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Art of War

Created by Sciera on 15 Mar 2019 | Collaborator: Ivan Luden | Last edited by Sciera on 03 Oct 2019
Art of War

Lyrical descriptions of war.

Song | Ukrainian TIK

Translations:  English
Song | Russian Kino

Recorded in 1988 by popular Soviet rock singer Viktor Tsoi and rock band "Kino" (album "Blood Type").

Song "War Pigs" was recorded by "Black Sabbath" in 1970 (album "Paranoid").
Lyrics written by Geezer Butler, music composed by Black Sabbath (Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward).

Translations:  Greek German Serbian 5 more

Bob Marley recorded song "War" in 1976 (album "Rastaman Vibration").

Translations:  German Greek French 1 more

Translations:  German

Translations:  German

Translations:  German
Comments
ScieraSciera    Sat, 16/03/2019 - 19:08

Thanks for all those suggestions!
I've added them.

@Ivan Luden: Considering how many songs you suggested for this, if you don't mind I'll add you as a collaborator to this collection, then you can edit it yourself.

ScieraSciera    Sun, 17/03/2019 - 14:37

Thanks for the suggestions you two, I have added them!

BratBrat    Wed, 20/03/2019 - 11:57

Не хотелось бы кого-то разочаровывать, но цоевская "Кукушка", несмотря на то, что была кем-то перепета и всунута саундтреком в военный фильм, от этого вовсе не стала песней о войне.
Песнями о войне у Цоя в принципе можно считать "Легенду", "Группу крови" - из того, чего нет пока в этой коллекции.
У ДДТ самые сильные песни о войне - "Правда на правду" (которую сам Шевчук презентовал на концерте как "песню о гражданской войне"), "Не стреляй!", "Мёртвый город. Рождество".
Но если даже бегло прошерстить тот же русский рок на военную тему, то, боюсь, коллекция моментально переполнится.

ingirumimusnocteingirumimusnocte    Wed, 20/03/2019 - 19:24

Okudzhava and Vyssotsky have a lot of powerful songs about war too. The trick would be to pick the best of them.

BratBrat    Thu, 21/03/2019 - 02:01

Yes, you are right. But their songs are somewhat personalised (at least the majority of them), they show soldiers at war while Tsoi's songs are mostly about the general concept of war. As for me, I'd like to mention "Дерзость" by Okudzhava and "Мы вращаем Землю" by Vyssotsky.

Sailor PokeMoon2Sailor PokeMoon2    Fri, 22/03/2019 - 22:59

Group: Six Feet Under Song title: War is Coming

I didn't actually listen to this song myself I just read the song lyrics

Norah27Norah27    Thu, 11/04/2019 - 15:01

Zombie by The Cranberries!

ScieraSciera    Thu, 11/04/2019 - 16:18

That song seems to be not about an actual war but about the IRA etc. in Northern Ireland, i.e. about terror attacks. It could perhaps be called a civil war, though.

BratBrat    Thu, 11/04/2019 - 16:24

This song is about a war of such type, i.e. a civil war.

ScieraSciera    Thu, 11/04/2019 - 16:10

Any - it's only restricted by topic.

Sailor PokeMoon2Sailor PokeMoon2    Fri, 17/05/2019 - 20:37

30 Seconds to Mars (I know I messed up the band name): This is War

ScieraSciera    Sun, 19/05/2019 - 11:18

Thanks, added it.

TeSTaMeNTTeSTaMeNT    Sun, 01/09/2019 - 15:58

Sabaton- Uprising (Occupation of Warsaw, Poland)
Sabaton- Cliffs of Gallipoli (Entire World vs. Ottoman Empire)
Sabaton- Panzerkampf (German Occupation of USSR, 1943)
Sabaton- Stalingrad (Great Stalingrad War)
Sabaton- Primo Victoria (Berlin's Fall)

ScieraSciera    Sat, 21/09/2019 - 18:42

Is there a song by Sabaton that would not fit this collection?
I guess I'll just add the artist page instead.

FlopsiFlopsi    Sun, 22/09/2019 - 05:45

Ah, I've once though Iron Maiden sings almost all about war, but they've got a lot of other songs. Here are some Iron-Maiden-war-songs - pick your favourite: Aces High, The Trooper, Fortunes of War, Tailgunner, Run To The Hills, The Aftermath, The Longest Day, Invaders.

And some other suggestions of other artists:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/paul-hardcastle-19-lyrics.html
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/miracle-sound-pawns-war-lyrics.html
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/otherwise-soldier-lyrics.html
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/edwin-starr-war-what-it-good-lyrics.html

ScieraSciera    Thu, 03/10/2019 - 18:28

Didn't even know that half of those songs by Iron Maiden are about war xD Never really looked into their lyrics.
But I've added your suggestions (and one of the songs by Maiden just for the record).

ScieraSciera    Sat, 21/09/2019 - 18:42

Thanks for the further suggestions (and sorry for the very late reply)! I have added those where a valid link was provided of lyrics either in a language I understand or with a translation attached in a language I understand, and only those which to me seemed to be actually about war.