List of songs of peace, rights, sustainability, activism, protest, truth, etc

We can make songs very easy and quick over the net.
No experience necessary, just a desire for a better world.
Here are a few examples of people doing just that…

Not the sound necessarily, but some of the types of message.
1) Michael Franti & Spearhead –”Bomb The World” (We can bomb the world to pieces but we can’t bomb it into peace) and “Hey World” (Don’t Give Up)
2) CSNY – ”Ohio”, “Almost Cut My Hair”, Woodstock”
3) Marvin Gaye – ”Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)”, ”What’s Going On”, “What’s Happening Brother”, “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)”
4) Neil Young – ”Let’s Impeach The President”
5) Natalie Merchant – ”Carnival”
6) Bruce Hornsby – ”The Way It Is”
7) Eric Johnson – ”Trail Of Tears”
8) Pink – ”Dear Mr President”
9) Rush – “Closer To The Heart” and others
10) The Clash – “Know Your Rights”
11) Michael Jackson – “Heal The World” and “We Are The World”
12) U2 – “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”, Sunday Bloody Sunday
13) Bruce Springsteen – “American Skin” (41 Shots)
14) John Lennon – “Imagine”, Plastic Ono Band “Give Peace a Chance”
15) David Rovics – (Pretty much anything by him)
16) Bright Eyes – “When The President Talks To God”
17) The Youngbloods – “Get Together”
18) Bob Marley and The Wailers – “Get Up, Stand Up”, One Love”, “War”
19) Pete Seeger – “We Shall Overcome”, “Which Side Are You on” and others
20) Black Sabbath – “War Pigs”
21) The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphopricy – “Television, The Drug Of The Nation” and others
22) Depeche Mode – “People Are People”
23) Buffalo Springfield – ”For What It’s Worth”
24) Concrete Blonde – “God Is A Bullet”
25) The Beatles – All You Need is Love”, “Revolution”
26) Nina Simone – “Mississippi Goddam”
27) Billie Holiday – “Strange Fruit”
28) Bob Dylan – “Masters of War”, “The Times They Are A-Changin'”, “Blowin’ In The Wind”, and others.
29) CCR – “Fortunate Son”
30) Anthrax – “Indians”
31) George Harrison – Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)”
32) Patti Smith – “People Have the Power”
33) Jackie DeShannon – “Put a Little Love in Your Heart”, “What the World Needs Now Is Love”
34) Rebelution feat. Lutan Fyah – “Good Vibes”
35) The Cranberries – “Zombie”
Alicia Keys – “We Are Here”
37) Anti-Flag – “911 for Peace”
38) Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions – “People Get Ready”
39) Matisyahu – “One Day”
40) Lenny Kravitz – “We Want Peace”
41) The O’Jays – “Love Train”
42) Ozzy Osbourne – “Revelation (Mother Earth)”
43) Renaissance – “Cry to the World”
44) Ocean Colour Scene – “Profit In Peace”
45) Buffy Sainte-Marie – “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee”, “Universal Soldier”, “The War Racket”, “No No Keshagesh” and many others.
46) Woody Guthrie – Harriet Tubman’s Ballad” and many others.
47) Temple Of The Dog – “Hunger Strike”
48) 4 Non Blondes – “What’s Up”
49) Gil Scott Heron – “Whitey On the Moon”, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”, “Winter In America”, “Pieces of a Man”, etc.
50) John Mellencamp – “Rain On The Scarecrow”
51) John Trudell – “Fables and Other Realities”, “Listening (Honor Song)” and many others.
52) The Chambers Brothers – “Love, Peace & Happiness”
53) Grand Funk Railroad – “Creepin'”
54) Def Leppard – “Gods Of War”

55) Metallica – “One”
56) Megadeth – “Countdown To Extinction” and others.
57) Pink Floyd – “On The Turning Away”, “Us And Them”, “Echoes” much of “The Wall” and others.
58) Toto – “Love Has The Power”
59) Stevie Wonder – “Village Ghetto Land”
60) Yes – “The More We Live – Let Go”, “Take the Water to the Mountain”
61) Bill Withers – “Lean On Me”
62) The Bob Seger System – “2 + 2 = ?”
63) Tom MacDonald – “The System”
64) Doobie Brothers – “Takin’ It to the Streets”
65) Holly Near – “Singing for Our Lives” and others.

