What is Your Favorite Pro-Life Song?

Nick Alexander here...

Within the past week, there has been a steady stream of pro-life oriented songs. These are the songs that speak of the different voices surrounding life issues, from artists as varied as soft contemporary to jazz-infused rap. There's songs of joy and regret, love and forgiveness, strength and struggle.

I was raised in a home that, in short, did not share these views. In fact, my mother was very vocal in the "women's rights" movement, and oftentimes would march for "our bodies, our selves."

As a teenager, I became a huge fan of Steve Taylor. Of all the Christian rock that I listened to in the mid-80s, none spoke more persuasively about the sanctity of life. Because of his tenacity of addressing this issue amongst many songs, I was able to understand the importance of taking a stand for life, at all stages. Life is a gift, and regardless of one's circumstances, one must never presume that taking a life would be a solution to whatever trial one is facing.


Of all the songs in Steve Taylor's repertoire, I find that Lifeboat (off of On the Fritz) is a novelty track that hits this point home. It demonstrates the frivolousness of teaching "values clarification", and that life could be measured by accomplishments. And any song that reminds me of "Joan Collins" gets an automatic recommendation in my book.

Do you have a pro-life song worth sharing? Share your comments below. Our society is hungry to know more of these songs...

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LISTEN TO PROVEN LIFE SAVING

LISTEN TO PROVEN LIFE SAVING PRO-LIFE SONG
"Angels to the Rescue" (c)2007 GuadalupeMusic/BMI
at www.EMCFrontline.org
written/recorded by Sacramento singer/songwriter
JORDAN SAX
www.CDbaby.com/JordanSax

The "Angels to the Rescue"

The "Angels to the Rescue" music video on YouTube is way awesome and inspiring!
Thanks JORDAN SAX!
www.YouTube.com/angelstotherescue

Watch the music video of

Watch the music video of "ANGELS TO THE RESCUE" at www.YouTube.com/AngelstotheRescue

Here's another great one

Here's another great one called "You Are There"

About the song: One in a

About the song: One in a Billion Choices

Life is so precious, and we seem to have lost that idea here in our country, and the Lord spoke to my heart sharing that each person is created for a special mission, and each name is given to us by God, he knew us before we were born Jermiah 1:5

© 2004 Author: Lawrence & Diane Marie Leach
Pop : Contemporary Christian

Refain:
You were one in a Billion Choices
and God chosen you,
so stop look and listen
to the beauty of your name

Lyrics:
As she struggles with the questions of life,
a baby is on the way
she is nobody's wife
praying she hears the Lord Say

You know the father of Lies,
and the creator of fears
comes to kill and destroy life
my child, dry your tears

Wayne is a Builder,
Robert bright Fame
William means protector of life
search for the meaning of your name
Ernie is determination
Peter is a Rock
Men are called to lead nations
and Shepherd his flock

You were One in a Billion Choices
and God has chosen you
so stop, look and listen
to the beauty of your name

Patricia means noble one
Helen is a light
Diane divine one
You will see what is right
Carolyn means a song of Joy
Virginia is pure
God loves each girl and boy
Each Birth must be asssured

You were one in a billion choices
and God Chosen You
So stop, look and listen
to the beauty of your name

Jesus means salvation,
he's the restorer of life
his mission was in his name
look and see yours may be the same
look and see yours may be the same

You were one in a billion choices
and God chosen you
so stop, look and listen
to the beauty of your name

If you would like to hear or downlaod a free mp3 of this song: 'One in a Billion Choices' by In God's Image.

Band page: http://soundclick.com/inGodsimage

Song page: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=3446216

I was always a big fan of

I was always a big fan of Taylor's "I Blew Up The Clinic Real Good." Catches the other side of the issue. Glad to hear his name bandied about.

"I was always a big fan of

"I was always a big fan of Taylor's "I Blew Up The Clinic Real Good." Catches the other side of the issue. Glad to hear his name bandied about."

This was the song that pretty much undid his career... a lot of people failed to see the satirical bent in this song, as if he was actually promoting it. Or, it was an issue too sensitive, too dark, to make a novelty song about. A shame, really, coz it is a good song... but too many pro-lifers I shared it with, retracted with horror when I shared the song. ("Lifeboat", to be fair, does a lot of the same thing, but because it was framed as a sketch, I suppose, was far more accessible).

