What's your favorite anti-war song?!

What's your favorite anti-war song?!

You pick the music on the show! All next week we will be playing anti-war songs on the Thom Hartmann Program and we want to hear from you! What is your favorite anti-war song of all time? Can't pick just one? Post all of your favorite anti-war and peace songs here on this blog and listen all next week for your song! Thank you so much and remember, get out there and get active! Tag You're It!

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Justin Tyme
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Armalite Rifle -- The Gang of

Armalite Rifle -- The Gang of Four

Jewels
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N93OCCBXGXc What are you fighting for?

Phil Ochs is tops

harry ashburn
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"MIlitary Madness'  graham

"MIlitary Madness'  graham nash

Pretzelogic in ...
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Hard to pick a favorite. 

Hard to pick a favorite.  Right off the top of my head, a few I've always particularly enjoyed, in no particular order:

"Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag" (uncensored version, of course!) by Country Joe & the Fish
"With God on Our Side" by Bob Dylan
"Find the Cost of Freedom" by Crosby, Stills, Nash &/or Young
"Throwing Stones" by the Grateful Dead

chris6137
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Crying Shame by Jack Johnson.

Crying Shame by Jack Johnson.

harry ashburn
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"Your flag decal won't get

"Your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore"  -john prine

thboardop
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Keep the great tunes coming!

Keep the great tunes coming! This is great!

Grateful Spirit
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Most fitting for currents

Most fitting for currents events: Eve of Destruction by Barry Mcguire! Amazing that this song was written over 40 years ago!

harry ashburn
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Sam Stone by john prine

Sam Stone by john prine

Jbruceismay
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My first time on this blog (&

My first time on this blog (& using a DroidX) Let me know if I'm not using it correctly. My #1 choice: Johnny I hardly knew you. I hasten to add that I do believe that there are times when the only acceptable choice is to fight. It is the American rush to war as a first choice, That is sick.

bicyclingjroad
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Political Science by Randy

Political Science by Randy Newman (Lyrics follow)

No one likes us-I don’t know why
We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try
But all around, even our old friends put us down
Let’s drop the big one and see what happens
We give them money-but are they grateful?
No, they’re spiteful and they’re hateful
They don’t respect us-so let’s surprise them
We’ll drop the big one and pulverize them
Asia’s crowded and Europe’s too old
Africa is far too hot
And Canada’s too cold
And South America stole our name
Let’s drop the big one
There’ll be no one left to blame us
We’ll save Australia
Don’t wanna hurt no kangaroo
We’ll build an All American amusement park there
They got surfin’, too
Boom goes London and boom Paree
More room for you and more room for me
And every city the whole world round
Will just be another American town
Oh, how peaceful it will be
We’ll set everybody free
You’ll wear a Japanese kimono
And there’ll be Italian shoes for me
They all hate us anyhow
So let’s drop the big one now
Let’s drop the big one now

thboardop
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You pick the bumper music all

You pick the bumper music all next week! What's your favorite anti-war/peace song? Post them here! Here are some more I've been given hopefully these will spark more posts....John Lennon- Give Peace A Chance, Creedence Clearwater Revival- Fortunate Son, Neil Young - Ohio, Buffalo Springfield- For What It's Worth, Bob Dylan- Masters Of War, Marvin Gaye - What's Going On, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) Peace Train....


Keep them coming! 


-Jacob 

Terrazza
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Youngbloods Get together

Youngbloods Get together http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw2ze1Iw9d0

Diane Ekern
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Barry McGuire - Eve of

Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction

 

 

 

tiedyesteve
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"Stick Magnetic Ribbons on

"Stick Magnetic Ribbons on Your SUV"

Asylum Street Spankers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmsOIjzQ1V8

taralyn919
Stand or Fall by The Fixx.

Stand or Fall by The Fixx. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HRUSX-XW0s

Cheesy 80s video but the words still ring true.