66) Ani DiFranco – Your Next Bold Move” and others.

67) Steve Earle – “The Revolution Starts…Now” and others.
68) Phil Ochs – “I Ain’t Marching Anymore” and others.
69) Lou Reed – “Last Great American Whale” and others.
70) White Lion – “Little Fighter”
71) Dave Mathews Band – Ants Marching”
72) Quicksilver Messenger Service – “What About Me”
73) Johnny Cash – “Man in Black
74) Freda Payne – “Bring the Boys Home”
75) Rage Against The Machine – “Sleep Now In The Fire” and others.
Supertramp – “The Logical Song”
77) Lyla June – “All Nations Rise”
78) Willie King and The Liberators – ”Terrorized”
79) Nick Lowe (and then covered by Elvis Costello and the Attractions) – “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding”
80) Ismus Betrue & Mario Moniz – “If Angels Were Real”
81) Timmy Thomas – “Why Can’t We Live Together”
82) Icy Window – “Debt Free”
83) Emmett Wheatfall – “Miles To Go”
84) Deep Purple – “Child in Time”
85) Yusuf / Cat Stevens – “Peace Train”
86) House of Good Tones Srebrenica – “Love People”
87) Jesse Colin Young – “Peace Song”
88) Emmanuel Jal – “We Want Peace”
89) Seasick Steve – “Love and Peace”
90) Tarek Bibi – “LightWarrior Anthem”
91) Tatiana Moroz – “Whatcha Gonna Do”
92) Three Dog Night – “Black & White”
93) Hot Chocolate – “Brother Louie”
94) Paper Lace – “Billy – Don’t Be A Hero”
95) OMNIA “I don’t speak Human”
96) Jason Mraz – “Back to the Earth”
97) Midnight Oil – “Blue Sky Mine”, “Beds Are Burning”
98) Bryan Adams – “What If There Were No Sides At All”, “Don’t Drop That Bomb On Me”
99) P.F. Sloan (and covered by Barry McGuire and others) – “Eve Of Destruction”
100) Peter, Paul and Mary – “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “The Great Mandala (The Wheel of Life)” and others

101) Grateful Dead – “Morning Dew”
102) Phil Ochs – “Iron Lady”
103) The Cure – “Jumping Someone Else’s Train”
104) Kate Bush – “Experiment IV”, “Army Dreamers”
105) Tears For Fears – “Mad World”, “Sowing The Seeds Of Love”
106) Graham Nash – “Chicago”,  “Military Madness”
107) Boston – “Peace Of Mind”
108) Edwin Starr – “War”
109) Indy Angel – “Jumala loi maan”
110) Steve Miller Band – “I Want To Make The World Turn Around”
111) Alice Cooper – “Brutal Planet”
112) Aureole Lighten – “Coming Soon”
113) Bobby Darin – “Simple Song Of Freedom”
114) Tom Waits – “Hell Broke Luce”, “Last Great American Whale” and others.
115) Bobby Scott & Bob Russel, The Hollies and others – “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”
116) Sheryl Crow, Johnny Cash – “Redemption Day”
117) Nickelback – “If Everyone Cared”
118) Blues Traveler – “Hook”
119) Beatnick’s Odyssey – “Love is in the Air (Peace is Everywhere)” [original version]
120) Carlos “Hip Hip” Heredia – “Revolution – Be The Love. Be The Light”
121) Anbaric – “The Defiant Heart”
122) Lowkey – “Ghosts of Grenfell” and others.
123) Roger Waters (solo) – “Two Suns In The Sunset”, “Amused to Death” and others.
124) Triumph – “Fight The Good Fight”
125) Marvin Rainwater, Don Fardon, Paul Revere & The Raiders – “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)” (Originally titled “The Pale Faced Indian”)
126) Zager & Evans – “In the Year 2525”
127) Daniel Kelly and Don Simpson – “We Were Not Made For This”
128) Emmett Wheatfall – “Miles To Go”
129) Pearl jam – “Even Flow”
130) Muad X Zayaan – “From The River”
131) Bruce Cockburn – “Call It Democracy
132) Phantom Lamp – “Never Ending War”, “Freedom Street”
133) Bonnie Dobson (and covered by  Robert Plant, Jeff Beck, the Grateful Dead and others) –“Morning Dew”
I’ll add to this and please feel free to contact me with suggested additions and/or to be involved in this project.

