Saturday, April 18, 2015

Anti-War Songs

This will be a continuing work, I think

Londonderry Air or Danny Boy - Judith Durham

Willie McBride or The Green Fields of France

Johnny I Hardly Knew You - The Irish Rovers

The Band Played Waltzing Matilda - The Irish Tenors - Liam Clancy

Universal Soldier - Buffy Sainte-Marie - Donovan - Glen Campbell - Scruggs & Flatt

Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival

The Forgotten Soldier Boy - The Monroe Brothers

War - Edwin Star

I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier - The Peerless Quartet

I Ain't Marching Anymore - Phil Ochs

The Americanization of Emily - "War is not moral" clip
Simple Song of Freedom - Bobby Darin

Gordon Lightfoot - The Patriot's Dream(Original Studio Recording).wmv

Country Joe McDonald - I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag

Southampton Dock - Pink Floyd

Black Sabbath - War Pigs

One Tin Soldier - The Original Caste [Original]

30 Days Back - The White Buffalo

Joey White - The White Buffalo

The Stanfields - Ship to Shore

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Time To Go Home

Old Crow Medicine Show - Big Time In The Jungle

Travelin' Soldier - Dixie Chicks

With God on Our Side - Bob Dylan

Lyndon Johnson Told The Nation - Tom Paxton

Billy Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace

The Town I loved So Well - Luke Kelly

Cops of the world - Phil Ochs

In The Army Now - Status Quo

Twilight Zone, "No Time Like The Past", aired on 07 March 1963.- Clip

Bring 'em Home - Pete Seeger

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Ohio 1970 Kent State University

The Bankers and the Diplomats Are Going in the Army - Michael Cooney

Hero of War Lyrics - Rise Against

Belleau Wood [Garth Brooks]

 "Blessed Are The Landmines" Brave Saint Saturn - Five Iron Frenzy Side Project

Kenny Rogers - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town + Lyrics


  1. Simple Song of Freedom - Bobby Darin

  2. The Patriot's Dream - Gordon Lightfoot

  3. What? No "Fixin' to Die Rag" by Country Joe and the Fish?


  5. Southampton Dock - Pink Floyd/Roger Waters

  6. What no War Pigs by Black Sabbath?

  7. A cause and a foe
    aborted their transmission with intention to violate
    Defeat together
    Release another round until you can find no trace
    We're hearing bullet after bullet
    My mind is going blank as the enemy moves to face
    Teach a lesson
    Call it intervention tearing apart this place
    Turned it into Armageddon, was that your intention?
    Keep together, release another round
    The mission is now in place
    Bleed together, raise them to the ground
    Destroying the human race
    Alive with intention, fueled by our aggression
    In the end, we annihilate

    Lyrics from Die with A Bullet. By the band Headspace. Off of their 2012 album I am Anonymous.

  8. Here's one:

  9. 60s Hit by Coven: One Tin Soldier

  10. The White Buffalo has some great anti-war stuff.

  11. More anti-war songs:

    Megadeth: "Rust in Peace . . . Polaris"

    Bob Dylan: "Masters of War"

    Metallica: "Disposable Heroes"

    Pink Floyd: "Dogs of War"

    Andromeda: "False Flag"

    Chris, be sure to watch the entirety of the last video.

  12. Garth Brooks: Belleau Wood

  13. Mettalica: "One"

  14. Delta Spirit: "War Machine":

    War machine you can't break me,
    you can't have the world I love.
    I lied like the government,
    pretended that pain don't exist.
    They stare down the barrel of a gun.

    War machine you can't break me,
    you can't have the world I love.
    I was so occupied, compassion I had declined.
    The first world, it always gets it's way.

    War machine you can't break me,
    you can't have the world I love.

    Watching the clock just tick,
    blockhead rhetoric.
    The life you've known is surely gone.
    They watched as their children fell,
    stories that dead men tell.
    The frontless battle rages on.

    War machine you can't break me,
    you can't have the world I love.

    War machine you can't break me,
    you can't have the world I love,
    you can't have the world I love,
    you can't have the world I love.

  15. "Blessed Are the Land Mines" - Brave Saint Saturn

    Blessed are the land-mines,
    Stretched across the desert floor,
    God, bless the hands that formed them,
    Filled their shrapnel hearts with war.
    May You bless the companies,
    The goose that laid the golden egg,
    May they make a million more,
    Blowing off a million legs.
    Blessed are the black-tongued ravens,
    Substituting fear for reason:
    " To hate war is to hate us,
    If you love peace, then you must love treason."
    Beat your plowshares into swords,
    Beat your pulpits, turn your tables,
    Blessed are the hand-grenades,
    Bless the church who rattles sabers.

    This house,
    Is burning,
    This poison still is worming.
    This temple
    Will cave in
    There's nothing here worth saving.

    Nail the gold up to the altar,
    Like Ahab taunts his crew to war,
    Blessed are the shareholders,
    Lack of faith is for the poor.
    Hold your wallets to the sky,
    A temple built to soothe yourself.
    Blessed is the church who tries,
    To help you build your blessed wealth.

    Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth...
    Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy...
    Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
    --Matthew 5:5-9

  16. Alices Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie
    not everything has to be serious.