With God on our side

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© Markus Ertl
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UploadedDecember 2, 2009
TakenFebruary 12, 2009
Exposure1/30 sec at f/1.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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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."

(Bob Dylan)

41 responses

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2009):

    Fantastic image. Great use of the blur.

  • Kevin Kabuki

    Kevin Kabuki gave props (2 Dec 2009):

    Simple truth, right? Each side feels god is on their side. Be better off without that rot no doubt. I like the shot, it was really well executed.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (6 Dec 2009):

    wonderful shot!

  • Ron Sellers

    Ron Sellers gave props (24 Feb 2010):

    Nice technique on this. Very clever.

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (8 Mar 2010):

    Poignant entry; appropriate song.

  • Christine Lukowicz

    Christine Lukowicz said (8 Mar 2010):

    Beautiful picture, I vote yes!

  • ang litratista

    ang litratista said (8 Mar 2010):

    i love this...reminds me of the toy soldiers my older brother had, he would wave tales about each soldier as we play....

  • Adam Reilly

    Adam Reilly said (9 Mar 2010):

    Very effective. Nice job.

  • Kathleen Battan

    Kathleen Battan gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Got my yes vote!

  • Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Cool shot, thought they were violin players for a second.

  • Erwin Nacional

    Erwin Nacional (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2010):


  • Kiran G

    Kiran G gave props (31 Mar 2010):

    YeAh RAdddddd ............................

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Awesome shot/entry!!! I loved these things..... I remember hours of "battle". I love the blur an lighting...makes the scene so real. Excellent song choice. All around, very well done!! My vote

  • Ruth Dudley-Carr

    Ruth Dudley-Carr (Deleted) gave props (9 Apr 2010):


  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (12 Apr 2010):

    Oh so very creative, so well done !!

  • Ope O

    Ope O gave props (15 Apr 2010):

    nice set up

  • Tone Fotland

    Tone Fotland (Deleted) said (18 Apr 2010):

    Cool shot:-)

  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (20 Apr 2010):

    SUPER COOL!!!!

  • Paul Bate

    Paul Bate (Deleted) gave props (2 May 2010):

    Great shot, voted

  • Jessica Choy

    Jessica Choy gave props (3 May 2010):

    very creative!!! great job!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (14 May 2010):


  • Vi Figueroa

    Vi Figueroa said (16 May 2010):

    this is so great. love the focusing.

  • ((pigotta08))

    ((pigotta08)) said (20 May 2010):

    absolutely voted!

  • Daniel Iván

    Daniel Iván gave props (21 May 2010):

    Very meaningful and clever. A work of art.

  • M A A Q

    M A A Q gave props (21 May 2010):

    My vote.

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (21 May 2010):

    My vote!!!

  • Tammy Lee Bradley

    Tammy Lee Bradley (Deleted) gave props (23 May 2010):


  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (25 May 2010):

    Yeah I like it voted!

  • Hunaid H

    Hunaid H gave props (27 May 2010):

    oh wonderful dreamy work

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (3 Jun 2010):

    Awesomeness! Voted YEAH!

  • Kathryn Cutler

    Kathryn Cutler said (3 Jun 2010):

    this is a very cool shot

  • Raluca Dumitru

    Raluca Dumitru gave props (5 Jun 2010):

    Fantastic idea!

  • Claudia Turner

    Claudia Turner gave props (5 Jun 2010):

    super great job

  • rory adityawan

    rory adityawan gave props (9 Jun 2010):


  • NiteRunner

    NiteRunner gave props (3 Aug 2010):

    well done

  • Patricia González

    Patricia González gave props (24 Aug 2010):

    Great shot!

  • Chibelle

    Chibelle gave props (13 Oct 2010):

    Love this - Amazing!

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (26 May 2011):

    Powerful! fabulous!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (5 Feb 2012):

    Cool shot, very well set up and lit!

  • Partha Sarathi Bose

    Partha Sarathi Bose said (21 Jan 2013):

    Very good idea and it's implementation!

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