With God on Our Side

Posted by ESC on September 21, 2001

In Reply to: With God on Our Side posted by ESC on September 17, 2001

: By Bob Dylan

: Oh my name it is nothin'
: My age it means less
: The country I come from
: Is called the free West
: I's taught and brought up there
: The laws to abide
: And that land that I live in
: Has God on its side.

: Oh the history books tell it
: They tell it so well
: The cavalries charged
: The Indians fell
: The cavalries charged
: The Indians died
: Oh the country was young
: With God on its side.

: Oh the Spanish-American
: War had its day
: And the Civil War too
: Was soon laid away
: And the names of the heroes
: I's made to memorize
: With guns in their hands
: And God on their side.

: Oh the First World War, boys
: It closed out its fate
: The reason for fighting
: I never got straight
: But I learned to accept it
: Accept it with pride
: For you don't count the dead
: When God's on your side.

: When the Second World War
: Came to an end
: We forgave the Germans
: And we were friends
: Though they murdered six million
: In the ovens they fried
: The Germans now too
: Have God on their side.

: I've learned to hate Russians
: All through my whole life
: If another war starts
: It's them we must fight
: To hate them and fear them
: To run and to hide
: And accept it all bravely
: With God on my side.

: But now we got weapons
: Of the chemical dust
: If fire them we're forced to
: Then fire them we must
: One push of the button
: And a shot the world wide
: And you never ask questions
: When God's on your side.

: In a many dark hour
: I've been thinkin' about this
: That Jesus Christ
: Was betrayed by a kiss
: But I can't think for you
: You'll have to decide
: Whether Judas Iscariot
: Had God on his side.

: So now as I'm leavin'
: I'm weary as Hell
: The confusion I'm feelin'
: Ain't no tongue can tell
: The words fill my head
: And fall to the floor
: If God's on our side
: He'll stop the next war.