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Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« on: February 23, 2007, 05:20:44 pm »

Sometimes nothing hits home like a cool song to fire you up or to tell it like it is.  What are your favorite songs of rebellion, resistance, or anti-war?  Post the lyrics, and even a link to the audio/video if you can. 

One of my favorite anti-war songs is Civil War by Guns N Roses, especially since it is not just generally anti-war, but also takes a stab at the American Civil War (the War of Northern Agression) - a war otherwise anti-war lefties still glorify as a "good" war.  The song plays  snippets of the American Civil War song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and Axl Rose used to wear a jacket with a large rebel flag and the word "Rebel" across the back while performing it.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_War_(song)

You can hear it, and watch a video set to it, using photos from the American Civil War, here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsPv07PTor8

And here is one that uses it to comment on the Iraq war:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XQPoT3gGno&mode=related&search=


CIVIL WAR

(Opens with a sample from Strother Martin's speech in Cool Hand Luke)

"What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Some men you just can't reach...
So, you get what we had here last week,
which is the way he wants it!
Well, he gets it!
N' I don't like it any more than you men." *


Look at your young men fighting
Look at your women crying
Look at your young men dying
The way they've always done before


Look at the hate we're breeding
Look at the fear we're feeding
Look at the lives we're leading
The way we've always done before


My hands are tied
The billions shift from side to side
And the wars go on with brainwashed pride
For the love of God and our human rights
And all these things are swept aside
By bloody hands time can't deny
And are washed away by your genocide
And history hides the lies of our civil wars


D'you wear a black armband
When they shot the man
Who said "Peace could last forever"
And in my first memories
They shot Kennedy
I went numb when I learned to see
So I never fell for Vietnam
We got the wall of D.C. to remind us all
That you can't trust freedom
When it's not in your hands
When everybody's fightin'
For their promised land


And
I don't need your civil war
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
Your power hungry sellin' soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain't that fresh
I don't need your civil war


Look at the shoes your filling
Look at the blood we're spilling
Look at the world we're killing
The way we've always done before
Look in the doubt we've wallowed
Look at the leaders we've followed
Look at the lies we've swallowed
And I don't want to hear no more


My hands are tied
For all I've seen has changed my mind
But still the wars go on as the years go by
With no love of God or human rights
'Cause all these dreams are swept aside
By bloody hands of the hypnotized
Who carry the cross of homicide
And history bears the scars of our civil wars


"We practice selective annihilation of mayors
And government officials
For example to create a vacuum
Then we fill that vacuum
As popular war advances
Peace is closer" **


I don't need your civil war
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
Your power hungry sellin' soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain't that fresh
And I don't need your civil war
I don't need your civil war
I don't need your civil war
Your power hungry sellin' soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain't that fresh
I don't need your civil war
I don't need one more war


I don't need one more war
Whaz so civil 'bout war anyway
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007, 05:46:09 pm »

And as for songs of rebellion, its hard to beat the Irish for those.  One of my favorits is Whack Fol the Diddle (God Bless England), a very toung-in-cheek, wise crack swipe at murderous "Mother England" who cares so much for her Irish "children" that she will do whatever it takes to "civilize" them.  My favorite version is sung by the Clancy Brothers.  You can hear it here:

http://www.rhapsody.com/theclancybrothers/irishsongsofdrinkingrebellion


Whack Fol The Diddle
(Peadar Carney)
I'll sing you a song of peace and love,
Whack fol the diddle all the di do day.
To the land that reigns all lands above.
Whack fol the diddle all the di do day.
May peace and plenty be her share
Who kept our homes from want and care,
God bless Mother England is our prayer.
Whack fol the diddle all the di do day.

cho:
Whack fol the diddle all the di do day.
So we say, Hip Hooray!
Come and listen while we pray.
Whack fol the diddle all the di do day.

When we were savage, fierce and wild
She came like a mother to her child.
She gently raised us from the slime
Kept our hands from hellish crime,
And sent us to Heaven in her own good time.