Crying parents tell their children
If you survive don't do as we did
A son exclaims there'll be nothing to do to
Her daughter says she'll be dead with you
While foreign affairs are screwing us rotten
Line morale has hit rock bottom
Dying embers stand forgotten
Talks of peace were being trodden

Stand or fall state your peace tonight
Stand or fall state your peace tonight

Is this the value of our existence
Should we proclaim with such persistence
Our destiny relies on conscience
Red or blue what's the difference

Stand or fall state your peace tonight
Stand or fall state your peace tonight

An empty face reflects extinction
Ugly scars divide the nation
Desecrate the population
There will be no exaltation

Its the euro theatre
Its the euro theatre
Its the euro theatre

Stand or fall state your peace tonight
Stand or fall state your peace tonight

Its the euro theatre
Its the euro theatre
Its the euro theatre
Its the euro theatre

propagandy
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Billy Bragg - 'Like Soldiers

Billy Bragg - 'Like Soldiers Do' -Back to Basics

Propagandhi - 'And we thought Nation States were a bad idea' -Less Talk More Rock

 

dwalker81
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 Some are anti-war, some are

 Some are anti-war, some are just positive. We need to get Mr. Hartmann some soul. I submit my resume to be Hartmania's DJ

Where are we going?Marvin Gaye

Dear Mr. Man and Party Up/Prince

Seconds/U2

You Haven't Done Nothing/Stevie Wonder

Respect Yourself/The Staple Singers

Peace Frogs/The Doors

Funky President/James Brown

Fight The Power Parts 1 and 2/The Isley Brothers

Think and Move On Up/Curtis Mayfield

Keep Ya Head Up/2pac

Wake Up Everybody, Part 1/Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes

Wish Someone Would Care/Irma Thomas

Feeling Good/Nina Simone

The Roots/Why

laurie bee
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Lives In The Balance    

Lives In The Balance     Jackson Brown

Cass12
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The Great Mandella --

The Great Mandella -- PP&M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpIh68Kh_-s&playnext=1&list=PLA247D08CC6B...

NJguy
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Bomb The World - Michael

Bomb The World - Michael Franti & Spearhead

"You can bomb the world to pieces,

But you can't bomb it into peace."

mjordan79705
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Ever heard Benjamin Britten's

Ever heard Benjamin Britten's War Requiem-perhaps the greatest anti-war musical statement of all time

brian a hayes
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power to the people John

power to the people John lennon  and down by the riverside Leadbelly 

andrewandersonmusic
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Is it inappropriate to submit

Is it inappropriate to submit my own music?

Necessary Casualties

You can check it out on my website andrewandersonmusic.com

Also, James Mc Murtry "We can't make is here anymore"

Polanyi_Fan
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  Citizen Radio theme song:

 

Citizen Radio theme song: http://wearecitizenradio.com/

The Thermals "Pillar of Salt": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4Iobo18U9w

Citizen Radio is a very anti-war, anti-authoritarian show... and very funny.

 

 

pworrall
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The Green Fields of

The Green Fields of France...there are many versions by man artists:

John McDermott:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa1nG4ezPQ0

Dropkick Murphys:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UvQ52A7ksM&feature=related

Shutterface
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Oh, man -- there are so many

Oh, man -- there are so many good ones.  Let's start with the Decemberists' "Sons & Daughters"

 

Jeannieco
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I love this song! The chorus

I love this song! The chorus is perfect... "we can bomb the world to pieces but we can't bomb it in to peace"

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VILqFtrzBxA

Michael Franti - Bomb The World

Please tell me the reason
Behind the colors that you fly
Love just one nation
And the whole world we divide
You say you're "sorry"
Say, "there is no other choice"
But god bless the people them
Who cannot raise their voice

(chorus)

We can chase down all our enemies
Bring them to their knees
We can bomb the world to pieces
But we can't bomb it into peace
Whoa we may even find a solution
To hunger and disease
We can bomb the world to pieces
But we can't bomb it into peace

