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War is not Healthy

Brooker / Reid


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Words by Keith Reid

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War is not healthy for adults and children
It scars and it maims, it blames and it kills them
War is not healthy, and noone should claim
The pain that's inflicted could be worth the gain

It's democracy, it's lunacy, it's history, it's victory
It's money in  the pockets of the armament makers
It's fame and it's glory for the generals and dictators
It's terror and shame and real human suffering
For the ones who lose most are the ones who have nothing

War is not healthy for adults and children
It scars and it maims, it blames and it kills them
War is not healthy, and no-one should claim
The pain that's inflicted could be worth the gain

It's democracy, it's lunacy, it's history, it's victory
It's armchair warriors sucking their gums
It's merchants of horror polishing guns
It's praising the troops and waving the flag
It's widows and orphans carrying the bag


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