What you fighting for?
What you fighting for?
What you fighting for, what you fighting for?

My baby, he tells me, he's off to the war.
I tell him, Habibi, what you fighting for?

What you fighting for?
What you fighting for?
What you fighting for, what you fighting for?

He tells me, my darlin', I have no other choice
It's my patriotic duty to go and help the boys.

Is that worth fighting for?
Is that worth fighting for?
Is that, what you're fighting for, worth dying for?

Because he's killing in the name of freedom
He's killing in the name of Gloria
He's killing in the name of God and Country
Is it really worth it? Can you tell me?

My baby, he tells me he's leaving tonight
He sees my tears starting and so he holds me tight
I look at him sweetly and softly I say,
'There is no glory in dying this way'

'Cause there's no enemy, there's just a boy
with a gun- like you
I bet he feels the same
It's just a fight to kill in vain- like you

There's no enemy, there's just a boy
with a gun- like you
He's a poor boy too
young enough to be in school- like you

Because he's killing in the name of freedom
He's killing in the name of Gloria
He's killing in the name of God and Country
Is it really worth it? Can you tell me?

What you fighting for?
What you fighting for?
What you fighting for, what you fighting for?


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    General CommentThis is, obviously, an anti-war song. I would like to add that 'Habibi' is an Arabic term of endearment.
    VerbalVeNomon March 21, 2014   Link

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