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  • The Doors - Unknown Soldier
  • I have many being a Dylan fan One of my Favourite anti war songs is 'Eve of Destruction' Sang by Barry Maguire The eastern world, it is exploding Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’ You’re old enough to kill, but not for votin’ You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun you’re totin’ And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin’ But you tell me Over and over and over again, my friend Ah, you don’t believe We’re on the eve of destruction. Don’t you understand what I’m tryin’ to say Can’t you feel the fears I’m feelin’ today? If the button is pushed, there’s no runnin’ away There’ll be no one to save, with the world in a grave [Take a look around ya boy, it's bound to scare ya boy] And you tell me Over and over and over again, my friend Ah, you don’t believe We’re on the eve of destruction. Yeah, my blood’s so mad feels like coagulatin’ I’m sitting here just contemplatin’ I can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation. Handful of senators don’t pass legislation And marches alone can’t bring integration When human respect is disintegratin’ This whole crazy world is just too frustratin’ And you tell me Over and over and over again, my friend Ah, you don’t believe We’re on the eve of destruction. Think of all the hate there is in Red China Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama You may leave here for 4 days in space But when you return, it’s the same old place The poundin’ of the drums, the pride and disgrace You can bury your dead, but don’t leave a trace Hate your next-door neighbor, but don’t forget to say grace And… tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend You don’t believe We’re on the eve Of destruction Mm, no no, you don’t believe We’re on the eve of destruction.
  • The battle of New Orleans!!!!!!!
  • The battle of New Orleans!!!!!!!
  • War...what is it good for?...absolutely nothing....I am having a brain freeze who did it:(
  • The Road to Peace, by Tom Waits. It's about the ongoing sectarian violence in the Middle East, specifically the feud between Israel and Lebanon, and it sits very close to the top of the list of the best and most bitingly frank war commentary songs I've ever heard. (Since this song inspired me to ask this question, and also happens to be my favourite anti-war song at the moment anyway, I figured it would be fitting to share it.)
  • The 1812 Oveture, by Tchaikovsky is defiantly one of the most stiring peices.
  • Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire, probably, although I can think of about 20 good ones (I love me some Vietnam-era protest music!).
  • Born in the U.S.A. by the one and only Bruce Springsteen
  • Here are a few of my favorites: Letters From Home - John Michael Montgomery Bella Wood - Garth Brooks Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue - Toby Keith
  • The Cranberries: Zombie. The song speaks for itself. Enjoy the video.
  • The Battle of New Orleans, by Jimmy Driftwood In 1814 we took a little trip Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip We took a little bacon and we took a little beans And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin' There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago We fired once more and they began to runnin' On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico We looked down the river and we seed the British come And there must have been a hundred of 'em beatin' on the drum They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring We stood behind our cotton bales and didn't say a thing We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin' There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago We fired once more and they began to runnin' On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise If we didn't fire our muskets till we looked 'em in the eyes We held our fire till we seed their faces well Then we opened up our squirrel guns and gave 'em.. Well... we... Fired our guns and the British kept a'comin' There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago We fired once more and they began to runnin' On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico Yeah they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico We fired our cannon till the barrel melted down So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round We filled his head with cannonballs 'n' powdered his behind And when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin' There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago We fired once more and they began to runnin' On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico Yeah they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico Hut, hut, three, four Sound off, three, four Hut, hut, three, four Sound off, three, four Hut, hut, three, four
  • I think it's called "Golden Ribbons", on an old Loggins & Messina album. The chorus goes: I see young men my own age in coffins, And mothers in tears for their sons, And sweethearts and wives alone with their memories, And golden ribbons, those fortunes of war.
