"Nuclear War" as written by and Sun Ra....
Nuclear war (yeah)
Nuclear war (yeah)
Talkin' about (yeah)
Nuclear War (yeah)

It's a motherfucker,
Don't you know.
If they push that button,
Your ass gotta go.


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"Nuclear War [Version 1]" as written by Sun Ra

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    General Commentgreat song, originally done by Sun Ra. They play this live and it stomps.
    intrepidtraveleron June 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've never heard the Sun Ra original but the Yo La Tengo version has more lyrics than this such as sining about neutron bombs and nuke-ular bombs.
    elwyn5150on March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe children chanting "motherfucker" is priceless..
    Very good cover.
    The_Variableon June 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthaha agreed. motherfucker. love it.
    thisthingisgayyaron April 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"it'll blast you, so high in the sky
    you can kiss your ass goodbye
    if they push that button,
    it'll blast your ass so high in the sky
    goodbye, goodbye

    radiation, mutation
    fire, fire,
    hydrogen bombs, atomic bombs,
    neutron bombs,
    kiss your ass,
    goodbye goodbye.

    whatcha gonna do?
    without your ass?
    whatcha gonna do?
    without no ass?
    without your ass?
    you've got no ass
    you lost your ass"


    that's all missing
    yousendmeon June 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove the complexities suggested by having children sing backup- children represent innocence (in this case, lost innocence); these children have inherited a world threatened by something before them and beyond their control; and plus, its just funny hearing kids swear. i wonder whose kids they used for this? their own? and this whole bleak song is performed in this trippy happy way- awesome!
    greenlady81on November 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song crack me the fuck up; should be a national anthem, an international one for that matter
    tushita12on August 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like a camp song - sing and respond.
    I wish I went to a camp like that.
    "Bye bye ass."
    MamboManon January 11, 2012   Link

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