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Metallica - One

I can?t remember anything

Can?t tell if this is true or dream

Deep down inside I feel to scream

This terrible silence stops me

Now that the war is through with me

I?m waking up I can not see

That there is not much left of me

Nothing is real but pain now

Hold my breath as I wish for death

Oh please god,wake me

Back in the womb it?s much too real

In pumps life that I must feel

But can?t look forward to reveal

Look to the time when I?ll live

Fed through the tube that sticks in me

Just like a wartime novelty

Tied to machines that make me be

Cut this life off from me

Hold my breath as I wish for death

Oh please god,wake me

Now the world is gone I?m just one

Oh god,help me hold my breath as I wish for death

Oh please God help me

Darkness imprisoning me

All that I see

Absolute horror

I cannot live

I cannot die

Trapped in myself

Body my holding cell

Landmine has taken my sight

Taken my speech

Taken my hearing

Taken my arms

Taken my legs

Taken my soul

Left me with life in hell

And also

Jimi Hendrix - Machine Gun

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David Bowie's "Running Gun Blues" paints a bleak picture. BTW "The Man Who Sold The World" is an amazing album. Truly a "Bowie does metal" experience. Tony Visconti's bass lines are legendary. Mick Ronson on guitar is magic. It's a great, but dark album.


David Bowie Lyrics

Running Gun Blues Lyrics

I count the corpses on my left, I find I'm not so tidy

So I better get away, better make it today

I've cut twenty-three down since Friday

But I can't control it, my face is drawn

My instinct still emotes it

I slash them cold, I kill them dead

I broke the gooks, I cracked their heads

I'll bomb them out from under the beds

But now I've got the running gun blues

It seems the peacefuls stopped the war

Left generals squashed and stifled

But I'll slip out again tonight

Cause they haven't taken back my rifle

For I promote oblivion

And I'll plug a few civilians

I'll slash them cold, I'll kill them dead

I'll break them gooks, I'll crack their heads

I'll slice them till they're running red

But now I've got the running gun blues

Soundtracks | TV Themes | One Hit Wonders

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Almost all the songs on The Final Cut-Pink Floyd

Another Brick In The Wall part ONE-Pink Floyd

Goodbye Blue Sky-Pink Floyd

2 Minutes to Midnight-Iron Maiden

Disposable Heroes-Metallica

War Pigs-Black Sabbath

Civil War-Guns 'N Roses

I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama-John Lennon

Born In The USA-Bruce Springsteen

Freedom-Jimi Hendrix(not really what you're asking for but it's close enough)

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Willie Nelson wrote this one about a year ago, so it's "modern" in the sense that it's new and relates to today's wars.

What Ever Happened To Peace On Earth?

There's so many things going on in the world

Babies dying

Mothers crying

How much oil is one human life worth

And what ever happened to peace on earth

We believe everything that they tell us

They're gonna' kill us

So we gotta' kill them first

But I remember a commandment

Thou shall not kill

How much is that soldier's life worth

And whatever happened to peace on earth


And the bewildered herd is still believing

Everything we've been told from our birth

Hell they won't lie to me

Not on my own damn TV

But how much is a liar's word worth

And whatever happened to peace on earth

So I guess it's just

Do unto others before they do it to you

Let's just kill em' all and let God sort em' out

Is this what God wants us to do

(Repeat Bridge)

Now you probably won't hear this on your radio

Probably not on your local TV

But if there's a time, and if you're ever so inclined

You can always hear it from me

How much is one picker's word worth

And whatever happened to peace on earth

But don't confuse caring for weakness

You can't put that label on me

The truth is my weapon of mass protection

And I believe truth sets you free

(Repeat Bridge)

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im looking for some songs that have to do with the sadness of war and songs on soldiers fighting in the wars (modern music plz)

Over There ~ George M. Cohan

Over There might be considered "modern" in the sense that it is not "ancient", but it is basically

cheerleading for US involvement at the end of World War I and pretty much glorifies going to battle.

Some sample lyrics:

Hurry right away, no delay, go today,

Make your daddy glad to have had such a lad

Tell your sweetheart not to pine,

To be proud her boy's in line...

We'll be over, we're coming over.

And we won't be back till it's over over there!

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I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag by Country Joe and The Fish parodies the kind of "glories of war" sentiments expressed in Over There

Also from the Vietnam era, The Unknown Soldier (<) by The Doors has some strange poetic lyrics:

Make a grave for the unknown soldier

Nestled in your hollow shoulder

The unknown soldier

Breakfast where the news is read

Television children fed

Bullet strikes the helmet's head

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