Havens sang this during his famous three-hour opening set at Woodstock, and it was one of two songs (the other was "Freedom
") featured in the accompanying movie. The singer was quick to point out that he and his fellow performers were pro-peace more than anti-war. "I still tell people to this day is that if it wasn't for the Army, [Woodstock] would never have happened," he said in a 2003 interview. "There wouldn't have been a Woodstock because it was the Army that brought the helicopters to bring the band back and forth... No one knew that. And then they were saying we were anti-soldier and we're anti-war and all this stuff. No, we were pro-peace. The people who were in the war were our brothers and our cousins, uncles and aunts, you know."