June 02, 2007

Where have all the war songs gone. Long time coming...

It struck me that for all the angst emanating from the left over the war in Iraq the anti war machine really hasn't fired up the rebellious young that during the Vietnam war turned out some of the most memorable antiwar classic hits of all time. Who can forget that master of anti war lyricism Bob Dylan with "Masters of War" and many more. Barry McQuire's " Eve of Destruction."or even Ozzy's "War Dogs".

Personal favorite "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag," by Country Joe McDonald.

Yeah, 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 Vietnam
So put down your books and pick up a gun,
We're gonna have a whole lotta fun.
And it's one, two, three, What are we fighting for?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn, Next stop is Vietnam;
And it's five, six, seven, Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we're all gonna die.

"Anti-war tunes are getting a hearing" USA Today

1 comment:

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