What is your favorite war song

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posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 11:26 PM
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The subject of war has many facets, and there are many songs that fit each of those. This song, though, is the one that has cut to the core of the matter in my mind for more than 27 years:

Metallica - Disposable Heroes





posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 11:33 PM
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So you thought ya might like to go to the show? Line 'em all up against the Wall...


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posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 11:48 PM
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“16 years old when I went to the war,
To fight for a land fit for heroes,
God on my side, and a gun in my hand,
Chasing my days down to zero,
And I marched and I fought and I bled and I died,
And I never did get any older,
But I knew at the time that a year in the line,
Is a long enough life for a soldier,

We all volunteered, and we wrote down our names,
And we added two years to our ages,
Eager for life and ahead of the game,
Ready for history's pages,
And we brawled and we fought and we whored 'til we stood,
Ten thousand shoulder to shoulder,
A thirst for the Hun, we were food for the gun,
And that's what you are when you're soldiers,

I heard my friend cry, and he sank to his knees,
Coughing blood as he screamed for his mother,
And I fell by his side, and that's how we died,
Clinging like kids to each other,
And I lay in the mud and the guts and the blood,
And I wept as his body grew colder,
And I called for my mother and she never came,
Though it wasn't my fault and I wasn't to blame,
The day not half over and ten thousand slain,
And now there's nobody remembers our names,
And that's how it is for a soldier.”

1916
-Motorhead


I wouldn't call it a "favorite war song".
It sends the message though.
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posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 12:04 AM
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nice,I forgot about that one



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 01:02 AM
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gt. McKenzie by Joseph Kilna McKenzie
Original Scottish Version
Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun
Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

When they come a wull staun ma groon
Staun ma groon al nae be afraid

Thoughts awe hame tak awa ma fear
Sweat an bluid hide ma veil awe tears

Ains a year say a prayer faur me
Close yir een an remember me

Nair mair shall a see the sun
For a fell tae a Germans gun

Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

Lay me doon in the caul caul groon
Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun

Whaur afore monie mair huv gaun


English Translation
Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone
Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone

When they come I will stand my ground
Stand my ground I’ll not be afraid

Thoughts of home take away my fear
Sweat and blood hide my veil of tears

Once a year say a prayer for me
Close your eyes and remember me

Never more shall I see the sun
For I fell to a Germans gun

Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone
Lay me down in the cold cold ground
Where before many more have gone

Where before many more have gone

In memory of Sgt. Charles Stuart MacKenzie
Seaforth Highlanders
Who along with many others gave up his life
So that we can live free

We will remember them


From a Mel Gibson movie



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 01:36 AM
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as a British person i have to say,at least we burned the frigging white house before we left lol,you was fighting for freedom the soldiers was fighting for 1 shilling a day.



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 02:57 AM
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posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 03:21 AM
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I took my date to a bar in New Orleans.

We were sitting at the bar ignoring our drinks
and really disappearing into each other, when...


well... there was this weird vibe ... in the bar. The whole bar.


And we looked around and realized.


All the girls were with girls,
and all the guys were with guys.



We were not welcome there,
with our heterosexual ways.
The place looked like it was going to explode.





The next year I heard this war song and never forgot it.

/shy
Mike









You,
I wanna take you to a gay bar
I wanna take you to a gay bar
I wanna take you to a gay bar
Gay bar,
gay bar

. [color=gold] Let's start a war
Start a nuclear war
At the gay bar
Gay bar,
gay bar

At the gay bar

Now tell me do you
But do you have any money?
I wanna spend all your money
At the gay bar,
gay bar,
gay bar
I
've got something to put in you
I've got something to put in you
I've got something to put in you

At the gay bar, gay bar, gay bar

You're a superstar at the gay bar
You're a superstar at the gay bar
Yeah, you're a superstar at the gay bar
You're a superstar at the gay bar

Superstar
Super, super, superstar
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posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 03:46 AM
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There are several tunes which fill that bill for me.



and



and also




posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 06:06 AM
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I always liked this one:

Christmas in the Trenches - John McCutcheon
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posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 06:44 AM
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Juluka - Impi




posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 06:51 AM
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Great songs guys. I have a lot of respect for the veterans, i couldn't imagine fighting in Saigon at NINETEEN YEARS OLD... they were only kids!

A lot of my war songs have already been posted, maybe i'll think of a good one later when



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 07:36 AM
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I WAS ONLY 19
By Australian band called Redgum.



Although not many countries realise that Australia had a presence in the Vietnam War, we are aware of it and this song is a tribute to all the diggers who had any stake whatsoever in the Vietnam War.
Lest We Forget.



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 08:00 AM
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This counts...Right?




















Last one-For now...

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posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 08:13 AM
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posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 09:35 AM
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Gimmie Shelter by the Stones



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 09:46 AM
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Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son




posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 10:42 AM
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Rise Against - Hero of War


Rise Against - Generation Lost
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posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 12:07 PM
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Good Old Ones










posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 12:29 PM
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It might be really outdated now (and I see that all of these replies have favored the 20th century), but ever since I was a kid I've always really loved the Battle Hymn of the Republic. (unfortunately I don't have a good video link).





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