Now our fathers oft were very bad boys.
Guns and pikes are dangerous toys.
From Bearna Baol to Bunker Hill
They made poor England weep her fill,
But ould Brittania loves us still!

Now Irishmen, forget the past!
And think of the time that's coming fast.
When we shall all be civilized,
Neat and clean and well-advised.
And won't Mother England be surprised?
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007, 06:00:54 pm »

Of course:

The Patriot Game

Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing,
For the love of one's country is a terrible thing.
It banishes fear with the speed of a flame,
And it makes us all part of the patriot game.

My name is O'Hanlon, and I've just turned sixteen.
My home is in Monaghan, and where I was weaned
I learned all my life cruel England's to blame,
So now I am part of the patriot game.

This Ireland of ours has too long been half free.
Six counties lie under John Bull's tyranny.
But still De Valera is greatly to blame
For shirking his part in the Patriot game.

They told me how Connolly was shot in his chair,
His wounds from the fighting all bloody and bare.
His fine body twisted, all battered and lame
They soon made me part of the patriot game.

It's nearly two years since I wandered away
With the local battalion of the bold IRA,
For I read of our heroes, and wanted the same
To play out my part in the patriot game.


I don't mind a bit if I shoot down police
They are lackeys for war never guardians of peace
And yet at deserters I'm never let aim
The rebels who sold out the patriot game

And now as I lie here, my body all holes
I think of those traitors who bargained in souls
And I wish that my rifle had given the same
To those Quislings who sold out the patriot game.
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007, 06:03:21 pm »



Whiskey in the Jar

    As I was going over Gilgarra Mountain
    I met with Captain Farrell and his money he was counting
    I drew forth my pistols and I rattled on my sabre
    I said 'Stand and Deliver', for I am your bold receiver!"

    [Chorus]
    Musha ringum duram da
    Whack! fol de daddy-o
    Whack! fol de daddy-o
    There's whiskey in the jar

    He counted out his money and it made a pretty penny
    I took the money home and I gave it to me Jenny
    She sighed and she swore that she never would deceive me
    But the Devil's in the women and they never will be easy

    [Chorus]

    Early in the morning 'tween the hours of six and seven
    The guards were standing round me in numbers odd and even
    I flew to my pistols, but, alas, I was mistaken
    For Jenny wet the powder and a prisoner I was taken

    [Chorus]

    I think I'll find me brother, the one who's in the army
    I don't know where he's stationed, is it Cork or in Killarney
    Together we'll go roaming in the mountains of Kilkenny
    And I dare he'll treat me fairer than me darlin' sportin' Jenny

    [Chorus]

    Some take delight in the fishing and bowling
    Others take delight in the carriages a-rolling
    But I take delight in the juice of the barley
    A-Courtin' pretty girls in the morning so early
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007, 06:05:27 pm »

Just a suggestion, but if there is a link or chords that go to these (for those of us who don't know them) we can use it to put some music together at meetups......   or if they're public domain / traditional, possibly an idea for a songbook for Outlaw Trail Media   :thumbsup:
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2007, 06:24:57 pm »

Barrett's Privateers

By Stan Rogers


Oh the year was seventeen seventy eight
I wish I were in Sherbrooke now!
A letter of marque came from the King
To the scummiest vessel I've ever seen
God Damn them all! I was told
We'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns, shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's privateers.

Oh Elcid Barrett cried the town,
I wish I were in Sherbrooke now!
For twenty brave men, all fishermen, who
Would make for him the Antelope's crew,
God Damn them all! I was told
We'd cruise the seas for American gold
We'd fire no guns, shed no tears
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's privateers.

The Antelope sloop was a sickening sight.
She'd a list to port and her sails in rags,
And a cook in the scuppers with staggers and jags.

On the King's birthday we put to sea.
We were ninety-one days to Montego bay,
Pumping like madmen all the way.

On the ninety-sixth day we sailed again.
When a bloody great Yankee hove in sight
With our cracked four-pounders we made to fight

The Yankee lay low down with gold.
She was broad and fat and loose in stays,
But to catch her took the Antelope two whole days

Then at length we stood two cables away.
Our cracked four-pounders made an awful din,
But with one fat ball the Yank stove us in.

