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    Default Classic SJW Music

    Calling all Social Justice Warriors and those who dream of being one!

    Post your favorite socially conscious music here.

    To start us off, here is the great diva, Marlena Shaw.



    How do you raise your kids in a ghetto?
    Do you feed one child and starve another?
    Won't you tell me, legislator?

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    The tragic Baby Huey. Died way too young, but this song lives on in countless hip hop tracks that sampled it.



    Cold, cold eyes upon me they stare
    People all around me and they're all in fear
    They don't seem to want me but they won't admit
    I must be some kind of creature up here having fits

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    Marvin.




    Trigger happy policing
    Panic is spreading
    God know where we're heading

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    A lot of Bruce Springsteen, right?

    The Promised Land, in particular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    A lot of Bruce Springsteen, right?

    The Promised Land, in particular.
    He certainly was inspired by Woody Guthrie:



    In the squares of the city - In the shadow of the steeple
    Near the relief office - I see my people
    And some are grumblin' and some are wonderin'
    If this land's still made for you and me.

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    Here is The Boss' version:


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    And the wonderful, late Sharon Jones' take on it:


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    While not exactly as commonly known as Guthrie...


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    For more modern stuff, nearly anything by Rise Against.

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    I have only seen SWJ used in a derogatory fashion. I hate the term.

    That said,

    There came a time when the name edhopper died! The final moment came with the fatal release of indescribable power--which tore every post that bore the name edhopper asunder--split it linto a new identity, and filled CBR with the blinding death flash of it's destruction! In the end there was a new user name, spinning slow and barren, clean of all that had gone before, adrift in the fading sounds of binary thunder...THEN----THERE WAS KIRBY101

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    I remember this from the Muppets Show, as well.




    Calling out to everyone across the nation
    Said the world is in a desperate situation
    Stealing, burning, fighting, killing
    Nothing but corruption
    It looks like mankind in on the eve of destruction


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    Lovely cover version of Lennon's classic:


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    "Ninety-nine percent, I know you're not fine
    Now everyone could be mistakenly kind
    Niggas in the back try and act blind
    Seven ways to think about your eyesight

    Say what you will, what you want
    Know it's not the time that you can
    Receiving a gift of change with a kiss
    When nights alone and nights you're bored
    And can't resist or miss the chance of being who they think they think you are
    How long before your journey will end in sweet stone?
    Walls inside of me that then tell me to breathe
    That shake your hand and thank the man for just letting it be

    Know my worth and fake the blame
    But I know she's better than me
    Wait your turn and change your ways
    But I know he's better than me
    Why choose love when hate comes first?
    And I know they're better than me
    Wait your turn and change your ways
    But I know he's better than me

    Ninety-nine percent, I know you're not fine
    Now everyone could be mistakenly kind

    Say what you will, what you want
    Know it's not the time that you can
    Receiving a gift of change with a kiss
    When nights alone and nights you're bored
    And can't resist or miss the chance of being who they think they think you are
    How long before your journey will end in sweet stone?
    Walls inside of me that then tell me to breathe
    That shake your hand and thank the man for just letting it be

    Know my worth and fake the blame
    But I know she's better than me
    Wait your turn and change your ways
    But I know he's better than me
    Why choose love when hate comes first?
    And I know they're better than me
    Wait your turn and change your ways
    But I know he's better than me

    I know he's better
    And I know and I know and I know
    He's better than me
    Change your ways
    And I know he's better than me
    I I.. know....
    Better than me
    And I know he's better than me
    He's just better
    He's just better than me"

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