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The La La Peace Song

Al Wilson
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(1974)

 The La La Peace Song

"La La Peace Song" is a song written by Johnny Bristol and Elizabeth Martin that was a hit for both Al Wilson and O. C. Smith in 1974. Both singers released albums with that name in 1974.

The song is an anti-war and peace song. The lyrics speak of a profound sound that passes over the heads of children, sounds of thunder but no rain and the kind of thunder that blows down doors, walls and things. The song tells of steel birds falling to the ground. It also mentions injustice, racial injustice dividing men and allowing their hate to grow.

It came out at a period of time when the pop charts saw a decrease in the display of anti-war feeling. The R&B charts were a bit different and there was still the indication of anti-war feeling in the songs. "There Will Never Be Any Peace Until God Is Seated At The Conference Table" by The Chi-Lites and "La La Peace Song" showed the increasingly strong vocal feeling.

La La Peace Song - Wikipedia
Mmm hmm, la la, oh, yeah

What's that sound, so profound
Over heads of children, Lord
As they pass

Sounds like thunder
But there's no rain
This kind of thunder blows down
Doors and walls and things

Ah, somebody's crying
For those dying
But no one knows
How long it's gonna last

Steel birds falling to the ground
Not knowing what's below
When the end comes, tell me now
Where we gonna go

Oh, people, that's my
La la la la peace song
La la la la, tell me
Why can't we get along

Oh, people, that's my
La la la la peace song
La la la la, tell me
Why can't we get along

Oh, I'll tell you why
It's not safe to fly
You might get hijacked
To an unknown land

Desperate people seeking refuge
From corruption, oh
By means of subterfuge

Oh, sabotage, men at large
Innocent people suffering
By another's hand

Racial injustice dividing men
Allowing their hate to grow
Tell me, when's it gonna end

Whoa, oh, people, that's my
La la la la la la la peace song
La la la la, tell me,
Why can't we get along

Oh, people, that's my
La la la la la la la peace song
La la la la, tell me
Why can't we get along
Oh, sing it with me now

Oh, hear me, that's my
La la la la la peace song
La la la la, tell me
Why can't we get along

Oh, hear that sound, so profound
It's the voice of people
Lord, hear them pray

Feel the strength of their words
Lead us not to temptation
Lest we go astray

Oh, people, that's my
La la la la peace song
La la la la, tell me
Why can't we get along

Oh, that's my
La la la la la peace song
La la la la, tell me
Why can't we get along

2013/12/5 - 23:22



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