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    List or post your favorite message songs here. Some of mine are:

    Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) ~ Marvin Gaye
    War ~ Edwin Starr
    A Change Is Gonna Come ~ Sam Cooke
    Assault And Battery ~ Howard Jones
    Public Enemy (Part 1 & 2) ~ James Brown
    The Message ~ Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
    Lady Madonna ~ The Beatles
    Big Brother ~ Stevie Wonder
    A Real Mother For Ya ~ Johnny "Guitar" Watson
    People Are People ~ Depeche Mode
    Nothin' Comes To Sleepers ~ Gap Band
    Strength Of One Man ~ The Jacksons
    For The Love Of Money ~ O'Jays
    White Horse ~ Laid Back
    Black Maybe ~ Syreeta
    Strange Fruit ~ Billie Holiday
    I Like To Teach The World To Sing ~ New Seekers
    Take A Stand ~ Voices Of East Harlem
    Wake Up Everybody ~ Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
    In The Ghetto ~ Elvis Presley
    The World Is A Ghetto ~ War

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    All of those are great! I love music with a powerful message

    There is a guy I ran into online a couple years ago, he's an Iraqi American named Timz. He has really incredible lyrics. By far his most prolific song is called Iraq, where he shows the story from both sides. It's really good stuff.

    Vid is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRiy4yfh-IM

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    Been digging deep into the Philly soul movement recently. Masters of socially conscious output.


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    on3 more excuse to discover Jacksons music i never heard, and hear the soulful voice of MIchael making a lyrical difference. thanks for that. i've heard a lot of philly sound music..but again, Michael makes it stand out special and magic.
    In Love of Money Land(Branca,sony,mainstream media), it's always a pride and snowy day.

    And, remember when the king of pop fired John Branca?

    https://t.co/dm3MFQdbzd

    http://imgur.com/a/gdU5v It doesn't just... go away.

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    heal the world.

    the earth song

    we are the world

    natalia- pretty like me. (song about bullying).

    elvis presley- in the getto.

    anything about children in need, comic relief or any of those types of things.

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    I think my favourite song with a message is "The Trees" by Rush.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZiDME3bajU

    Read the lyrics. A message about the oppressiveness of legislated equality put so perfectly into a very poetic song.

    Rush - The Trees

    There is unrest in the forest
    There is trouble with the trees
    For the maples want more sunlight
    And the oaks ignore their pleads

    The trouble with the maples
    And they're quite convinced they're right
    They say the oaks are just too lofty
    And they grab up all the light
    But the oaks can't help their feelings
    If they like the way they're made
    And they wonder why the maples
    Can't be happy in their shade

    There is trouble in the forest,
    And the creatures all have fled
    As the maples scream "Oppression!"
    And the oaks just shake their heads

    So the maples formed a union
    And demanded equal rights
    "The oaks are just too greedy;
    We will make them give us light."
    Now there's no more oak oppression
    For they passed a noble law
    And the trees are all kept equal
    By hatchet, axe, and saw

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    Aznavour's "Earth Song".

    I couldn't find English translation unfortunately, but the in-built translator of Chrome gives an acceptable result.

    LA TERRE MEURT

    Les océans sont des poubelles
    Et les fronts de mer sont souillés
    Des Tchernobyls en ribambelle
    Voient naître des foetus mort-nés
    Dans cinquante ans, qu'allons-nous faire
    De ces millions de détritus ?
    Et ces déchets du nucléaire
    Dont les pays ne veulent plus

    Sous nos pieds, la terre promise
    Patrimoine de nos enfants
    Petit à petit, agonise
    Nul ne s'en soucie
    Et pourtant des espèces devenues rares
    Sont en voie de disparition
    Et la laideur chante victoire
    Sous le plastique et le béton

    REFRAIN:
    La terre meurt
    L'homme s'en fout
    Il vit sa vie
    Un point c'est tout
    Il met à son gré, à son goût
    Le monde sens dessus dessous
    La Terre meurt
    Où allons-nous ?

    Dans la finance et les affaires
    Le pétrole est le maître mot
    Il mène à tout, même à la guerre
    Et nul ne s'inquiète de l'eau
    Où en sont la flore et la faune
    Et qu'advient-il du firmament
    Privé de la couche d'ozone
    Gardien de l'environnement

    Sous le ciel, le sol se révolte
    Car l'homme trompe la nature
    Quand il trafique les récoltes
    Il hypothèque son futur
    Sous le soleil, les forêts brûlent
    Et l'on gave les champs d'engrais
    Dans la boulimie majuscule
    Du rendement et du progrès

    REFRAIN

    Il est temps de prendre conscience
    Que l'homme ne respecte rien
    Il se fiche de l'existence
    Des baleines et des dauphins
    L'éléphant meurt pour son ivoire
    La bête rare pour sa peau
    Et dans les grandes marées noires
    Le mazout englue les oiseaux

    La société consommatrice
    Avance impunément ses pions
    Tandis que les arbres pourrissent
    Dans les villes et leurs environs
    La sècheresse se déchaîne
    Effaçant tout signe de vie
    Et certaines races humaines
    Crèvent d'abandon et d'oubli

    REFRAIN

    La Terre meurt
    Réveillons-nous
    I look to greet the stars
    But there's no stars to see

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    Hong Kong band Beyond's song 海闊天空 Boundless Oceans, Vast Skies (lit. "sea wide sky empty") is originally about artistic and personal freedom, but it gained a more universal meaning of freedom during the years. It became part of the collective memory of Hong Kong people, and one the unofficial anthems of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.





    I look to greet the stars
    But there's no stars to see

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    Lyrics and translation to English: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/les-e...ldren-war.html
    I look to greet the stars
    But there's no stars to see

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