I wanted to fight
so I went to war
I thought it was right
to fight for my country
but then I saw the torture
I saw the misery the pain and the death
and I was wounded now I'm paralyzed
all this has changed my point of view
I shot enemys now I know they were humans
I shot civilists now I know I'm a murderer
I had time to think now I want to tell
those young men who want to be soldiers
who want to fight in a war for their country
that I've seen it that I'm a victim of war
and that I don't want them to do
the same mistake

now I hate wars

every time I close my eyes
I can hear the screams
I can see the dead and the fire
I don't want them to see the things I saw
I want to tell them
they needn't to be soldiers to be men
and I've learned that love and forgiveness
is better than hate and war

now I hate wars

but now those people who sent me
to their war forbid me to speak
about the things I saw
about the love about the pleasure
about the youth I lost
in a war
and I don't want them to do the same mistake
now I hate wars

Lyrics submitted by gothic_hobbit

Vietnam song meanings
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