The Antelope shook and pitched on her side.
Barrett was smashed like a bowl of eggs,
And the maintruck carried off both me legs.

So here I lay in my twenty-third year.
It's been six years since we sailed away,
And I just made Halifax yesterday.


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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007, 06:30:41 pm »

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Of course:

The Patriot Game

Yes, The Patriot Game is also one of my favorites, and a true IRA song.  Very bitter-sweet.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Patriot_Game

You can hear a particularly beautiful and haunting version of it by the Clancy Brothers here (it takes just a minute to download the program to listen and it is well worth the time):

http://play.rhapsody.com/theclancybrothers/inpersonatcarnegiehall/patriotgame

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Just a suggestion, but if there is a link or chords that go to these (for those of us who don't know them) we can use it to put some music together at meetups......   or if they're public domain / traditional, possibly an idea for a songbook for Outlaw Trail Media

That is a great idea.  I'll hunt for those links.  And an Outlaw Trail Media songbook would be grand.

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Barrett's Privateers By Stan Rogers


I found a short clip from that song here, as performed by the
Celtic folk group 3 Pints Gone:

http://www.3pintsgone.com/sounds/barretts-x.mp3

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2007, 07:22:29 pm »

Just a suggestion, but if there is a link or chords that go to these (for those of us who don't know them) we can use it to put some music together at meetups......   or if they're public domain / traditional, possibly an idea for a songbook for Outlaw Trail Media   :thumbsup:

This website will find similar songs or bands to the ones that you may enter in the "search" box.

http://www.pandora.com/

It mentioned that I didn't have the correct flashplayer plugins, I don't like to use flashplayer, but they will have the songs in a playable form if you are interested in listening to them.
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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2007, 07:43:12 pm »

War Pigs


Generals gathered in their masses,
just like witches at black masses.
Evil minds that plot destruction,
sorcerers of death's construction.
In the fields the bodies burning,
as the war machine keeps turning.
Death and hatred to mankind,
poisoning their brainwashed minds.
Oh lord, yeah!

Politicians hide themselves away.
They only started the war.
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor, yeah.

Time will tell on their power minds,
making war just for fun.
Treating people just like pawns in chess,
wait till their judgement day comes, yeah.

Now in darkness world stops turning,
ashes where the bodies burning.
No more War Pigs have the power,
Hand of God has struck the hour.
Day of judgement, God is calling,
on their knees the war pigs crawling.
Begging mercies for their sins,
Satan, laughing, spreads his wings.
Oh lord, yeah!
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2007, 07:47:38 pm »

This website will find similar songs or bands to the ones that you may enter in the "search" box.

http://www.pandora.com/

It mentioned that I didn't have the correct flashplayer plugins, I don't like to use flashplayer, but they will have the songs in a playable form if you are interested in listening to them.

I am on a dial-up and ANY external "player" program requires 100% of my cpu and way too much time to be worth its use to me.
So ... I don't "go see" any of the links that are mp3's, iTunes, mpv's. etc, etc, etc.  I'm sure I "miss" a lot of really good things.
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2007, 07:49:03 pm »

And as for songs of rebellion, its hard to beat the Irish for those.

For the great Gaels of Ireland
Are the Men that God made mad.
For all their wars are merry
For all their songs are sad.

My contribution:

Johhny I Hardly Knew Ye.

While goin' the road to sweet Athy, hurroo, hurroo
While goin' the road to sweet Athy, hurroo, hurroo
While goin' the road to sweet Athy
A stick in me hand and a drop in me eye
A doleful damsel I heard cry,
Johnny I hardly knew ye.

With your drums and guns and drums and guns, hurroo, hurroo
With your drums and guns and drums and guns, hurroo, hurroo
With your drums and guns and drums and guns
The enemy nearly slew ye
Oh my darling dear, Ye look so queer
Johnny I hardly knew ye.

