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"Songs of Protest and Politics"

In alphabetical order by title:

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A
"Abraham, Martin and John" -- by Dion -- Summary
"Alabama" -- by Neil Young -- Summary
"Alright" -- by Kendrick Lamar -- Summary
"American Idiot" -- by Green Day -- Summary
"American Oxygen" -- by Rihanna -- Summary
"American Skin (41 Shots)" -- by Bruce Springsteen -- Summary
"American Tune" -- by Paul Simon -- Summary
"AWOL" -- by Paris -- Summary


B
"Ballad of Accounting" --
By Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger -- Summary
"Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today" --
By The Temptations -- Summary
"Baltimore" -- by Prince ft. Eryn Allen Kane -- Summary
"Beds Are Burning" -- by Midnight Oil -- Summary
"Behind the Wall" -- by Tracy Chapman -- Summary
"Beneath, Between, and Behind"--by Rush--Summary
"Big Yellow Taxi" -- by Joni Mitchell -- Summary
"Biko" -- by Peter Gabriel -- Summary
"Birmingham Sunday" -- by Joan Baez -- Summary
"Black Waters" -- by Jean Ritchie -- Summary
"The Blacker the Berry" -- by Kendrick Lamar -- Summary
"Blowin' in the Wind" -- by Bob Dylan -- Summary
"Born in the U.S.A" -- by Bruce Springsteen -- Summary
"Brother is Gone" -- by Ry Cooder -- Summary
"Brothers In Arms" -- by Dire Straits -- Summary
"B.Y.O.B." -- by System of a Down -- Summary


C
"A Change is Gonna Come" -- by Sam Cooke -- Summary
"Changes" -- by 2Pac -- Summary
"Cheney's Toy" -- by James McMurtry -- Summary
"Clampdown" -- by The Clash -- Summary
"Conservative Christian, Right-Wing Republican, Straight, White, American Males" -- by Todd Snider -- Summary
"Cowboys" -- by Counting Crows -- Summary


D
"Death To My Hometown" -- by Bruce Springsteen -- Summary
"Democracy" -- by Leonard Cohen -- Summary
"Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)" --
By Joan Baez -- Summary
"Disorder in the House" --
By Warren Zevon and Bruce Springsteen -- Summary
"Do You Hear the People Sing?" by Herbert Kretzmer for the musical Les Miserables -- Summary
"Doctor My Eyes" -- by Jackson Brown -- Summary
"Dogs" -- by Pink Floyd -- Summary
"Don't Kill the Whale" -- by Yes -- Summary
"Don't Let it Bring You Down" -- by Neil Young -- Summary
"(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go"
By Curtis Mayfield -- Summary
"Draft Dodger Rag" -- by Phil Ochs -- Summary
"Drums of War" -- by Jackson Browne -- Summary


E
"Empire" -- by Dar Williams -- Summary
"Eve of Destruction" -- by Barry McGuire -- Summary


F
"Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag" --
By Country Joe and the Fish -- Summary
"A Few Words in Defense of Our Country" --
By Randy Newman -- Summary
"Fiddle and the Drum" -- by Perfect Circle -- Summary
"Fight the Power" -- by The Isley Brothers -- Summary
"Fight the Power" -- by Public Enemy -- Summary
"Find the Cost of Freedom" --
By Crosby, Stills & Nash -- Summary
"Follow the Flag" -- by Randy Newman -- Summary
"Fortunate Son" -- by Creedence Clearwater
Revival -- Summary
"For What It's Worth" -- by Buffalo Springfield -- Summary
"Freedom" -- by Richie Havens -- Summary
"Fuck Anita Bryant" -- by David Allan Coe -- Summary
"Fuck tha Police" -- by N.W.A. -- Summary


G
"Gain Green" -- by Messy Marv -- Summary
"Gasoline Dreams" -- by Outkast -- Summary
"Get Up, Stand Up" -- by Bob Marley -- Summary
"Gimme Shelter" -- by The Rolling Stones -- Summary
"Give Peace a Chance" -- by John Lennon -- Summary
"Give Me Back My Job" -- by Carl Perkins -- Summary
"God Save the Queen" -- by The Sex Pistols -- Summary
"Going Down to Cuba" -- by Jackson Browne -- Summary
"The Great Compromise" -- by John Prine -- Summary


H
"Happiness is a Warm Gun" -- by The Beatles -- Summary
"A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" -- by Bob Dylan -- Summary
"Harvest for the World" -- The Isley Brothers
"Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" --
By Megadeath -- Summary
'How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?" --
By Bruce Springsteen-- Summary
"How Come, How Long?' -- by Babyface -- Summary
"Hurricane" -- by Bob Dylan -- Summary
"Hurt Me Soul" -- by Lupe Fiasco -- Summary


