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What are your favorite songs of Resistance, Refusal to Give In? (Original Post) FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 OP
Bella, ciao. rug Dec 2016 #1
Buffalo Springfield -- "For What it's Worth" lastlib Dec 2016 #50
"Won't Get Fooled Again" ailsagirl Dec 2016 #2
Yep, I was gonna post that one LeftInTX Dec 2016 #61
Good taste-- great song!! ailsagirl Dec 2016 #64
Think I'm Fixin' to Die Rag - Country Joe at Woodstock ailsagirl Dec 2016 #3
Revolution - Beatles ailsagirl Dec 2016 #4
Indeed. CanSocDem Dec 2016 #31
Miss them!! ailsagirl Dec 2016 #38
I maintain against the grain. aidbo Dec 2016 #5
Not a country fan, but Dixie Chicks - Not Ready to Make Nice JudyM Dec 2016 #6
The more I hear this the more I like it. pressbox69 Dec 2016 #7
Bryan Ferry's version of Bob Dylans "A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall' FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #8
I have the album that's on, "These Foolish Things." mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2016 #11
I've been a fan since 1980... FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #24
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - I Won't Back Down (live 2006) Donkees Dec 2016 #9
Supertramp-Child of Vision FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #10
A couple more bluedigger Dec 2016 #12
Roger Hodgson -of Supertramp FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #13
I made a playlist "Songs for the Trumpocalypse." alarimer Dec 2016 #14
Power to the People IcyPeas Dec 2016 #15
Stand! IcyPeas Dec 2016 #16
I ain't marching anymore - Phil Ochs annabanana Dec 2016 #17
Or "When I'm Gone" gratuitous Dec 2016 #46
A song of Freedom jack69 Dec 2016 #18
Here is one of his versions...a great singer/songwriter! FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #19
The authority song Wabbajack_ Dec 2016 #20
Muse- "Uprising" Doc_Technical Dec 2016 #21
I love Muse-they have many songs that speak to the struggles we face in life against power, evil, FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #79
Black Snakes - Rap music video Equinox Moon Dec 2016 #22
Standing Rock - Warrior, Stand Up Like a Mountain Equinox Moon Dec 2016 #23
Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL (Official Video) demmiblue Dec 2016 #55
Terrific! Equinox Moon Dec 2016 #56
"I'm gonna stand at the top of the world and challenge the heavens!" Rhythm Dec 2016 #25
Ah, Danzig! FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #28
GD himself has done a couple of albums full of covers (one of them just Elvis stuff) Rhythm Dec 2016 #35
Clampdown by the Clash Danmel Dec 2016 #26
Great question! Here are a few that come to mind... littlemissmartypants Dec 2016 #27
Fight the Power- Public Enemy JCMach1 Dec 2016 #29
Not Ready to Make Nice- Dixie Chicks JCMach1 Dec 2016 #30
Gloria Gaynor, "I Will Survive" Bucky Dec 2016 #32
Cypress Hill "Rise Up" Jokerman Dec 2016 #33
Maggie's Farm DFW Dec 2016 #34
Great song-Rage Against the Machine did a cover of it as well... FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #36
"The Walls Came Down" (1983) -- The Call VOX Dec 2016 #37
These songs express what I think of when Trump speaks. IrishEyes Dec 2016 #39
I like the way you think... FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #40
KMFDM "New American Century" DinahMoeHum Dec 2016 #41
School-Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #42
"The Mary Ellen Carter" by Stan Rogers. Paladin Dec 2016 #43
I had to find it-so inspiring! FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #45
Thanks so much for sharing this with everybody. (nt) Paladin Dec 2016 #47
You're welcome, Paladin. FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #48
Fight Fight Fight by the Cure fleur-de-lisa Dec 2016 #44
The Roots NTOZamboni Dec 2016 #49
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Mr.Bill Dec 2016 #51
Hard Rain's gonna fall. Bob Dylan. cliffordu Dec 2016 #52
The Hooters: All You Zombies demon in basement Dec 2016 #53
Love that Song! FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #54
Rockin in the Free World by Neil Young robertpaulsen Dec 2016 #57
Scorpions-Wind of Change FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #58
There actually IS a song called "Refuse/Resist". HughBeaumont Dec 2016 #59
Two Hangmen - Mason Proffit lastlib Dec 2016 #60
The Partisan Wolf Frankula Dec 2016 #62
The Black Eyed Peas- "Where Is The Love?" FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #63
Living in the Wasteland of the Free mexit Dec 2016 #65
Beautiful and soothing... FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #66
Eve Of Destruction - Barry McGuire red dog 1 Dec 2016 #67
Love your selections! FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #68
There are multiple versions of Mr Tangerine Man red dog 1 Dec 2016 #69
The Used- "The Taste of Ink" FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #70
How about some Sex Pistols? robertpaulsen Dec 2016 #71
Bruce Springsteen FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #72
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights! kwassa Dec 2016 #73
Which Side Are You On - Dropkick Murphys (love this version) Kashkakat v.2.0 Dec 2016 #74
+1. n/t FSogol Jan 2017 #89
Get Up, Stand Up - Bob Marley and the Wailers - live JHan Dec 2016 #75
Government Boots -- Mighty Gabby MadLinguist Dec 2016 #76
Foreigner-"I'm Gonna Win" FrankfurtCat Dec 2016 #77
Sara Bareilles - Brave Kennah Dec 2016 #78
Nickelback-"Never Again" FrankfurtCat Jan 2017 #80
Phil Ochs alarimer Jan 2017 #81
Wonderful! FrankfurtCat Jan 2017 #82
Sworn Enemy: "Sell My Soul" Jamaal510 Jan 2017 #83
I Give It All by Rise Against FSogol Jan 2017 #84
Let them Eat War by Bad Religion FSogol Jan 2017 #85
Sink Florida Sink by Against Me! FSogol Jan 2017 #86
Bonzo Goes to Bitburg by the Ramones FSogol Jan 2017 #87
Something Better Change by DOA FSogol Jan 2017 #88
Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman Skittles Feb 2017 #90
Get up stand up Jhall5 Feb 2017 #91
Hi Jhall5! FrankfurtCat Feb 2017 #92
Small Ax -Bob Marley and the Wailers Alpeduez21 Feb 2017 #93
 

