#1
So I made a thread a couple of weeks back about some song ideas for an english presentation on lyrical analysis. I now have to do another presentation but this time I have to pick, and present, a song that involves a social justice issue (ie: poverty, racism etc). I have no song ideas so I thought maybe you could come up with some songs involving a social justice issue. Help me out.

Thanks in advance.
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Chocolate Rain


seconded.

but forreal i would use ummmm... Killing In The Name Of by Rage Against the Machine, just get the edited version
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#7
Gun Control ?

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Saturday Night Special


Hand guns are made for killin
Aint no good for nothin else
And if you like your whiskey
You might even shoot yourself
So why dont we dump em people
To the bottom of the sea
Before some fool come around here
Wanna shoot either you or me
#8
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seconded.

but forreal i would use ummmm... Killing In The Name Of by Rage Against the Machine, just get the edited version



The edited version? Can you tell me the difference? I'm not sure I've heard both then.
#9
Something by The Nightwatchman which is just Tom Morello playing acoustic and singing about rascism and injustice.
#10
This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie

One People, One Struggle - Anti-Flag

Kyoto Now - Bad Religion

Stars And Stripes Of Corruption - Dead Kennedys

Planet Earth 1988 - Ramones

Know Your Rights - The Clash

Self-Extermination - Tastes Like Capitalism (lame to use my own band I know, but hey, it'd work).
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#11
basically all rage against the machine songs are about that kind of thing
Lunatics on pogo sticks
Another southern fried freak on a crucifix
Hicks don't mix with politics
People on the street just kickin' to the licks
#12
Definetly "The Trees" by Rush, it depicts rich and poor through maples and oaks. What more you want?
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#14
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Gun Control ?

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Saturday Night Special


Hand guns are made for killin
Aint no good for nothin else
And if you like your whiskey
You might even shoot yourself
So why dont we dump em people
To the bottom of the sea
Before some fool come around here
Wanna shoot either you or me

Also, you could try maybe Mr banker or Four Walls Of Raiford, both essentially being songs about poverty(of course the second is also about the problems draftees had readjusting to civvie street, and the poor standard of justice).
#15
The Irrationality Of Rationality - NOFX

The Poverty Of Philosophy - Immortal Technique

Take The Power Back - Rage Against The Machine

There's a Problem - The Flatliners

Burn Them Prisons - Leftover Crack

I could go on and on and on and on like the muthaf*ckin' Energizer Bunny
-"Sunny Jane" '04 MIM Sunburst Fender Tele. DD HB102(n)
-"Sapphire" Indie Tribal Extreme
-"Joy" Vintage 1100N Acoustic
-"Booty" Black Squier Jazz Bass
Traynor YCS50 1x12 (V30 Speaker)
Mark Bass Little Mk II
1x15 bass cab
#17
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This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie

One People, One Struggle - Anti-Flag

Kyoto Now - Bad Religion

Stars And Stripes Of Corruption - Dead Kennedys

Planet Earth 1988 - Ramones

Know Your Rights - The Clash


Self-Extermination - Tastes Like Capitalism (lame to use my own band I know, but hey, it'd work).


+1
#18
"Hurricane" - Bob Dylan
About the black boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter who was jailed on false charges at the height of his career.
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#20
^HAHAHA that song is sooooooo racist. HAHAHA. I though me and my friends were the only ones who knew about johnny rebel.
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#21
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'Southern Man'-Neil Young

+1


another one might be Ohio by CSNY

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