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the day ww1 finished in 1918
still im not exactly sure why it had to be
i dont understand what that war was for
sure archduke ferdinand got hit
but this was slaughter on an undreamt of scale
the most pointless useless bloody heartbreaking war of all
theyre still digging guys up who were churned into the mud
bits n pieces of 19 year old germans n french n english n americans
why? for fucks sake why?
why do we trust em?
why did we ever trust em?
the same guys bankrolling both sides too
i’d say thats somewhat immoral on a cosmic scale
well we sure got us some young soldiers killed
what incredible reason necessitated this butchery of young men?
the same old arrogant crowd who dont fight in the wars themselves
its a wonder …..did they have any consciences at all?
the generals and lords and kaisers and admirals
ww1 is an atrocity against ourselves
but who can even begin to say why?
the common man trusted that someone must know why
werent the enemy evil?
didnt we owe em one from napoleonic days?
no wait a minute…
has every fucking country in europe had a war with each other?
britain has been invaded by italy by germany by denmark by france
plus it has fought with holland spain portugal russia india arabia
man theres so much bad blood everywhere who can untangle it?
and a steady stream of villainy deprivation ignorance and war
wars all over the place some lasting a century
we will never learn tho will we
if ww1 doesnt make humanity learn what fucking well will?
the germans n english are mates now so are the frenchies
why did all the people have to die to achieve this?
if you think war is any fun
go to the war memorial in canberra
walk down the ww1 wing and you can still get a whiff of the trenches
even behind glass the uniforms of dead men give off that faint stench
the war happened and some people made a lot of money out of it
it was good for business and its a bit of a shame about all the carnage
the great war
a war to end all wars they said …
but theyre still coming atcha with new ones
dont ask me
im just a singer