With God On Our Side

Joan Baez2006年1月1日

With God On Our Side - Joan Baez (瓊·貝茲)

Oh my name it is nothin'


My age it means less


The country I come from

Is called the Midwest


Is taught and brought up there

The laws to abide


And that land that I live in

Has God on it's side


Oh the history books tell it

They tell it so well


The cavalries charged

The Indians fell


The cavalries charged

The Indians died

Oh the country was young

With God on it's side

Oh the Spanish-American

War had it's day


And the Civil War too

Was soon laid away


And the names of the heroes


Is made to memorize

With guns in their hands


And God on their side


Oh the First World War boys

It closed out it's fate


The reason for fighting


I never got straight


But I learned to accept it

Accept it with pride


For you don't count the dead

When God's on your side


When the Second World War

Came to an end


We forgave the Germans


And we were friends


Though they murdered six million


In the ovens they fried


The Germans now too

Have God on their side


I've learned to hate Russians

All through my whole life

If another war starts

It's them we must fight


To hate them and fear them

To run and to hide

And accept it all bravely

With God on my side

But now we got weapons

Of the chemical dust


If fire them we're forced to

Then fire them we must

One push of the button


And a shot the world wide


And you never ask questions


When God's on your side


In a many dark hour

I've been thinkin' about this

That Jesus Christ

Was betrayed by a kiss


But I can't think for you

You'll have to decide

Whether Judas Iscariot


Had God on his side

So now as I'm leavin'

I'm weary as Hell

The confusion I'm feelin'


Ain't no tongue can tell


The words fill my head

And fall to the floor

If God's on our side

He'll stop the next war