The best way to honor our war dead is to stop sending others to the same fate.

War! Good God

What is it good for?

Absolutely nothing

Listen to me

Oh War! I despise
Because it means destruction
Of innocent lives

War means tears
to thousands of mothers eyes
When their sons go to fight
and lose their lives

War! It ain’t nothing but a heart breaker
War! Friend only to the undertaker
War! It’s an enemy to all mankind
The thought of war blows my mind

War has caused unrest in the younger generation
Induction then destruction-
Who wants to die?

War has shattered many a young mans dreams
Made him disabled bitter and mean
Life is much to precious to spend fighting wars these days
War can’t give life, it can only take it away

War! It ain’t nothing but a heart breaker
War! Friend only to the undertaker
Peace Love and Understanding;
tell me, is there no place for them today?
They say we must fight to keep our freedom
But Lord knows there’s got to be a better way

War! Huh Good God y’all
What is it good for?
Stand up and shout it.
Nothing!

EDWIN STARR – 1970

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