"Song Of Bangladesh" is described in the 1977 Peter Swan publication Joan Baez: a voice for peace and freedom
as "a hauntingly beautiful lament over the mindless slaughter of war". Objectively, it is quite weak lyrically, and like Saxon's "Red Alert
" sounds more like a news report set to music than a song, but sadly, although far more moving songs about the futility and horror of wars past and present have been written, the message still goes largely unheeded.
Bangladesh was created in 1947, and the war Baez laments for began in 1971, followed shortly by a well publicised famine, and further political turbulence.
Alexander Baron - London, England