rug

(82,333 posts)
1. Bella, ciao.
Fri Dec 9, 2016, 08:18 PM
Dec 2016


Una mattina mi sono svegliato,
o bella, ciao! bella, ciao! bella, ciao, ciao, ciao!
Una mattina mi sono svegliato,
e ho trovato l'invasor.

O partigiano, portami via,
o bella, ciao! bella, ciao! bella, ciao, ciao, ciao!
O partigiano, portami via,
ché mi sento di morir.

E se io muoio da partigiano,
o bella, ciao! bella, ciao! bella, ciao, ciao, ciao!
E se io muoio da partigiano,
tu mi devi seppellir.

E seppellire lassù in montagna,
o bella, ciao! bella, ciao! bella, ciao, ciao, ciao!
E seppellire lassù in montagna,
sotto l'ombra di un bel fior.

Tutte le genti che passeranno,
o bella, ciao! bella, ciao! bella, ciao, ciao, ciao!
Tutte le genti che passeranno,
Mi diranno «Che bel fior!»
«È questo il fiore del partigiano»,
o bella, ciao! bella, ciao! bella, ciao, ciao, ciao!
 

CanSocDem

(3,286 posts)
31. Indeed.
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 09:52 AM
Dec 2016


The Fab 4 at their best. I do remember, however, feeling mildly disappointed that after a long wait for their 'take' on "revolution", they didn't advocate for anarchy.



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mahatmakanejeeves

(56,302 posts)
11. I have the album that's on, "These Foolish Things."
Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:30 PM
Dec 2016

I bought it in Columbus, Ohio, back in the summer of 1978. Or was that 1979?

Playing guitar, the great Phil Manzanera.

FrankfurtCat

(1,213 posts)
24. I've been a fan since 1980...
Mon Dec 12, 2016, 11:07 PM
Dec 2016

...still working on my collection. I love that 3 of my daughters are great fans as well, of both Bryan Ferry's solo work and Roxy Music.

