General Forum

General Forum

  1. Joined
    29 Dec '08
    Moves
    6788
    29 Oct '15 04:41
    I thought it was time to introduce the youngsters to a 60's war protest song. Other references are welcome.

    YouTube

    " I mean I'm
    Sittin' here on the Group W bench, 'cause you want to know if I'm moral
    Enough to join the army, burn women, kids, houses and villages after bein' a
    Litterbug."
  2. SubscriberFMF
    Main Poster
    This Thread
    Joined
    28 Oct '05
    Moves
    29876
    29 Oct '15 05:061 edit
    Originally posted by JS357
    I thought it was time to introduce the youngsters to a 60's war protest song.
    Here's a great one from the UK in the 1980s.

    YouTube

    Is it worth it?
    A new winter coat and shoes for the wife
    And a bicycle on the boy's birthday
    It's just a rumour that was spread around town
    By the women and children
    Soon we'll be shipbuilding...
    Well I ask you
    The boy said "Dad they're going to take me to task, but I'll be back by Christmas"
    It's just a rumour that was spread around town
    Somebody said that someone got filled in
    For saying that people get killed in
    The result of this shipbuilding
    With all the will in the world
    Diving for dear life
    When we could be diving for pearls
    It's just a rumour that was spread around town
    A telegram or a picture postcard
    Within weeks they'll be re-opening the shipyards
    And notifying the next of kin
    Once again
    It's all we're skilled in
    We will be shipbuilding...
    With all the will in the world
    Diving for dear life
    When we could be diving for pearls.
  3. Subscribermoonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    Joined
    31 May '12
    Moves
    2415
    29 Oct '15 05:07
    You can get anything you want (excepting Alice)...
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    USA
    Joined
    14 Jul '07
    Moves
    43012
    29 Oct '15 05:59
    Originally posted by JS357
    I thought it was time to introduce the youngsters to a 60's war protest song. Other references are welcome.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM

    " I mean I'm
    Sittin' here on the Group W bench, 'cause you want to know if I'm moral
    Enough to join the army, burn women, kids, houses and villages after bein' a
    Litterbug."
    "Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant"

    YouTube

    Memorable song from troubled times.

    Thanks, JS.
  5. SubscriberFMF
    Main Poster
    This Thread
    Joined
    28 Oct '05
    Moves
    29876
    29 Oct '15 07:39
    Originally posted by JS357
    I thought it was time to introduce the youngsters to a 60's war protest song.
    One from the early 80s.

    Frank Zappa - I Don't Wanna Get Drafted

    YouTube

    Hello! Anybody home?
    Special Delivery.
    (Oh no . . . )
    Registered Mail. You're gonna have to sign for this buddy.
    (Oh no . . . )
    Come on, I know you're in there.
    (Oh no . . . )

    I don't wanna get drafted. I don't want to go
    I don't wanna get drafted.

    I don't wanna get drafted. I don't want to go
    I don't wanna get drafted
    No-no-no.

    Roller skates and disco is a lot of fun
    I'm too young and stupid to operate a gun.

    I don't wanna get drafted
    I don't wanna get drafted
    I don't wanna get drafted
    I don't wanna get drafted.

    My-ay-ay sister don't wanna get drafted
    She don't wanna go
    My sister don't wanna get drafted.

    My-ay-ay sister don't wanna get drafted
    She don't wanna go
    My sister don't wanna get drafted
    Woh-oh-woh-oh-woh.

    Wars are really ugly, they're dirty and they're cold.
    I don't want nobody to shoot her in the foxhole . . . foxhole.

    I don't wanna get drafted
    I don't wanna get drafted
    I don't wanna get drafted
    I don't wanna get drafted.

    Wars are really ugly, they're dirty and they're cold
    I don't want nobody to shoot me in the foxhole . . . foxhole.

    Aiieeeeeeeee . . . Shot in the foxhole.
    Shot in the foxhole . . . shot in the foxhole . . .
    Shot in the foxhole . . . shot in the foxhole . . .

    Aiieeeeeeeee . . . Shot in the foxhole.
    Shot in the foxhole . . . shot in the foxhole . . .
    Shot in the foxhole . . . shot in the foxhole . . .

    Aiieeeeeeeee . . . Shot in the foxhole.
    Shot in the foxhole . . . shot in the foxhole . . .
    Shot in the foxhole . . . shot in the foxhole . . .

