Remembrance Day & an anti-war song by Skullfinger

^ someday I hope a peaceful world society will become a reality ^
^ someday I hope a peaceful world society will become a reality ^

I imagine Remembrance Day is full of mixed emotions for many people, meaning something a little different for each person. You can call me a dreamer but I think the world can be a nice place, free of violence. Too many misguided actions. Killing in the name of what? Us vs. Them is a horrible thought pattern. Don’t believe the hype. The impression I’ve gotten is that a lot of war’s misery is propelled by nothing more than greed for money, only disguised as something more honourable. Many people suffer for the benefit of a very few. What an ugly game!

Two years ago I wrote a song on Remembrance Day, called “Remember.” It was fuelled by the aggravating dilemma between “honouring the sacrifices of veterans” (very good) and “glamourizing war” (very bad). I think I realize that not every war is fought for the same reason, so it is not okay to paint every situation with the same brush. Some things are worth fighting for.

^ My Grandpa survived WW2... not unscathed, but managed to remain a good-spirited fellow nevertheless! ^
^ My Grandpa survived WW2… not unscathed, but managed to remain a good-spirited fellow nevertheless! ^

With this song, I chose an anti-war stance. I’ve changed the title to “Cannon Fodder” to get the point across a little more clearly, and it’s due to appear on the upcoming Skullfinger album, “Turn Down The Quiet.” As far as genres are concerned, it’s basically a metal song with machine-gun snare drums, 7-string guitar, and heavily-layered vocals reminiscent of Ministry or Devin Townsend. The guitar solo section reveals my heavy Megadeth influence. It’s kinda brutal. Lyrics at the bottom of this page.

^ A cannon. Try not to stand in front of it. Or behind it, for that matter. ^
^ A cannon. Try not to stand in front of it. Or behind it, for that matter. ^

Today I was fortunate enough and attentive enough to capture the sound of the jets flying overhead & I added it to the beginning of “Cannon Fodder.” Have a listen on Soundcloud.

^ album cover art for
^ album cover art for “Turn Down The Quiet” by Skullfinger ^

Here are the lyrics to “Cannon Fodder”…

Remember Remember Remember
War War War War War
Remember Remember Remember
War War War War War
Remember Remember Remember
War War War War War
Remember Remember Remember

War is a liar
A dirty liar
Wants to throw your babies
Into the fire

Guns are for hire
To greedy liars
They want to throw your babies
Into the fire

Somebody’s laughing all the way to the bank
All because of your allegiance
All because of your allegiance

Imaginary borders
We could have been friends
But I’m following orders
We kill to defend

Let your country poison you
Dismember you
Let your country starve you
Dismember you

Cannon fodder cannon fodder
This ain’t about freedom
You sorry sucker
Cannon fodder cannon fodder
This ain’t about freedom
You sorry sucker


End of rant.

PEACE!

SL

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