FrankfurtCat

(1,213 posts)
13. Roger Hodgson -of Supertramp
Sat Dec 10, 2016, 04:20 PM
Dec 2016

Even in the Quietest Moments... (1977)

Fool's Overture







[Churchill's famous speech]
"We shall go on 'til the end,
we shall fight on the seas and oceans.
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be.
We shall never surrender."

History recalls how great the fall can be
While everybody's sleeping
The boats put out to sea
Borne on the wings of time
It seemed the answers were so easy to find

"Too late," the prophets cry
The island's sinking, let's take to the sky
Called the man a fool
Stripped him of his pride
Everyone was laughing
Up until the day he died

Oh, though the wound went deep
Still he's calling us out of our sleep
My friends, we're not alone
He waits in silence to lead us all home

So you tell me that you find it hard to grow
Well I know, I know, I know
And you tell me that you've many seeds to sow
Well I know, I know, I know

[Distant choir sings William Blake's 'Jerusalem']
"And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On England's pleasant pastures seen!"

Dreamer...

Can you hear what I'm saying?
Can you see the parts that I'm playing?
Holy Man, Rocker Man, come on Queenie,
Joker Man, Spider Man, Blue Eyed Meanie
So you found your solution
What will be your last contribution?
Live it up, rip it up, why so lazy?
Give it out, dish it out, let's go crazy, yeah

alarimer

(16,245 posts)
14. I made a playlist "Songs for the Trumpocalypse."
Sat Dec 10, 2016, 04:49 PM
Dec 2016

They are not necessarily rebellious, just more a commentary.

It's the End of the World as We Know it- REM
World Leader Pretend- REM
Exhuming McCarthy- REM
Welcome to the Occupation-REM
Everybody Hurts- REM
Popular Consense- Bad Religion
Fuck You- Bad Religion
Hello Cruel World- Bad Religion
Yell Fire- Michael Franti and Spearhead
American Idiot- Green Day
I Wanna Be Sedated- the Ramones
Who's Gonna Build Your Wall- Tom Russell
Fergus Laing- Richard Thompson (it's actually about Donald Trump, despite the title).
Surrender Under Protest- The Drive By Truckers
American Tune-Shawn Colvin (cover of the Paul Simon song)
'Merican- Descendants
Fortunate Son- CCR
Wasteland of the Free- Iris Dement
All you fascists- Billy Bragg and Wilco

Wabbajack_

(1,300 posts)
20. The authority song
Sun Dec 11, 2016, 05:15 AM
Dec 2016

Oh wait, never mind with that one

Anthony's Song

And this one, Revolution by Authority Zero

FrankfurtCat

(1,213 posts)
79. I love Muse-they have many songs that speak to the struggles we face in life against power, evil,
Thu Dec 22, 2016, 12:57 AM
Dec 2016

greed, and corruption.

Muse-"Big Freeze"



Big Freeze
Healed, or are you still just reeling?
Are you fine? Have you found
A way to escape?
Are you there, just because I need you?
Can we hole up, a big freeze
Is headind our way?

We are on a hiding to nowhere
We still hope, but our dreams
Are not the same
And I, I lost before I started
I'm collapsing in stellar clouds of gas

Hear me
What words just can't convey
Feel me
Don't let the sun in your heart decay

Fight, or will you show me mercy?
We've expelled, the goodness
From our hearts
Are you here, just to prove you're winning?
Can we hole up, and ride out this electrical storm?

We destroyed something beautiful
We have faith, but our truths
Are not the same
Don't give up, don't let the magic leave us
Stop the loneliest force becoming
King of the universe

Hear me
What words just can't convey
Feel me
Don't you let the sun in your heat decay

Don't give up, don't let the magic leave us
We're collapsing in stellar clouds of gas

Hear me
What words just can't convey
Feel me
I won't let the sun in your heart decay

Written by Matthew James Bellamy • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Equinox Moon

(6,344 posts)
56. Terrific!
Thu Dec 15, 2016, 07:54 PM
Dec 2016

These awesome music videos help to empower people to take action. They are very motivating.



