Musical Inspiration – What music inspires you?

We have a few hours to wait for change, to wait for the mandate to be declared by the majority.  So, until we get to that point, and before the Republican Spin Machine starts flooding the airwaves with the names and numbers of all those to blame for such a turn of events, I thought I’d start a little thread of inspirational music.  Not religious music, unless that’s what inspires you, but music that helps to get one through the day.

I have a few to start with, and feel free to add yours in the comments.  I’m interested to see what we find inspirational on this great day.

Sly and the Family Stone – Everyday People

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Phil Ochs – I Ain’t Marching Anymore

Yusuf Islam – Peace Train

Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground

Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror

Billy Joel – We didn’t start the Fire

Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly

Beautiful Day – U2

Add your inspiration in the comments.

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    • WSComn on November 4, 2008 at 5:48 pm
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  1. … featuring my boyfriend!  Don’t mess me with me because he’s pink or I’ll … well I’ll do something.

    Henry Mancini.  Baby Elephant Walk (walking right out of power, sez I!).  Courtesy of YouTube’s fifthflower:

    Great musical essay, WSCom!

    • Edger on November 4, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Sing it like you’ve never sung before

    Let it fill the air

    Tell the people everywhere



    Speaking one to one

    Ain’t it everybody’s sun

    To wake to in the morning when we rise…



    Tim Hardin

  2. … A Change is Gonna Come (h/t YouTube’s no1cookie2).

    “… been a long time coming

    but I know

    a change is gonna come …”

  3. but perhaps it fits better here.

  4. but talk about inspiration!!!!!!!! And I don’t even like football.

  5. for inspiration

    • RiaD on November 4, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    • RiaD on November 4, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    • Robyn on November 4, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    …but finally someone is putting these online:

    It Happened Today

  6. I’m listening to Jerry Garcia and the recently departeds Merl Saunders and Matin Fierro lay down a scorching version of Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come.”

    Oh yeah, but oh yeah, oh yeah, alright

    Well they tell me of a pie up in the sky

    Waiting for me when I die

    But between the day you’re born and when you die

    They never seem to hear even your cry

    So as sure as the sun will shine

    I’m gonna get my share now of what’s mine

    And then the harder they come, the harder they’ll fall, one and all

    Ooh, the harder they come, the harder they’ll fall, one and all

    Well, the oppressors are tryin’ to keep me down

    Tryin’ to drive me underground

    And they think that they have got the battle won

    I say forgive them Lord, they know not what they’ve done

    ‘Cos as sure as the sun will shine

    I’m gonna get my share now of what’s mine

    And then the harder they come, the harder they’ll fall, one and all

    Ooh, the harder they come, harder they’ll fall, one and all

    Oh yeah, well oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

    But I’ll keep on fighting for the things I want

    Though I know that when you’re dead you can’t

    But I’d rather be a free man in my grave

    Then living as a puppet or a slave

    So as sure as the sun will shine

    I’m gonna get my share right now of what’s mine

    And then the harder they come, the harder they’ll fall, one and all

    Ooh, the harder they come, harder they’ll fall, one and all

    Yeah, the harder they come, the harder they’ll fall, one and all

    (Wanna say now, wanna say now – oh

    Wanna say now, wanna say one more time)

    Yeah, the harder they come, harder they’ll fall, one and all …..

    • RiaD on November 4, 2008 at 7:18 pm

  7. Jonny A. 🙂 My hero.

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