With God on our Side
by wetbird (2012-12-16 09:26:55)
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Some posts in the last couple of days caused me to think of this song:



Oh my name it is nothin'
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest
I's taught and brought up there
The laws to abide
And the 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.

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 on their hands
And God on their side.

The First World War, boys
It came and it went
The reason for fighting
I never did get
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 then 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 comes
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.


Patriot Game
by Buck Turgidson  (2012-12-17 09:18:47)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

This is essentially the same song with different lyrics. As with most folk music, I'm sure the tune/arrangmente has been used countless times.


Series of Dreams [v]
by heyder  (2012-12-16 19:16:50)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

A song we both enjoy. Don't crank your speakers up too much or Penny and Piper might come after you, and a few windows might crack to let that Arizona cold in. But it's a dry cold.



We have some cold here
by wetbird  (2012-12-16 20:51:19)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

snow down to 5000 feet or so but since we are at 4200 feet all we got was rain.

The cats are heat seeking missiles...one only has to sit or lie down and a cat will be on them or next to them in a New York minute.


The purr of a cat
by heyder  (2012-12-16 23:16:53)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

has to be among the best sounds, along with a baby's laugh.

The baby's laugh wasn't on the list when I thought to google "best sounds," but any list with the sound of rain on windows has to be respected.


The odds of click a Dylan clip and throwing up must be small
by IrishJoeinnc  (2012-12-16 16:16:49)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

but happened to me today. Was due to reaction to pain killer for pain in my feet, not Dylan.

Of course it landed on my keyboard. Everything seems drawn there.


Get better fast Joe!
by wetbird  (2012-12-16 16:30:06)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Sorry about your problem.


Thank you. Came on suddenly and at our age, death comes to
by IrishJoeinnc  (2012-12-16 16:40:10)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

mind. Immediately felt as good as I had all day except for decisions as how to clean the mess up without doing damage to my chair and laptop.


Bob at his best. *
by Ohiorudy  (2012-12-16 11:51:38)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Indeed! *
by wetbird  (2012-12-16 14:14:35)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


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