This playlist is for those who are not heard.
For those who can’t communicate.
For those who are just fighting to survive.
For those who are constantly attacked.
For those who don’t feel comfortable being themselves.
For those who are discriminated against.
for those who are often seen as less important in society.
For the earth.
For the minorities.
For the world.
For the voiceless.
Iron Sky – Pablo Nutini
“rise over love, and over hate. through this iron sky, that’s fast becoming our minds. over fear and into freedom. you’ve just got to hold on.”
White Privilege – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
“a lot of opinions, a lot of confusion, a lot of resentment. some of us scared, some of us defensive. and most of us aren’t even paying attention. it seems like we’re more concerned with being called racist than we actually are with racism.”
“we want to dress like, walk like, talk like, dance like, yet we just stand by. we take all we want from black culture, but will we show up for black lives?”
Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“a world so hateful, some would rather die than be who they are. and a certificate on paper isn’t gonna solve it all, but it’s a damn good place to start. no law’s gonna change us, we have to change us. whatever God you believe in. we come from the same one. strip away the fear, underneath it’s all the same love. about time that we raised up.”
People Help The People – Birdy
“people help the people. and if your homesick, give me your hand and i’ll hold it. people help the people and nothing will drag you down. oh and if I had a brain, i’d be cold as a stone and rich as the fool that turned all those good hearts away.”
Changes – 2pac (feat. Talent)
“we gotta make a change. it’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes. let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live. and let’s change the way we treat each other. you see the old way wasn’t working, so it’s on us to do what we gotta do, to survive.”
Glory – Common (feat. John Legend)
“the biggest weapon is to stay peaceful. we sing, our music in the cuts that we bleed through. somewhere in the dream we had an epiphany. now we right the wrongs in history. no one can win the war individually. it takes the wisdom of the elders and young people’s energy.”
Get Along – Guy Sebastian
“and when all the worlds collide. all they know is too divide. and it’s easy if their faceless, to hate the other side. and the others caught between, are the only ones to bleed. and the ones they leave behind can only sit and cry.”
These Kids – Joel Turner and The Modern Day Poets
“this song goes out to the whole justice system. instead of listening to the kids with the problems, they just tick them off more. until these kids in prison or dead before they twenty four.”
Imagine – John Lennon
“imagine there’s no countries. it isn’t hard to do. nothing to kill or die for and no religion too. imagine all the people living life in peace.”
Dear Mr President – Pink (Feat. Indigo Girls)
“let me tell you about hard work, minimum wage with a baby on the way. let me tell you about hard work, rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away. let me tell you about hard work, building a bed out of a cardboard box.”
At A Time Like This – Silvie Paladino
“at a time like this, i will stand with you. you will never be alone. at a time like this, we will see it through and together we will grow. don’t be afraid, don’t be discouraged. hold your head up high and know.”
The Living Proof – Mary J. Blige
“anything you say to me, and everything you do. you can’t deny the truth, cos i’m the living proof. so many don’t survive, they just don’t make it through. but look at me,
i’m the living proof.”
Heaven – Troye Sivan (feat. Betty Who)
“without losing a piece of me, how do I get to heaven? without changing a part of me, how do I get to heaven? all my time is wasted. feeling like my heart’s mistaken. so if i’m losing a piece of me, maybe I don’t want heaven?.”
Ghetto Gospel – 2pac (feat. Elton John)
“’cause any day they’ll push the button, and all good men, like Malcolm X or Bobby Hutton died for nothin’. don’t it make you get teary? the world looks dreary. when you wipe your eyes, see it clearly. there’s no need for you to fear me. if you take your time and hear me, maybe you can learn to cheer me. it ain’t about black or white, ’cause we human. i hope we see the light before it’s ruined.”
Heaven Help Us All – Stevie Wonder
“heaven help the child who never had a home, heaven help the girl who walks the streets alone. heaven help the roses if the bombs begin to fall. heaven help the black man if he struggles one more day. heaven help the white man if he turns his back away. heaven help the man who kicks the man who has to crawl. heaven help us all.”
Sign Of The Times – Harry Styles
“we never learn, we’ve been here before. why are we always stuck and running from the bullets, the bullets? we don’t talk enough. we should open up before it’s all too much. will we ever learn? we’ve been here before. it’s just what we know. stop your crying baby, it’s a sign of the times.”
Hope – Emeli Sande
“i hope we still have a heartbeat. i hope we don’t turn to stone. at night when you turn the lights off, i hope you don’t cry alone. i hope we stop taking for granted all of the land and all of the sea. i’m taking a chance on loving, i hope that you take it with me.”
Earth Song – Michael Jackson
“what have we done to the world. look what we’ve done. what about all the peace, that you pledge your only son… what about flowering fields, is there a time. what about all the dreams that you said was yours and mine… did you ever stop to notice all the children dead from war. did you ever stop to notice the crying Earth, the weeping shores.”
Read All About It III – Emeli Sande
“you’ve got a heart as loud as lightning, so why let your voice be tamed? maybe we’re a little different, there’s no need to be ashamed. you’ve got the light to fight the shadows
so stop hiding it away.”
Both Of Us – BoB (Feat. Taylor Swift)
“everybody ain’t a number one draft pick. most of us ain’t hollywood actors. but if it’s all for one, and one for all then maybe one day, we all can ball. do it one time for the underdogs. sincerely yours, from one of y’all. i wish I was strong enough to lift not one but both of us. some day I will be strong enough to lift not one but both of us
One Man Can Change The World – Big Sean
“where I’m from I swear their broke, they need way more than the cast. we need more than what you have and then we need more than that.”
Imperfect Is The New Perfect – Caitlin Crosby
“just dry your eyes your beautiful. i understand its logical cause these images are everywhere. they’re make believe so don’t compare. i don’t want to compare. were every shape and size. you know we’re just perfect”
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
“no matter what we do, no matter what we say. we’re the song inside the tune. full of beautiful mistakes.”
Young Homie – Chris Rene
“give peace to the war in the streets, give peace to the evil that creeps. i just ride, put my hand to the sky, live life like I’m never gon’ die. see we be fighting and fussing over nothing. so much destruction, looking like puppets, combusting like nothing. now listen,
it takes education, to change your reputation.”
Be Strong – Delta Goodrem
“no you’re not defeated and soon you’ll be smiling once again. then you won’t have to feel it. let it go with the wind, time passes us by and know that you’re aloud to cry. cause when you’re in your darkest hour and all of the light just fades away. when you’re like a single flower whose colors have turned to shades of gray. well hang on and be strong.”
Whatever you’re going through, please keep fighting. and those more fortunate, please fight with them and for them. We’re all in this life together. We need to support each other, no matter what colour our skin is, language we speak, who we love, or what lifestyle we follow.