war songs

Discussion in 'Music' started by froggy, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. froggy

    froggy Gold Member

    Aug 18, 2009
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC4tpeN6pj4]YouTube - REAL Vietnam Footage...[/ame] [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV9o9r14v3I]YouTube - the hell of vietnam[/ame]
  2. editec

    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

    Jun 5, 2008
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    God I haven't heard that song in a long time.

    SAw CCR live singing this tune back in '69.

    They were, at that time, the most popular group in America, partially, I think because they could make political statements that also rocked.

    Like this for example:

    "...let the people know my wisdom
    Fill their land with smoke"​

    Of course I might be somewhat prejudiced about the VN conflict, cause I ain't no Senator's son, know what I mean, troops?​

    Now the second song, (Eve of Destruction) one that I truly liked back in the early 60s when I was a young kid still not smart enough to know that I was going to be involved in the war in Viet Nam, simply doesn't stand the test of time.​

    It's too obvious, too preachy and not subtle enough to be good art.​

    If a man's reach cannot exceed his grasp, then, what's a metaphor?
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  3. Mr. H.

    Mr. H. Diamond Member

    Aug 19, 2009
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    A warm place with no memory.
    Lenghty, but worth the read. The song is called "Gates of Delirium".

    Stand and fight we do consider
    Reminded of an inner pact between us
    Thats seen as we go
    And ride there
    In motion
    To fields in debts of honour defending

    Stand the marchers soaring talons
    Peaceful lives will not deliver freedom
    Fighting we know,
    Destroy oppression
    The point to reaction
    As leaders look to you attacking

    Choose and renounce throwing chains to the floor
    Kill or be killing faster sins correct the flow
    Casting giant shadows off vast
    Penetrating force
    To alter via the war that seen
    As frictions spans the spirits wrath ascending to redeem

    Wars that shout in screams of anguish
    Power spent passion bespoils our soul receiver
    Surely we know.
    In glory we rise to offer,
    Create our freedom, a word, we utter a word.

    Words cause our banner, victorious our day
    Will silence be promised as violence display
    The curse increased we fight the powr and live by it by day
    Our gods awake in thunderous roars and guide
    The leaders hands in paths of glory to the cause

    Listen should we fight forever
    Knowing as we do know
    Fear destroys?
    Listen should we leave our children?
    Listen our lives stare in silence
    Help us now

    Listen your friends have been broken
    They tell us of your poison
    Now we know
    Kill them give them as they give us
    Slay them burn their childrens laughter
    On to hell

    The fist will run
    Grasp metal to gun
    The spirit sings in crashing tones we gain the battle drum
    Our cries will shrill the air will moan and crash into the dawn
    The pen wont stay the demons wings, the hour approaches
    Pounding out the devils sermon


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