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Song title: War

(Edwin Starr)

War

War
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
War
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
War is something that I despise
For it means destruction of innocent lives
For it means tears in thousands of mothers’ eyes
When their sons go out to fight to give their lives

War, what is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again
War, what is it good for
Absolutely nothing

War : it’s nothing but a heartbreaker
War : friend only to the undertaker
War is the enemy of all mankind
The thought of war blows my mind
Handed down from generation to generation
Induction destruction
Who wants to die

War, what is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again
War, what is it good for
Absolutely nothing

War has shattered many young men’s dreams
Made them disabled bitter and meanlife is too precious to be fighting wars
each day
War can’t give life it can only take it away

War : it’s nothing but a heartbreaker
War : friend only to the undertaker
Peace love and understanding
There must be some place for these things today
They say we must fight to keep our freedom
But Lord there’s gotta be a better way
That’s better than
War
War, what is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again
War, what is it good for
Absolutely nothing


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 27/09/1985 Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles,CA ,USA
Last known live performance: 26/03/2003 Entertainment center, Brisbane ,Australia

Song 'history':


It only saw the light 4 times in the whole Born in the U.S.A. tour
The song (in live version) was then included in the 'LIVE 1975-85' box set
During the Tunnel of Love tour, the song was regularly included in every show
Performed 20 times during the 1988 Amnesty International tour
One only performance during the Reunion tour (16/05/1999 NEC, Birmingham ,GB)
During the Rising tour, the song was played less than a dozen times
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