Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 11/11/18

Today’s Helen Vahdati has given us the promo Soul for Song Lyric Sunday.

Today is Remembrance Sunday. I like so many others have written about remembering and honouring the dead of war.

Children are our souls, our future so today I have chosen War Child from the Cranberries.

The words say it all so please read them. The video is painful to watch but it’s all true.

“War Child”

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. [

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jordan
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 12:29:30

    Perfect choice, Willow!❀️

    Reply

  2. pensitivity101
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 13:37:39

    sadly the video hasn’t loaded Willow.

    Reply

  3. Ritu
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 15:13:43

    Beautiful choice sis πŸ’œ

    Reply

  4. Helen Vahdati
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 15:43:47

    This is such a devastating song, but it is beautiful in its sincerity. Thank you so much for sharing, Willow! ❀

    Reply

  5. Mary B
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 16:17:44

    The Cranberries have a pretty good selection of war songs. We lost a good artist when we lost Dolores O’Riordan

    ~Mary
    #SongLyricSunday : Tori Amos – Body and Soul

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 21:25:10

      We did, not the strongest voice but boy she used it well. I checked your post out, loved that song l have always like Tori brilliant singer songwriter πŸ’œ

      Reply

  6. msjadeli
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 16:35:32

    The children are always the ones who suffer at the folly of the adults. Powerful song and video.

    Reply

  7. Dale
    Nov 11, 2018 @ 17:55:00

    Gave me the shivers. Wonderful choice, Willow.

    Reply

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