the singer sucks. The video sucked too.

ditto
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: MrBitHead on September 09, 2011, 05:18:41 pm
Dad's Gonna Kill Me by Richard Thompson
(Introduced by him in concert as an anti-pro war song.)
Out in the desert there's a soldier lying dead
Vultures pecking the eyes out of his head
Another day that could have been me there instead
Nobody loves me here
Nobody loves me here

Dad's Gonna Kill Me
Dad's Gonna Kill Me

You hit the booby trap and you're in pieces
With every bullet your risk increases
Old Ali Baba, he's a different species
Nobody loves me here
Nobody loves me here

Dad's Gonna Kill Me
Dad's Gonna Kill Me

I'm dead meat in my HumV Frankenstein
I hit the road block, God knows I never hit the mine
The dice rolled and I got lucky this time

Dad's Gonna Kill Me
Dad's Gonna Kill Me

I've got a wife, a kid, another on the way
I might get home if I can live through today
Before I came out here I never used to pray
Nobody loves me here
Nobody loves me here

Dad's Gonna Kill Me

Dad's in a bad mood, Dad's got the blues
It's someone else's mess that I didn't choose
At least we're winning on the Fox Evening News
Nobody loves me here

Dad's Gonna Kill Me
Dad's Gonna Kill Me

Dawn Patrol went out and didn't come back
Hug the wire and pray like I told you, Mac
Or they'll be shovelling bits of you into a sack

Dad's Gonna Kill Me.

And who's that stranger walking in my dreams
And whose that stranger cast a shadow 'cross my heart
And who's that stranger, I dare speak his name
Must be old Death a-walking
Must be old Death a-walking

Dad's Gonna Kill Me

7 muzzle monkeys standing in a row
Standing waiting for The Sandbox to blow
Sitting targets in the wild west show

Nobody loves me here

Dad's Gonna Kill Me

Another angel got his wings this week
Charbroiled with his own Willie Pete
Nobody's dying if you speak double-speak

Dad's Gonna Kill Me

Another one:
Orgasmatron by Motorhead

....(Don't look for the first verse if you're Christian.)

I twist the truth, I rule the world, my crown is called deceit
I am the emperor of lies, you grovel at my feet
I rob you and I slaughter you, your downfall is my gain
And still you play the sycophant and revel in your pain
And all my promises are lies, all my love is hate
I am the politician, and I decide your fate

I march before a martyred world, an army for the fight
I speak of great heroic days, of victory and might
I hold a banner drenched in blood, I urge you to be brave
I lead you to your destiny, I lead you to your grave
Your bones will build my palaces, your eyes will stud my crown
For I am Mars, the god of war, and I will cut you down.



I debated about the second song, being new but I think the last two verses would go over here.

Steve
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: gaurdduck on September 10, 2011, 03:03:23 am
http://blog.mikebilly.com/2011/04/fight-of-the-century-keynes-vs-hayek-round-two/
Quote
INTRO: John Maynard Keynes. F. A. Hayek Round Two. Round 2.0. Same economists. Same beliefs. New microphones. New Mustaches. Let’s go. Let’s go. Let’s go.

KEYNES:

Here we are. Peace out, Great Recession.
Thanks to me – as you see – we’re not in a depression.
Recovery. Destiny. If you follow my lesson.
Lord Keynes. Here I come. Line up for the procession.

HAYEK:

We brought out the shovels and we’re still in a ditch.
And still digging. Don’t you think it’s time for a switch
from that hair of the dog? Friend the party is over,
the long run is here, it’s time to get sober.

KEYNES:

Are you kidding? My cure works perfectly fine.
Have a look, the Great Recession ended back in ’09.
I deserve credit. Things would have been worse.
All the estimates prove it. I’ll quote chapter and verse.

HAYEK:

Econometricians, they’re ever so pious.
Are they doing real science or confirming their bias?
Their Keynesian models are tidy and neat.
But that top down approach is a fatal conceit.