Happy for me, Steve Taylor continued to appear in other forms, producing other artists and sharing co-writing with them... such as Guardian, the Newsboys, and Sixpence None the Richer. And he has since branched out to movie directing (which he had majored in at college). And he has become the influence of many other artists, such as "All Star United" and "Hokus Pick." Hopefully we'll continue to see more of his work.

Nick Alexander
The "Catholic Weird Al"
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Nick Alexander
The "Catholic Weird Al"
http://www.nickalexander.com

"THIS IS MY BODY," written

"THIS IS MY BODY," written by Dana, is a favorite pro-life song of many. It was an honor for me to sing on the recording and video with Dana and Mark Girardin, who sang the part of Jesus. The song was written at Fr. Frank Pavone's (Priests for Life) urging. He saw how the words "This Is My Body" were used both by the pro-abortionists regarding power over the body, even to the point of killing another, AND by Jesus Christ, exemplifying perfect sacrifice of the body so that others may live. This song has aided in healing those who have had abortions, and it has powerfully changed people's opinions regarding the abortion issue. It is encouraging, dramatic, and beautiful.

Happy Birthday by Flipsyde

Happy Birthday by Flipsyde is my favorite. It is a rap song with a contemporary feel. I think it speaks to people because of its personal nature

Happy Birthday...so make a wish

Verse 1:
Please accept my apologies, wonder what would have been
Would you've been a little angel or an angel of sin?
Tom-boy running around, hanging with all the guys.
Or a little tough boy with beautiful brown eyes?
I payed for the murder before they determined the sex
Choosing our life over your life meant your death
And you never got'a chance to even open your eyes
Sometimes I wonder as a fetus if you faught for your life?
Would you have been a little genius in love with math?
Would you have played in your school clothes and made me mad?
Would you have been a little rapper like your papa da Piper?
Would you have made me quit smokin' by finding one of my lighters?
I wonder about your skintone and shape of your nose?
And the way you would have laughed and talked fast or slow?
Think about it every year, so I picked up a pen
Happy birthday, love you whoever you woulda been
Happy birthday...

Chorus:
what I thought was a dream (make a wish)
Was as real as it seemed (happy birthday)
What I thought was a dream (make a wish)
Was as real as it seemed

I made a mistake!

Verse 2:
I've got a millon excuses to why you died
Bet the people got their own reasons for homicide
Who's to say it woulda worked, and who's to say it wouldn't have?
I was young and strugglin' but old enough to be your dad
The fear of being my father has never disappeared
Pondering frequently while I'm sippin' on my beer
My vision of a family was artificial and fake
So when it came time to create I made a mistake
Now you've got a little brother maybe he's really you?
Maybe you really forgave us knowin' we was confused?
Maybe everytime that he smiles it's you proudly knowin' that your father's doin' the right thing now?
I never tell a woman what to do with her body
But if she don't love children then we can't party
Think about it every year, so I picked up a pen
Happy birthday, love you whoever you woulda been
Happy birthday...

Chorus:
What I thought was a dream (make a wish)
Was as real as it seemed (happy birthday)
What I thought was a dream (yeah, make a wish)
Was as real as it seemed

I made a mistake!

And from the heavens to the womb to the heavens again
From the endin' to the endin', never got to begin
Maybe one day we could meet face to face?
In a place without time and space
Happy birthday...

From the heavens to the womb to the heavens again
From the endin' to the endin', never got to begin
Maybe one day we could meet face to face?
In a place without time and space

Happy birthday...

Chorus:
What I thought was a dream (make a wish)
Was as real as it seemed (happy birthday)
What I thought was a dream (make a wish)
Was as real as it seemed

I made a mistake...!

www.myspace.com/flipsyde

Another great Steve Taylor

Another great Steve Taylor song is Baby Doe from the Meltdown album. Steve is my favorite songwriter and greatly influences the lyrics in the Critical Mass albums. I also have interviewed this artist and he has great respect for Catholics and the Catholic church. Just FYI...
Check out http://www.sockheaven.net/press/interviews/dw_19960630/ for the interview

Nick Cannon, "Can I live".

Running with Eyes Closed by

Running with Eyes Closed by Critical Mass

Little Ones by Phil Keaggy

Little Ones by Phil Keaggy from Ph'lip Side".

