"Wardance" as written by Jeremy Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Martin Glover and Kevin Walker....
The atmosphere's strange
Out on the town.
Music for pleasure
It's not music no more.
Music to dance to
Music to move.
This is music to march to
To war dance!

The war dance
A war dance

Look at graffiti
Scrawled on the wall.
You know the reason
Outside the door.
You have something
Nasty in your mind,
Crawling to get out
To war dance!

The war dance
A war dance

We walk 'round the pitch.
Honesty is sick.
Try to be honest
Look what you get.
The food runs short,
And then the money talks.
One way out-
Your premonition is correct!

The war dance
A war dance


Lyrics submitted by Agentlemonhead, edited by Art93

"Wardance" as written by Matthew Ferguson Jeremy Coleman

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  • +2
    General CommentAgentlemonhead, I agree completely. Killing Joke are hugely influential - Trent Reznor stole every idea he ever used from them. And musically they are superb - Geordie Walker's guitar playing sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it.

    This song was covered (as a gloriously entertaining brainless bounce-around version) by The Mad Capsule Markets. Worth hearing if you get the chance.
    Urban Cannibalon September 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is an anti-society call for revolution. Kind of like an angry rant. I always like to remind people that the only person who usually knows for sure is the guy who writes it.
    Agentlemonheadon June 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe atmosphere's strange
    Out on the town
    Music for pleasure
    Its not music no more

    Music to dance to
    Music to move
    This is music to march to
    Do a war dance

    The war dance...

    Look at the graffiti
    Sprawled on the wall
    You know the the reason
    Outside the door

    You got something
    Nasty in your mind
    Crawling to get out
    Do a war dance

    The war dance...

    We walk on the pitch
    Honesty is sick
    Try to be honest
    Look what you get

    The food runs short
    And then the money talks
    One way out
    The premonition is correct

    The war dance...
    MacNyon January 27, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's funny how a band that has influenced so many famous bands can be so not widely known. As simple as this particular song is, it really sounds great to me.

    If it weren't for these guys, there'd be no industrial metal, and there's no telling how different pure industrial and pure metal would be either.
    Agentlemonheadon June 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDancing for war is like fucking for virginity: by which I mean a lot of fun.
    mayhapson May 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrection! is right. Killing Joke did take influence from the likes of TG and Einsturzende, though and if I'm not mistaken they were contemporaries, having both emerged in the late 70s/early 80s.

    Either way, amazing band and song, Killing Joke rule!
    big bearon September 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's very strange how so many big big bands like NIN, Tool, Nirvana, Soundgarden and Korn all said they've been influenced by KJ. Unyet if you were to mention KJ to any of those bands's fans, they'd probably just stare at you blankly
    LoveLikeBlood072on January 08, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentTrue, Killing Joke influenced MANY industrial metal bands, but pure industrial was not really affected by KJ. Pure industrial music, I'm talking about Throbbing Gristle, Einsturzende Neubauten, early Clock DVA, early Cabaret Voltaire, early Current 93, Coil, SPK, Whitehouse, early Test Dept--that's real industrial. KJ influenced industrial metal bands and elektro-industrial like NIN, Ministry, KMFDM, etc, but don't confuse the two.
    Correction!on May 17, 2008   Link

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