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Masters of War

February 22, 2011

Bob Dylan’s  “Masters of War” released in 1963 on his Freewheelin’ album seems to be the perfect inaugural post for this new Category called “Hate & War”.  Performed on this video by The Staple Singers.  I included the first 2 verses and the last one in order to clear any ambiguity that might come up regarding my feelings about War.

Come you masters of war
You that build the big guns
You that build the death planes
You that build all the bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks.

You that never done nothin’
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it’s your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly.

And I hope that you die
And your death’ll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I’ll watch while you’re lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I’ll stand over your grave
‘Til I’m sure that you’re dead.

Word and Music by Bob Dylan

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