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An awesome Anti-War song. Post your favourites

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posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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Alec Campbell,the last known survivor of the ANZAC forces at Gallipoli (and the last known survivor of Gallipoli) died on Thursday, May 16, 2002 at the age of 103.

Mr. Campbell enlisted at 16, and served at Gallipoli in 1915. He led Hobart's ANZAC Day parade three weeks prior to his death.
Lyrics:
When I was a young man I carried my pack
And I lived the free life of a rover
From the Murrays green basin to the dusty outback
I waltzed my Matilda all over
Then in nineteen fifteen my country said Son
It's time to stop rambling 'cause there's work to be done
So they gave me a tin hat and they gave me a gun
And they sent me away to the war
And the band played Waltzing Matilda
As we sailed away from the quay
And amidst all the tears and the shouts and the cheers
We sailed off to Gallipoli

How well I remember that terrible day
How the blood stained the sand and the water
And how in that hell that they called Suvla Bay
We were butchered like lambs at the slaughter
Johnny Turk he was ready, he primed himself well
He chased us with bullets, he rained us with shells
And in five minutes flat he'd blown us all to hell
Nearly blew us right back to Australia
But the band played Waltzing Matilda
As we stopped to bury our slain
We buried ours and the Turks buried theirs
Then we started all over again

Now those that were left, well we tried to survive
In a mad world of blood, death and fire
And for ten weary weeks I kept myself alive
But around me the corpses piled higher
Then a big Turkish shell knocked me arse over tit
And when I woke up in my hospital bed
And saw what it had done, I wished I was dead
Never knew there were worse things than dying
For no more I'll go waltzing Matilda
All around the green bush far and near
For to hump tent and pegs, a man needs two legs
No more waltzing Matilda for me

So they collected the cripples, the wounded, the maimed
And they shipped us back home to Australia
The armless, the legless, the blind, the insane
Those proud wounded heroes of Suvla
And as our ship pulled into Circular Quay
I looked at the place where my legs used to be
And thank Christ there was nobody waiting for me
To grieve and to mourn and to pity
And the band played Waltzing Matilda
As they carried us down the gangway
But nobody cheered, they just stood and stared
Then turned all their faces away

And now every April I sit on my porch
And I watch the parade pass before me
And I watch my old comrades, how proudly they march
Reliving old dreams of past glory
And the old men march slowly, all bent, stiff and sore
The forgotten heroes from a forgotten war
And the young people ask, "What are they marching for?"
And I ask myself the same question
And the band plays Waltzing Matilda
And the old men answer to the call
But year after year their numbers get fewer
Some day no one will march there at all

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
Who'll come a waltzing Matilda with me
And their ghosts may be heard as you pass the Billabong
Who'll come-a-waltzing Matilda with me?

Now from the Pogues - The band played waltzing Matilda





posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 09:57 AM
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Dire Straits, how could I forget them, with the great guitar intro: Brothers In Arms




posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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Real American Grandmasters: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Ohio" (Live 1974)




posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Billy Bragg with: Help Save the Youth of America




posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 10:18 AM
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Leftist activists and musicians from MANIC STREET PREACHERS wrote in 1999 this beautiful song dedicate to INTERNATIONAL BRIGADISTS, young common people who changed shooting rabbits at the country side for shooting fascists in the battlefields of Spain, where DEMOCRACY was a concern of all the human kind.
"If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next"
The future teaches you to be alone
The present to be afraid and cold
So if I can shoot rabbits
Then I can shoot fascists

Bullets for your brain today
But we'll forget it all again
Monuments put from pen to paper
Turns me into a gutless wonder

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next

Gravity keeps my head down
Or is it maybe shame
At being so young and being so vain

Holes in your head today
But I'm a pacifist
I've walked La Ramblas
But not with real intent

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next

And on the street tonight an old man plays
With newspaper cuttings of his glory days

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next

And now: MANIC STREET PREACHERS with: If you tolerate this your children will be next




posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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OMD with: Enola Gay (Sash Remix)




posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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Pete Seeger: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy




posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 10:30 AM
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Nena with: 99 red balloons




posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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The older Pete Seeger and some Friends, "Bring 'em Home"
Surely worth to hear this version




posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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My apologies if you took my comment for a personal attack; it was not meant as such. I made the comment for the sake of others who are not familiar with the song, in case they went looking for it on iTunes or something. Sorry that you took it the wrong way. Mea culpa!



posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 01:07 PM
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edit on 11-12-2011 by pazcat because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 11 2011 @ 06:16 PM
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System of a Down-Soldier Side



Queensrÿche-Remember Me



Sabaton - Purple Heart



Sabaton - Cliffs Of Gallipoli



Sabaton - Angels Calling




posted on Dec, 12 2011 @ 02:42 AM
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Here's one from the Australian past. Smiley. It was written by Johnny Young. A good old anti war song.

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edit on 12-12-2011 by steveknows because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 12 2011 @ 07:00 AM
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War Pigs black sabbath

suprised no one else has added it yet



posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 05:15 PM
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Luke Kelly - Button Pusher




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