  • I grew up in the Protest era and started as a singer doing folk and protest, so it is soooo hard to choose one. I love Eve of Destruction by Barry Maguire, I love "What have they done to the Rain?" by Joan Baez, I love "Universal Soldier" by buffy Sainte-Marie/Donovan, "With God on our Side" and "The Times they are a Changing" by Dylan, and "I ain't a Marchin' Anymore" by Phil Ochs. But for sheer affrontery and irony, Country Joe and the Fish's "Fixin' to Die Rag" takes the cake. Come on all of you big strong men Uncle Sam needs your help again he's got himself in a terrible jam way down yonder in Viet Nam so put down your books and pick up a gun we're gonna have a whole lotta fun (CHORUS) And it's one, two, three, what are we fighting for don't ask me I don't give a damn, next stop is Viet Nam And it's five, six, seven, open up the pearly gates ain't no time to wonder why, whoopee we're all gonna die Come on generals, let's move fast your big chance has come at last now you can go out and get those reds cos the only good commie is the one that's dead and you know that peace can only be won when we've blown 'em all to kingdom come Come on wall street don't be slow why man this war is a go-go there's plenty good money to be made by supplying the army with the tools of its trade let's hope and pray that if they drop the bomb, they drop it on the Viet Cong Come on mothers throughout the land pack your boys off to Viet Nam come on fathers don't hesitate send your sons off before it's too late and you can be the first ones on your block to have your boy come home in a box
  • Joe Henry - Our Song http://media.anti.com/joe_henry/86890-civilians/oursong.mp3
  • Bruce has the juice when it comes to this. Born down in a dead man's town The first kick I took was when I hit the ground You end up like a dog that's been beat too much 'Til you spend half your life just covering up [chorus:] Born in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A. I got in a little hometown jam And so they put a rifle in my hands Sent me off to Vietnam To go and kill the yellow man [chorus] Come back home to the refinery Hiring man says "Son if it was up to me" I go down to see the V.A. man He said "Son don't you understand" [chorus] I had a buddy at Khe Sahn Fighting off the Viet Cong They're still there, he's all gone He had a little girl in Saigon I got a picture of him in her arms Down in the shadow of the penitentiary Out by the gas fires of the refinery I'm ten years down the road Nowhere to run, ain't got nowhere to go I'm a long gone Daddy in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A. I'm a cool rocking Daddy in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A.
  • i like this one..u should watch it http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2808726764494097933
  • Maybe The Tiger Lilies - War. I love the line "Do you ever wonder why nothing changes if you die?" I don't really know what it's about, it's just a bit crazy. Couldn't find a recording on line, so enjoy this instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7P2xTxCS_Q
  • Not sure of the name but it goes something like this... "There be blue birds over The white cliffs of Dover One day, just you wait and see" Also, 3 lions by Badiel, Skinner and the lightning seeds is a great one, not about real war, more the war on a pitch of football!
  • "Cruel War" by Peter, Paul, & Mary circa 1962
  • "Give Peace A Chance" - John Lennon "Sunday Bloody Sunday" - U2
  • Not quite my favorite but something that's stuck in my head. "Sky Pilot"
  • war ensamble.slayer
  • Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young -- about the National Guard incident on the Ohio State University protest which ended in the deaths of four people, and no one admits to giving the order to fire. Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin'. We're finally on our own. This summer I hear the drummin'. Four dead in Ohio. Gotta get down to it. Soldiers are cutting us down. Should have been done long ago. What if you knew her and Found her dead on the ground? How can you run when you know? Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na. Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na. Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na. Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na. Gotta get down to it. Soldiers are cutting us down. Should have been done long ago. What if you knew her and Found her dead on the ground? How can you run when you know? Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin'. We're finally on our own. This summer I hear the drummin'. Four dead in Ohio. Four dead in Ohio. Four dead in Ohio. Four dead in Ohio. Four dead in Ohio. Four dead in Ohio. Four dead in Ohio. Four dead in Ohio. Four dead in Ohio.
  • Deja Vu (All Over Again) by John Fogerty. I cry each time I hear it. It correctly presents the frustration and awful folly of another war.