A' Ho'

Rhythm

(5,435 posts)
25. "I'm gonna stand at the top of the world and challenge the heavens!"
Mon Dec 12, 2016, 11:37 PM
Dec 2016


Kinda like a dog with seven pupils in its eye
Kinda like a madness that refuses to subside
Kinda like everything you want just within your grasp
Kinda like how a banshee-wail dances on a living heart

(Chorus)
I'm gonna stand
at the top of the world and
challenge the heavens
Gonna bring you god
Gonna bring you god
In the palm of the left hand black
Gonna bring you god

Kinda like when the sun goes down
and darkness makes its climb
Kinda like all your muscle tissue starting to unwind
Kinda like, if you brave the hate
feed it to the left hand black
How I know I can take their power
send it back at triple times the strength

(Chorus)

How I see the battle
and the bleeding human race
How I miss the taste of it
its sweet and warm embrace
How I see the world's demise
its last and final gasp
How I see reality explode
into another kind of life

Rhythm

(5,435 posts)
35. GD himself has done a couple of albums full of covers (one of them just Elvis stuff)
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 02:16 PM
Dec 2016

...and did a couple of festival shows with Doyle and Jerry Caiafa (other original Misfits), but another ~real~ album under the DANZIG masthead could be a while in coming.

At least the band lineup has stabilized... there for a while (mid 90's-2008), it was like musical chairs.

Danmel

(4,873 posts)
26. Clampdown by the Clash
Mon Dec 12, 2016, 11:51 PM
Dec 2016

No video because I'm technologically impaired.


"Clampdown"

Hey, hey!
Ooh!
The kingdom is ransacked
the jewels all taken back
and the chopper descends
they're hidden in the back
with a message on a half-baked tape
with the spool going round
saying I'm back here in this place
and I could cry
and there's smoke you could click on

What are we gonna do now?
Taking off his turban, they said, is this man a Jew?
'Cause they're working for the clampdown
They put up a poster saying we earn more than you!
When we're working for the clampdown
We will teach our twisted speech
To the young believers
We will train our blue-eyed men
To be young believers

The judge said five to ten, but I say double that again
I'm not working for the clampdown
No man born with a living soul
Can be working for the clampdown
Kick over the wall 'cause government's to fall
How can you refuse it?
Let fury have the hour, anger can be power
D'you know that you can use it?

The voices in your head are calling
Stop wasting your time, there's nothing coming
Only a fool would think someone could save you
The men at the factory are old and cunning
You don't owe nothing, so boy get running
It's the best years of your life they want to steal

You grow up and you calm down
You're working for the clampdown
You start wearing the blue and brown
You're working for the clampdown
So you got someone to boss around
It makes you feel big now
You drift until you brutalize
You made your first kill now

In these days of evil presidentes
Working for the clampdown
But lately one or two has fully paid their due
For working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong!
Working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong!
Working for the clampdown

Yeah I'm working hard in Harrisburg
Working hard in Petersburg
Working for the clampdown
Working for the clampdown
Ha! Gitalong! Gitalong
Begging to be melted down
Gitalong, gitalong
(Work)
(Work)
(Work) And I've given away no secrets - ha!
(Work)
(Work)
(More work)
(More work)
(Work)
(Work)
(Work)
(Work)
Who's barmy now?

littlemissmartypants

(22,065 posts)
27. Great question! Here are a few that come to mind...
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 12:22 AM
Dec 2016

Scissor Sisters
"Kiss You Off"

https://g.co/kgs/J5scsa



You say you see what's under me
That the gloss has washed away
But you're the one whose colour's gone
From love to dirty grey
Questions come alive in the middle of the day
Over and over again
Watch me start a fire in the middle of your shade
That's why I'm telling you I'm gonna

Kiss you off my lips
I don't need another tube of that dime store lipstick
Well I think I'm gonna buy me a brand new shade of man
Kiss you off my lips
It's standing room only for a piece of my pigment
So excuse me a minute while I supply demand
Kiss you off these lips of mine
Kiss you off for a custom shine
Pissed yours truly off this time
It's why I ain't just kissin' you I'm kissin' you off

