"Another Man's Cause" as written by Simon Friend, Charles Kenton Heather, Mark Chadwick, Jonathan Sevink and Jeremy Cunningham....
Gunshots shatter the peace of night
it's just another fire fight
for the people of this little town
but for the dying soldier
he's feeling ten yerars older
and he's lying face down on the ground
all the words that are in his head
are all the words his mother said
as she would put him to bed back home

CHORUS:
your daddy died in the falklands
fighting for another man's cause
and your brother he was killed in the last war
now your mother's lying at home alone

Every day she sees his face
on the picture on the fireplace
with your brother as he was leaving school
then a day came five years ago
you said "mother, i need to know"
and you spoke the words your brother spoke before
"i know the things my daddy done
i've seen the medals thet he won
and i know that this is what he would have wanted-for me"

CHORUS

AND NOW SHE WONDERS AT IT ALL
HOW MANY MORE ARE GOING TO ANSWER THE CALL
TO FIGHT AND DIE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY'S
TO DIE FOR RELIGION THE NEVER BELIVED IN AT ALL
TO DIE IN A PLACE THEY SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN AT ALL
NO, NEVER BEEN AT ALL

CHORUS





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"Another Man's Cause" as written by Jeremy Cunningham Charles Kenton Heather

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    General CommentAn anti-war song about the falklands war and expressed through the story's of a mother losing her son and father in the falklands war when it wasn't even their war. Innocent families who love them were forced to go and fight and die in another countries war. War is a terrible thing, costing millions of innocent lives who don't deserve to die. I saw the levellers performing this song live and it brought tears to my eyes as i and everyone in the room sang along to this beautiful folk ballad.
    Tom_999on May 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a definate antiwar song, but gotta clear something up.

    This is about a mother loseing her husband and her son, and now her other son wants to go to war. The mother then begins to question why we have to go to war at all.

    Why does it take things like this to make people see war is wrong. there are people on both sides losing brothers husbands etc.
    temporary_sedativeon May 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe best middle eight in musical history? discuss
    ShineYouDiamondon December 19, 2006   Link

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