  • Metallica's "One" - Although I don't know of a soldier that actually went through this, it reminds me of the hell that all injured soldiers go through, especially those that are physically altered for life. God bless our troops!
  • War by Edward Starr
  • pink floyd, us and them.
  • The Trooper by Iron Maiden, The Marine Corp Hymn, and Belleau Wood by Garth Brooks. Maybe Billy Ray Cyrus Some Gave All and Toby Keith's Courtesy of the Red White and Blue as well.
  • "Eve of Destruction" It still plays today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39ESOKkU1ho
  • The Green Fiels of France oh how do you do, young willy mcbride do you mind if i sit here down by your graveside and rest for a while in the warm summer sun i've been walking all day, and im nearly done and i see by your gravestone you were only nineteen when you joined the great calling in 1916 well i hope you died quick and i hope you died clean oh willy mcbride, was is it slow and obscene [Chorus] did they beat the drums slowly did the play the fife lowly did they sound the death march as they lowered you down did the band play the last post and chorus did the pipes play the flowers of the forest and did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind in some loyal heart is your memory enshrined and though you died back in 1916 to that loyal heart you're forever nineteen or are you a stranger without even a name forever enshrined behind some old glass pane in an old photograph torn, tattered, and stained and faded to yellow in a brown leather frame [Chorus] did they beat the drums slowly did the play the fife lowly did they sound the death march as they lowered you down did the band play the last post and chorus did the pipes play the flowers of the forest the sun shining down on these green fields of france the warm wind blows gently and the red poppies dance the trenches have vanished long under the plow no gas, no barbed wire, no guns firing down but here in this graveyard that's still no mans land the countless white crosses in mute witness stand till' man's blind indifference to his fellow man and a whole generation were butchered and damned [Chorus] did they beat the drums slowly did the play the fife lowly did they sound the death march as they lowered you down did the band play the last post and chorus did the pipes play the flowers of the forest and i can't help but wonder oh willy mcbride do all those who lie here know why they died did you really believe them when they told you the cause did you really believe that this war would end wars well the suffering, the sorrow, the glory, the shame the killing and dying it was all done in vain oh willy mcbride it all happened again and again, and again, and again, and again [Chorus] did they beat the drums slowly did the play the fife lowly did they sound the death march as they lowered you down did the band play the last post and chorus did the pipes play the flowers of the forest
  • Country Joe McDonald, Fish Chant/I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Rag.
  • Aussie band'red gum' had a great song called "I was only nineteen"
  • "Architecture of Aggresion" by Megadeth (the video is fun for Mortal Kombat fans!)
  • Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue
  • Blowin In The Wind..........Dylan
  • Hair - Let the Sunshine In http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhNrqc6yvTU Green Day Wake Me Up When September Ends http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLSUdF2d_uI
  • "Us and Them" by Pink Floyd.
  • "Ghosts of War" and "Mandatory Suicide" by SLAYER. Both songs really paint a picture of the HELL that is war.
  • Universal Soldier
  • The Saints Are Coming-U2 and Green Day Holiday-Green Day
  • metallica - one
  • Barry McGuire "Eve of Destruction"
  • The whole In Country: Folk Songs of Americans in the Vietnam War CD, but Boonie Rat Song and six clicks in particular
  • Guns and roses ...civil war
  • "The Unknown Soldier" by the Doors.
  • Fortunate Son, CCR: Some folks are born made to wave the flag, Ooh, theyre red, white and blue. And when the band plays hail to the chief, Ooh, they point the cannon at you, lord, It aint me, it aint me, I aint no senators son, son. It aint me, it aint me; I aint no fortunate one, no, Yeah! Some folks are born silver spoon in hand, Lord, dont they help themselves, oh. But when the taxman comes to the door, Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes, It aint me, it aint me, I aint no millionaires son, no. It aint me, it aint me; I aint no fortunate one, no. Some folks inherit star spangled eyes, Ooh, they send you down to war, lord, And when you ask them, how much should we give? Ooh, they only answer more! more! more! yoh, It aint me, it aint me, I aint no military son, son. It aint me, it aint me; I aint no fortunate one, one. It aint me, it aint me, I aint no fortunate one, no no no, It aint me, it aint me, I aint no fortunate son, no no no,
  • When The War Is Over - Excellenty written song by one of Australias best bands of the 70's and 80's, Cold Chisel.