Spare this child your sideways smile
That crack in your veneer
Some blue broad will spoil your rod
It just takes patience dear
They rush you for your life
But you'll never beat the game
Older and older you get
Crush you like a gyre
But the gimble's all the same
Oh no I think it's happening

Kiss you off my lips
I don't need another tube of that dime store lipstick
Well I think I'm gonna buy me a brand new shade of man
Kiss you off my lips
It's standing room only for a piece of my pigment
So excuse me a minute while I supply demand
Kiss you off these lips of mine
Kiss you off for a custom shine
Pissed yours truly off this time
It's why I ain't just kissin' you I'm kissin' you off

Chumbawamba


Tubthumping"

We'll be singing
When we're winning
We'll be singing

I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down

Pissing the night away
Pissing the night away

He drinks a whiskey drink
He drinks a vodka drink
He drinks a lager drink
He drinks a cider drink
He sings the songs that remind him of the good times
He sings the songs that remind him of the better times

Oh, Danny Boy
Danny Boy
Danny Boy

I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down

Pissing the night away
Pissing the night away

He drinks a whiskey drink
He drinks a vodka drink
He drinks a lager drink
He drinks a cider drink
He sings the songs that remind him of the good times
He sings the songs that remind him of the better times

Don't cry for me
Next door neighbor

I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never gonna keep me down

I get knocked down
(We'll be singing)
But I get up again
You're never going to keep me down
(When we're winning)
I get knocked down
(We'll be singing)
But I get up again
You're never going to keep me down
(Ooh, ooh, ooh)

If I had a Hammer


If I had a hammer
I'd hammer in the morning
hammer in the evening
all over this land

I'd hammer out danger
hammer out a warning
I'd hammer out love between
my brothers and my sisters
all over this land

If I had a bell
I'd tinkle in the morning
tinkle in the evening time
all over this land
I'd tinkle out that danger
I'd tinkle out a warning
tinkle out love between
my brothers and my sisters
all over this land

If I had a song
sing it in the evening
all over this land
and I'd sing out danger
sing out a warning
I'd sing out love between
my brothers and my sisters
all over this land

yeah, oh yeah
yeah, oh yeah
yeah, yeah

If I had a hammer
I'd hammer in the morning
a hammer in the evening time
all over this land

I hammer out danger
hammer out a warning
I'd hammer out love between
my brothers and my sisters
all over this land

look, I got a hammer
and I got a bell
and I got a song to sing
all over this land
it's the hammer of justice
a bell of freedom yeah
it's a song about love
between my brothers and my sisters

all over this land

yeah, Lord have mercy
yeah, yeah, yeah yeah

DFW

(53,699 posts)
34. Maggie's Farm
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 12:08 PM
Dec 2016

I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
No, I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
Well, I wake in the morning
Fold my hands and pray for rain
I got a head full of ideas
That are drivin' me insane
It's a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor
I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more

I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more
Well, he hands you a nickel
He hands you a dime
He asks you with a grin
If you're havin' a good time
Then he fines you every time you slam the door
I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more

I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more
Well, he puts his cigar
Out in your face just for kicks
His bedroom window
It is made out of bricks
The National Guard stands around his door
Ah, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more

I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more
Well, she talks to all the servants
About man and God and law
Everybody says
She's the brains behind Pa
She's sixty eight, but she says she's fifty four
I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more

I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
No, I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
Well, I try my best
To be just like I am
But everybody wants you
To be just like them
They sing while you slave and I just get bored
I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more

FrankfurtCat

(1,213 posts)
36. Great song-Rage Against the Machine did a cover of it as well...
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 02:40 PM
Dec 2016

Last edited Tue Jan 31, 2017, 03:30 PM - Edit history (1)



This one's also interesting:

VOX

(22,976 posts)
37. "The Walls Came Down" (1983) -- The Call
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 03:55 PM
Dec 2016

33-year-old song that could have been written just this morning.



