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"Oh my name it is nothin' / My age it means less
The country I come from / Is called the Midwest
I's taught and brought up there / The laws to abide
And that land that I live in / Has God on its side.
Oh the history books tell it / They tell it so well
The cavalries charged / The Indians fell
The cavalries charged / The Indians died
Oh the country was young / With God on its side.
Oh the Spanish-American / War had its day
And the Civil War too / Was soon laid away
And the names of the heroes / I's made to memorize
With guns in their hands / And God on their side.
Oh the First World War, boys / It closed out its fate
The reason for fighting / I never got straight
But I learned to accept it / Accept it with pride
For you don't count the dead / When God's on your side.
When the Second World War / Came to an end
We forgave the Germans / And we were friends
Though they murdered six million / In the ovens they fried
The Germans now too / Have God on their side.
I've learned to hate Russians / All through my whole life
If another war starts / It's them we must fight
To hate them and fear them / To run and to hide
And accept it all bravely / With God on my side.
But now we got weapons / Of the chemical dust
If fire them we're forced to / Then fire them we must
One push of the button / And a shot the world wide
And you never ask questions / When God's on your side.
In a many dark hour / I've been thinkin' about this
That Jesus Christ / Was betrayed by a kiss
But I can't think for you / You'll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot / Had God on his side.
So now as I'm leavin' / I'm weary as Hell
The confusion I'm feelin' / Ain't no tongue can tell
The words fill my head / And fall to the floor
If God's on our side / He'll stop the next war."
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