"The Minaret" as written by and John Vanderslice....
It’s the end of spring and light hangs on
Dripping over geraniums and humming bird wings
In the blaze of summer we’ll tap our weapons out to the cadence of a melody they sang at Normandy
It won’t be the same the again and we’ll just walk away it’s the end

We crossed on the ridge and cut their women down
I climbed up on the minaret and occupied the town
They scattered in the woods to gather up their strength
Dripping blood on the road and oh how the animals looked on
They all see how we’ve changed all the rules of the game

I can see both sides and it paralyzed me

An eye for an eye was a way to limit revenge
We’ve done away with all of that
Read how it all begins
It was written years before, same name, same war

I can see both sides and it paralyzed me inside



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    General Commentreally great, it speaks about spring and summer.. but there's autumn inside.
    Metiuon November 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is actually about the Iraq war, as is a lot of JV's music now. it shows what war does to individuals and that even though JV is against the war he can see both sides of the conflict as well as the issue in american politics.
    mw828on November 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentradical song.... world war 2 is the obvious topic... but it's probably about something else too, I don't know.
    Bernoullion August 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsomething something war
    Bernoullion August 11, 2008   Link

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