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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:55 PM
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Bring Our Troops Home, NOW!
Dire Straits Brothers In Arms

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day youll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And youll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
Ive watched all your suffering
As the battles raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

Theres so many different worlds
So many differents suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the suns gone to hell
And the moons riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But its written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
Were fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5JkHBC5lDs

Best Comment Below:

"We have just one world, but we live in different ones"... so true. People seem to forget it these days. War because of the least of things: money, power, different religions, that are in fact the same if you look at it in an abstract way...Politics and bureacrats forgetting about hmuan lives, musicians will be there to remind them of it. One of the most beatiful songs ever written. Will never get old."

"One of the best songs ever written. Should be a "must-hear" for all political leaders in the world, so that they never forget."
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:58 PM
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1. More from Mark Twain
Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.
- "Chronicle of Young Satan"

Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind. He is the only animal that for sordid wages will march out...and help to slaughter strangers of his own species who have done him no harm and with whom he has no quarrel. ..And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for "the universal brotherhood of man"--with his mouth.
- What Is Man?
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ChromeFoundry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 03:07 PM
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2. good tune
I like the live version better.

These lyrics about sum it up:

"Were fools to make war
On our brothers in arms"

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