Song Lyric Sunday: War Child

War Child  by  the  Cranberries

I love  the  Cranberries, and  this  is  my  most  favourite  song of  theirs. The  words  need  no  explanation  nor  does  the  video!

The Cranberries – War Child Lyrics

Who will save the war child baby?
Who controls the key?
The web we weave is thick and sordid,
Fine by me.At times of war we’re all the losers,
There’s no victory.
We shoot to kill and kill your lover,
Fine by me.War child, victim of political pride.
Plant the seed, territorial greed.
Mind the war child,
We should mind the war child.

I spent last winter in New York,
And came upon a man.
He was sleeping on the streets and homeless,
He said, “I fought in Vietnam.”

Beneath his shirt he wore the mark,
He bore the mark with pride.
A two inch deep incision carved,
Into his side.

War child, victim of political pride.
Plant the seed, territorial greed.
Mind the war child,
We should mind the war child.

Who’s the loser now? Who’s the loser now?
We’re all the losers now. We’re all the losers now.

War child. [X2]

Songwriters: O’RIORDAN, DOLORES MARY

Here is  the pingback 

Helen at  This  thing  called  life one  word  at a  time  invites everyone who would like to play along so we can share some fantastic music together.

Here are the rules for Song Lyric Sunday:

  • Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  • Make sure you credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to Helen’s  post that will go up every Sunday by 9am MST
  • Check out at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lynz Real Cooking
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 13:06:33

    Wow the picture, the song! So sad! I have never heard of the Cranberries!

    Reply

  2. Paul
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 13:07:16

    Perfect Willow.

    Reply

  3. Marc J. Voynet
    Nov 02, 2015 @ 13:20:01

    I’ve been a fan of The Cranberries for as long as I can remember. Thanks for posting this video.

    Reply

  4. johncoyote
    Nov 02, 2015 @ 16:27:21

    I went to five war zones. Children and people pay for the greed of war. The homeless of war are forgotten when the guns are ablazing.Power words and song.

    Reply

  5. johncoyote
    Nov 02, 2015 @ 16:29:36

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    A amazing blog by a outstanding writer. Please read this powerful write.

    Reply

  6. Onatah Spirit
    Nov 02, 2015 @ 17:51:36

    Reblogged this on Onatah Spirit.

    Reply

  7. Heartafire
    Nov 02, 2015 @ 19:17:10

    wonderful post, moving!

    Reply

  8. Marcia Strykowski
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 11:34:12

    Sad, but beautiful song/video. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

  9. Helen Espinosa
    Nov 06, 2015 @ 13:56:43

    I have always loved the cranberries and her voice is so haunting in this one. Thanks so much for sharing this, Willow. It’s a beautiful message. ❤️

    Reply

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