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  • the early years albümünden bir phil ochs şarkısı.

    you tell me that there's danger to the land you call your own
    and you watch them build the war machine right beside your home
    and you tell me that you're ready to go marchin' to the war
    i know you're set for fighting, but what are you fighting for?

    before you pack your rifle and sail across the sea
    just think upon the southern part of the land that you call free
    oh, there's many kinds of slavery and we've found many more
    i know you're set for fightin', but what are you fighting for?

    and before you walk out on your job in answer to the call
    just think about the millions who have no job at all
    and the men who wait for handouts with their eyes upon the floor
    oh i know you're set for fighting, but what are you fighting for?

    turn on your tv, turn it on so loud

    and watch the fool a smiling there and tell me that you're proud
    and listen to your radio, the noise it starts to pour
    oh i know you're set for fighting, but what are you fighting for?

    read your morning papers, read every single line
    and tell me if you can believe that simple world you find
    read every slanted word till your eyes are getting sore,
    i know you're set for fighting, but what are you fighting for?

    and listen to your leaders, the ones who won the race
    as they stand right there before you and lie into your face
    if you ever try to buy them, you know what they stand for
    i know you're set for fighting, but what are you fighting for?

    put ragged clothes upon your back and sleep upon the ground,
    and tell police about your rights as they drag you down,
    and ask them as they lead you to some deserted door,
    yes, i know you're set for fightin', but what are you fightin' for?

    but the hardest thing i'll ask you, if you will only try
    is take your children by their hands and look into their eyes
    and there you'll see the answer you should have seen before
    if you'll win the wars at home, there'll be no fighting anymore
  • across six leap years albümünün kapanışını yapan muhteşem tindersticks şarkısı. durduk yere kafa kola alıp depresyona yuvarlar insanı. acımaz.

    what are you fighting for
    it ain't nothing you ain't had before
    it ain't nothing , you ain't felt before
    and still you cry
    is there nothing new
    is there nothing to inspire you
    so you found that all your dreams came true
    and still you cry
    time is around now
    can't you get back what your blossom had
    can't you round up all those memories
    and tell them to breathe
    there is a future coming up behind
    and ı can feel it but ı don't know where it's coming from
    and ı can hold it but ı; ı cannot see its face
    and time is out of my hand