PS, this project is a call out to ALL artists and ALL people that want positive change, people that see things that are wrong that need changing, and people that see things that are right that need support.
We can make songs that speak just like all those listed above have.
it can be easy, we can do this over the internet.
Contact me to be involved or if you have questions.
… even if you don’t want to be involved in this project PLEASE stop with your silence.
It’s a betrayal to the world and it’s a betrayal to the idea of art itself.
Speak up.

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Collaborations on songs can be in person or over the net!

We can make songs of peace, rights, sustainability, truth and write, record, mix and so on in person (Cincinnati) OR over the net!

No experience necessary, no money is needed, no musical gear required (even just a recording on your phone can work), all are welcome, all music including spoken word, it can be easy and if you don’t know how to be involved or wonder how you can contribute lyrics, ideas or a recording of yourself over the net then just let me know.
I will do whatever I can do to make songs of Peace, Rights and Sustainability happen and for you to be a part of this.

Drop me a line if you have questions or want to jump in on a song right away!

REMEMBER: People have been making music since time began and it doesn’t have to be hard, complicated or “perfect”.
*** This isn’t a songwriting class that lasts and lasts and goes on and on trying for perfection, it’s meant to be fast, fun and get the music OUT THERE!!! ***
It may be waaaay easier than you think, so don’t hesitate, join in or do some on your own, JUST DON’T REMAIN SILENT!!!

The next couple posts here have many song examples, info about us getting together in a public place (meeting room at the DP library 45236 zip), plus how you can be involved in person or over the net and more, so check the posts out or just get ahold of me and let’s have fun making music!!!


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The songwriting meetings continue at DP Library in Cincinnati!

So, there are no upcoming meetings (AS OF NOW) scheduled that are focused on making songs of Peace, Rights and Sustainability but please get ahold of me if you’d like to be involved or have any questions and there will be some scheduled before too long..

(Ask a librarian if you can’t find me/us)
Deer Park Library 45236 zip code.

ALL ARE WELCOME! This does not require any money, any experience writing songs or lyrics or having recorded before.
So please, if you want a better world and to have fun then join in!

*** This isn’t a songwriting class that lasts and lasts and goes on and on trying for perfection, it’s meant to be fast, fun and get the music OUT THERE!!! ***

You may want to bring a notebook and pen or pencil but it’s not required.
The computer I will have can provide drums and lots of sounds that we can use as a jumping off point. Bring anything you’d like and we can jam, work out chords or any other approach.

What I think would be great would be a few musicians and a few singers/rappers/spoken word/lyrics writers and we jam/wander through ideas until something seems to click with the singers and so forth and build from there, but ANY approach is fine and welcome. It’s whatever works!

Just remember, this is a library and the meeting rooms are set up to have some noise going on that won’t bother all the others there, it’s obviously not soundproofed so we just need to not get out of control or use a full drum kit and so forth.

Also, this is organized by me, not the library, so if you have questions specifically about the event please direct them to me, but questions about the library, their policies and so forth should go to them.
You can email me at (change the AT to a normal @ sign)

Please NOTE: These gatherings will be subject to the space and seating constraints for whatever room we are in. I can’t change that. I don’t think we’ll go over the amount of people that can fit but if that happens I/We can try to figure out what to do.

Picture of the library:

Deer Park library

4020 E. Galbraith Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
(In the Dillonvale Shopping Center)

Dates/Times (as of now):

None are scheduled right now but please get ahold of me if you’d like to be involved or have any questions.

(Ask a librarian if you can’t find me/us)


What you’ll need:
Just you and a desire to make this a better world AND have some fun doing so in a creative and fun way!!!

NOTE: We will try to “socially distance” but since the restrictions have mainly been lifted you won’t be required to wear a mask or anything BUT you are obviously welcome to AND since I have no idea how many people will show up, if you aren’t comfortable in public then you can skip meeting in person and drop me a line and I’ll make sure to help you be involved remotely!

I’ll do whatever I can to help anyone wanting to be involved.

PS, it would be helpful if you read what’s at
so there aren’t any misunderstandings of what can be done with everyone’s works, what your obligation to others is and so forth.


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