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War
Edwin Starr Lyrics


War, huh, yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, uhh
War, huh, yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Say it again, y'all
War, huh (good God)
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, listen to me, oh

War, I despise
'Cause it means destruction of innocent lives
War means tears to thousands of mother's eyes
When their sons go off to fight
And lose their lives

I said, war, huh (good God, y'all)
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, just say it again
War (whoa), huh (oh Lord)
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, listen to me

(War) It ain't nothing but a heart-breaker
(War) Friend only to The Undertaker
Oh, war it's an enemy to all mankind
The thought of war blows my mind
War has caused unrest
Within the younger generation
Induction then destruction
Who wants to die? Oh

War, huh (good God y'all)
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Say it, say it, say it
War (uh-huh), huh (yeah, huh)
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, listen to me

(War) It ain't nothing but a heart-breaker
(War) It's got one friend that's The Undertaker
Oh, war, has shattered many a young man's dreams
Made him disabled, bitter and mean
Life is much too short and precious
To spend fighting wars each day
War can't give life
It can only take it away, oh

War, huh (good God y'all)
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, say it again

War (whoa), huh (oh Lord)
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, listen to me

(War) It ain't nothing but a heart breaker
(War) Friend only to The Undertaker, woo
Peace, love and understanding, tell me
Is there no place for them today?
They say we must fight to keep our freedom
But Lord knows there's got to be a better way, oh

War, huh (God y'all)
What is it good for? You tell me (nothing)
Say it, say it, say it, say it

War (good God), huh (now, huh)
What is it good for?
Stand up and shout it (nothing)

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong

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Comments from YouTube:

Angelo Starr

It's fantastic to know that the world still supports my big brother's music... thank you all.

Angelo Starr

@fladschi Ahh... iit's now a shared memory for us all too! Thanks @fladdschi

MeTaLMiLiTiA222

This is one of the greatest songs of all time.

fladschi

Hi Angelo, I was stationed with the German Army in Bremen. At that time your brother had a stage performance there in a Disco .
I invited him to my table after the performance and was lucky to have a conversation with him for about 1/2 h. Such a nice brother you had. May he rest in peace. That's a very good remembrance for me in my life.

Kim Nicholson

You know it!!! I still and I always love this song!

Bob Hamilton

One of favorites growing up during the Vietnam war.

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At0micPunk

A song that will never stop being powerful and relevant.

Jackie Nuttall

Yes still in 2022..thankyou Putin!

Some Random Internet User

@Paul P well that aged poorly

Paul P

Hopefully it becomes irrelevant one day. Could you imagine if governments worked together to make the world better instead of trying to blow it TF up!?

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