CHORUS:

Which way should we choose?
More bottom-up or more top-down?
The fight continues.
Keynes and Hayek second round.
It’s time to weigh in.
More from the top or from the ground?
Let’s listen to the basics
Keynes and Hayek throwin’ down

KEYNES:

We could have done better had only spent more.
Too bad that only happens when there’s a world war.
You can carp all you want about stats and regressions.
Do you deny that world war cut short the Depression?

HAYEK:

Wow. One data point and you’re jumping for joy.
The last time I checked wars only destroy.
There was no multiplier. Consumption just shrank
as we used scarce resources for every new tank.
Pretty perverse to call that prosperity.
Ration meat. Ration butter. A life of austerity.
When that war spending ended, your friends cried disaster.
Yet, the economy thrived and grew faster.

KEYNES:

You too only see what you want to see.
The spending on war clearly goosed GDP.
Unemployment was over, almost down to zero.
That’s why I’m the master. That’s why I’m the hero.

HAYEK:

Creating employment is a straight forward craft
when the nation’s at war and there’s a draft.
If every worker were staffed in the army and fleet
we’d have full employment and nothing to eat.

[CHORUS]

HAYEK:

Jobs are a means, not the ends in themselves.
People work to live better, to put food on the shelves.
Real growth means production of what people demand.
That’s entrepreneurship, not your central plan.

KEYNES:

My solution is simple and easy to handle.
It’s spending that matters. Why’s that such a scandal?
Money sloshes through the pipes and the sluices.
Revitalizing the economy’s juices.
It’s just like an engine that’s stalled and gone dark.
To bring it to life we need a quick spark.
Spending’s the life blood that gets the flow going.
Were it goes doesn’t matter. Just Get Spending Flowing.

HAYEK:

You see slack in some sectors as a general glut.
But some sectors are healthy only some are in a rut.
So spending’s not free, that’s the heart of the matter.
Too much is wasted as cronies get fatter.
The economy’s not a car. There’s no engine to stall.
No expert can fix it. There’s no “it” at all.
The economy is us. We don’t need a mechanic
Put away the wrenches, the economy is organic.

[CHORUS]

KEYNES:

So what would you do to help those unemployed?
This is the question you seem to avoid.
When we’re in a mess, would you have us just wait,
doing nothing until markets equilibrate?

HAYEK:

I don’t wanna do nothing, there’s plenty to do.
The question I ponder is who plans for whom.
Do I plan for myself or leave it to you?
I want plans by the many, not by the few.
Let’s not repeat what created our troubles.
I want real growth not a series of bubbles.
Stop bailing out losers, let prices work.
If we don’t try to steer them they won’t go berserk.

KEYNES:

Come on are you kidding? Don’t Wall Street gyrations
challenge your world view of self regulation?
Even you must admit that lesson we’ve learned
is more oversight is needed or else we’ll get burned.

HAYEK:

Oversight? The government’s long been in bed
with those Wall Street execs and the firms that they’ve bled.
Capitalism is about profit and loss.
You bail out the losers there is no end to the cost.
The lesson I’ve learned is how little we know.
The world is complex, not some circular flow.
The economy is not a class you master in college,
to think otherwise is the pretense of knowledge.

[CHORUS]

KEYNES:

You’ve get on your high horse and you are off to the the races.
I look at the world on a case-by-case basis.
When people are suffering I roll up my sleeves
and do what I can to cure our disease.
The future’s uncertain, our outlooks are frail.
That’s why free markets are so prone to fail.
In a volatile world we need more discretion
so state intervention can counter depression.

HAYEK:

People aren’t chess men you move on a board
at your whim, their dreams and desires ignored.
With political incentives, discretion’s a joke.
Those dials are twisting; just mirrors and smoke.
We need stable rules and real market prices
so prosperity emerges and cuts short the crisis.
Give us a chance so we can discover
the most valuable ways to serve one another.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: dreamland on December 20, 2011, 11:10:50 am
Does 21 Guns qualify?
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Hutch on December 21, 2011, 01:33:02 am
I'm not sure if  this has already been posted....

Johnny Cash- I Won't Back Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8i5NLyXZdc&feature=related

Although some of Tall may prefer this version...

