War Games [Cosby, Stills, and Nash cover]

by Platoon 1107

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From Platoon 1107:

The original version of this song (as recorded by the legendary group Crosby, Stills, and Nash in 1983) was often viewed as a protest song in its day. However, as a proud Veteran of the US Armed Forces, I don't view it as such. The courageous and strong men and women who serve in the military DO pose some of the same questions that are addressed in this song. I don't know if Stephen Stills (who wrote this song) is a Vet or if he has anyone close to him who conveyed such emotions from first hand experience, but in my opinion this song speaks about some of the genuine emotions and real reflections of a service-member serving in war time. Questioning and doubting are not exclusively signs of weakness (or, in this case, protest).


Can you stop your instincts?
Can you man your thought control, sir?
Can you give the last command
Or lie to a good soldier?
I'm a doubter, I'm a fool
I am but a man
Cast me out or let me be
All that I am
I am not so sure what you want me for
Either your machine is a fool or me

Now there is no time to wait
No time to think it over
Take the path, believe the math
You'll tell me when it's over
I'm a fighter, I've a question
Won't you answer me?
I have earned the right to know
And tell you what I see
I am not so sure what you want me for
Either your machine is a fool or me


released September 27, 2019

Jimmy Sisco: all instruments, vocals, programming, recording, and production (April 2019), except bass by Jesse Parks (of Grace and Thieves).

This song was originally recorded by Crosby, Stills, and Nash in 1983.



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