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Cannon fodder

Submitted by St. Sol on Tue, 04/12/2018 - 02:27

Idiomatic translations of "Cannon fodder"

Russian
Пушечное мясо
Explanations:

Meanings of "Cannon fodder"

English

1. an informal, derogatory term for combatants who are regarded or treated by government or military command as expendable in the face of enemy fire.
2. an expendable or exploitable person, group, or thing.

Explained by St. Sol on Tue, 04/12/2018 - 02:27
Explained by St. Sol

"Cannon fodder" in lyrics

Gigi D'Alessio - Neapolitan's tears

and continue working for everyone
Me who has lost home, homeland and honour
I’m just cannon fodder, I’m an immigrant
How many tears does it cost us this America

Sting - A Thousand Years

Or I could ride with kings and conquer many lands
Or win this world at cards and let it slip my hands
I could be cannon fodder, destroyed a thousand times
Reborn as fortune's child to judge another's crimes

Fito & Fitipaldis - Before I count to ten

I was given the wrong address
I have already engraved my name in a bullet
I’ve already tried the cannon fodder
I have everything under control

Gemelli Diversi - Vivi Per Un Miracolo

And for the one who killed him
For those who felt a knife at their neck
For the virgins sold like cannon fodder
For the father smashed by his work

Motivational speaking - The Final Speech of the Great Dictator (by Sir Charles Chaplin)

who regiment your lives, tell you what to do,
what to think and what to feel! Who drill you,
diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder!

Malú - They Say

They say
now that I've got cannon fodder when I walk on fields of love,
and I have a heart

Tote King - Lies

And it’s a lie!! Take your shit and get lost!!
That card, when it runs out, when it expires
You’re all so worried about the red tape...you’re all cannon fodder
Ethics are obligatory, not religion

OBK - Lucifer

Thief's eyes,
cannon fodder,
seeing how lifeblood

Melendi - We are

We don't know what we want, and yet, we demand

We are cannon fodder<fn>Cannon fodder is a term originally referring to soldiers or troops recklessly exposed to danger.</fn> and adrenaline
A race<fn>Race as in the human race.</fn>that is capable of believing their lies

Agora Fidelio - I've Seen

I was fighting all alone
Cannon fodder
I was the shepherd

L - Proof

I didn't have money to make my music
I kept my dream in secret, with only two options
I either focus on my target or become cannon fodder

Grazhdanskaya Oborona - Rifle is a holiday

People become evil and die turning
Into cannon fodder, concentrates, and oil.
Into waste production, mausoleums and straps

Motivational speaking - I am not Charlie

I am meeting New Year in Gorlovka in a basement.
I am rescuing industrial Donbass under the sky of death.
I am being used as cannon-fodder in the war for the ascendancy and money
I am standing in line to get thousand hryvnia and my name is missing in the list.

La Bruja Muerta - Lost Way

Be well wherever you may go

<em>Millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men!</em>

Fauve ≠ - Sainte Anne

Also, I really look like a dickhead in my oversized suit
that does not fit, so even if I cared to pretend otherwise
I still would have "cannon fodder" written all over me.
And there's all these people trying to cram themselves in no matter what,

Gnawa Diffusion - Charlatown

Everything is counted



Eaters of men and cannon fodder
Lecturing and calling bugle 


La Bruja Muerta - Hamenos Dromos (Χαμένος Δρόμος)

να ‘σαι καλά όπου κι αν πας.

<em>Millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men!</em>

Joaquin Sabina - A Game Called Love

Nor innocent, nor guilty
Our hearts now being destroyed by this big storm
Cannon fodder
It’s not me, nor you, nor anybody

Jovanotti - The dawn

Or stay where you are

Like cannon fodder

End Zone - Remember the Fallen (Sodom cover)

With combined effort
& the belief in god
Their duty only as cannon fodder
Kamikaze as living bombs