  • BYOB - System of a Down 99 red balloons - Nena Hagen
  • Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians- Hard Rain's Gonna Fall.
  • Fortunate Son....Creedence Clearwater Revival I'm Fixin To Die Rag....Country Joe & The Fish For What Its Worth....Buffalo Springfield
  • White Room by Cream
  • The Trooper - Iron Maiden
  • For What Its Worth....Buffalo Springfield
  • Marvin Gaye Whats Goin On
  • Born in the USA Bruce Springsteen
  • Boom! System Of A Down http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7yAO-QCSWA
  • Dire straits - Brothers in arms Brothers in Arms" is a 1985 song by Dire Straits, appearing as the last track on the album of the same name. Mark Knopfler usually played the song on a Gibson Les Paul guitar, rather than his usual Schecter "Stratocaster", and a Les Paul appears in the distinctive promo video, which is in the style of a charcoal drawing, interspersing scenes of the band playing with scenes of war. lyrics These mist covered mountains Are a home now for me But my home is the lowlands And always will be Some day youll return to Your valleys and your farms And youll no longer burn To be brothers in arms Through these fields of destruction Baptisms of fire Ive watched all your suffering As the battles raged higher And though they did hurt me so bad In the fear and alarm You did not desert me My brothers in arms Theres so many different worlds So many differents suns And we have just one world But we live in different ones Now the suns gone to hell And the moons riding high Let me bid you farewell Every man has to die But its written in the starlight And every line on your palm Were fools to make war On our brothers in arms
  • Compulsory Hero - 1927 Remember the times when we were kids Playing war games in your yard Everybody had to be a hero and get one in the heart Night would fall and we'd call a truce And all go home Years went by we were average guys playing life by rule of thumb Till a man came on the TV Talking 'bout war like he wanted one He said "Everybody line up backs to the wall till your numbers called" You've gotta go and be a hero I've got a new game for all you boys Its war without a choice Compulsory hero Just try and make it home Grandpa heard the call to all For the war to end all wars And your dad went off to do his bit when we had to go one more You've really got no say in it You've gotta fight Thats the law You've gotta go and be a hero They made a law that you had to go fight One more crazy war Compulsory hero Just try and make it home So all that had to be heroes Went off to do their chores None of them really would've known How far a bloody war goes they're dying to make it home Then I think back on all those times Playing war games in your yard Everybody had to be a hero Back then that wasn't hard Night would fall on the battle zone And we could all go home You had to go and be a hero They made a law that you had to go and fight One more crazy war compulsory hero Just try and make it home Just try and make it home But who's gonna make it home
  • "Why Do The Nations" from Handel's "Messiah" Why do the nations so furiously rage together? Why do the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsil together against the Lord and His Annointed! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs_sdWaqpZw#
  • Sorry Idna, but, The Battle of New Orleans, was origanaly done by Johnny Horton, check it out its a better version, my thinking of the best song, though is by Porter Wagnor, Kiss me good by an write me while im gone good by my sweetheart hello Vietnam.
  • Black Parade - Chemical Romance
  • Wildest Dreams by Asia. It tells the tale of all the generals sitting in a room thousands of miles away from the battlefront, while thousands of soldiers die each day. They don't decorate the soldiers, but the generals get all the credit.