Well they blew the horns
And the walls came down
They'd all been warned
And the walls came down
They stood there laughing
They're not laughing anymore
The walls came down

Sanctuary fades
Congregation splits
Nightly military raids
The congregation splits
It's a song of assassins
Ringing in your ears
We got terrorist thinking
Playing on fears

Well they blew the horns
And the walls came down
They'd all been warned
But the walls came down
I don't think there are any Russians
And there ain't no Yanks
Just corporate criminals
Playing with tanks

IrishEyes

(3,275 posts)
39. These songs express what I think of when Trump speaks.
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 07:43 PM
Dec 2016

Fuck You by Overkill
Fuck You by CeeLo Green
Fuck You by Lily Allen
Fuck You by Dr. Dre
Fuck You by Damageplan
Fuck You by Anna David
Fuck You by Bad Religion
Fuck You by Garfunkel and Oates
Fuck You by Subhumans


DinahMoeHum

(21,633 posts)
41. KMFDM "New American Century"
Wed Dec 14, 2016, 09:21 AM
Dec 2016
&list=RDKYq90TEdxIE

Count your blessings, walk the line
Don't move too fast or fall behind
There are rules you must obey
They get re-written by the day
Don't do this - don't say that
Your every move is logged and tracked
By the all oppressive eye
Spy satellites in friendly skies

The new american century
Has only just begun
No one exempt from the tragedy
Counterattack start pushing back

Fight the power that chokes your speech
Fight the power that makes you bleed
Fight the power that propogates lies
To keep you weak
Keep you in line

No one dares to say a word
Our panic drives all human herds
In the land where cash is king
Our silence bought and sold for free
The future's banging on our door
When real I.D. will be the law
Love thy neighbor and turn him in
It's call patriotism

The world is watching in disbelief
Chanting shame on you
How can you stand by so quietly
Letting them rape your liberties

Fight the power that chokes your speech
Fight the power that makes you bleed
Fight the power that propogates lies
To keep you weak
Keep you in line
Fight the power that reigns you in
Divides and conquers
Defines your sin
Fight the power for one and all
Before the power swallows us whole

BRIDGE:
Those who cannot learn from history
Are doomed to repeat it!

You can't be bothered or concerned
You see no reason for alarm
Prejudice, religion hate
Usher in new mandate
Absolute and resolved
One nation under one god
Lack of interest has its price
As we're stripped of all our rights


FrankfurtCat

(1,213 posts)
48. You're welcome, Paladin.
Wed Dec 14, 2016, 04:36 PM
Dec 2016

Thank you and all other members who have shared their choices and opened my eyes to music I had either never heard before, or had not heard for a long time!

fleur-de-lisa

(14,612 posts)
44. Fight Fight Fight by the Cure
Wed Dec 14, 2016, 02:49 PM
Dec 2016

Sometimes there's nothing to feel
Sometimes there's nothing to hold
Sometimes there's no time to run away
Sometimes you just feel so old

The times it hurts when you cry
The times it hurts just to breathe
And then it all seems like there's no one left
And all you want is to sleep

Fight fight fight
Just push it away

Fight fight fight
Just push until it breaks

Fight fight fight
Don't cry at the pain

Fight fight fight
Or watch yourself burn again

Fight fight fight
Don't howl like a dog

Fight fight
Just fill up the sky

Fight fight fight
Fight til you drop

Fight fight fight
And never never never stop

Fight fight fight
Fight fight fight

So when the hurting starts
And when the nightmares begin
Remember you can fill up the sky
You don't have to give in
You don't have to give in

Never give in
Never give in
Never give in

lastlib

(22,641 posts)
60. Two Hangmen - Mason Proffit
Fri Dec 16, 2016, 09:19 PM
Dec 2016


"
He talked to all the people from his scaffold in the square
He told them of the things he found but they didn't seem to care
He said the laws were obsolete, a change they should demand,
But the people only walked away, he couldn't understand

The Marshall's name was Uncle Sam, he said he'd right this wrong
He'd make the hangman shut his mouth if it took him all year long
He finally arrested Freak, and then he sent for me
To hang a fellow hangman from a fellow hangman's tree

It didn't take them long to try him in their court of law
He was guilty then of thinkin', a crime much worse than all
They sentenced him to die so his seed of thought can't spread
And infect the little children, that's what the law had said

So the hangin' day came 'round, and he walked up to the noose
I pulled the lever, but before he fell I cut him loose
They called it all conspiracy, and that I had to die
So to close our mouths and kill our minds they hung us side by side…..

