War Lyrics

The Temptations


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield, Norman J. Whitfield
album: Track 6 in album Psychedelic Shack
release date: 1970-3
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genres: Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Psychedelic/Funk/Soul
length: 3:12
composer: Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
lyricist: Barrett Strong

Cover Art

The Temptations Psychedelic Shack cover art
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Oh no-there's got to be a better way
Say it again
There's got to be a better way-yeah
What is it good for?
War has caused unrest
Among the younger generation
Induction then destruction
Who wants to die?
War-huh
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Say it again
War-huh
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Yeah
War-I despise
'Cause it means destruction
Of innocent lives
War means tears
To thousands of mothers how
When their sons go off to fight
And lose their lives
I said
War-huh
It's an enemy of all mankind
No point of war
'Cause you're a man
War has caused unrest
Among the younger generation
Induction then destruction
Who wants to die?
Give it to me one time-now
Give it to me one time-now
War has shattered
Many young men's dreams
We've got no place for it today
They say we must fight to keep our freedom
But Lord, there's just got to be a better way
It ain't nothing but a heartbreaker
War
Friend only to the undertaker
War
War
War-good God, now
Now
Give it to me one time now
Now now
What is it good for?


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Psychedelic Shack
  • 2 You Make Your Own Heaven and Hell Right Here on Earth
  • 3 Hum Along and Dance
  • 4 Take a Stroll Thru Your Mind
  • 5 It's Summer
  • 6 War
  • 7 You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You)
  • 8 Friendship Train