Aside from quotations, music or songs can also motivate us to spread it among our brothers and sisters especially within the walls of our home. If love begins at home, peace does the same thing. Songs move us and it causes an inner feeling to promote it. There are top 10 songs that encourage and inspire everyone to be loving peace people and here they are:
10. Home by Edward Shape & the Magnetic Zeros
This is a simple song, yet the meaning and message is so profound. Lyrics were selections by Kayla C. Care2 Campaigns Associate. As it says, “Wherever you are, if you’re with the ones you love, you’re home. And nothing is more peaceful than the feeling of I’m home”.
9. Heard Somebody Say by Devendra Banhart
The sound goes pretty well with the message on the lyrics, “Here’s what we believe…It’s simple…we don’t want to kill.” The message opposes violence and killings. It promotes constructive way of making amends instead, and having a peaceful talk and agreement.
8. We Want Peace by Lenny Kravitz
This song was released in 2003 and was written because of the US invasion of Iraq. The song focuses on the situation back then and discourages invasion despite of Iraq’s leader was at fault.
7. What’s So Funny about Peace, Love and Understanding by Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe
Just listening to the voice of Elvis Costello, you feel that you are being caressed, your mind is being calmed down and it’s really a perfect voice and direct message from the song not just about peace, but love and understanding.
6. War by Edwin Starr
This song is full of passion and authenticity as most of the comments given by those people who have heard this song confirms it. This can be felt as you sing it loudly and sway your body. It was recorded by The Temptations and it became a hit song in 1970.
5. We Got to Have Peace by Curtis Mayfield
This is a personal message from Mr. Mayfield himself because of the accident he encountered that paralyzed his body. This is not just for him but also for those who find themselves in emotional distress and anguish. An inner peace is what he wants and he is sharing this song to lift others up and move on that there is life after trials and challenges.
4. Bomb the World by Michael Franti
You could have a different and wrong impression when you see Michael and how he carried himself, especially in the manner that he sings this song. Hence, the very message of the song is found on these lyrics, “We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can’t bomb it into peace…Power to the peaceful…And I say, love to the people y’all…” There is a different meaning of bomb here; it is not a literal bomb that can kill people and destroy homes but peace that can save lives and the whole world.
3. Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
It is better known as “Somewhere over the Rainbow”, which is a classic ballad song and it was released in 1993.
2. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
The song wants us to know that peace is indeed possible and attainable as long as we believe on it.
1. Imagine by John Lennon
This is one of the best songs that one of the members of Beatles band left for us. It is a very powerful song that creates goose bumps to anyone who hears and sings it. It makes one hear cry and plea for peace.