Guns n' Roses:Civil War

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“Civil War”
Artist: Guns n' Roses
Albums: Use Your Illusion II (1991)
Greatest Hits (2004)
Composers: Saul Hudson
Duff McKagan
W. Axl Rose

The speech at the beginning of this song is from Cool Hand Luke, a movie made in the 1980's. It reflects on many subliminal messages including the Guerilla wars (Also quietly, a speech by a Guerilla leader is said), The J.F.K assasination, the black marble wall in Washington D.C, the Vietnamese war, and the quote "Peace Could Last Forever". The Civil War song was composed by the Original Members of Guns N' Roses.(This song was done in Accoustic)

"Ahem... What we've got here is... failure to communicate
One man who just cant reach. So, he gets what we had here last week
Which is the way he wants it. Well. He gets it! I don't like it anymore then you men."

Look at your young men fighting
Look at your women crying
Look at your young men dying
They way they've always done before
Look at the hate were breeding
Look at the fear were feeding
Look at the lives were 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 Cannot Deny
Are washed away by your genocide
And history hides the lies of our civil wars

D'you wear a black armband
When they shot the man
Who said "Peace could last forever"
And in my first memories
They shot Kennedy
I went numb when I learned to see
So I never fell for Vietnam
We got the wall of D. C. to remind us all
That you can't trust freedom
When it's not in your hands
When everybody's fightin'
For their promised land
And
I don't need your civil war
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
Your power hungry sellin' soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain't that fresh
I don't need your civil war

Look at the shoes your filling
Look at the blood we're spilling
Look at the world we're killing
The way we've always done before
Look in the doubt we've wallowed
Look at the leaders we've followed
Look at the lies we've swallowed
And I don't want to hear no more
My hands are tied
For all I've seen has changed my mind
But still the wars go on as the years go by
With no love of God or human rights
'Cause all these dreams are swept aside
By bloody hands of the hypnotized
Who carry the cross of homicide
And history bears the scars of our civil wars

"We practice selective annihilation of mayors
And government officials
For example to create a vacuum
Then we fill that vacuum
As popular war advances
Peace is closer" **

I don't need your civil war
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
Your power hungry sellin' soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain't that fresh
And I don't need your civil war
I don't need your civil war
I don't need your civil war
Your power hungry sellin' soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain't that fresh
I don't need your civil war
I don't need one more war
I don't need one more war...
What's so civil 'bout war anyway?