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Subject: RE: [Leica] OT: Bush and God
From: Craig Zeni <>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 10:20:36 -0500
References: <004c01c2e25f$29286980$0316fea9@ccasony01>

>An oldie but still dead on target... ;-)
>Bob Dylan
>         (c)  1963 Warner Bros. Inc
>                 Renewed 1991 Special Rider Music
>Oh my name it is nothin'
>My age it means less
>The country I come from
>Is called the Midwest
>I's taught and brought up there
>The laws to abide
>And that land that I live in
>Has God on its side.
>Oh the history books tell it
>They tell it so well
>The cavalries charged
>The Indians fell
>The cavalries charged
>The Indians died
>Oh the country was young
>With God on its side.
>Oh the Spanish-American
>War had its day
>And the Civil War too
>Was soon laid away
>And the names of the heroes
>I's made to memorize
>With guns in their hands
>And God on their side.
>Oh the First World War, boys
>It closed out its fate
>The reason for fighting
>I never got straight
>But I learned to accept it
>Accept it with pride
>For you don't count the dead
>When God's on your side.
>When the Second World War
>Came to an end
>We forgave the Germans
>And we were friends
>Though they murdered six million
>In the ovens they fried
>The Germans now too
>Have God on their side.
>I've learned to hate Russians
>All through my whole life
>If another war starts
>It's them we must fight
>To hate them and fear them
>To run and to hide
>And accept it all bravely
>With God on my side.
>But now we got weapons
>Of the chemical dust
>If fire them we're forced to
>Then fire them we must
>One push of the button
>And a shot the world wide
>And you never ask questions
>When God's on your side.
>In a many dark hour
>I've been thinkin' about this
>That Jesus Christ
>Was betrayed by a kiss
>But I can't think for you
>You'll have to decide
>Whether Judas Iscariot
>Had God on his side.
>So now as I'm leavin'
>I'm weary as Hell
>The confusion I'm feelin'
>Ain't no tongue can tell
>The words fill my head
>And fall to the floor
>If God's on our side
>He'll stop the next war.

Not as old, but still true:

All Fall Down
from U-vox

When I was a boy there's a dream that I had
That a war if it's fought was for good against bad
And I woke up to find that the world had gone mad
And we'd all fall down

And I feel like a child again sitting observing
You're toying with power, your fingers are burning
You're pushing so hard that the worms won't be turning
We'll all fall down

While you try to pretend you're a God upon high
With your party ideals and your squeaky clean lies
When it comes to the crunch you're no smarter than I
And we'll all fall down

If it's colour or creed or your old time religion
Well fighting for that shows a pure lack of vision
The fight that we strive is the fight to survive
And we'll all fall down

Well look in the mirror and what do you see
An American, Russian, a soldier or me?
When you've all pressed the buttons just where will you be
When we all fall down?

It gets harder to see just what future's in store for us
Hard to see through all the wool you pull over us
Words that you give are just words to console us
We'll all fall down

And what will you do when you've pulled the release?
When the sound of the thunder has drowned out the pleas
'Cos after all that was your idea of peace
When we all fall down

No sun for a world that once stood so tall
No wind's going to blow and no rain's going to fall
No flowers for graves, in fact no graves at all
When we all fall down
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