My father loved to listen to the top forty, and it was one thing we bonded over when I was a teen... but I digress.
The funny thing was, "One Tin Soldier" was sung in a movie about a man who rebelled against authority (The Legend of Billy Jack). My most vivid memories once I saw it were of a man using martial arts to beat up others.
Not exactly peaceful.
I guess that is the paradox of Americana: we espouse peace and often use violence to try and accomplish it.
When will we ever learn?
Oh wait... that's a different song.
Till next time,