I
"I Ain't Got No Home in this World Anymore" --
By Woody Guthrie -- Summary
"I Ain't Marchin' Anymore" -- by Phil Ochs -- Summary
"I Don't Care" -- by Fall Out Boy -- Summary
"I Don't Want To Go To Vietnam'" --
By John Lee Hooker -- Summary
"If I Had a Hammer" -- by Peter, Paul & Mary -- Summary
"If I Had a Rocket Launcher" -- by Bruce Cockburn -- Summary
"If White America Told the Truth For One Day, It's World
Would Fall Apart" -- by Manic Street Preachers -- Summary
"Imagine" -- by John Lennon -- Summary
"Immigration Man" --
By Graham Nash and David Crosby -- Summary
"Inner City Blues" -- by Marvin Gaye -- Summary
"It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" --
By Bob Dylan -- Summary


J
"Joe Hill" -- by Joan Baez -- Summary


K
"Kent State Massacre" -- by Barbara Dane -- Summary
"Killing in the Name" --
By Rage Against the Machine -- Summary
"Kill the Poor" -- by Dead Kennedys -- Summary


L
"Lane Boy" -- by twenty one pilots -- Summary
"Land Of Confusion" -- by Genesis -- Summary
"Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" - by Melanie -- Summary
"Let's Have a War" -- by Fear -- Summary
"Lives in the Balance" -- by Jackson Browne -- Summary
"Living With War" -- by Neil Young -- Summary
"The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" --
By Bob Dylan -- Summary
"Long Live Palestine" -- by Lowkey -- Summary
"Long Road Out Of Eden" -- by The Eagles -- Summary
"Louder Than a Bomb" -- by Public Enemy -- Summary
"Ludlow Massacre" -- by Woody Guthrie -- Summary
"Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation" --
By Tom Paxton -- Summary


M
"Machine Gun" -- by Jimi Hendrix -- Summary
"Magic" -- by Bruce Springsteen -- Summary
"March to the Witch's Castle" -- by Funkadelic -- Summary
"The Marines Have Landed on the Shores of Santo Domingo" --
By Phil Ochs -- Summary
"Masters of War" -- by Bob Dylan -- Summary
"The Men Behind the Wire" -- by Paddy McGuigan -- Summary
"Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)" --
By Marvin Gaye -- Summary
"The Message" -- By Grandmaster Flash and
The Furious Five -- Summary
"Minority Report" -- by Jay Z ft. Ne-Yo -- Summary
"Mississippi Goddamn" -- by Nina Simone -- Summary
"The Motor City's Buring" -- by John Lee Hooker -- Summary
"Mosh" -- by Eminem -- Summary
"Mourning in America" -- by Brother Ali -- Summary
"Move On Up" -- by Curtis Mayfield
"Moving On" -- by Ewan MacColl -- Summary
"M.T.A. -- by the Kingston Trio -- Summary
"Mumia 911" -- by Unbound Allstars - Summary
"My Brain is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)" --
By The Ramones -- Summary
"My Generation" -- by The Who -- Summary
"My Uncle" -- by The Flying Burrito Brothers -- Summary
"My Uzi" --Summary
"My Youngest Son Came Home Today" --
By Billy Bragg -- Summary
"Man in Black" -- by Johnny Cash -- Summary


N
"No Banker Left Behind" -- by Ry Cooder -- Summary
"No More Auction Block" -- by Bob Dylan-- Summary
"No More Weapons" -- by Steel Pulse-- Summary


O
"Ohio" -- by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young -- Summary
"Only a Pawn in Their Own Game" -- by Bob Dylan -- Summary
"Oxford Town" -- by Bob Dylan -- Summary


P
"Paradise" -- by John Prine -- Summary
"Patriotism" -- by Company Flow -- Summary
"Pen Or Sword" -- by Rusty Wright Band -- Summary
"People Get Ready" -- by The Impressions -- Summary
"People Have the Power" -- by Patti Smith -- Summary
"Persons Unknown" -- by Poison Girls -- Summary
"The Pledge of Resistance" -- by Saul Williams -- Summary
"Peruvian Cocaine" -- by Immortal Technique -- Summary
"Pink Houses" -- by John Melencamp -- Summary
"Political Science" -- by Randy Newman -- Summary
"The Poverty of Philosophy" --
By Immortal Technique -- Summary
"Power to the People" -- by John Lennon -- Summary
"The Prophetic Egg"--by Unknown--Summary


