Song: Have You Forgotten?

Hunble

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For my German friends, I wish to share a most wonderful song:

http://media.darrylworley.com/hyf01.ram

Have You Forgotten
Darryl Worley

I hear people saying
We don’t need this war
But I say there’s some things worth fighting for
What about our freedom and this piece of ground
We didn’t get to keep them by backing down
Now they say we don’t realize the mess we’re getting in
Before you start to preaching let me ask you this my friend

Have you forgotten how it felt that day?
Too see your homeland under fire and her people blown away
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside going through a living hell
And you say we shouldn’t worry about Bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

They took all the footage off my TV
They said it’s too disturbing for you and me
It’ll just breed anger, it’s what the experts say
If it was up to me I’d show it everyday
Some say this country’s just out looking for a fight
Well after 9-11 man I’d have to say that’s right

Have you forgotten how it felt that day?
Too see your homeland under fire and her people blown away
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside going through a living hell
And you say we shouldn’t worry about Bin Laden
Have you forgotten?


I’ve been there with the soldiers who’ve gone away to war
And you can bet that they remember just what they’re fighting for

Have you forgotten all the people killed?
Yeah some went down like heroes in that Pennsylvania field
Have you forgotten about our Pentagon?
Yeah all those loved ones that we lost
And those left to carry on
Don’t you tell me not to worry about Bin Laden
Have you forgotten how it felt that day?
Too see your homeland under fire and her people blown away
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had people still inside going through a living hell
And you say we shouldn’t worry about Bin Laden
Have you forgotten?
Have you forgotten? Oh
Have you forgotten?

 

Franziskaner

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Wäre das nicht in den Rubriken "Smalltalk", "Musik" oder "Lyrik" besser aufgehoben? Naja, egal.

Lieber Hunble,

da du dich (penetrant?) weigerst, englischsprachige Beiträge auf die dafür vorgesehene Lounge zu beschränken, ist es dir sicherlich recht, wenn ich an dieser Stelle muttersprachlich zu antworten gedenke. (Diesen babelfish-gerechten Satz konnte ich mir jetzt nicht verkneifen) :wink:

Wie immer - es tut mir leid wenn ich es so pauschal sagen muss - verwechselst du Dankbarkeit mit Gehorsam, Freundschaft mit Folgsamkeit und Gemeinsamkeit mit Kritiklosigkeit.

Das ist eine derart simplifizierte Weltanschauung, das es uns komplex denkenden Alt-Europäern schwer fällt, uns in derlei Denkschemata einzupassen. Sicher denkst du, es wäre unsere Schuld, wenn wir nicht fähig sind, die einfachen und hehren Ziele unserer amerikanischen Freunde und ihrer Regierung nachzuvollziehen. Das mag so sein, allerdings sind ja nun auch durchaus Teile deiner Landsleute einer Meinung, die der unseren nicht fern ist.

Und dass eine 55jährige Konditionierung auf amerikanische Werte in Bezug auf Film & Fernsehen, Literatur, Musik und Esskultur (?) nicht den gewünschten Erfolg hatte, kannst du uns natürlich anlasten. Wahrscheinlich sind wir einfach zu unflexibel, um zu erkennen, das der amerikanische Lebensstil so unglaublich viele Vorteile bietet, dass wir ihn schon lange als komplette Kopie hätten übernehmen müssen.

Doch eines musst du mir sagen, lieber Hunble. Wenn wir hier 2 unterschiedliche Positionen zum Thema Irak präsentieren (in Wirklichkeit sind es natürlich viele Schattierungen, aber der Einfachheit halber einigen wir uns jetzt mal auf "War NOW!" und "No WAR!", in Ordnung?), dann frage ich mich: Woran erkennst du, dass deine Position richtig ist?

Und ja, ich könnte die obigen Sätze einfacher konstruieren, so dass ein uns allen bekanntes zuverlässiges Translationsprogramm amerikanischer Herstellung besser damit zu Recht kommt. Allerdings frage ich mich wirklich, ob eine derart amerikafreundliche und tolerante Verhaltensweise angebracht ist?
 

agentP

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Help Save The Youth Of America
by Billy Bragg


Help save the youth of America
Help save them from themselves
Help save the sun-tanned surfer boys
And the Californian girls

When the lights go out in the rest of the World
What do our cousins say
They're playing in the sun and having fun, fun, fun
Till Daddy takes the gun away

From the Big Church to the Big River
And out to the Shining Sea
This is the Land of Opportunity
And there's a Monkey Trial on TV

A nation with their freezers full
Are dancing in their seats
While outside another nation
Is sleeping in the streets

Don't tell me the old, old story
Tell me the truth this time
Is the Man in the Mask or the Indian
An enemy or a friend of mine

Help save the youth of America
Help save the youth of the world
Help save the boys in uniform
Their mothers and their faithful girls

Listen to the voice of the soldier
Down in the killing zone
Talking about the cost of living
And the price of bringing him home

They're already shipping the body bags
Down by the Rio Grande
But you can fight for democracy at home
And not in some foreign land

And the fate of the great United States
Is entwined in the fate of us all
And the incident at Tschernobyl proves
The world we live in is very small

And the cities of Europe have burned before
And they may yet burn again
And if they do I hope you understand
That Washington will burn with them
Omaha will burn with them
Los Alamos will burn with them



"Washington Bullets"
by The Clash

Oh! Mama, Mama look there!
Your children are playing in that street again
Don't you know what happened down there?
A youth of fourteen got shot down there
The Kokane guns of Jamdown Town
The killing clowns, the blood money men
Are shooting those Washington bullets again

As every cell in Chile will tell
The cries of the tortured men
Remember Allende, and the days before,
Before the army came
Please remember Victor Jara,
In the Santiago Stadium,
Es verdad - those Washington Bullets again

And in the Bay of Pigs in 1961,
Havana fought the playboy in the Cuban sun,
For Castro is a colour,
Is a redder than red,
Those Washington bullets want Castro dead
For Castro is the colour...
...That will earn you a spray of lead

For the very first time ever,
When they had a revolution in Nicaragua,
There was no interference from America
Human rights in America

Well the people fought the leader,
And up he flew...
With no Washington bullets what else could he do?

'N' if you can find a Afghan rebel
That the Moscow bullets missed
Ask him what he thinks of voting Communist...
...Ask the Dalai Lama in the hills of Tibet,
How many monks did the Chinese get?
In a war-torn swamp stop any mercenary,
'N' check the British bullets in his armoury
Que?
Sandinista!
 

Franziskaner

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Wenn wir schon bei Songs sind...

Universal Soldier
Donovan

He's five foot two
And he's six feet four
He fights with missiles
And with spears
He's all of thirty one
And he's only seventeen
He's been a soldier
For a thousand years

He's a Catholic, a Hindu
An atheist, a Jain
A Buddist and a Baptist and a Jew
And he knows he shouldn't kill
And he knows he always will
Kill you for me, my friend
And me for you

And he's fighting for Canada
He's fighting for France
He's fighting for the U.S.A.
And he's fighting for the Russians
And he's fighting for Japan
And he thinks we'll put
And end to war this way

And he's fighting for democracy
He's fighting for the Reds
He says it's for the peace of all
He's the one who must decide
Who's to live and who's to die
And he never see the writing on the wall

But without him how would Hitler
Have condemned him at ...
Without him
Caesar would've stood alone
He's the one who gives his body
As a weapon of the war
And without him
All this killing can't go on

He's the universal soldier
And he really is to blame
His orders come from far away no more
They come from here and there
And you and me
And brothers can't you see
This is not the way
We put the end to war
 

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