(What’s so Funny ‘bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

by Allison Crowe

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“This song puts into words a lot of the things I'm feeling in a way that I have a hard time verbalizing clearly. It's been covered a lot. There's the Elvis Costello version which to me has a defiant protest like quality to it (as well as a kind of unique coolness that only Elvis can do in his own way) and the original which is deeply felt and how Nick Lowe sings it today is almost pleading. It really says so much. I hope to fall somewhere in the middle.”

Recorded by Allison Crowe for "Cover Me" blog's 10th Anniversary! Mixed by Larry "Turtle" Anschell.

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(What’s so Funny ‘bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

Composed by Nicholas Drain Lowe
Performed by Allison Louise Crowe

As I walk on
through this wicked world
searching for light
in the darkness of insanity

I ask myself
Is all hope lost?
Is there only pain
and hatred and misery?

'cause each time I feel like this inside
there's one thing I wanna know
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?
Ohhhhhh
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

And as I walk on
through troubled times
my spirit gets so downhearted
sometimes

So where are the strong
and who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet, sweet harmony

'cause each time I feel it slippin' away
it just makes me wanna cry
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?
Oohhhhhh
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

So where are the strong?
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony

'cause each time I feel it slippin' away
it just makes me wanna cry.
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?
Wooohhhh
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?
Ooohhhh
What's so funny 'bout peace love & understanding?

And who are the trusted?
Where are the strong?

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released October 31, 2017

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