Anthem for Doomed Youth

10,000 Maniacs


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For whom the bells toll
The stuttering rifles
The monstrous anger
A desert inferno

We're not prepared
He's eighteen and he's eager

No prayers or bells
The wailing of shells
On untraveled roads
As shrapnel explodes
I think it's wrong
Against their will
Really like to kill
What sign posts will lead
What bugles will call them
The women sit quiet
A slow dusk descending

It's their idea of fun
Who never owned a gun
Or the wailing of the dead
Cast their lots


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