Tom Petty - I won't Back Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=nUTXb-ga1fo&NR=1

Hutch
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: brightonimplant on February 17, 2012, 12:39:23 am
When I get older by Khan.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: gaurdduck on February 18, 2012, 09:36:08 am
The entire Nightcore meme flies in the face of IP bullshit. It's a meme made up of thousands of "Nightcored" songs. You take a song you like and tweak it a little by raising pitch and tempo. Sometimes other effects are added. The resulting music is difficult for the Music industry to find since their searches look for sound bytes and one significantly altered as this one won't trigger it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g6Q4wUNnjc
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: A Patriot on December 15, 2014, 03:33:15 am
What... Nobody post anything here in awhile???

I remember this during the Viet Nam era, it was big on the radio then.

Sky Pilot: the Animals

Link:  http://youtu.be/BP0IXOr9O8U

.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: casca-503 on December 15, 2014, 06:01:41 am
sky pilot is still BIG  with some of us that were there...
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: casca-503 on December 15, 2014, 06:04:49 am
don't forget...Warren Zevon's   "Roland the headless Thompson gunner"..../    also   COVEN=   ONE TIN SOLDIER.../  then  again ...THE  UNIVERSAL  SOLDIER...
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: casca-503 on December 15, 2014, 06:07:39 am
THE  DOORS= THE  UNKNOWN  SOLDIER.../   Barry McGuire=EVE OF DESTRUCTION....
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: Who...me? on December 15, 2014, 11:57:10 am
Warren Zevon is one of my favorite artists.
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: DiabloLoco on April 24, 2016, 12:43:37 pm
Killing Joke - War On Freedom [2015]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWhOiZUAfc4

Quote
War On Freedom


Ban heritage seeds and seedbanks
Vagrancy is a criminal offence
Firing tear-gas on reporters
Cyber-tracking cyberspace
Compulsory vaccinations
Guilty til proved innocent
DNA database expansion
Maintained without consent
War On Freedom! [4x]
Iris scanners biometrics
Facial recognition software
RFID chip surveillance
From the cradle to the grave
War On Freedom! [4x]
No more peaceful demonstrations
Militarise the police force
Illegal trade agreements
Conducted behind closed doors
Bilderberg and private forums
Media monopolies
Shaping conventional wisdom
Bye bye sweet liberty
War On Freedom! [4x


Killing Joke - I Am The Virus (Lyric Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4wdbibV3IM

Killing Joke - New Cold War

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDwx9JOy4LU


Assuming you don't have me on "ignore", this is for you, Baked.

Killing Joke - Autonomous Zone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUdFffQRVDI

Quote
Autonomous Zone


Living outside of the grid is the goal
Misery lies at the heart of control

Dancing and playing to be with my kind
Smoke, fuck and joke, Im just passing the time
Celebrations, demonstrations, debate
Distorted music, my war surrogate

No Wi-Fi soup
Off the grid
No more phones
No drones
Autonomous Zone
Autonomous Zone

Where lovers of freedom gather to laugh
No heroes or icons, such values have passed
Squat, grow a plot, pursue beauty instead
Under the flag of the black and the red


Speakers at breaking point, dance on the decks
Letters go feral, options of wildness
Dancing and laughing, high as a kite
Anointed and animated all the night

Cacophony, lovely ear-splitting noise
With wild abandon, give freedom a voice
Living outside of the grid is the goal
Misery lies at the heart of control

Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: heyoka on April 27, 2016, 08:55:54 am
Jimmy Cliff -- Vietnam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OChrbIR6oHs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OChrbIR6oHs)
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: heyoka on April 27, 2016, 09:57:31 am
Robert Zimmerman --  Masters of War
https://secure.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=13130.210 (https://secure.thementalmilitia.com/forums/index.php?topic=13130.210)
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: heyoka on May 05, 2016, 09:07:11 am
Les McCann & Eddie Harris
Compared to What
http://www.last.fm/music/Les+McCann+&+Eddie+Harris/_/Compared+to+What (http://www.last.fm/music/Les+McCann+&+Eddie+Harris/_/Compared+to+What)
Title: Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
Post by: iandouglassmith on June 01, 2016, 02:36:09 pm
"No. 1 Platoon". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkDKt-sl2SE