Violence brings one thing
More more of the same
Military madness
The smell of flesh and burning pain
So i sing out to the masses
Stand up if you're still sane!
To all of us gone crazy
I sing this one refrain

(chorus)

And i sing power to the peaceful
Love to the people y'all
Power to the peaceful
Love to the people y'all

Bomb the world (armageddon version)

I don't understand the whole reason why
You tellin' us all that we need to unify
Rally round the flag
And beat the drums of war
Sing the same old songs
Ya know we heard 'em all before
You tellin' me it's unpatriotic
But i call it what i see it
When i see it's idiotic
The tears of one mother
Are the same as any other
Drop food on the kids
While you're murderin' their fathers
But don't bother to show it on cnn
Brothers and sisters don't believe them
It's not a war against evil
It's really just revenge
Engaged on the poorest by the same rich men
Fight terrorists wherever they be found
But why you not bombing tim mcveigh's hometown
You can say what you want propaganda television
But all bombing is terrorism

(chorus)

We can chase down all our enemies
Bring them to their knees
We can bomb the world to pieces
But we can't bomb it into peace
Whoa we may even find a solution
To hunger and disease
We can bomb the world to pieces
But we can't bomb it into peace

911
Fire in the skies
Many people died
And no one even really knows why
They tellin' lies of division and fear
We yelled and cried
No one listened for years
But like, "who put us here?"
And who's responsible?
Well, there's no debatin'
Cause if they ask me i say
It's big corporations
World trade organization
Tri-lateral action
International sanctions, satan
Seems like it'll be an endless price tag
Of wars tremendous
And most disturbingly
The death toll is so horrendous
So i send this to those
Who say they defend us
Send us into harm's way
We should all make a rememberence that
This is bigger than terrorism
Blood is blood is blood and um
Love is true vision
Who will listen?
How many songs it takes for you to see
You can bomb the world to pieces
You can't bomb it into peace

(chorus)

Power to the peaceful
And i say, love to the people y'all
Power to the peaceful
And i say, love to the people y'all

femfacal
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Black Sabbath, War

Black Sabbath, War Pigs

Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcerers of death's construction
In the fields the bodies burning
As the war machine keeps turning
Death and hatred to mankind
Poisoning their brainwashed minds
Oh lord yeah!

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor

Time will tell on their power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait 'til their judgement day comes
Yeah!

Now in darkness world stops turning
Ashes where the bodies burning
No more war pigs have the power
Hand of God has struck the hour
Day of judgement, God is calling
On their knees the war pig's crawling
Begging mercy for their sins
Satan laughing spreads his wings
Oh lord yeah!

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/black+sabbath/#share

parsons04
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Great topic and great song

Great topic and great song requests!

Bobby Darin's "Simple Song of Freedom" and the Flying Burrito Brothers' "My Uncle" !!!!!!!

parsons04
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More randoms.......! The

More randoms.......!

The Redwalls- Glory of War

Johnny Cash- Man In Black

Phil Ochs- Draft Dodger Rag

Johhn Lennon- I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier

emtravelrn
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War by The

War by The Boss...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn91L9goKfQ

evehl
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Afrika Bambaataa Feat John

Afrika Bambaataa Feat John Lydon-Pil - World Destruction (1984).avi  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4rVMn0vJm0

emtravelrn
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Not so much of an anti-war,

Not so much of an anti-war, but of war and by a great band.  The War Was In Color by Carbon Leaf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdRRsRYZeUA

truffula tuft
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Not directly anti-war, but

Not directly anti-war, but quite relevent to the issue of funding wars instead of social needs:
"Middle of Nowhere (This is no time to be middle class)" by Maggie Baird
http://www.maggiebaird.com/Maggie_Baird/Videos.html

Jeannieco
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NOBODY RIGHT  NOBODY WRONG 

NOBODY RIGHT  NOBODY WRONG  by Michael Franti 

( Michael is a  great performer and activist, creator of Power to the Peaceful Festival in San Fran Michael travelled to Iraq back in  2004/5 in the middle of the kaos and made a documentary called I KNOW I'M NOT ALONE about his trip. He is amazing.  He walks barefoot everywhere after visiting the 3rd world and seeing the children without shoes, he has a charity called SOLES for SOULS and people donate shoes at his concerts! It's so great!)