I have a really unique pro

I have a really unique pro life song. It's a conversation between an angel and unborn children. The angel tells the children about God and earth. The children want to see the world, and they want to know about reaching heaven. Hope you like the song! Here's the website, which features the composition as a music video:

www.WeWantToSeeTheWorld.com

Thanks!

Wow! This song really IS

Wow! This song really IS different. I love the way it was written, with the angel and unborn children singing back and forth. And how beautiful it is! This prolife song is definitely one of the best ever written, if not THE best!

Watch the "Angels to the

Watch the "Angels to the Rescue" music video at www.YouTube.com/angelstotherescue

Curse Of Blood --- I just

Curse Of Blood --- I just heard this amazing pro-life song by A.W.E. band called "Curse of Blood." Powerful powerful song .. really struck a chord in my heart!!! ... was this song referenced on Hannity? I don't think it's hit the radio yet... http://www.aweband.com/lyrics-lyrics-a-previews/curse-of-blood I read the band's notes on this, and it was actually based on Sarah Palin's son Trig... pretty neat stuff. Check it out!

Here's another great one

Here's another great one called "You Are There" http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/emmam

"There Goes My Life" by Kenny

"There Goes My Life" by Kenny Chesney
"The Call" by Matt Kennon
"God Don't Make Mistakes" by Jamie O'Neil

We just recently posted this

We just recently posted this pro-life song at ChristianFamilyTube.

http://www.christianfamilytube.com/?c=users_video&s=more&id=3590

We hope you enjoy it.

We recently posted this pro

We recently posted this pro

Christ Have Mercy by The

Christ Have Mercy by The Thirsting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4-gmpykw9o

Unborn by Caitlin Jane
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oleNbSmZptc

My Chance by Jaime Thietten
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGI-mZxacOk

"The Call" by Matt Kennon,

"The Call" by Matt Kennon, anti-suicide and pro-life. Official music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK3zs7EV6Tk

"There Goes My Life" Kenny Chesney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP-Sxfntdb4

"Cool" by John Michael Montgomery lyrics: http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/montgomery-john-michael/cool-12838.html

"God Don't Make Mistake" by Jamie O'Neal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78rcIpPLZtk

"The Strong One" by Clint Black....its about a mother not giving up even though the baby's father walked out on her.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsB3UgO_PMA

"The Call" by Matt Kennon,

"The Call" by Matt Kennon, anti-suicide and pro-life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK3zs7EV6Tk

"There Goes My Life" Kenny Chesney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP-Sxfntdb4

"Cool" by John Michael Montgomery lyrics: http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/montgomery-john-michael/cool-12838.html

"God Don't Make Mistake" by Jamie O'Neal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78rcIpPLZtk

"The Strong One" by Clint Black its about a single mom who never gives up even though the father left her http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsB3UgO_PMA

"I Am Real" is an original song written by a pro life teen girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pVUtnOUsKQ

"The Call" by Matt Kennon,

"The Call" by Matt Kennon, anti-suicide and pro-life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK3zs7EV6Tk

"There Goes My Life" Kenny Chesney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP-Sxfntdb4

"Cool" by John Michael Montgomery lyrics: http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/montgomery-john-michael/cool-12838.html

"God Don't Make Mistake" by Jamie O'Neal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78rcIpPLZtk

"The Strong One" by Clint Black its about a single mom who never gives up even though the father left her http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsB3UgO_PMA

"I Am Real" is an original song written by a pro life teen girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pVUtnOUsKQ

I love John Schlitt's song,

I love John Schlitt's song, "The Grafting". This beautiful ballad talks about an open adoption chosen
by a caring, sensitive young woman and the reunion she has with the young man when he grows up and thanks her for giving him to a couple who loved him and helped him grow up.

Id be ablidged if anyone has

Id be ablidged if anyone has the artist or copy of the song chosen I remember using it in the late 80s and another song Miracle, Some of the words I remember in the song Chosen ie: Chosen you were chosen, blessed among women, chosen you were chosen to care for the life yourve been given. You must know it wont always be easy with the laughter there will also be tears. You must trust me you are chosen Ill be with you till the end. And I cant remember much about the song Miracle,

My favorite two pro-life

My favorite two pro-life songs are Blue Eyes Like Janeys by David Huff and Lucy by Skillet.

