Let Us Begin (What Are We Making Weapons For)

John Denver2014年11月3日

歌詞

Let Us Begin (What Are We Making Weapons For) (Remaster) - John Denver (約翰·丹佛)

I am the son of a grassland farmer

 

Western oklahoma nineteen forty three

 

I always felt grateful to live

In the land of the free

 

I gave up my father to South Korea

 

The mind of my brother to Vietnam

 

Now there's a banker who says

I must give up my land

 

There are four generations

Of blood

In this topsoil

Four generations of love

 

On this farm

 

Before I give up

 

I would gladly

Give up my right arm

 

What are we making weapons for

Why keep on feeding the war machine

 

We take it right out of the mouths

Of our babies

 

Take it away from the hands

Of the poor

Tell me what are

We making weapons for

 

I had a son and my son was a soldier

He was so like my father

 

He was so much like me

 

To be a good comrade was the best

That he dreamed he could be

 

He gave up his future to revolution

 

His life to a battle

That just can't be won

 

For this is not living to live

At the point of a gun

 

I remember the nine hundred days

 

Of Leningrad

The sound of the dying

The cut of the cold

 

I remember the moments I prayed

I would never grow old

 

What are we making weapons for

 

Why keep on feeding the war machine

 

We take it right out of the mouths

Of our babies

 

Take it away from the hands of the poor

 

Tell me what are we making weapons for

 

For the first time in my life

I feel like a prisoner

 

A slave to the ways of the powers

That be

 

And I fear for my children as

I fear for the for the future I see

 

Tell me how can it be

We're still fighting each other

 

What does it take

For a people to learn

 

If our song is not sung as a chorus

 

We surely will burn

 

What are we making weapons for

 

Why keep on feeding the war machine

 

We take it right out

Of the mouths of our babies

 

Take it away from the hands

Of the poor

Tell me what are

We making weapons for

 

Have we forgotten

 

All the lives that were given

 

All the vows that were taken

 

Saying never again

 

Now for the first time

 

This could be the last time

 

If peace is our vision

 

Let us begin

 

Have we forgotten

 

All the lives that were given

All the vows that were taken

Saying never again never again

Now for the first time

 

This could be the last time

 

If peace is our vision

 

Let us begin let us begin

 

***歌詞來自第三方***