I Ain't Marching Anymore

Album: I Ain't Marching Anymore (1965)
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  • 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 licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Adrien from Englandthat's bluff
  • Ken from Philadelphia, PaPhil Ochs... aka John Train. Google it.
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