EVERYBODY ONA MOVE  by MICHAEL FRANTI

HEY WORLD DON'T GIVE UP  Michael Franti

LOVE AND PEACE OR ELSE     by  U2

PRIDE IN THE NAME OF LOVE  by U2

OBAMA SONG  by  Michael Franti

BELIEF  by John Mayer

 

 

Jeannieco
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YELL FIRE  by Michael

YELL FIRE  by Michael Franti

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ5phcEsRw4

A revolution never comes with a warning
A revolution never sends you an omen
A revolution just arrived like the morning
Ring the alarm, we come to wake up the snoring

They tellin' you to never worry about the future
They tellin' you to never worry about the torture
They tellin you that you'll never see the horror
Spend it all today and we will bill you tomorrow
Three piece suits and bank accounts in Bahamas
Wall street crime will never send you to the slammer
Tell all the children in the arms of their mommas
The F-15 is a homicide bomber

TV commercials for a popping pill culture
Drug companies circling like a vulture
An Iraqi babies with a G.I. Joe father
Ten years from now is anyboby gonna bother

Yell Fire, yo, yo ,yo
Here we come, here we come
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo
Revolution a comin'
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo

Everyone addicted to the same nicotine
Everyone addicted to the same gasoline
Everyone addicted to a technicolour scream
Everybody trying to get their hands on same green
From the banks of the river to the banks of the greedy
All of the riches taken back by needy
We come from the country and we come from the city
You play us on the record, you can play us on the CD
All the shit you given us is fertilizer
The seeds that we planted you can brutalize them
Tell the corporation you can never globalize you
Like Peter Toss said Legalize It
Girls and boys hear the bass and treble
Rumble in the speakers and it make you wanna rebel
Throw your hands up, take it to another level
And you can never, ever, ever make a deal with the devil

Yell Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo
Here we come, here we come
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo
Revolution a comin'
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo
Fire, yo, yo, yo, yo

Jeannieco
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SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY  U2

SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY  U2

Nick Kelly
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And the Band Played Waltzing

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda - John McDermott

One - Metallica

Willie McBride (The Green Fields of France) - Dropkick Murphys

Zombie - The Cranberries

The Dutchman - John McDermott

Alice's Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie

Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Pete Seeger

 

Nick Kelly
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Scarborough Fair / Canticle -

Scarborough Fair / Canticle - Simon and Garfunkel - (But it wasn't widely recognized as anti-war, because so few sober people actually heard the Canticle in the background.)

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine

Tell her to make me a cambric shirt
(On the side of a hill in the deep forest green)
Parsely, sage, rosemary and thyme
(Tracing a sparrow on snow-crested ground)
Without no seams nor needlework
(Blankets and bedclothes a child of the mountains)
Then she'll be a true love of mine
(Sleeps unaware of the clarion call)

Tell her to find me an acre of land
(On the side of a hill, a sprinkling of leaves)
Parsely, sage, rosemary, and thyme
(Washed is the ground with so many tears)
Between the salt water and the sea strand
(A soldier cleans and polishes a gun)
Then she'll be a true love of mine

Tell her to reap it in a sickle of leather
(War bellows, blazing in scarlet battalions)
Parsely, sage, rosemary and thyme
(Generals order their soldiers to kill)
And to gather it all in a bunch of heather
(And to fight for a cause they've long ago forgotten)
Then she'll be a true love of mine

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine

JimReem
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I recommend The Door's

I recommend The Door's 'Unknown Soldier'

Steppenwolf 'Monster/America'

evehl
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Creedence Clearwater Revival:

