"We Need A War" as written by Casey David Spooner, Warren Fischer, Jimmy Harry and Susan Sontag....
We need a war
We need a war to show 'em
We need a war to show 'em that we can
We need a war to show 'em that we can do it
Whenever we say we need a war

If they mess with us
If we think they might mess with us
If we say they might mess with us
If we think we need a war, we need war

[Chorus:]
We need a war,
If we think we need a war.
We need a war.
If we think we need a war.

A war to make us feel safe,
A war to make 'em feel sorry.
Whoever they are

If they mess with us
If we think they might mess with us
If we say they might mess with us
If we think we need a war, we need war

[Chorus]

Can we do it?
Sure we can.

We need a war.
We need a war.
We need a war.


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"We Need a War" as written by Jimmy Harry

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    General CommentI think it's pretty obvious. Iraq, anyone?

    But it's also a comment on War itself, why people need to kill other people.
    Philemon_Crowleyon April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written by Susan Sontag in satirical response to American aggression (mainly but not only Iraq).
    theotherjoeyon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIraq, hands down. It could also be about war in general, but the line "a war to make us feel safe" -- many people think the Iraq war is protecting against another 9-11. Pretty much, Fischerspooner is commenting on the ridiculousness of the Iraq war and the motives behind it.
    rimiskaon June 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnyone who has ever heard the Gorillaz---doesn't the beginning beat sound like "Kids with Guns"? o_o
    silentstrangeron August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh, my bad, I meant "Last Living Souls" -_-
    silentstrangeron August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's either depressingly hysterical or hysterically depressing. Depends on my mood. Either way, good song.
    raffishtenant2on June 01, 2008   Link

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