Category Archives: Politics

Another clever word sets off an unsuspecting herd

“Another clever word sets off an unsuspecting herd

Song (click for full lyrics): You’re Gonna Go Far Kid

Artist: The Offspring

Album:  Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace

Year: 2008

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Come on up for the rising tonight

Come on up for the rising tonight

Inauguration anthem of President Barack Obama.

Song (click for full lyrics): The Rising

Artist: Bruce Springsteen

Album: The RisingBruce Springsteen The Rising

Year: 2002

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Won’t you help me share my load from the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road

Won’t you help me share my load, from the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road?

A classic from Van Morrison as President Barack Obama takes office.

Song (click for full lyrics): Bright Side of the Road

Artist: Van Morrisonvan-morrison-into-the-music1

Album: Into the Music

Year: 1979

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No matter how hard you try, you can’t stop us now

“No matter how hard you try, you can’t stop us now”

Song (click for full lyrics): Renegades of Funk

Artist: Rage Against the Machine

Album: Renegades

Year: 2000

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What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding?

“What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding?

On a day that changed our lives, let’s remember September 11, 2001 and find more peace, love and understanding.

Song (click for full lyrics): (What’s so funny ’bout) peace love & understanding?

Artist: Performed most famously by Elvis Costello

Written by Nick Lowe

Elvis Costello Armed Forces

Album: Armed Forces

Year: 1979

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Is there a time for keeping your distance – a time to turn your eyes away?

Is there a time for keeping your distance – a time to turn your eyes away?

For my friend Santa Gordy – he knows who is naughty and nice

Song (click for full lyrics): Miss Sarajevo


Artist: The Passengers (U2 and Brian Eno) featuring Pavarotti

Album: Miss Sarajevo (single)

Year: 1995

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Freedom of choice is what you’ve got. Freedom from choice is what you want.

“Freedom of choice is what you’ve got. Freedom from choice is what you want”

Rock the Vote

Song (click for full lyrics): Freedom of ChoiceDEVO Freedom of Choice

Artist: DEVO

Album: Freedom of Choice

Year: 1980

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