Peace, Love & Understanding

Before I got busy with NaNoWriMo, I took a departure from my usual blogging to compile a small selection of music videos. They will be used to cover posts for part of the month, and to give another side to Remembrance Day, which is observed in Canada on November 11th.

I mean no disrespect to the memories of all the brave soldiers who fought, stood on guard, and died for us. I honour them just as you do. My only intention here is to highlight several songs that mean something to me and convey my abiding wish for peaceful, nonviolent alternatives to the costs and devastation of war and strife worldwide.

The words of a dreamer? Perhaps.

I hope you enjoy this post and the next four, and have a listen. 🙂

As I walk through
This wicked world
Searchin’ for light in the darkness of insanity.
I ask myself
Is all hope lost?
Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?

And each time I feel like this inside,
There’s one thing I wanna know:
What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding? Ohhhh
What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding?

And as I walked on
Through troubled times
My spirit gets so downhearted sometimes
So where are the strong
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony.

Cause each time I feel it slippin’ away, just makes me wanna cry.
What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding? Ohhhh
What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding?

So where are the strong?
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony.

Cause each time I feel it slippin’ away, just makes me wanna cry.
What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding? Ohhhh
What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding? Ohhhh
What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding?

~ Nick Lowe

I love the Nick Lowe version for its slower tempo, and for the fact he is the song’s writer.

Song Facts : (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love & Understanding

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17 thoughts on “Peace, Love & Understanding

      1. There is a song we sang (our choir) for 11 Novembre. Le Soldat (the soldier) The words are sad but the music that was chosen felt very out of place to me. It was too upbeat for the message.

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