The Peace Child Song Book

The following songs, all written by David Gordon, form the backbone – some would say “The Soul” – of Peace Child. Some of them – Peace Day,  World, I have a Vision, Child for a Day – are used in almost every Peace Child show but which songs you include is up to you and the story you are trying to tell.

We encourage young cast members to come up with their own Songs for the show – and some have, with great success.  The three included here, Ella’s Song, Myechta and We want this world to survive for ever – are great staples of many Peace Child shows.

Finally, there are songs written by others. Most used of these is Peace in the Heart by Chic Streetman and Leslie King – a favorite of many, many Peace Child shows and conferences because of the wonderful muddle you get into singing in five different languages. Song Book.  There are also three songs by David Gordon’s brother, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) which we have used in Peace Child shows. Yusuf sings the original version of Child for a Day which was included on IZITSO – his last album as Cat Stevens. Peace Train is the driver of the World Tour the CLI-Mates do in the current version of the Peace Child story; Father and Son is the key to the scene where we confront the generational conflict that lies at the heart of our current problems; and I want to Live in a Wigwam is a great song for young people to sing and adapt as they consider the components of the kind of world they would like to be inhabit in the future.

PEACE  CHILD  SONG  BOOK

SONG (video)                                  SONG (audio)                              Vocal Score                       Instrumental (Audio)

Child for a day                                              Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Father in the Sky                                         Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Fireball                                                          Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

I believe                                                        Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

I gotta Story                                                  Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

I have a vision                                              Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

I want to live (1)                                           Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

I want to live (2)                                           Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

I’m sorry                                                       Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

If you close your eyes                                  Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio) Author’s Original Lyric

Inventions                                                     Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

I who am I?                                                 Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Listen to me                                                  Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Look at Life                                                  Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Love will teach you this                               Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Military Industrial Complex                          Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Mr President                                               Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Paradise                                                     Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Peace Day                                                  Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Petroleum Energy Complex                       Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Reach Out for a star                                   Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Sing                                                            Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Superman                                                   Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

World so blind                                             Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

World                                                          Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

YOUTH-CREATED  SONGS

SONG (video)                                  SONG (audio)                          Vocal Score                         Instrumental (Audio)

Ella’s Song                                                  Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Myechta                                                      Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

We want this world to survive for ever         Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

 

OTHER  SONGS

SONG (video)                                  SONG (audio)                              Vocal Score                       Instrumental (Audio)

Peace in the heart                                        Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Somos Futuro                                               Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Eta Musika                                                    Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Mwee Zhelayem Schastya Vam                   Audio                                               Vocal Score                                  Instrumental (Audio)

Father and Son                                             Audio                                                  Vocal Score

 Peace Train                                                   Audio                                                  Vocal Score