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I Ain't Marching Anymore
Phil Ochs Lyrics


Oh I marched to the battle of New Orleans
At the end of the early British war
The young land started growing
The young blood started flowing

But I ain't marchin' anymore
For I've killed my share of Indians
In a thousand different fights
I was there at the Little Big Horn
I heard many men lying
I saw many more dying
But I ain't marchin' anymore

It's always the old to lead us to the war
It's always the young to fall
Now look at all we've won with the saber and the gun
Tell me is it worth it all
For I stole California from the Mexican land
Fought in the bloody Civil War
Yes I even killed my brother
And so many others

And I ain't marchin' anymore
For I marched to the battles of the German trench
In a war that was bound to end all wars
Oh I must have killed a million men
And now they want me back again
But I ain't marchin' anymore

For I flew the final mission in the Japanese sky
Set off the mighty mushroom roar
When I saw the cities burning
I knew that I was learning
That I ain't marchin' anymore

Now the labor leader's screamin' when they close the missile plants
United Fruit screams at the Cuban shore
Call it, "Peace" or call it, "Treason"
Call it, "Love" or call it, "Reason"
But I ain't marchin' any more

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Phil Ochs

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Claire Boyle

Yeah, and you've forgotten:

"Disloyal leader puts the troops in danger again"
"Lets Russia work with the Taliban"
"To put bounties on the heads of soldiers"
"And, finally, he wants another term"
"Just so he can harm another 200K+ Americans from COVID-19"
"Just so he can be the first American dicator.

Am i right?



All comments from YouTube:

Is It Worth A Sandwich

And now the Bombs flying in Iran,
He says it will make us great again,
But I ain't marching any more.

Brittney Brisbin

Ooh that was good!

Claire Boyle

Yeah, and you've forgotten:

"Disloyal leader puts the troops in danger again"
"Lets Russia work with the Taliban"
"To put bounties on the heads of soldiers"
"And, finally, he wants another term"
"Just so he can harm another 200K+ Americans from COVID-19"
"Just so he can be the first American dicator.

Am i right?

Guy Pseudonym

@Johnny Stones He's still doing the same things Obama did, even if he's pulling back in certain areas. It's a continuation of Bush-era warhawk policies.

Johnny Stones

Actually the Trump administration has a record of less involvement in war than Obama.

Guy Pseudonym

@Hendrixx Serve in the next war, boy

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Demond Brown

rip Phil ochs

Kyle Shiflet

I lived by those words i aint marching any more especially due to my great uncle who was a Vietnam vet who even though he laughed and smiled you could see the pain in his eyes

Steve Schnapp

Timeless

Brittney Brisbin

This song is amazing🖤.

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