And now we're two hangmen hangin' from a tree
That don't bother me at all…….

Wolf Frankula

(3,587 posts)
62. The Partisan
Fri Dec 16, 2016, 11:47 PM
Dec 2016

By Leonard Cohen.

My favorite versions are by Joan Baez



And by Leslie Fish with somebody named Garcia Aritzmendi. I heard that at an SCA event, they sang the English parts together, the bit that is usually in French or Greek, was sung by Aritzmendi in Euskara.

A song called IIRC 'N Kommando Gesang by somebody I forget. It's about a small farmer fighting with the Boer Commandos against the British.

I remember these bits.

"The cold queen of England wants gold and bright diamonds,
She's sending her redcoats to plunder and kill.
She'll find that dear bought are the gems of the Transvaal,
Where Boer commandos haunt every hill."

"My wife and three children were caught by the English.
Behind the barbed wire they sickened and died.
But soon we sweep down like a fire from the highveld,
And burn the death camps with the English inside."

"I sleep with a Mauser and rise before cockcrow,
And go on commando my neighbors and me.
We'll live as we can and we'll fight as we're able,
Till England's defeated and the Transvaal is free."

Wolf

red dog 1

(27,429 posts)
67. Eve Of Destruction - Barry McGuire
Sun Dec 18, 2016, 07:37 PM
Dec 2016

(Eve Of Destruction was written by P.J. Proby)

Rockin' in the Free World by Neil Young ("Freedon" album)
After Twitler used the song last June at a rally, Neil Young immediately asked the bastard not to use it again.

Ohio....Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Only a Pawn in Their Game. and Blowin' In The Wind...Bob Dylan

This Land Is Your Land...Woody Guthrie

We Shall Overcome...Pete Seeger

I ain't Marching Anymore...Phil Ochs

Political Science 1972...Randy Newman

Fortunate Son...Credence Clearwater Revival

Mr Tangerine Man...song about Trump, (sung to the tune of Dylan's "Mr Tambourine Man"

red dog 1

(27,429 posts)
69. There are multiple versions of Mr Tangerine Man
Sun Dec 18, 2016, 08:11 PM
Dec 2016

One version that was posted as a video by a DUer last month starts out:

Hey Mr Tangerine Man
What's that on your head?
Is it alive or is it dead?
Do you keep it on in bed?
How often is it fed?

(You can get to it by a DU site search)


Also, there's my version posted back in July
"Dylan's song lyrics tweaked in honor of Donald J. Trump"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018884243


and finally, if you do a Google search, there's a great version from last June

robertpaulsen

(8,632 posts)
71. How about some Sex Pistols?
Mon Dec 19, 2016, 05:43 PM
Dec 2016

I think these lyrics in particular seem appropriate now:

"I ain't equipment, I ain't automatic
You won't find me just staying static
Don't you give me any orders
For people like me
There is no order

Bet you thought you had it all worked out
Bet you thought you knew what I was about
Bet you thought you'd solved all your problems
But - YOU - are the problem!"

Kashkakat v.2.0

(1,752 posts)
74. Which Side Are You On - Dropkick Murphys (love this version)
Tue Dec 20, 2016, 11:34 AM
Dec 2016

One of the many old union songs that became suddenly relevant again during WI uprising - now more than ever! They did a nice job with the video too - people fought (and died) for things we are coming back to having to fight for again.

alarimer

(16,245 posts)
81. Phil Ochs
Tue Jan 31, 2017, 09:56 AM
Jan 2017

Some of his songs are dated, now, but they were topical for their time and it seems that time has come around again.

The Power and the Glory



I'll be there

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