Über den 1. Weltkrieg

 5. Mai 2019 •  Ekkart •  Musik, Videos •  ToDo

Gerade trudelt das neue Sabaton-Video über Verdun bei mir ein und das ist mir zu heroisch. Ich weiß, das ist anders gemeint und Sabaton sind eine eigene Sache, aber ich würde da dann mal Lemmy mit Motörhead dagegen stellen, wie ich mir ein Lied über den 1. Weltkrieg vorstelle.


16 years old when I went to war, To fight for a land fit for heroes, God on my side, and a gun in my hand, Counting my days down to zero, And I marched and I fought and I bled and I died, And I never did get any older, But I knew at the time that a year in the line, Is a long enough life for a soldier,

We all volunteered, and we wrote down our names, And we added two years to our ages, Eager for life and ahead of the game, Ready for history’s pages, And we fought and we brawled and we whored ’til we stood, Ten thousand shoulder to shoulder, A thirst for the Hun, we were food for the gun, And that’s what you are when you’re soldiers,

I heard my friend cry, and he sank to his knees, Coughing blood as he screamed for his mother, And I fell by his side, and that’s how we died, Clinging like kids to each other, And I lay in the mud and the guts and the blood, And I wept as his body grew colder, And I called for my mother and she never came, Though it wasn’t my fault and I wasn’t to blame, The day not half over and ten thousand slain, And now there’s nobody remembers our names, And that’s how it is for a soldier.