Vietnam/Civil Rights Movement songs

By: Devon McGrath

Stand By: Sly and the Family Stone

The message for this song is that you can't just wait for things to change you have to stand up for what you want and what you believe in for anything to change. I pick this song for my analyze because it seemed to really go with the civil rights era many people had to stand up for what was right to for any change to happen. The author wrote this song to show people what to stand up for and why.

Respect Yourself By: The Staple Singers

The message of this song is that you have to have respect for yourself or no one will have respect for you. I pick this song for my analyze because it seemed like it would be a good song and you can relate to what it's saying. The author wrote this song to let people know if they don't want to be walked all over then they need to start respecting yourself.

Born In the USA. By: Bruce Springsteen

The message of this song is you should be proud to be a US citizen and be proud of what we have done. The reason I pick this song is because you can relate to it and it's easy to understand. The author wrote this song because we needed to know that we had a good country that we were living in and we should be proud of it.

Peacetrain By: Cat Stevens

The message of this song to to have people bring peace to the world. I picked this song because it seem to be really sweet I really liked it. The author wrote this song to let people know that we need to have more peace in the world after the war.