Vietnam/ Civil Rights Era Songs

Shyenne Leuty April 7, 2014

"Stand" by. Sky and the Family Stone

This song is about life and how we must face the obstacles that get in our way, and that we must stand up for our rights. There audience was young people. The song had a warm feeling about it. This song sounded like it met a lot.

For the things you know are right
It's the truth that the truth makes them so uptight

"People got to be Free" by. The Rascals

This song was written in reaction to Martin Luther King Jr.s assassination. It became a double after Robert f. Kennedy was assassinated. It was upbeat and impassioned with freedom and tolerance.

"All the world over, so easy to see!
People everywhere, just wanna be free.Listen, please listen! that's the way it should be Peace in the valley, people got to be free."

"Think" by. Aretha Franklin

This song was about freedom and respect for women. It is known as a feminist anthem. This song is intended for young women. It has a sassy tone to it.

" You better think (think) think about what you're trying to do to me

Yeah, think (think, think) let your mind go, let yourself be free

Oh freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom), freedom, yeah freedom
Freedom (freedom), freedom (freedom), freedom, ooh freedom"

"Fortunate Son" by. Creedence Clearwater Revival

This is an anti- Washington and vietnam war song. It was add to the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress. For being " culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.

"Some folks are born, made to wave the flag

Ooo, their red, white and blue
And when the band plays "Hail to the Chief"
Ooo, they point the cannon at you, Lord"
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