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songs about the Falklands War?

edited August 2007 in Not Sports Related
I listened to "Mickey" by Spear of Destiny the other day and it had me thinking there weren't many songs about the Falklands War were there?

Others I can think of:

Island of No Return - Billy Bragg
Shipbuilding - Elvis Costello - also covered by Robert Wyatt

any others?

Comments

  • Mark Knopfler re-released Brother in Arms the single to help a benevolent fund for Falklands vets. I think this was written about the conflict.
  • We had a beano to the Derby in 1982 just about the time the Bellgrano had been sunk and all the the lads on the coach were singing, to the tune of Dad's Army...

    Who do you think you are kidding Galtieri
    If you think old England's done
    We are the boys who can stop your little game
    We are the boys who will make think again
    So who do you think you are kidding Galtieri
    if you think old England's done...
  • The Levellers song ....."Another Man's Cause"

    Gunshots shatter in the peace of night
    Just another fire fight
    For the people of this little town
    But for the dying soldier
    Well he's feeling ten years older
    As he's lying face down on the ground
    All the words that are in his head
    And all the words his mother said
    As she would put him to bed back home

    Your daddy well he died in the Falklands
    Fighting for another man's cause
    And your brother he was killed in the Last War
    And your mother well she's lying home alone

    Every day she sees your face
    On the picture on the fireplace
    With your brother as he was leaving school
    Then a day came five years ago
    You said, "Mother, I need to know"
    And you spoke the words your brother spoke before
    "I seen the things my Daddy's done
    And I've seen the medals Daddy's won
    And I know that this is what he would have wanted for me."

    But, your daddy well he died in the Falklands
    Fighting for another man's cause
    And your brother he was killed in the Last War
    And your mother well she's lying home alone

    Now she wonders at it all
    Just in whose name do these brave young heroes fall
    And how many more are going to answer that call
    They're going to fight and die in another country's war
    They're going die for a religion they don't believe in at all
    They're die in a place they should never've been at all
    Oh, never've been at all

    'Cause, your daddy well he died in the Falklands
    Fighting for another man's cause
    And your brother he was killed in the Last War
    And your mother well she's lying home alone

    And your daddy well he died in the Falklands
    Fighting for another man's cause
    And your brother he was killed in the Last War
    And your mother well she's lying home alone
  • Would be grateful if anyone could find me the Spear of Destiny lyrics!

    Shipbuilding lyrics ("task I presume refers to Task Force):
    Is it worth it
    A new winter coat and shoes for the wife
    And a bicycle on the boys birthday
    Its just a rumour that was spread around town
    By the women and children
    Soon well be shipbuilding
    Well I ask you
    The boy said dad theyre going to take me to task
    But Ill be back by christmas
    Its just a rumour that was spread around town
    Somebody said that someone got filled in
    For saying that people get killed in
    The result of this shipbuilding
    With all the will in the world
    Diving for dear life
    When we could be diving for pearls
    Its just a rumour that was spread around town
    A telegram or a picture postcard
    Within weeks they'll be re-opening the shipyards
    And notifying the next of kin
    Once again
    Its all were skilled in
    We will be shipbuilding
    With all the will in the world
    Diving for dear life
    When we could be diving for pearls
  • Island of No Return lyrics:
    Digging all day and digging all night
    To keep my foxhole out of sight
    Digging into dinner on a plate on my knees
    The smell of damp webbing in the morning breeze
    Fear in my stomach, fear in the sky
    I eat my dinner with a weary eye
    After all this it won't be the same
    Messing around on Salisbury Plain


    Pick up your feet, fall in, move out
    We're going to a party way down South
    Me and the Corporal out on a spree
    Damned from here to eternity

    I can already taste the blood in my mouth
    We're going to a party way down south

    I hate this flat land, there's no cover
    for sons and fathers and brothers and lovers
    I can take the killing, I can take the slaughter
    But I don't talk to Sun reporters
    I never thought that I would be
    Fighting fascists in the Southern Sea
    I saw one today and in his hand
    Was a weapon that was made in Birmingham


    Pick up your feet, fall in, move out
    We're going to a party way down South
    Me and the Corporal out on a spree
    Damned from here to eternity

    I can already taste the blood in my mouth
    We're going to a party way down south

    I wish Kipling and the Captain were here
    To record our pursuits for posterity
    Me and the Corporal out on a spree
    Damned from here to eternity
  • I believe brothers in arms was written about the arab israeli conflict..
  • [cite]Posted By: Carter[/cite]Mark Knopfler re-released Brother in Arms the single to help a benevolent fund for Falklands vets. I think this was written about the conflict.

    great tune, great band
  • Crass - Mother of a Thousand Dead

    The cheery, sing-along lyrics are here
  • Pink Floyd/Roger Waters - The Final Cut

    Brezhnev took Afghanistan
    And Begin took Beirut
    Galtieri took the Union Jack
    And Maggie over lunch one day
    Took a cruiser with all hands,
    apparently to make him give it back.
  • Billy Bragg: Island Of No Return


    Digging all day and digging all night
    To keep my foxhole out of sight
    Digging into dinner on a plate on my knees
    The smell of damp webbing in the morning breeze
    Fear in my stomach, fear in the sky
    I eat my dinner with a weary eye
    After all this it won't be the same
    Messing around on Salisbury Plain


    Pick up your feet, fall in, move out
    We're going to a party way down South
    Me and the Corporal out on a spree
    Damned from here to eternity


    I hate this flat land, there's no cover
    for sons and fathers and brothers and lovers
    I can take the killing, I can take the slaughter
    But I don't talk to Sun reporters
    I never thought that I would be
    Fighting fascists in the Southern Sea
    I saw one today and in his hand
    Was a weapon that was made in Birmingham


    Pick up your feet, fall in, move out
    We're going to a party way down South
    Me and the Corporal out on a spree
    Damned from here to eternity


    I wish Kipling and the Captain were here
    To record our pursuits for posterity
    Me and the Corporal out on a spree
    Damned from here to eternity
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  • [quote][cite]Posted By: Oakster[/cite]Crass - Mother of a Thousand Dead

    The cheery, sing-along lyrics are [url=[url]http://www.lyricsdir.com/crass-how-does-it-feel-lyrics.html[/url]]here[/url][/quote]


    Interesting story...some Tories tried to get Crass prosecuted under the Obscene Publications act for that song:

    http://www.southern.com/southern/label/CRC/09422b.html

    "Mr Eggar (a Tory MP at the time) said: "This is the most vicious, scurrilous and obscene record that has ever been produced. It goes beyond the acceptable bounds of freedom of speech. It is an insult not only to the Prime Minister, the country and all the armed forces, but also, sadly, to the families of those who died and were wounded in the Falklands."
  • they obviously hadn't heard the lyrics to the great Crass follow-up - Sheep Farming in the Falklands!!!

    i was more of a Subhumans fan myself
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