We're looking for a better world but what do we see? Just hatred, poverty, aggression, misery./ So much money spent on war when three quarters of the world is so helplessly poor./ Major General Despair sits at his desk, planning a new mode of attack, he's quite unconcerned about chance or risk, the Major Genearal’s a hard nut to crack./ Oh yes, he designs a cruise missile, tactically sound, operationally OK, while the starving crawl onto the death pile, they can't avoid their fate another day./ Attack on the mind, but he calls it defence, but I ask you again who's it for?/ Do the starving millions who don't stand a chance hope to benefit by his stupid war?/ Babies crippled with hunger before they could walk, mothers with dry breasts cry dry tears, and meanwhile Major General Despair gives a talk on increasing the war budget over the years./ How can they do it, these men of steel, how can they plot destruction, pain?/ Is it the only way they can feel, by killing again and again?/ Is it some part of themselves that has died that permits them to plan as they do?/ Or is it us that is dead, do we simply hide from the responsibility to stop what they do?/ There's so many of us, yet we let them have their way, at this moment they're plotting and planning./ We've got to rise up to take their power away, to save the world that they're ruining./They're destroying the world with their maggot-filled heads, death, pain and mutilation, they've got the responsibility of millions of dead. Yet they’re still bent on destruction./ The generals and politicians who advocate war should be made to wade in the truth of it, they should spend sleepless nights shivering with fear and by day time should crawl in the death pit./ They’ll find the truth of what they've done there, festering corpses they and their kind made, eyeless skulls that endlessly stare having seen the truth of military trade./ The earth was our home, the wind and the air, the blue sky, the grass and the trees, but these masters of war, what do they care? Only sentiments, these./ It's our world but through violence they took it away, took dignity, happiness, pride./ They took all the colours and changed them to grey with the bodies of millions that died./ They destroy real meaning through their stupid games, make life a trial of fear./ They destroy what values we have with their aims, make us feel it's wrong if we care./ Well, we do care, it's our home, they've been at it too long, if it's a fight they want it's beginning./ Throughout history we've been expected to sing their tired song but now it's OUR turn to lead the singing....Fight war not wars/make peace not wars/ fight war not wars/ make peace not wars....

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    General CommentMaybe one of the greatest songs ever wrote
    Philly21on August 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSame song also known as The Unelected President.
    The first song called Major General Despair (also known as "Whose Side's You On?") is on the Best Before album.
    imrazoron April 08, 2010   Link

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