    Aiieeeeeeeee . . . Shot in the foxhole.
    Shot in the foxhole . . . shot in the foxhole . . .
    Shot in the foxhole . . . shot in the foxhole . . .

    Aiieeeeeeeee . . . Shot in the foxhole . . .

    Frank Zappa - Draft Again

    YouTube
  6. Subscriberrookie54
    free tazer tickles..
    wildly content...
    Joined
    09 Mar '08
    Moves
    139750
    29 Oct '15 13:13
    and it's one two three four,
    what are we fightin for???
    don't ask me i don't give a damn,
    next stop is viet nam...

    and it's five six seven eight,
    open up the pearly gates...
    ain't no time to wonder why,
    WOOPEEE! we're all gonna die...

    country joe mcdonald and the fish
  7. Subscribersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    slatington, pa, usa
    Joined
    28 Dec '04
    Moves
    52853
    29 Oct '15 13:221 edit
    Don't forget this happy little ditty:

    A hard rain's a gonna fall, Dylan, live at Town Hall, 1963

    YouTube

    One prophecy fulfiled: "I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children'.....
  8. Joined
    24 Apr '10
    Moves
    14639
    29 Oct '15 13:541 edit
    Ugh, all these pussy-ass singer-song writers...

    Metallica - Disposable heroes

    Bodies fill the fields I see, hungry heroes end
    No one to play soldier now, no one to pretend
    Running blind through killing fields, bred to kill them all
    Victim of what said should be
    A servant 'til I fall

    Soldier boy, made of clay
    Now an empty shell
    Twenty one, only son
    But he served us well
    Bred to kill, not to care
    Do just as we say
    Finished here, greetings death
    He's yours to take away

    Back to the front
    You will do what I say, when I say
    Back to the front
    You will die when I say, you must die
    Back to the front
    You coward
    You servant
    You blind man

    Barking of machine gun fire, does nothing to me now
    Sounding of the clock that ticks, get used to it somehow
    More a man, more stripes you bare, glory seeker trends
    Bodies fill the fields I see
    The slaughter never ends

    Soldier boy, made of clay
    Now an empty shell
    Twenty one, only son
    But he served us well
    Bred to kill, not to care
    Do just as we say
    Finished here, greetings death
    He's yours to take away

    Back to the front
    You will do what I say, when I say
    Back to the front
    You will die when I say, you must die
    Back to the front
    You coward
    You servant
    You blind man

    Why, am I dying?
    Kill, have no fear
    Lie, live off lying
    Hell, hell is here

    I was born for dying

    Life planned out before my birth, nothing could I say
    Had no chance to see myself, molded day by day
    Looking back I realize, nothing have I done
    Left to die with only friend
    Alone I clench my gun

    Soldier boy, made of clay
    Now an empty shell
    Twenty one, only son
    But he served us well
    Bred to kill, not to care
    Do just as we say
    Finished here, greetings death
    He's yours to take away

    Back to the front
    You will do what I say, when I say
    Back to the front
    You will die when I say, you must die
    Back to the front
    You coward
    You servant
    You blind man

    Back to the front

    YouTube[/youtube]
  9. Joined
    29 Dec '08
    Moves
    6788
    29 Oct '15 16:39
    Originally posted by Great King Rat
    Ugh, all these pussy-ass singer-song writers...

    Metallica - Disposable heroes

    Bodies fill the fields I see, hungry heroes end
    No one to play soldier now, no one to pretend
    Running blind through killing fields, bred to kill them all
    Victim of what said should be
    A servant 'til I fall

    Soldier boy, made of clay
    Now an empty shell
    Twenty on ...[text shortened]... blind man

    Back to the front

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdN9731rgFc[/youtube]
    Macho pacifism, anyone?
  10. Standard memberwolfgang59
    Mr. Wolf
    at home
    Joined
    09 Jun '07
    Moves
    45641
    30 Oct '15 05:34
    Two little boys had two little toys
    Each had a wooden horse
    Gaily they played each summers day

    Warriors both of cause
    One little chap then had a mishap
    Broke off his horses head
    Wept for his toy, then cried with joy
    As his young playmate said

    Did you think I would leave you crying ..........



    Aww the beauty of war - brings out the best in folk.
Back to Top