Blue Eyes Like Janey's:

We were so young, and only playin' around.
I was ready for adventure, not for settling down.
So when Janey told me she was pregnant, and that she wanted to be my wife,
I said, "Wait a minute Janey. We're only seventeen.
We're just starting out our young lives.
Let's keep our heads together, girl.
Let's look at all of the options."
But we both knew what the choices were:
There was "abortion" or "adoption."
And the doctor we saw, he said it wasn't really life~
"It's just a formless mass of cells."
So Janey and I, we made our choice
and we promised we'd never tell.
But leaving the clinic we heard some talk,
and it shattered our little world.
The doctor was telling the nurses
that the baby was a girl.

Would she have brown hair?
Did she have blue eyes?
I try to imagine what she would look like so many times.
Would she be a tall girl?
Oh, the questions haunt my mind.
Would she have blue eyes like Janey's
and brown hair like mine?

I saw Janey just the other day in a Pro-Life Movement line.
We were in front of the courthouse steps, praying and carrying signs.
Janey came up to talk to me, and there were tears in her blue eyes.
She said, "Twenty-six million innocent babies like ours have already died.
And I can't stand on the sidelines anymore and watch that number grow.
Not after what you and I've been through~not knowing what we know.
I still wake up late some nights and think I heard her call my name.
And I still have her photograph in an empty picture frame.

Lucy:

Hey Lucy, I remember your name
I left a dozen roses on your grave today
I'm in the grass on my knees, wipe the leaves away
I just came to talk for a while
I got some things I need to say

Now that it's over
I just wanna hold her
I'd give up all the world to see
That little piece of heaven looking back at me
Now that it's over
I just wanna hold her
I've gotta live with the choices i made
And I can't live with myself today

Hey Lucy, I remembered your birthday
They said it'd bring some closure to say your name
I know I'd do it all different if I had the chance
But all I got are these roses to give
And they can't help me make amends

Here we are, now you're in my arms
I never wanted anything so bad
Here we are, for a brand new start
Living the life that we could've had

Me and Lucy walking hand in hand
Me and Lucy never wanna end
Just another moment in your eyes
I'll see you in another life
In heaven where we never say goodbye

Here we are, now you're in my arms
Here we are for a brand new start
Got to live with the choices I've made
And I can't live with myself today

Me and Lucy walking hand in hand
Me and Lucy never wanna end
Got to live with the choices I've made
And I can't live with myself today

Hey Lucy, I remember your name

Quote from John Cooper (lead singer of band and author of song):
"..this week is the very first time that I've ever told what this song is about, because, uh, it's very special to me, but I feel like it's time to talk about it a little bit, so.. listen up while I tell you a story about a young girl and a young guy who found themselves in a hard situation. They didn't know what to do when they found out that she was pregnant; they were young, they didn't have any money, they were scared, they didn't want to tell anybody, they didn't know what to do, and the only option that they could see was to terminate the pregnancy. So that's what they decided to do… they went to a clinic, they had the procedure done, and at first they felt relieved that all their problems had gone away. But then something happened that they did not expect… and that's over the next few weeks, which turned into a few months, they began to feel an intense sadness… and a pain and an agony and a guilt that wouldn't go away. They didn't know what to do, so they finally went to see a counselor; they said look - tell us what to do, we just don't know, and the counselor made a suggestion. The counselor said here's what you need to do - stop acting like you had a procedure, and act like you had a death in the family. So the couple went home and they made three decisions; number one, they decided to have a funeral service for the baby; number two, they bought a tiny little headstone; and they last decision to make was what to name the baby. After a couple weeks they finally decided they would call her… Lucy."

I'm planning on using both those songs in the movie I'm gonna make.

Since we are listing Catholic

Since we are listing Catholic songs, the list should include music that could actually be used at Mass. Two extremely obvious choices are David Haas' "We Choose Life" and "Before I Was Born." Both songs are scriptural, well-written and they are available through GIA Publications in Chicago. I have used them for every Respect Life liturgy for the past decade.

Seals & Crofts' boldness

The famous pop/rock duo, Seals & Crofts, at the very height of their popularity, made one of the boldest moves in pop music history when they came out with their song "Unborn Child" in 1974.  Not only did they record this great pro-life song, but they even named the album "Unborn Child".

My favorite pro-life song is "Legal Kill", by King's X.  It's a very accessible ballad, done by some guys who often crank up the rock 'n roll.

Another great one is "What Was I Supposed to Be", by Acapella.