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I'm looking for a popular song that has an inspirational message of peace, love, harmony, making a difference... for a video project...

Parts of "Change the World" by Eric Clampton could work... Five For Fighting's "World" (What Kind of World Do You Want) has some of the sentiment... O'Jay's "Love Train" could be in there...

Sincerely appreciate any input from the EC.Com musical mavens out there!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU!!! smile

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Barbara, If there was EVER a song that is perfect for an inspirational video it is "Nether Lands" by Dan Fogelberg! happy

Tim

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTCHj8qhcjY

It is a beautiful song with great lyrics:

High on this mountain

The clouds down below

I'm feeling so strong and alive

From this rocky perch

I continue to search

For the wind

And the snow

And the sky

I want a lover

I want some friends

And I want to live in the sun

And I want to do all the things

That I never have done

Sunny bright mornings

And pale moonlit nights

Keep me from feeling alone

Now, I'm learning to fly

And this freedom is like

Nothing that I've even known

I've seen the bottom

And I've been on top

But mostly I've lived in between

And where do you go

When you get to the end of your dream?

Off in the nether lands

I heard a sound

Like the beating of heavenly wings

And deep in my brain

I can hear a refrain

Of my soul as she rises and sings

Anthems to glory and

Anthems to love and

Hymns filled with earthly delight

Like the songs that the darkness

Composes to worship the light.

Once in a vision

I came on some woods

And stood at a fork in the road

My choices were clear

Yet I froze with the fear

Of not knowing which way to go

One road was simple

Acceptance of life

The other road offered sweet peace

When I made my decision

My vision became my release.

Dan Fogelberg happy

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You guys are awesome... your suggestions are terrific

I'll be working on this thru Monday, so if you think of others over the weekend, I'll be checking in on this thread.

Thank you... Shelley, Tim, danmichael & Duane... your thoughtful suggestions are very much appreciated!

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Barbara...Most of the suggestions so far are anthems about universal themes.

However I believe that "Change" begins with great people.

How's about Dan Fogelberg's tribute to his dad..."Leader Of The Band".

...Or Dion's fabulous..."Abraham Martin And John"...To me these songs always are inspirational!-Ira.

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Garth Brooks had a great one...The Change...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFfZmzgdpZQ

Even those that don't like country should watch and listen to this one with an open mind...it's a great song no matter how much you dislike country and/or Garth Brooks. If you can watch this without feeling something...you have a cold heart.(before anybody thinks this song exploits the Oklahoma City bombing, it's a tribute. Brooks, an Oklahoma native, did this video as a tribute and all proceeds went to that cause)

The Change

One hand

Reaches out

And pulls a lost soul from harm

While a thousand more go unspoken for

They say what good have you done

By saving just this one

Its like whispering a prayer

In the fury of a storm.

(chorus)

And I hear them saying you'll never change things and no matter

What you do its still the same thing

But its not the world that I am changing I do this so this

World will know that it will not change me.

This heart

Still believes

The love and mercy still exist.

While all the hatred rage and so many say

That love is all but pointless in madness such as this

Its like trying to stop a fire

With the moisture from a kiss.

*chorus*

As long as one heart still holds on

Then hope is never really gone.

*chorus*

What I do is so

This world will know

That it will not change me

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I'm looking for a popular song that has an inspirational message of peace, love, harmony, making a difference... for a video project...

Parts of "Change the World" by Eric Clampton could work... Five For Fighting's "World" (What Kind of World Do You Want) has some of the sentiment... O'Jay's "Love Train" could be in there...

Sincerely appreciate any input from the EC.Com musical mavens out there!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU!!! smile

Barbara,

So... what song did you end up using for your video project? Just curious....

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