So my 20th birthday was earlier this month and my mom got me an amazing gift. She introduced me to these beautiful bracelets from Alex and Ani jewelry. Alex and Ani is a collection of jewelry all handmade in America. You can read more about Alex and Ani in my Her Campus USF post here!
Anyway, my mom got me two bracelets for my birthday. One was my April birthstone and the other was called Turn Peace Up.
The Turn Peace Up bangle represents kindness, tranquility and liberation. The website states, “A reminder to positively contribute to the world, Turn Peace Up® symbolizes the small actions that can be taken towards bettering humanity. Wear this charm to stand up for kindness and liberate the world from negativity.”
The meaning behind this bangle made me think of the peace the Beatles believed in. So I wanted to talk about a few powerful songs about peace from the Beatles.
The first is an obvious choice: “Give Peace a Chance.” This song was written by John Lennon when he was still with the Beatles. It was released as a single though, and performed with Yoko Ono. This song is from July of 1969. It soon became an anti-war anthem in America during the 70s.
The next song is “Imagine,” also by John Lennon from October of 1971. This song was the best-selling single of Lennon’s solo career. This is my favorite part of the song:
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
The next peaceful song is “All You Need is Love.” This song is from July 1967 and credited to Lennon and McCartney. The Beatles were asked to create a song with an important message that everyone could understand. Love is all you need is the perfect, powerful message. It is definitely one of peace.
My favorite line from this song is: nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.
The final song in my pick of peacefulness is “Revolution.” This song is from August 1968 and credited to Lennon and McCartney as well. “Revolution 1” and “Revolution 9” were also released later. “Revolution 1” as a single and “Revolution 9” on the “White Album.” This song was inspired by political protests. It was during the time of the Vietnam war.
Stay tuned for a future post about “Revolution” and Nike.
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out
Peace and love. Let it be.
– Jasmin ☼
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