- George Michael covered it on 2003, I'm not sure who it was originally by. It's a very touching song about war. "When the wars of our nation did beckon, a man barely twenty did answer the call, proud of the trust that he placed in our nation...he's gone."
The last verse is really touching - "They can't let me die, they can't let me die here! I'll cover myself with the mud and the earth, I'll cover myself! I know I'm not brave! The earth! The earth! The earth is my grave."
Gosh, I'm listening to it just now, it's so moving - 'As he clung to his rifle and prayed not to die.'
Megadeth have an awesome song, 'Holy Wars...The Punishment Due.'
by Metallica as well. 'Civil War'
by Guns N Roses. 'Two Minutes To Midnight'
by Iron Maiden. 'Mosh'
by Eminem. These are all absolutely wicked and require no explaining!
'Billy Don't Be A Hero'
'Two Little Boys'
(the one Rolf Harris sings!) is about war - the two little boys have two little toy horses that they play with, and at the beginning of the song one little boy breaks his, so his friend says he can play with his as well. At the end of the song, they've grown up and are fighting in war, and the one who's toy was broken at the beginning finds his friend dying, so like his friend said in the beginning, 'Did you think I would leave you crying when there's room on my horse for two?,'
he says, 'Did you think I would leave you dying when there's room on my horse for two?'
It's really sweet.
There's 'Enola Gay'
by OMD which is about the nuclear bomb, and 'Hiroshima Mon Amour'
by Alcatrazz, both brilliant songs.
And of course..."WAR! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, say it again!"