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War

Elle est enregistrée pour la première fois par le groupe The Temptations et figure dans l’album Psychedelic Shack sorti en mars 1970 sur le label Motown. Elle n’est cependant pas extraite en single, le label craignant que la mise en avant d’une chanson aussi engagée nuise à l’image des Temptations. Le morceau est alors enregistré par Edwin Starr et commercialisé en single en juin 1970. Il obtient un vif succès, se classant en tête des charts aux États-Unis et au Canada, 3e au Royaume-Uni.

War est aussi utilisée dans plusieurs films, comme Rush Hour ou Small Soldiers.


Auteur/Compositeur : Norman Whitfield, Garret Strong

Texte chanson

War What is it good for Absolutely nothing War What is it good for Absolutely nothing War is something that I despise For it means destruction of innocent lives For it means tears in thousands of mothers' eyes When their sons go out to fight to give their lives War What is it good for Absolutely nothing Say it again War What is it good for Absolutely nothing War It's nothing but a heartbreaker War Friend only to the undertaker War is the enemy of all mankind The thought of war blows my mind Handed down from generation to generation Induction destruction Who wants to die War What is it good for Absolutely nothing Say it again War What is it good for Absolutely nothing War has shattered many young men's dreams Made them disabled bitter and meanLife is too precious to be fighting wars each day War can't give life it can only take it away War It's nothing but a heartbreaker War Friend only to the undertaker Peace love and understanding There must be some place for these things today They say we must fight to keep our freedom But Lord there's gotta be a better way That's better than War War What is it good for Absolutely nothing Say it again War What is it good for Absolutely nothing