Hold On

This week’s “Say It In Song“ pick is “Hold On,”  by Alabama Shakes:

 You got to hold on You got to hold on

Yeah! You got to wait! Yeah! You got to wait! But, I don’t wanna wait I don’t wanna wait

Sometimes we have to be active to get what we need; we have to participate in order so that  we can achieve the outcomes we want.… [Read more]

How it feels to be free…

This week’s “Say It In Song” pick was performed in 1976 by the inimitable singer and activist Nina Simone. In honour of Black History Month, have a listen to the track.… [Read more]

We can deal with rockets and dreams, but reality…?

Musical genius and legend Curtis Mayfield once said:

“We’re all built up with progress, But sometimes I must confess, We can deal with rockets and dreams, But reality… what does it mean?[Read more]

“We can bomb the world to pieces, but…”

“We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can’t bomb it into peace.”… [Read more]

Earth Song: Because We Can Never Think TOO Much About The Environment

Today’s “Say it in Song” pick is a timeless song by Michael Jackson: “Earth Song”…because giving thought to this planet, and what we’re doing to our environment, can never be overstated.

If you’re interested in learning more about the air you breathe, the water you drink, the soil that nourishes the food you eat and the creatures that are dependent upon conservation efforts to survive, here is a partial list of global organisations to obtain more information.… [Read more]

It’s Not Fair

This week’s “Say It In Song” choice is by British singer Lily Allen. While the song isn’t political, most of the lyrics can apply to how many of us are left feeling after watching politics each week. We think our elected officials are supposed to care but, unfortunately, in too many cases the evidence points to the contrary.… [Read more]

Everyday People

“Don’t hate the black Don’t hate the white If you get bitten Just hate the bite”

~ Sly and the Family Stone

Everyday people spoke, petitioned, protested, occupied and marched.

Everyday people made their voices heard on Election Day.… [Read more]

Tennessee

This week’s “Say it in Song” selection is “Tennessee,” by Arrested Development. Tennessee has been in the news this week because one of its residents, a firearms dealer, thought that he should teach a lesson  about freedom and the Second Amendment by issuing a statement in which he said … [Read more]

Waiting on the World to Change

This week’s Say it in Song pick is John Mayer’s Waiting on the World to Change.

One day our generation is gonna rule the population…so we keep waiting…waiting on the world to change.

We don’t believe in waiting for things to change; we believe in active participation and being, as Gandhi said, the change we want to see in the world.… [Read more]

Listen to the People

This week’s Say it in Song pick is by singing diva Martha Wash. Her lively song, “Listen to the People,” has a powerful message that should resonate in today’s often contentious environment.

Listen to the people… listen to  them crying out

Everybody listen to the sounds of a better world

Listen to the children

Can you hear them calling out?[Read more]