Who Sang The Drums of War? Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne Time the Conqueror cover art
writers: Jackson Browne
release date: 2008-9-23
genres: Rock
styles: Soft Rock
length: 6:12
producer: Paul Dieter and Jackson Browne
mixer: Elliot Scheiner
recording engineer: Paul Dieter
writer: Kevin McCormick, Mark Goldenberg, Mauricio Lewak, Jeff Young, Jackson Browne
Roll out the drums of war
Roll up the cover of the killing floor
Roll out the drums of war
And let's speak of things worth fighting for
Roll out the drums of war

Time Comes when everything you ever thought you knew
Comes crashing down and flames rise up in front of you

Roll out the drums of war
Roll back the freedoms that we struggled for
What were those freedoms for?
Let's not talk about it any more
Roll out the drums of war

Whatever you believe the necessary course to be
Depends on who you trust to identify the enemy
Who beats the drums for war?
Even before peace is lost
Who are the profits for?
And who are they who bear the cost

When a country takes the low road to war

Who gives the orders, orders to torture?
Who gets to no bid contract the future?
Who lies, then bombs, then calls it an error?
Who makes a fortune from fighting terror?
Who is the enemy trying to crush us?
Who is the enemy of truth and justice?
Who is the enemy of peace and freedom?
Where are the courts, now when we need them?
Why is impeachment not on the table?
We better stop them while we are able
Roll out the drums of war


And who lay down their lives?
And who will live with the sacrifice

Of our best and brightest hopes,
The flower of our youth,
Of freedom, and the truth?

CD 1
  • 1 Time the Conqueror
  • 2 Off of Wonderland
  • 3 The Drums of War
  • 4 The Arms of Night
  • 5 Where Were You
  • 6 Going Down to Cuba
  • 7 Giving That Heaven Away
  • 8 Live Nude Cabaret
  • 9 Just Say Yeah
  • 10 Far From the Arms of Hunger