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Thread #24753   Message #288007
Posted By: Airto
30-Aug-00 - 02:01 PM
Thread Name: Fahrenheit 451-The LAST Song
Subject: RE: Fahrenheit 451-The LAST Song
I would want to see the beautiful, haunting German song Die Moorsoldaten/Peat Bog Soldiers included in the repertoire. The concentration camp subject matter would be entirely appropriate and the elements of defiance and optimism in the final verse would make it a valuable resource in times of adversity.

But perhaps I should have left this song for the likes of Wolfgang to claim.

Closer to (my) home, Paul Brady's song The Island would be a must. It comes closer to stating my personal credo about political conflict than any other song. Amazingly enough, the ironic lines "I know us plain folks don't see all the story, I guess peace and love's just copping out" lost him a lot of friends when he first sang it in the early 1980s.

Arthur O'Malley