War is Not a Game

This was inspired by a poem from my old college friend Freddy Hage.

The Music was from Mike McFee(RIP) on a Korg sequenced Keyboard,
he came back to the studio one day,
and he asked me to come up with something for it… along with 4 other songs.
Joe was his Dad’s name too, so I didn’t know how he would take it.
It could also be our president too, genocidal Joe… complicitness, is guilty of it too.

War is Not a Game

The Rose is slowly fading as the century comes to a turn
The fury of man is raging with armies of destruction across the land.
They went!
The threat of death everyone is facing. Does anyone care?
Filled with notions of honor, equipment and chemical armor,
death is awaiting (lets go guys, Come on)
The countdown has begun. Joe is about to become a hero.
He was only sixteen a year ago, but now his life is nearly done.
Tomorrow, we’ll wave goodbye to Joe. (Gbye Joe)
As the dawn broke in the morning low,
behind a sand dune alone with his gun (click) his hour had come,
but he did not know. (BOOM)
Poor Joe….Poor Joe

Now that one battle is over, politicians race for credit
And Joe’s soul sits with his creator as the armies begin withdrawing,
while Joe waits boxed up in some body bag
Generals in tents are still planning, birds of steel crowd the skies,
taking ammunition, equipment and guys
But for poor Joe everybody just SIGHS

WAR its not a game
When will we learn , its not a game
WAR its not a game
When will we learn , its not a game
WAR its not a game WAR its not a game

All the heros are welcomed home as parades spread in all the cities
(AND THE COUNTRIES REJOICE AT THIS MOMENT)
Except for one, One nation’s people now live in misery trying to pick up all the pieces
Guess what? They’re the ones that lost
( WHO PAID THE COST FOR PEACE ? )
Who paid the cost? ( Women , Children , Civilians…)
For what? FOR WHAT? Someones opinion (of someone elses opinion)

WAR its not a game
When will we learn , its not a game
WAR its not a game
When will we learn , its not a game
If we don’t, somebody’s gonna have hell to blame
WAR
I don’t think so ! PEACE!