A grizzled veteran stumped for a new, younger candidate with a pointed tune with a honky-tonk flair. Could be an anthem for future voter registration drives.
“Break the walls… blow by blow, brick by brick…” Alicia Keys delivers a soulful plea.
Take sides, Beat each other bloody. With this classic, Bono sings of that futility with a militaristic beat.
The Roots. Seethin’. (Parental advisory.)
I’m always intrigued by undertones in some rock-and-roll songs. The Clash’s classic tune, if you can get past the sort-of-cheesy video, is kind of anti-establishment, subversive if you will.
Orwellian overtones in this tune by Radiohead, from the album “Hail to the Thief.”
Buffy Saint-Marie ends this song without a resolving chord. This isn’t the way to end war.