Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“War”

Composed by Bob Marley

5 versions

live 1991 Madison Square Garden

Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration live album

live 1992/10/03 on Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music DVD
Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music, Volume 4 DVD

4:05

Throw Down Your Arms album

4:06 dub version

Throw Down Your Arms album

2:13 demo

Throw Down Your Arms album

Lyrics

(Source: Bob Marley: War)

Until the philosophy which hold one race superior
And another
Inferior
Is finally
And permanently
Discredited
And abandoned -
Everywhere is war -
Me I say war.
That until there no longer
First class and second class citizens of any nation
Until the colour of a man's skin
Is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes -
Me I say war.
That until the basic human rights
Are equally guaranteed to all,
Without regard to race -
Dis a war.
That until that day
The dream of lasting peace,
World citizenship
Rule of international morality
Will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued,
But never attained -
Now everywhere is war - war.
And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes
that hold our brothers in Angola,
In Mozambique,
South Africa
Sub-human bondage
Have been toppled,
Utterly destroyed -
Well, everywhere is war -
Me I say war.
War in the east,
War in the west,
War up north,
War down south -
War - war -
Rumours of war.
And until that day,
The African continent
Will not know peace,
We Africans will fight - we find it necessary -
And we know we shall win
As we are confident
In the victory
Of good over evil -
Good over evil, yeah!
Good over evil -
Good over evil, yeah!
Good over evil -
Good over evil, yeah! /fadeout/

Musicians

Source: Throw Down Your Arms

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