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Old 09-27-2007, 06:42 AM   #1
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Lyrics in songs evoking peace

I am involved in this comittee at my Temple where we have to do an art project about peace building. I would like to have some quotes from songs or musicians of lyrics or meaningful things they said that evoke peace, It could be anything having to do with peace. World peace, peace in yourself etc.

I really would love suggestions.

I already have Imagine by John Lennon. If anyone could help me brainstorm some really meaningful lyrics that be so great! Thank you!
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:39 AM   #2
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Queen , Heaven for everyone

This could be heaven
This could be heaven for everyone

In these days of cool reflection (reflection)
You come to me and everything seems alright
In these days of cold affections
You sit by me - and everything's fine

This could be heaven for everyone
This world could be fed, this world could be fun
This could be heaven for everyone
This world could be free, this world could be one

In this world of cool deception
Just your smile can smooth my ride
These troubled days of cruel rejection, hmm
You come to me, soothe my troubled mind

Yeah, this could be heaven for everyone
This world could be fed, (yeah) this world could be fun
This should be love for everyone, yeah
This world should be free, (yeah) this world could be one
We should bring love to our daughters and sons
Love, love, love, this could be heaven for everyone
You know that
This could be heaven for everyone yes
Ha ha haa
This could be heaven for everyone, yea he he he - woh
Heaven for everyone

Listen - what people do to other souls
They take their lives - destroy their goals
Their basic pride and dignity
Is stripped and torn and shown no pity
When this should be heaven for everyone

This could be heaven
This could be heaven
This could be heaven for everyone
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Thank you. Who wrote that one? It's beautiful.
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:38 AM   #4
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i believe , it's by Queen ( british band ) , drummer roger taylor wrote it originaly for his band The Cross , freddie mercury sang lead vocals on that version , and then in 1995 , they did it as queen
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Bob Dylan's Blowin' In the Wind is pretty perfect, too:

http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/blowin.html
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Cat Stevens - Peace Train

http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/ca...ace_train.html

Here's a line from it:
Now I've been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating, why can't we live in bliss

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Re: Lyrics in songs evoking peace

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Originally posted by BonoIsMyMuse
Bob Dylan's Blowin' In the Wind is pretty perfect, too:

http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/blowin.html
His voice is an acquired taste, but he's such a genius, lyrically.

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I already have Imagine by John Lennon. If anyone could help me brainstorm some really meaningful lyrics that be so great! Thank you!
How about two songs with Lennon references to go along with Imagine? Pearl Jam do "peace in yourself" really well in Love Boat Captain--which includes a Beatles/Lennon mention:

Is this just another day,... this god forgotten place?
First comes love, then comes pain. Let the games begin,...
Questions rise and answers fall,... insurmountable.

Love boat captain
Take the reigns and steer us towards the clear,... here.
It's already been sung, but it can't be said enough.
All you need is love

Is this just another phase? Earthquakes making waves,...
Trying to shake the cancer off? Stupid human beings,...
Once you hold the hand of love,.. it's all surmountable.

Hold me, and make it the truth,...
That when all is lost there will be you,...
Cause to the universe I don't mean a thing
And there's just one word I still believe
And it's

It's an art to live with pain,... mix the light into grey,..
Lost 9 friends we'll never know,.. 2 years ago today
And if our lives became too long, would it add to our regret?

And the young, they can lose hope cause they can't see beyond today,...
The wisdom that the old can't give away
Hey,...
Constant recoil...
Sometimes life
Don't leave you alone.

Hold me, and make it the truth,...
That when all is lost there will be you.
Cause to the universe I don't mean a thing
And there's just one word that I still believe and it's
Love,... love. love. love. love.

Love boat captain
Take the reigns,.. steer us towards the clear.
I know it's already been sung,... can't be said enough.
Love is all you need,.. all you need is love,..
Love,.. love,...
Love.

Neil Young - Peace And Love

Peace and love
Flying so high
Peace and love
Too young to die
Peace and love
Now you decide
Stay for the children
You don't really want to go
Can't feel it
pulling like you did
Peace and love

Peace and love
Only a ride
Strength is gone
Dying inside
Tell me now
What did you find
Found love in the people
Livin' in a sacred land
Found love in the people
Peace and love

Found love found hate
Saw my mistake
Broke walls of pain
to walk again
I saw the dream
I saw the wake
We shared it all
But not the take

Peace and love
Lennon's goodbye
Over Now
Living in time
A broken bell
A nursery rhyme
Deserted by heroes
Strangers in your own land
No way to deny you
No way to deny you
Peace and love

I took it all
I took the oath
I took it all
Til I had most
I took what's left
I gave it breath
I had it all once
I gave it back

Another great one is Pink Floyd's Us And Them. I always hear it as a song that takes on the human condition, and our fear of the
other...when really, all of us are the 'other.'
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Brilliant! Thank you!
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