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God on Our Side (Bob Dylan) My name it means nothing, my age it means less And the country I come from is called the Midwest, Was taught and I learned there the law to abide And the people who live there have God on their side The history book tells it, it tells it so well The cavalry charged and the Indians fell The cavalry charged and the Indians died Our country was young then with God on our side The Spanish American War had its day And the Civil War too was soon laid away The names of the heroes, I was made to memorize With their guns in their hands and God on their side Oh the First World War, boys, it came and it went The reasons for fighting I never did get But I learned to accept it, to accept it with pride For you don't count the dead with god on your side The Second World War, boys, it came to an end We forgave the Germans and called them our friends Though they killed six million, in the ovens they fried The Germans now too have God on their side For many long years I've thought about this That Jesus Christ was betrayed by a kiss I can't do it for you, you've got to decide If Judas Iscariot had God on his side I've learned to hate Russians all thru my whole life If another war comes, it's them we must fight To hate and to fear them, to run and to hide And accept it all bravely with God on our side But now we've got weapons of the chemical dust If fire them we're forced to, then fire them we must One push of the button and a shot the world wide And you never ask questions with God on your side So now as I'm leaving, I'm weary as hell The confusion I'm feeling, ain't no tongue can tell The words fill my head and fall to the floor If God's on our side, He'll stop the next war Copyright Warner Brothers, Inc. recorded on Newport '83 SOF
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