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GUEST,Frankham Have anti-war songs changed anything? (108* d) RE: Have anti-war songs changed anything? 27 Nov 03

Every time we sing Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream, Down By the Riverside, Tommy Sand's The Music of Healing it strikes a responsive chord in the audience. Today's audiences are hungry to hear this
kind of song. No one really likes war even though some seem to promote it. But everyone wishes for peace in some form or other, even those that seem to be opposed to it.

Does an anti-war song change anything? It depends. In some cases small imperceptible changes in
people may occur.

It may be that songs by themselves may not change history but
added to movements that fuel constructive energy, they may have a potent affect.

They are so worthwhile and important to sing that we have to
operate on a faith that they have some power to influence people.

Any song can be satirized. I think that the funniest are those
that poke fun at pro-war songs.

Frank Hamilton

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