June 12, 2005
Us and Them
Listening to "US and Them" and trying to decide what it's really about... We are more alike than different (after all we're only ordinary men). War is about wealth and resources (with/without), life and truth are difficult to understand (and who knows which is which and who is who), violence is sad and serves others' purposes (forward he cried from the rear and the front rank died), our busy society doesn't have compassion on the weak and hungry (for want of a price of tea and a slice the old man died).
Seems to be a commentary on basic humanity and the ugliness of war, violence, famine, lack of compassion.... Thansk to Liquid Len in Ottawa, Canada for sharing parts of the above on Song Facts.