We usually run a photo with our posts, but Cathy asked if we had a song that speaks volumes to us, and Bob Marley is mine. Get Up Stand Up. Stand Up for Your rights. Don't Give Up the fight. It's our autism anthem.
By Cathy Jameson
A few weeks ago, commenter TOB left me this note:
Great post as always. I was listening to a Tom Petty CD this week and thought it's just a matter of time before "Won't Back Down" is included in a Sunday post. This felt like the "Won't Back Down" post to me :-)
Since that July 11th post, the song TOB mentioned has been running through my head. Several other songs, many with a similar theme, have been running through my head as well. Things are getting uglier and uglier out there in the world. Mandates, uncertainty, and a teeny tiny bit of stress is creeping closer to home. I tend to be a hopefully-ever-after kinda girl.
But not lately.
Some days, when I just don’t have the words to respond to it all, I must turn on some music. Before I fight the good fight against the madness and impending mandates, I'm taking a short break. While I head out of town to the beach with my family to rest and relax for a few days, please enjoy this Won't Back Down playlist. Thanks, TOB, for inspiring it!
Pink Floyd and their ever famous Another Brick in the Wall
Isley Brothers encouraging us to Fight the Power
Tears For Fears crooning about Sowing the Seeds of Love
Muse, ahh Muse and this wildly eye-opening song about United States of Eurasia
Rage Against the Machine absolutely rocking their message about In the Name of Killing
[the clean version because I have kids who read/listen over my shoulder :)
Got a great song that speaks volumes? Please add it in the comments below. I’d love to give it a listen. xo, Cat
Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.