Q


R
"Rappaport's Testament: I Never Gave Up" --
By Chumbawamba -- Summary
"Reagan" -- by Killer Mike -- Summary
"Redemption Song" -- by Bob Marley -- Summary
"Rednecks" -- by Randy Newman -- Summary
"Revolution" -- by The Beatles -- Summary
"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" --
By Gil Scott-Heron -- Summary
"Right to Remain Silent" -- by Moral Dilemma -- Summary
"Run Through the Jungle" --
By Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Summary
"Road to Peace" -- by Tom Waits -- Summary


S
"Same Love' -- by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis -- Summary
"Save the Children" -- by Marvin Gaye -- Summary
"Shame on You" -- by Indigo Girls -- Summary
"Signs" -- by Five Man Electric Band -- Summary
"The Sins of the Family" -- by P.F. Sloan -- Summary
"Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves" --
By Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin -- Summary
"Slap Leather" -- by James Taylor -- Summary
"Small Circles of Friends" -- by Phil Ochs -- Summary
"Some Humans Ain't Human" -- by John Prine -- Summary
"Southern Man" -- by Neil Young -- Summary
"State of the Union" -- by Rise Against -- Summary
"Strange Fruit" -- by Billie Holiday -- Summary
"Street Fighting Man" -- by The Rolling Stones -- Summary
"Streets of London" -- by Ralph McTell -- Summary
"Subterranean Homesick Blues" -- by Bob Dylan -- Summary
"Sunday, Bloody Sunday" -- by U2 -- Summary
"Sunshine" -- by Jonathan Edwards -- Summary


T
"Take Back Your Atom Bomb" -- by Peter La Farge -- Summary
"Take the Power Back" --
By Rage Against the Machine -- Summary
"Takin' It to the Streets" -- by The Doobie Brothers -- Summary
"Talkin' bout a Revolution" -- by Tracy Chapman -- Summary
"Terrorist Threats" --
By Ab-Soul ft. Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko -- Summary
"This Ain't No Picnic" -- by Minutemen -- Summary
"This Land is Your Land" -- by Woody Guthrie -- Summary
"The Times They Are A-Changin'" -- by Bob Dylan -- Summary
"Tie My Hands" -- by Lil Wayne ft. Robin Thicke -- Summary
"Tramp the Dirt Down" -- by Elvis Costello -- Summary
"Trouble Every Day" -- by Frank Zappa -- Summary
"Two Suns in the Sunset" -- Pink Floyd -- Summary


U
United--by Judas Priest -- Summary
Universal Soldier-- by Buffy Sainte-Marie -- Summary


V
"Vietnam" -- by Jimmy Cliff -- Summary
"Volunteers" -- by Jefferson Airplane-- Summary


W
"Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" -- by Pete Seeger-- Summary
"War" -- by Bob Marley-- Summary
"War" -- by Edwin Starr-- Summary
"War Pigs' -- by Black Sabbath -- Summary
"Wasted Life" -- by Stiff Little Fingers-- Summary
"Wasteland of the Free" -- by Iris Dement-- Summary
"The Way it Is" -- by Bruce Horsby-- Summary
"We Are Here" -- by Alicia Keys -- Summary
"We Gotta Pray" -- by Alicia Keys-- Summary
"We Can't Make It Here Anymore" --
By James McMurtry-- Summary
"We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue" --
By Curtis Mayfield-- Summary
"We Shall Overcome" -- by Joan Baez-- Summary
"We're Only Gonna Die For Our Own Arrogance" --
By Sublime -- Summary
"What's Going On" -- by Marvin Gaye -- Summary
"What's Happening Brother" -- by Marvin Gaye-- Summary
"What Have They Done to the Rain?" --
By Joan Baez-- Summary
"What Keeps Mankind Alive?" --
By Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weil -- Summary
"Where Next Columbus?" -- by Crass-- Summary
"Which Way Are You Going?" -- by Jim Croce-- Summary
"Whitey on the Moon" -- by Gill Scott-Heron-- Summary
"Why Aye Man" -- by Mark Knopfler -- Summary
"Wild and Free" -- by Curtis Mayfield-- Summary
"Winter In America" -- by Gil Scott Heron-- Summary
"Words I Never Said" --
By Lupe Fiasco ft. Skylar Grey -- Summary


X


Y
"Yes Sir, I Will" by Crass -- Summary


Z

"Zombie" -- The Cranberries-- Summary


Numbers
"1913 Massacre" -- by Woody Guthrie-- Summary
"20 Dollar Nose Bleed" -- by Fall Out Boy -- Summary
"99 Luftballons" -- by Nena-- Summary

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