Monday, March 13, 2006

The Unnecessary War

Last weekend I watched the music video of “Where’d You Go” by the group Fort Minor and I actually cried. So few music videos have been able to make me weep but this one really tug my heartstrings. No matter what you say about Fort Minor i.e. it being a boy band and all, Mike Shinoda writes good lyrics.

The song is about American families who had to part with their brother/husband/father when they were sent to fight the Iraqi soldiers. It showed interviews with family members who had lost their loved ones in the war. Personally, I despise Bush for sending his troops into Iraq. That man is a buffoon and should be shot or probably cut off his balls and feed them to the wolves. Why he’s still voted as the U.S. President for another term baffles me. Haven't they learned anything from what happened in Vietnam?

To me, it was an unnecessary war for whatever reasons you might give. Saddam is indeed a tyrant but there are other ways to deal with someone like him and killing innocent children and women are not one of them. The war took so many lives and I think the Americans have forgotten that they are not the only people who have lost their loved ones.

So yeah this song made me cry. Not for the fallen American or Iraqi soldiers but for what it represents. Loss. Sadness. Despair. Suffering. Pain. Tyranny. Inhumanity.

The war could’ve been avoided. I don’t know how but surely it could have. I want to believe that it could have been avoided.

I think Edwin Starr said it best with his song called "War". What is it good for? Abso"freakin"lutely nothing!
Oh no-there's got to be a better way
Say it again
There's got to be a better way-yeah
What is it good for?
*War has caused unrest
Among the younger generation
Induction then destruction
Who wants to die?
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Say it again
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
War-I despise
'Cos it means destruction
Of innocent lives
War means tears
To thousands of mothers how
When their sons go off to fight
And lose their lives
I said
It's an enemy of all mankind
No point of war
'Cos you're a man*
Give it to me one time-now
Give it to me one time-now
War has shattered
Many young men's dreams
We've got no place for it today
They say we must fight to keep our freedom
But Lord, there's just got to be a better way
It ain't nothing but a heartbreaker
WarFriend only to the undertaker
War-Good God, now
Give it to me one time now
Now now
What is it good for?


trueblue said...

You're absolutely right, girl..No one deserves to die like that. Killing those innocent people. And for what? Just to prove to the rest of the world that "No One Can Mess With Me!"?

I ain't no expert but surely wars can be avoided.

Enough is enough...

Angel Eyes said...

stop those wars pls!

world peace!

(alexis wants to be the 1st woman ever!)


zuhri said...

i love civil war by guns & roses

Look at your young men fighting
Look at your women crying
Look at your young men dying
The way they've always done before

Look at the hate we're breeding
Look at the fear we're feeding
Look at the lives we're leading
The way we've always done before

My hands are tied
The billions shift from side to side
And the wars go on with brainwashed pride
For the love of God and our human rights
And all these things are swept aside
By bloody hands time can't deny
And are washed away by your genocide
And history hides the lies of our civil wars

[Is]landa said...

good post, this one

Desparil said...

make love, not war!

Cosmic_GurL said...

Trueblue - Wars can be avoided if there are no ppl like Bush running around!

Angeleyes - sure u can stop wars with a single glance! Hehehe

Zuhri - Aik? Ni mana dtg lagu perang plak ni?

Ylanda - It was one of those moments u know...

Desparil - Make love ngan sapa Des? :p

zuhri said...

gua memang minat guns n roses!

Cosmic_GurL said...

Zuhri - Wa pun minat GnR terutama sekali Axl Rose. Wa tangkap lentuk dgr lagu dia tajuk "Patience"..sigh...

Sunshine said...

SAY NO TO WAR!! :) and yeah GNR Rocks!

captain oats said...

And u didnt want to go to their concert.... heheh.... ;-)

Red Raven said...

told u Fort Minor rocks..told u the lyrics is what made me hook to them...n btw...where is my Fort Minor cd?

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