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YlTUDnsWMo

moontone
Great anti war song from 1966

Great anti war song from 1966 by Buffalo Springfield titled: For What Its Worth.

shortie
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"Find the Cost of Freedom"

"Find the Cost of Freedom" CSN, "For What it's Worth" Buffalo Springfield, "War" Edwin Starr, and "What's Going On? Marvin Gaye

stephen59
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wilco war on war      

wilco

war on war

 

 

 

JmsThoughts
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As an Irishman I could list

As an Irishman I could list about 200 war and anti war songs here but I will play nice and leave with this

 

Natalie Merchant. Gun Shy.

shortie
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"Cry Freedom" by Dave

"Cry Freedom" by Dave Matthews Band, is appropriate, especially now. This song is about Apartheid (specifically Steve Biko) and could also apply to the Egyptian struggle.

How can I turn away?
Brother, Sister go dancing through my head. Human as to Human,
The future is no place
to place your better days.

Cry Freedom, cry
from a crowd ten thousand wide.
Hope laid up on hope
that this crowd will not subside.
Let this flag burn to dust
and a new, of fair design be raised.

While we wait, head in hands, hands in prayer
And fall into a dreamless sleep again.
And we wave our hands.

Hands and feet are all in line
But gold between divide us;
Hands and feet are all in line
but fear between divide us.

So, we slip away.

There was a window, and by it stood a mirror in which he could see himself.
He thought of something -- something he
had never had but hoped would come along.
Cry freedom, cry
From deep inside, where we are all confined.
While we wave, hands in fire
Wave our hands.

Hands and feet are all in line
But gold between divide us
Hands and feet are all in line
But fear between divide us,
So let us Slip away

In this room stood a little child
And in this room this little child
She would remain
Until someone might decide
To dance this little child
Across this hall
Into a cold, dark, space
Where she might never trace her way across this crooked mile
Across this crooked page

Cry freedom, cry
From deep inside where
We are all confined
Till we wave our hands

How can I turn away?
Brother/Sister go dancing
Through my head
Human as to human
The future is no place
To place your better days

Hands and feet are all in line
But gold between divide us
Hands and feet are all in line
But fear between divide us
Hands and feet are all in line
Hear what I say
Hear what I say
Oh, so be it clear
and we dance away

How can I turn away?
Brother/Sister go dancing
Through my head
Human as to human
The future is no place
To place your better days.

shortie
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Also, "Belief" by John

Also, "Belief" by John Mayer

Is there anyone who ever remembers, changing their mind from the paint on a sign?  Is there anyone who really recalls ever breaking rank at all for something someone yelled real loud one time?  Oh, everyone believes ..... in how they think it oughta be.  Oh everyone believes -- and they're not going easily. 

Belief is the beautiful armor; makes for the heaviest sword.  Like punching underwater; you never can hit who you're trying for.  Some need the exhibition; some have to know they tried.  It's the chemical weapon for the war that's raging on inside.

Oh, everyone believes.  From emptiness to everything.  Oh, everyone believes...And no one's going quietly.

We're never gonna win the world; we're never gonna stop the war.  We're never gonna beat this if belief is what we're fighting for.  We're never gonna win the world; we're never gonna stop the war.  We're never gonna beat this if belief is what we're fighting for.

Is there anyone who can remember ever surrender with their life on the line?

We're never gonna win the world; we're never gonna stop the war.  We're never gonna beat this if belief is what we're fighting for.  We're never gonna win the world; we're never gonna stop this war.  We're never gonna beat this if belief is what we're fighting for.

What puts one hundred thousand children in the sand? belief can, belief can.

What puts the folded flag inside his mother's hand?  Belief can; belief can.

dbshore682
Galveston - Jimmy Webb

Galveston - Jimmy Webb

Think2009
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‎"Travelin' Soldier" written

‎"Travelin' Soldier" written by Bruce Robison, recorded by the Dixie Chicks, also Sheryl Crow