Bomb the World

Album: Everyone Deserves Music (2003)


  • This protest song caught on with the antiwar movement with the lyrics, "You can bomb the world to pieces, but you can't bomb it into peace." Michael Franti's style is a blend of hip-hop and folk, making this an unusual protest song.

    Before starting his solo career, Franti was in the duo The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, which did a lot of political songs. Many of his early solo efforts also took on causes, including the Iraq War. Determined to see the affected areas firsthand, Franti traveled to Palestine, Iraq, and Israel, documenting his journey in the 2005 film I Know I'm Not Alone.

    Later in his career, Franti's songwriting became more about community and spirituality, best heard in his breakout hit "Say Hey (I Love You)." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France


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