Where are your eyes that were so mild, hurroo, hurroo
Where are your eyes that were so mild, hurroo, hurroo
Where are your eyes that were so mild
When my heart you so beguiled
Why did ye run from me and the child
Oh Johnny, I hardly knew ye.

Where are your legs that used to run, hurroo, hurroo
Where are your legs that used to run, hurroo, hurroo
Where are your legs that used to run
When you went for to carry a gun
Indeed your dancing days are done
Oh Johnny, I hardly knew ye.

I'm happy for to see ye home, hurroo, hurroo
I'm happy for to see ye home, hurroo, hurroo
I'm happy for to see ye home
All from the island of Sulloon
So low in flesh, so high in bone
Oh Johnny I hardly knew ye.

Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo
Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo
Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg
Ye're an armless, boneless, chickenless egg
Ye'll have to put with a bowl out to beg
Oh Johnny I hardly knew ye.

They're rolling out the guns again, hurroo, hurroo
They're rolling out the guns again, hurroo, hurroo
They're rolling out the guns again
But they never will take our sons again
No they never will take our sons again
Johnny I'm swearing to ye.

This was supposedly the inspriration for the Civil War song  "When Johny Comes Marching Home".
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2007, 07:52:15 pm »



The Cranberries


"Zombie"

Another head hangs lowly,
Child is slowly taken.
And the violence caused such silence,
Who are we mistaken?

But you see, it's not me, it's not my family.
In your head, in your head they are fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are crying...

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, dou, dou, dou, dou, dou...

Another mother's breakin',
Heart is taking over.
When the vi'lence causes silence,
We must be mistaken.

It's the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen.
In your head, in your head they're still fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are dying...

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, oh, ya, ya-a...

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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2007, 08:05:23 pm »

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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2007, 08:21:46 pm »

Well Iron Maiden IS my favorite band:

The Trooper (Iron Maiden)
You'll take my life but I'll take yours too
You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through
So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand there's no turning back.

The Bugle sounds and the charge begins
But on this battlefield no one wins
The smell of acrid smoke and horses breath
As I plunge on into certain death.

The horse he sweats with fear we break to run
The mighty roar of the Russian guns
And as we race towards the human wall
The screams of pain as my comrades fall.

We hurdle bodies that lay on the ground
And the Russians fire another round
We get so near yet so far away
We won't live to fight another day.

We get so close near enough to fight
When a Russian gets me in his sights
He pulls the trigger and I feel the blow
A burst of rounds take my horse below.

And as I lay there gazing at the sky
My body's numb and my throat is dry
And as I lay forgotten and alone
Without a tear I draw my parting groan.


2 Minutes to Midnight (Iron Maiden)
Kill for gain or shoot to maim
But we don't need a reason
The Golden Goose is on the loose
And never out of Season.
Some blackened pride still burns inside
This shell of bloody treason
Here's my gun for a barrel of fun
For the love of living death

[Chorus:]
The killer's breed or the Deamon's seed,
The glamour, the fortune, the pain,
Go to war again, blood is freedom's stain,
But don't you pray for my soul anymore.
2 minutes to midnight,
The hands that threaten doom.
2 minutes to midnight,
To kill the unborn in the womb.

The blind men shout let the creatures out
We'll show the unbelievers,
The Napalm screams of human flames
Of a prime time Belsen feast...YEAH!
As the reasons for the carnage cut their meat
and lick the gravy,
We oil the jaws of the war machine
and feed it with our babies.

[Chorus:]

The body bags and little rags of children torn in two,
And the jellied brains of those whom remain
to put the finger right on you.
As the Madmen play on words and make us all
dance to their song,
To the tune of starving millions
to make a better kind of gun.


Disposable Heroes (Metallica)

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
just do as we say
finished here, Greeting 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 blindman


Barking of machinegun 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
just do as we say
finished here, Greeting 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 blindman

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
just do as we say
finished here, Greeting 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 blindman


Back to the front.

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Re: Favorite Songs of Rebellion, Resistance, and Anti-War Songs
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2007, 08:32:39 pm »

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