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Old 08-29-07, 07:15 AM
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Best Anti War Song ?

My vote

Human League - The Lebanon
Old 08-29-07, 07:17 AM
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War, good God, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Say it again.

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Bob Dylan: Masters of War
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There really should be no argument here : Bob Dylan : Blowin' In The Wind. It's the one song that will be just as familiar in a hundred years as it is today. It's almost hard to believe that there was a time not that long ago when the song didn't exist.
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Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire

rings true today as it did in 1965.
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War Pigs - Black Sabbath
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Originally Posted by Decker
There really should be no argument here : Bob Dylan : Blowin' In The Wind. It's the one song that will be just as familiar in a hundred years as it is today. It's almost hard to believe that there was a time not that long ago when the song didn't exist.
That would be my answer too.
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"Disposable Heroes" - Metallica
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Imagine - John Lennon
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BYOB - System of A Down
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Wasted Life - Stiff Little Fingers
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buffalo springfield - for what its worth
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I'll throw in "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda". Written by Eric Bogle but (IMO) best recorded by The Pogues
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Originally Posted by dhmac
I'll throw in "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda". Written by Eric Bogle but (IMO) best recorded by The Pogues
Don't know if it's the best, but I do love that song. Another decent OZ antiwar song was 'I Was Only Nineteen (A Walk In The Light Green)' (nam).

One of my favorites was 'I'm Your Flag' by the English Beat.

I always considered Blowin in the Wind to be more of a protest song w/pacifist overtones, whereas Masters Of War was like an old testament thunderbolt and therefore my "best" anti-war song.
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My favorites:

Gods of War Bruce Dickinson
The Call Up The Clash
Zombie Cranberries
2 Minutes to Midnight - Iron Maiden
Afraid to Shoot Strangers - Iron Maiden

* Iron Maiden has a lot of great songs about war, but they are not necessarily anti-war (nor pro-war, just about war).

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CCR-Run Through The Jungle
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Fortunate Son - CCR and covered wonderfully by pearl jam
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Jackopierce - March
Don McLean - The Grave (the original version, not the George Michael cover)
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Many good songs, but this is what sprang immediately to mind:

I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag - Country Joe and the Fish
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Viet Nam by Jimmy Cliff
Shipbuilding by Elvis Costello
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There's a couple of good anti-war songs on the latest Machine Head album:
Clenching the Fists of Dissent
A Farewell to Arms
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I forgot about...

Rust In Peace - Megadeth
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John Mayer - Waiting for the world to change.

Edit: Another one I just thought of - Billy Joel / Michael Cavanaugh - Goodnight Saigon.
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Belle And Sebastian - I Fought In A War
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