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Peace Anthem

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Why can't we take a song and make it a way of life?
I know my taste in music is a little redneck for most of y'all, but listen to Garth Brooks, here:

"The Change"
One hand
Reaches out
And pulls a lost soul from harm
While a thousand more go unspoken for
They say what good have you done
By saving just this one
It's like whispering a prayer
In the fury of a storm

And I hear them saying you'll never change things
And no matter what you do it's still the same thing
But it's not the world that I am changing
I do this so this world will know
That it will not change me

This heart
Still believes
The love and mercy still exist
While all the hatred rage and so many say
That love is all but pointless in madness such as this
It's like trying to stop a fire
With the moisture from a kiss

And I hear them saying you'll never change things
And no matter what you do it's still the same thing
But it's not the world that I am changing
I do this so this world will know
That it will not change me

As long as one heart still holds on
Then hope is never really gone

I hear them saying you'll never change things
And no matter what you do it's still the same thing
But it's not the world that I am changing
I do this so this world we know
Never changes me

What I do is so
This world will know
That it will not change me

There are others -- "We Shall Be Free," another Brooks hit, or Brooks & Dunn's "Only In America" come to mind, or even Alan Jackson's "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" -- that would work in the role, I believe.

Forgive me if that's not Dixie-Chick cool enough for you; "Travelin' Soldier" is the only song of theirs I've ever been able to stand, and it's nothing to do with their stance on Bush -- it's Natalie Maines' voice, with her too-shrill riff on Janice Joplin / Bonnie Tyler 's style -- and it's the "punk" look they all adopted to play off $hania Twain's half-naked, no-musical-talent mega$ale$ .

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