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"It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind
that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception."
(When asked about his theory of relativity)
- Albert Einstein

"If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music."
--- Jimi Hendrix
"Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and
permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war. And until there are no longer
first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the color of a man's skin
is of no more significance than the color of his eyes and until the basic human rights
are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, there is war. And until that day,
the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will
remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained... now everywhere is war."
~Bob Marley

Many of Bob Dylan's songs can be listened to here
Just give the link to the individual song, for example ...
Masters of War can be heard in Windows or RealAudio.

Bet you didn't know Bob did the very first the first rap song ever. ;)


Please Share Your Songs of Peace At the Bottom.


Christmas in the TrenchesEdit

Christmas in the Trenches

by John McCutcheon

My name is Francis Tolliver, I come from Liverpool.
Two years ago the war was waiting for me after school.
To Belgium and to Flanders, to Germany to here
I fought for King and country I love dear.
Twas Christmas in the trenches, where the frost so bitter hung,
The frozen fields of France were still, no Christmas song was sung.
Our families back in England were toasting us that day
Their brave and glorious lads so far away.
I was lying with my messmate on the cold and rocky ground
When across the lines of battle came a most peculiar sound.
Says I, "Now listen up, me boys!" each soldier strained to hear
As one young German voice sang out so clear.
"He's singing bloody well, you know!" my partner says to me.
Soon, one by one, each German voice joined in harmony.
The cannons rested silent, the gas clouds rolled no more
As Christmas brought us respite from the war.
As soon as they were finished and a reverent pause was spent
"God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" struck up some lads from Kent.
The next they sang was "Stille Nacht." "Tis 'Silent Night'," says I
And in two tongues one song filled up that sky.
"There's someone coming toward us!" the front line sentry cried.
All sights were fixed on one long figure trudging from their side.
His truce flag, like a Christmas star, shown on that plain so bright
As he, bravely, strode unarmed into the night.
Soon one by one on either side walked into No Man's Land
With neither gun nor bayonet we met there hand to hand.
We shared some secret brandy and we wished each other well
And in a flare-lit soccer game we gave 'em hell.
We traded chocolates, cigarettes, and photographs from home
These sons and fathers far away from families of their own.
Young Sanders played his squeezebox and they had a violin.
This curious and unlikely band of men.
Soon daylight stole upon us and France was France once more
With sad farewells we each prepared to settle back to war.
But the question haunted every heart that lived that wonderous night
"Whose family have I fixed within my sights?"
Twas Christmas in the trenches where the frost, so bitter hung.
The frozen fields of France were warmed as songs of peace were sung.
For the walls they'd kept between us to exact the work of war
Had been crumbled and were gone forevermore.
My name is Francis Tolliver, in Liverpool I dwell
Each Christmas come since World War I, I've learned its lessons well.
That the ones who call the shots won't be among the dead and lame.
And on each end of the rifle we're the same.
© 1984 John McCutcheon


http://www.worldwar1.com/special/xmas/fww0556.jpg

German and Russian soldiers together on the Eastern front, Christmas 1914.
Source


HORIZON

In amongst the rings of confusion
Silencing the thought powers one by one
It seems all so incredible
Our own ability to confuse - to sacrifice
To enlighten like a Shakespearian play
We foolish and happily hold on to sanity

While all around the pushing
And prodding of our feelings
The twisting and turning of our hearts
Displaying an almost indefinable strength
Of purpose - a reason, a reason, a reason
Where no reasons seems to exist

Yet, as in a vision, a voice transcending
All our imagination, jewel of life
Guiding light heralding a joyous new dawn
Clear and gifted time
Divine Nature - Super Nature
The supreme gift of knowledge and space
In this cacophony of life

Peace will Come
Peace will Come
Peace will Come
Will Come

Peace will Come
Peace will Come
Peace will Come
Will Come true Horizon
Come true Horizon
Come true Horizon
Come true Horizon

Peace will Come
Peace will Come
Peace will Come
Will Come

Peace will Come
Peace will Come
Peace will Come
Will Come true Horizon
Come true Horizon
Come true Horizon
Come true Horizon

Peace will Come
Peace will Come
Peace will Come
Peace will Come
Will Come

[interlude]

Reach for the starlight
Reach when it calls you
You, you are the reason
If you want
You are the answer in the end

Ahhs...

Sweet music, and your secret heart
Both have the healing grace
Sweet music, and your secret heart
Both have the healing grace

[interlude]

So, again, a change, it comes
Our world desires a way
Touch a child, who's lost, afraid,
It lifts you to true emotion
True feelings, be the light
All that is good in this life
Is good, good is good

Oh everlasting dream, Oh future come alive
To witness comes that time
I just can't help but believe in life,
All in all I just can't help but believe there is a way
For us to give, A way for us to live
A way for us, A way for us

From: private Collection
By: Jon & Vangelis



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