Protest Songs?

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  1. jagerhans

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    The Locomotive
    I don’t know what face he had, nor his name
    with what voice he spoke, with what voice then he sang
    how many years he had seen then, what colour his hair
    but in my imagination I have his image
    heroes are all young and beautiful
    heroes are all young and beautiful
    heroes are all young and beautiful

    I know instead the era of the facts, what was his occupation
    the first years of the century, machinist, railroad man
    the days when the war started, the holy war of the poor
    the train seemed likewise a legend of progress
    speeding over the continent
    speeding over the continent
    speeding over the continent

    and the locomotive seemed to be a strange monster
    that Man dominated with his thoughts and his hand
    roaring it left behind it distances that seemed infinite
    it seemed to have inside a tremendous power
    the same power as dynamite
    the same power as dynamite
    the same power as dynamite

    But another great force then spread it’s wings
    words that said “all men are equal”
    and against the kings and tyrants it burst in the street
    the proletarian bomb and it lit up the air
    the torch of anarchy
    the torch of anarchy
    the torch of anarchy

    A train every day passed by his station
    a luxury train, far destination
    he saw respected people, he thought of that velvet and gold
    he thought of the lean days of the people around him
    he thought of the train full of lords
    he thought of the train full of lords
    he thought of the train full of lords

    I don’t know what happened, why he made the decision
    maybe an ancient rage, generations without name
    that cry out for revenge, they blinded his heart
    he forgot piety, he forgot his goodness
    his bomb, the steam engine
    his bomb, the steam engine
    his bomb, the steam engine

    And on the track was the locomotive
    the pulsating machine seemed to be alive
    it seemed a young buck that, the brake just freed
    bit the rail with muscles of steel
    with the blind force of lightning
    with the blind force of lightning
    with the blind force of lightning

    And one day like all the others, but maybe with more anger in his body
    he thought that it held the key to repair some wrongs
    he got up on the sleeping monster, he tried to drive away his fear
    and before thinking of what he was about to do
    the monster devoured the plains
    the monster devoured the plains
    the monster devoured the plains

    The other train ran unaware and almost without hurry
    no one imagined it was headed towards revenge
    but at the station in Bologna arrived the news in a flash
    “notice of emergency, act with urgency
    a madman has launched himself against the train
    a madman has launched himself against the train
    a madman has launched himself against the train”

    But meanwhile the locomotive runs, runs, runs
    and the steam whistles and seems almost alive
    and the whistle that fills the air seems to say to the stooped farmers
    “Brother don’t fear, I run to my duty
    Triumph to the proletarian justice!
    Triumph to the proletarian justice!
    Triumph to the proletarian justice!”

    And meanwhile it runs, runs, runs still harder
    and it runs, runs, runs, runs toward death
    and nothing by now can hold back the immense destructive power
    it waits only for the crash and then arrives at the mantle
    of the great consoler
    of the great consoler
    of the great consoler

    The story tells us how the race ended
    the machine rerouted along a dead line
    with the last of his animal yells the machine erupted red hot metal and lava
    it exploded against the sky, then the smoke spread its veil
    they picked him up, he was still breathing
    they picked him up, he was still breathing
    they picked him up, he was still breathing

    But we like to think of him still behind the engine
    while he runs the steam engine away
    and that the news still reaches us one day
    of a locomotive, like a living thing
    speeding like a bomb against injustice!
    speeding like a bomb against injustice!
    speeding like a bomb against injustice!
     
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    Revolution - BeaTles
     
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    La Cucaracha ("The Cockroach") is a traditional Spanish folk song. It is unknown when the song came about. It is also very popular in Latin America. In Mexico it was performed widely during the Mexican Revolution.
     
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  6. WOLF ANGEL

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    Get Up Stand Up -for your Rights
     
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    We shall overcome -

    March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.
     
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    WAR! - What is it good for?
     
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    Sam Cooke - A change is gonna come

    The civil rights movement was a struggle for social justice that took place mainly during the 1950s and 1960s for Black Americans to gain equal rights under the law in the United States
    They, along with many white Americans, mobilized and began an unprecedented fight for equality that spanned two decades
     
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    Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen

     
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    "Guantanamera" (Spanish: (the woman) from Guantánamo is perhaps the best-known Cuban song and that country's most-noted patriotic song, especially when using a poem by the Cuban poet José Martí for the lyrics.
    The official writing credits have been given to Joseíto Fernández, who first popularized the song on radio as early as 1929 (although it is unclear when the first release as a record occurred)
    In 1966, a version by American vocal group the Sandpipers, based on an arrangement by the Weavers from their May 1963 Carnegie Hall Reunion concert, became an international hit.
    Here is a young Pete Seeger
     
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    With God on our side - Manfred Mann
    (A bit more melodic than Dylan's original)
     
  15. Mallyboppa

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    Inglan is a Bitch
     
  16. Mallyboppa

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    dem wi side wid di oppressah when di goin´ get ruff side wid aggressah when di goin´ get tuff

     
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