Posted on 2004/06/01


Moxy Fruvous – Bargainville Lyrics

This was written for Gulf War I — is it really any different for Gulf War II?

Gulf War Song

(All, with Dave on lead melody)

We got a call to write a song about the war in the Gulf

But we shouldn’t hurt anyone’s feelings

So we tried, then gave up, ’cause there was no such song

But the trying was very revealing

What makes a person so poisonous righteous

That they’d think less of anyone who just disagreed?

She’s just a pacifist, he’s just a patriot

If I said you were crazy, would you have to fight me?

Fighters for liberty, fighters for power

Fighters for longer turns in the shower

Don’t tell me I can’t fight, ’cause I’ll punch out your lights

And history seems to agree that I would fight you for me

So we read and we watched all the specially selected news

And we learned so much more ’bout the good guys

Won’t you stand by the flag? Was the question unasked

Won’t you join in and fight with the allies?

What could we say…we’re only 25 years old?

With 25 sweet summers, and hot fires in the cold

This kind of life makes that violence unthinkable

We’d like to play hockey, have kids and grow old

Fighters for Texaco, fighters for power

Fighters for longer turns in the shower

Don’t tell me I can’t fight ’cause I’ll punch out your lights

And history seems to agree that I would fight you for me

That us would fight them for we

He’s just a peacenik and she’s just a warhawk

That’s where the beach was, that’s where the sea

What could we say…we’re only 25 years old?

And history seems to agree

that I would fight you for me

That us would fight them for we

Is that how it always will be?”

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