“Blood on Wire” by Jackson Browne. A chilling look at US covert activity in other countries.
“Morning has broken” by Cat Stevens. My kind of mysticism in a nutshell. It’s all about finding the miracle in the ordinary.
“Rebel Jesus” by Jackson Browne. A great Christmas song about the political meaning of Jesus.
“War pigs” by Black Sabbath. This is the song I only turn to as a last resort when my nation has committed another attrosity and I just can’t stand it any more. It is my padded cell.
“We can be kind” by Nancy Lamott. What can we do when everything around us seems cruel and crazy? We can be kind.
“Who’ll stop the rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Just a nice statement about the human condition.
“The stranger” by Billie Joel. A song about accepting what seems unacceptable in ourselves and others.
“People are strange” by the Doors. The anthem of Kantian metaphysics. “People are strange, when you’re a stranger.”
“Watchtower” by Jimi Hendrix. I own this one to Rev. Sid Hall. I had no idea it was by Dylan and inspired by the biblical book of Isaiah.
“Long Train Running” Doobie Brothers. This one is easy. “Without love, where would YOU be now?”
-So what’s your list?
I like “Amazing Grace” sung by Judy Collins and the history behind it. It was written by John Newton as a poem in 1779. He was a seaman in the slave trade, became a cleric, and then an abolitionist. I like the song for its historical significance and the author’s commitment to ending slavery.
That would be a good discussion.
Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) by Woody Guthry –
Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan
A Hard Rain’s gonna fall – Leon Russell
Peace, Salaam, Shalom – Emma’s Revolution
Where Have all the flowers Gone – Pete Seeger
Jim, I didn’t even think of “Hard Rain” that would have been perfect.