My favorite Protest Songs

October 1, 2006

Here’s a short list of some of the many protest songs that have gotten me through Iraq and through my AWOL experience.

Masters of War – Bob Dylan – Greatest protest song ever. Recently, some kids in Boulder, Colorado decided to sing Masters of War at a talent show, and Secret Service showed up. Just shows that this song still scares the government.

When The President Talks To God – Bright Eyes – Conor Oberst gives his best Bob Dylan impersonation with this brilliant song which questions just how well our president REALLY knows God.

Imagine – John Lennon – A beautifully written song, full of optimism and hope.

Peace, Love, and Understanding – Elvis Costello – “What’s so funny ’bout peace, love, and understanding?” Nothing. Read the rest of this entry »