10 Classic Rock Songs About Peace And Unity
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Inside the world that typically uses violence and war as a governing tool, it’s vitally important to us that we remember to unite and facilitate peace to the people on our moral terms. And classic rock songs that narrate such are a great example of that. Since the 60s, peaceful and united life is something that an artist or a band aspires to achieve, and creating songs about it is a stepping stone for them.
“Turn! Turn! Turn!” – The Byrds
The song advocates the truth that no matter how plenty struggles we face, peace is about to come soon. Its recurrent lyrics paired with a twist of folk and psychedelic rock keeps your hopes for humanity on high.
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” – The Beatles
George Harrison’s most enduring song expresses the importance of viewing the world from grief’s perspective. It altogether draws a picture of peace, especially in the moments that we need it the most.
“Ripple” – Grateful Dead
“Ripple” speaks a simple message to everyone: we can always rely on music in times of loss and profanity. It evokes the power and ability of music to unite us, against this ever-problematic world.
“Fussing and Fighting” – Bob Marley and The Wailers
Bob Marley has become the epitome of revolution for peace and acceptance. Through his songs that mostly talk about peace, “Fussing and Fighting” truly captured the singer’s aspirations of a serene world, with no madness whatsoever.
“The Star-Spangled Banner” – Jimi Hendrix
Some stars shine brighter than the others, and Hendrix’s version of the United States anthem is solid proof of that. Back in the 1969 Woodstock Festival, the rocker performed the song in an impromptu manner, revitalizing the surge of patriotic desires for peace sonically.
“For What It’s Worth” – Buffalo Springfield
The world we are living in is no stranger to protests and violence. So for Buffalo Springfield, it is important for us to never turn a blind eye to it and always remember that we can rely on peace and unity more.
“Let It Grow” – Eric Clapton
No matter how unpredictable and grim our lives are, it’s best to remember that hope lives inside our hearts. Eric Clapton perfectly signifies the love that we need to foster and grow in our lives.
“Blowin’ In The Wind” – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan sure knows how to write poetic lyrics of justice and frustration to achieve peace. It brings us to the idea of a man’s suffering, something that speaks to us directly in our hearts.
“Fortunate Son” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
The true call for an anti-war anthem and the song that we can symbolize the Vietnam War. The song asks the question of oppression and violence, making clear the message that the peace activists are trying to point out in the first place.
“Imagine” – John Lennon
The most admired song from the singer as well as his greatest contribution to the peace issue, “Imagine” tries to erase the boundaries of humankind to paint a picture of living inside a united world. Its importance will forever remain in the minds of the people who will always choose peace.