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Thread #98770   Message #1963675
Posted By: Songster Bob
10-Feb-07 - 11:02 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Anti protest songs
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Anti protest songs
Oh, they gave him his orders at Party Headquarters,
Saying, "Pete, you're way behind the times.
This is not '38, it's ninteen-forty-seven,
And there's been a change in the party line.

And will they ever learn? No, they never will learn,
But their spirit will never be broke.
As they go right along with their great, noble crusade
Of teaching folks songs to the folk.

... Not that this is really an anti-protest song, really.

Re-reading the original message, "I am tired of all these protest songs and protesters who get absolutely nowhere. Burning things does not solve problems. Can someone send me a song that i can play on guitar and sing about this?"

I wonder why "all these protest songs" are a problem. To start with, THERE ARE DAMNED FEW PROTEST SONGS "OUT THERE" THESE DAYS. There should be thousands of 'em, given the situation we find ourselves in, so where are "all these protest songs?" I think someone's too sensitive and thin-skinned, or lives in the only place where protest songs are the majority of what he hears.

I don't know what it's like in Great Britain, but here in the States, the mainstream media and the power structure keeps those songs off the air, out of clubs, out of films, out of our ears. So where does this "John" live that HAS SO MANY PROTEST SONGS?

I think that either "John" is trolling us (he opened the thread, but hasn't been back in four days), is overly sensitive, or lives in a place where sensible people are complaining to those in power, AND NO ONE IS LISTENING.

That's my take on it. If I'm wrong, I apologize; if I'm right, I recommend John learn a really good protest song, about me.