WAR / KRIEG
As we remember today those who participated and died during WW 1 and WW 2 ~ we must as well remember the mothers who lost their sons and partners. We MUST remember the innocent victims ~ women, children, men and all living beings who did not ~ and STILL today DO NOT have the choice to opt out of the insanities of war, always instigated by a handful of men on the quest for more power.
"WAR" was written following the only conversation I ever had with my Father ~ documenting his in-the-field experiences as young WW2 soldier.
For your listening experience, you can find the haunting song below this blog. "KRIEG" is the identical song, lyrics translated into German. You can find both songs here on the 'MUSIC'.
And here ~ another look at WAR.
Powerfully performed by no other than
He's five feet two and he's six feet four
He fights with missiles and with spears
He's all of 31 and he's only 17
He's been a soldier for a thousand years
He's a Catholic, a Hindu, an athiest, a Jain,
a Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew
and he knows he shouldn't kill
and he knows he always will
kill you for me my friend and me for you
And he's fighting for Canada,
he's fighting for France,
he's fighting for the USA,
and he's fighting for the Russians
and he's fighting for Japan,
and he thinks we'll put an end to war this way
And he's fighting for Democracy
and fighting for the Reds
He says it's for the peace of all
He's the one who must decide
who's to live and who's to die
and he never sees the writing on the walls
But without him how would Hitler have
condemned him at Dachau
Without him Caesar would have stood alone
He's the one who gives his body
as a weapon to a war
and without him all this killing can't go on
He's the universal soldier and he
really is to blame
His orders come from far away no more
They come from him, and you, and me
and brothers can't you see
this is not the way we put an end to war.