"The War Song" as written by Michael Craig, Roy Hay, Jon Moss and George O'dowd....
War, war is stupid and people are stupid
And love means nothing in some strange quarters
War, war is stupid and people are stupid
And I heard them banging on hearts and fingers
War

People fill the world with narrow confidence
Like a child at birth, a man with no defence
What's mine's my own, I won't give it to you
No matter what you say, no matter what you do

Now we're fighting in our hearts
Fighting in the streets
Won't somebody help me?

War, war is stupid and people are stupid
And love means nothing in some strange quarters
War, war is stupid and people are stupid
And I heard them banging on hearts and fingers
War

Man is far behind in the search of something new
Like a philistine, we're burning witches too
This world of hate must be designed for you
It matters what you say, it matters what you do

Now we're fighting in our hearts
Fighting in the streets
Won't somebody help me?

War, war is stupid and people are stupid
And love means nothing in some strange quarters
War, war is stupid and people are stupid
And I heard them banging on hearts and fingers
War, war war

After the bird has flown
He walked ten thousand miles back home
You can't do that to me, no, you can't do that to me
You can't do that to me, no, you can't do that to me

War, war

In this heart of mine, I'll find a place for you
For black or white, for grown-up children too

Now we're fighting in our hearts
Fighting in the streets
Won't somebody help me?

War, war is stupid and people are stupid
And love means nothing in some strange quarters
War, war is stupid and people are stupid
And I heard them banging on hearts and fingers

No more war
Say no more war
Say war
I said woah, said no more war, said no more war, said woah
Said no more war, I said no more war
Senso hant-ai
Senso hant-ai
Say no more war
Say no more, no more war, said no more war
Said no more war, said no more war, oh


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"The War Song" as written by Culture Club

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    General CommentI read in a music criticism book that this was the song that effectively ended Culture Club's career. It does seem a bit trite...
    Juniper Prismon February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think war is being used as a metaphor for a failed or failing relationship.
    willowxxxon July 21, 2011   Link

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