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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Heads to Florida: Five Songs to Toast Her Arrival

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is on her way to Florida today to watch the space shuttle Endeavour launch this Friday. Her husband will be on board in his first mission since Giffords was shot in the head, allegedly by Jared Lee Loughner, in January.

Giffords has made an impressive recovery since the shooting attack that killed six of her supporters and injured Giffords and 18 others.

That's the kind of bravery we commend here at County Grind. So here's a toast to Gabrielle Giffords presented in the form we know best -- music!

5. "Man on the Moon" - R.E.M.

Key lyrics:
"If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon.

"If you believe there's nothing up my sleeve, then nothing is cool."

4. "Talking About a Revolution" - Tracy Chapman

Key lyrics:
"Don't you know you're talking about a revolution

"It sounds like a whisper

"And finally the tables are starting to turn."

3. "Bomb the World" - Michael Franti & Spearhead

Key lyrics:
"We can chase down all our enemies
"Bring them to their knees
"We can bomb the world to pieces
"But we can't bomb it into peace."

2. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" - Elvis Costello

Key lyrics:
"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 harmony?"


1. "Give Peace a Chance" - John Lennon

Key lyrics:
"Ev'rybody's talkin' 'bout

"Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism

"This-ism, that-ism, ism ism ism
All we are saying is give peace a chance."

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