Music for Universal Love, Peace & Non-Attachment

I love singing in the car and listening to music, however quite often I get irate at the lyrics that are normalised. My kids now just know if the following song comes on there will be a maternal rant:

I’ll take a bullet for you – Davy Suicide

What more can I do?
What more can I say?I’ll take the bullet
For the right to save the pure
I’ll fall down to my knees
I’ll give you anything you need
I’ll hold you close to me before the bomb explodes
And when our ashes turn to stone
I’ll be there for you. For you 

Even profoundly lovely songs can surreptitiously slide into co-dependancy.

Someone you loved – Lewis Capadli

Now the day bleeds into nightfall

And you’re not here to get me through it all
I let my guard down and then you pulled the rug
I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

So here are some songs that I’ve found that have a positive message of love, peace and non-attachment. Its ecclectic! If you are one of the young ones – please please send me some more modern stuff as it tends to be older folks music I’m finding!

  • Anthem – Leonard Cohen
  • Death with Dignity – Sufjan Stevens
  • Thank U – Alanis Morrissette
  • Constant Craving – KD Laing
  • Wonderful World, Beautiful People – Jimmy Cliff
  • Imagine – John Lennon
  • Where is the Love – Black Eyed Peas
  • Keep Loving – Nimo
  • Beautiful – Nimo
  • Graduation – Nimo
  • Galileo – Indigo Girls
  • The Chain of Love – Clay Walker
  • A Love Song to the World  – Grateful
  • Do You realize? – Flaming Lips
  • Feeling Yourself disintegrate – Flaming Lips
  • Enlightenment – Van Morrison
  • Universal Love – Edward Maya
  • All Together Now – The Farm
  • I Me Mine – The Beatles
  • From a Distance – Bette Midler
  • Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Caravan of Love – The House Martins
  • Harvest for the World – The Isley Brothers
  • What the World Needs Now – Dionne Warwick
  • It Aint What You Do – Fun Boy Three
  • I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing – New Seekers
  • Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens
  • Bad Day – Daniel Powter
  • (I’m Yours – Jason Mraz)
  • Love Shine A Light
  • Little Wonders – Rob Thomas
  • Gardener – Rebecca Riots
  • Refuge of the Road – Joni Mitchell
  • Call it Dreaming – Iron & Wine
  • All We Are – Matt Nathanson
  • Dream – Forest of the Trees
  • Waterfall – James
  • Glassworks – Philip Glass… no lyrics, but couldn’t leave him out!

Listography, Metafilter & Tricycle have loads more but I just took some favourites!


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