Tag: John Prine

“Paradise/Keystone Pipeline” by the Keystone Pipeline Kops Calls for Massive Protest and Petition Against Keystone XL Pipeline

APR 2013 – To protest the Keystone XL Pipeline and Fracking, the Keystone Pipeline Kops have come together to say "Halt!" to the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and recorded John Prine's great classic, "Paradise", with the lyrics updated for the times. We wanted the song to connect the trips to the outdoors we had as a child, and how we came to love the outdoors and become environmental activists to protect the rivers and woodlands we love so much. Because of the inevitable oil spills and the loss of wildlife and woodlands, as well as our air and water being poisoned, this song calls for a massive protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline, against the Tar Sands development, and against the dirty practice of Fracking. Check out the song below, and sign the JTMP petition on Change.org calling on President Obama to stop the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. We are looking for 100,000 signatures, which we will then present to the White House, so please sign today! Also, start or join a discussion on this issue at our JTMP Facebook Site: www.Facebook.com/JusticeThroughMusic.

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John Prine: “Some Humans Ain’t Human”

JAN 29, 2013 – One of my favorite activist musicians, John  Prine, did the song, "Some Humans Ain't Human" back in 2005 protesting the Iraq War and the administration of George W. Bush that kind of slipped under the radar. Prine wrote one activist song back in 1971 called "Paradise"; which sang about a coal company destroying the beautiful woods he used to explore as a kid singing, "Mr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away." This song, "Some Humans Ain't Human", is a tongue-in-cheek style song  obviously aimed at the George W. Bush administration. In the 3rd verse Prine sings:

"Or you're feeling your freedom, and the world's off your back,
when that hotshot from Texas, starts his own war in Iraq."

Watch John Prine perform the song below, and if you want to comment check out our JTMP Facebook Page here.