06.06.2010 05:40 PM

Hero of War

My kids and I all adore Rise Against – but it was my sons who introduced me to ‘Hero of War.’ I think I’ve posted this before, but it never ceases to be powerful. Or salient.

7 Comments


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    allegra fortissima says:

    “Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.” (Carl Sandburg)


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    shawn says:

    I agree powerful, but not so much relevant – have you read the lyrics and do you remotely think they apply to our soldiers?


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      Warren says:

      No, of course not. I assume he’s singing about the US experience, don’t you?


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    J. Coates says:

    Jeezuz Murphy this is a powerful tune.


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    Andrew says:

    Isn’t “adore” kind of an odd word to use when proclaiming your fandom for a punk band?


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    Michael Watkins says:

    The first time I heard Hero of War it took me two days to stop sing/hum/whistling it. Damn you.

    Was posting the video again just ironic timing or during your NYT perusing today did you happen across the Robert Mackey posting in “The Lede”? An intelligence analyst was arrested for allegedly leaking “classified” helicopter gunship video which proved the U.S. military was hiding the truth behind the killings of two Reuters journalists reporters plus many others. I looked at that video again and haven’t been able to get it, or the song, out of my head all day.

    http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/07/u-s-soldier-arrested-in-wikileaks-probe-after-tip-from-former-hacker/?partner=rss&emc=rss


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    hugger says:

    I heard every word, and the pain never goes away.

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