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Wounded World

Mission of Burma
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Album ONoffON (2004)

 Mission of Burma


I have written very few overtly political songs, most of these after my son Chance was born. The May 2004 release by Mission of Burma, ONoffON, contains my song “Wounded World.” This song was written during the FIRST Gulf War (1991, when my son was 2).

While I was obviously writing about the first War in Iraq (easily applicable to our leveling of Afghanistan or the current war in Iraq), I felt that I had managed to avoid some of the problems of certain “protest songs” of the ‘60s. Such as SuperBird by Country Joe and the Fish, that was utterly inseparable from the time (“Lady-Bird” Johnson), or “Motor City’s Burning” by the MC5, about the Detroit riots.

Roger Miller
I'm a puppet, you're a puppet too
A dancing fool, jiggle me at my joints
Once you were on my side
But I will make you wish that I had died
I had died
I had died
I had died
I had died
Wounded

Thanks for all of your help and perfection, oh yeah
The machines we have built for the end

Another year, another friend or foe
Burn their cities, scorch the earth below
The times have changed and so too have our needs
This time it's you on which the fire feeds
Fire feeds
Fire feeds
Fire feeds
Fire feeds
Wounded

If you laugh at my jokes you will pay for it, oh yeah
When your friends are enemies, you'll be sold

Thanks for all of your help and perfection, oh yeah
The machines we have built for the end

Wounded
World
Wounded

22/4/2018 - 20:05



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