  • Although I don't totally agree with it's message, I love this song. Long Road out of Eden - Eagles Moon shining down through the palms Shadows moving on the sand Somebody whispering the twenty-third Psalm Dusty rifle in his trembling hands Somebody trying just to stay alive He got promises to keep Over the ocean in America Far away and fast asleep. Silent stars blinking in the blackness of an endless sky Cold silver satellites, ghostly caravans passing by Galaxies unfolding; new worlds being born Pilgrims and prodigals creeping toward the dawn But it's a long road out of Eden. Music blasting from an SUV On a bright and sunny day Rolling down the interstate In the good ol' USA Having lunch at the petroleum club Smoking fine cigars and swapping lies "Gimme 'nother slice of that barbecued brisket!" "Gimme 'nother piece of that pecan pie" Freeways flickering, cell phones chiming a tune We're riding to Utopia; road map says we'll be arriving soon Captains of the old order clinging to the reins Assuring us these aches inside are only growing pains But it's a long road out of Eden Back home, I was so certain; the path was very clear But now I have to wonder - what are we doing here? I'm not counting on tomorrow and I can't tell wrong from right But I'd give anything to be there in your arms tonight Weaving down the American highway Through the litter and the wreckage, and the cultural junk Bloated with entitlement, loaded on propaganda Now we're driving dazed and drunk Went down the road to Damascus, the road to Mandalay Met the ghost of Caesar on the Appian Way He said, "It's hard to stop this binging once you get a taste But the road to empire is a bloody, stupid waste" Behold the bitten apple - the power of the tools But all the knowledge in the world is of no use to fools And it's a long road out of Eden
  • Arlo Guthrie, Alice's Restaurant Massacree Pete Seeger, Turn, Turn, Turn Pete Seeger, Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
  • right now it is U2's "Cedars of Lebanon" about the israeli lebanon war that took place a few years ago, doesn't reallly touch on anything specific about the war but.. that's what makes it so beautiful for me yesterday i spent asleep woke up in my clothes in a dirty heap spent the night tryin' to make a deadline squeezing complicated lives into a simple headline i have your face in an old polaroid tidying the children's clothes and toys youre smilin' back at me i took the photo from the fridge can't remember what we did haven't been with a woman in what feels like for years years,thought of you the whole time, your salty tears this sh#tty world sometimes produces a rose the scent of it lingers and then it just goes. return the the worst of us are a long drawn out confession the best of us are genuises of compression you say youre not gonna leave the truth alone im here, cause i dont wanna go home a child drinkin dirty water from a riverbank a soldier brings oranges he got out from a tank waitin on the waiter hes takin awhile to come watchin the sun go down on Lebanon return the call to home. now i got a head like a lit cigarette unholy clouds reflect in a minaret your'e so high above me, i am in everyone where are you in the cedars of lebanon. return the call to home choose your enemies carefully because they will define you, make them interesting because in some ways they will mind you theyre not there in the beginnning but when your story ends,gonna last with you longer than your friends.
  • All the songs by the Animals
  • Donovan
  • it would have to be B.Y.O.B. by system of a down
  • I like "Eve of Destruction" by the Turtles and also by Barry McGuire; and I also like "Universal Soldier" by Donovan, but I like the Joan Baez version better.
  • Sepultura - refuse resist!
  • 'Boonie Rat Song' from the Folk Songs of Americans in the Vietnam War CD put out by Flying Fish Records. Incredibly moving song.
  • Eve of Destruction
  • vietnam war: buffalo springfield- for what its worth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g9PiEgYYUU
  • I've always liked "Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire (and also by the Turtles). If you read the words, everything in that song seems to be true again. History has a way of repeating itself!
  • War on War- by Wilco
  • Alice's Restaurant, Arlo Guthrie. Who'll Stop the Rain, Creedence Clearwater Revival. I'm Fixin' to Die Rag, by Country Joe and the Fish. Rudyard Kipling's 'Tommy' is an excellent poem about what veterans can expect when they return home, and unfortunately it still holds true today.
  • Steppenwolfs Monster.
  • 21 guns by Green Day...Love it
  • Hero of War-Rise Against and Goodnight Saignon- Billy Joel.

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