Musicians have been singing out for peace for years. Here's what they said about it.
Masters of War, by Bob Dylan (1963) "You fasten the triggers / For the others to fire / Then you sit back and watch / When the death count gets higher / You hide in your mansion / As young people's blood / Flows out of their bodies / And is buried in the mud."
Give Peace A Chance, by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and friends Give Peace A Chance, by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and friends
(1969) "All we are saying is give peace a chance."
What's Going On, by Renaldo Benson, performed by Marvin Gaye (1971) "You see war is not the answer / For only love can conquer hate / You know we've got to find a way / To bring some lovin' here today."
War, by Bob Marley (1976) "Until the basic human rights / Are equally guaranteed to all / Without regard to race / Dis a war."
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?, by Nick Lowe, performed by Elvis Costello (1979) "Where are the strong? / And who are the trusted? / And where is the harmony? / Sweet harmony."
Stop The Violence, by KRS-One (1988) "We gotta put our heads together and stop the violence / Cuz real bad boys move in silence / When you're in a club, you come to chill out / Not watch someone's blood just spill out / That's what these other people want to see / Another race fight endlessly / Hiphop will surely decay / If we as a people don't stand up and say / 'Stop the violence!'"
Work For Peace, by Gil Scott-Heron (1994) "The military and the monetary / They get together when they think it's necessary / They've turned our brothers and sisters into mercenaries / They're turning the planet into a cemetery / Got to work for peace / Peace ain't coming this way / Peace is not the absence of war / It's the absence of the rules of war and the threats of war and the preparation for war."
Bomb The World, by Michael Franti & Spearhead (2003) "We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can't bomb it into peace."
Dandelions In Bullet holes, by Sarah Harmer (2004) "This call to arms / Means wrap them around the first person you see."
Support Our Troops OH! (Black Angels OH!), by Xiu Xiu (2004) "Did you know you were going to shoot / Off the top of a four-year-old girl's head / And look across her car seat down into her skull / And see into her throat, and did you know / Her dad would say to you, / 'Please sir, can I take her body home?'" Bob Marley sang about how the formula for global peace lies in racial equality.