Phil Ochs - I Ain't Marching Anymore Lyrics




Oh, I marched to the battle of New Orleans
At the end of the early British wars
The young land started growing
The young blood started flowing
But I ain't a-marching anymore

Oh I killed my share of Injuns in a thousand different fights
I was there at the Little Big Horn
I heard many men a-lying
I saw many more a-dying
But I ain't a-marching anymore

It's always the old to lead us to the wars
Always the young to fall
Now look at what we've won with a saber and a gun
Tell me is it worth it all?

For I stole California from the Mexican land
Fought in the bloody Civil War
Yes, I even killed my brothers
And so many others
But I ain't a-marching anymore

For I marched to the battle of the German trench
In a war that was bound to end all wars
Oh I must have killed a million men
And now they want me back again
But I ain't a-marching anymore

It's always the old to lead us to the wars
Always the young to fall
Now look at what we've won with a saber and a gun
Tell me is it worth it all?

For I flew the final mission in the Japanese sky
Set off the mighty mushroom roar
But I saw the cities burnin'
And I knew that I was learnin'
That I ain't a-marching anymore

Now the labor leader's screamin' when they closed the missile plant
United Fruit screams at the Cuban shore
Call it peace or call it treason
Call it love or call it reason
But I ain't a-marching anymore
I ain't a-marching anymore





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  1. Rusith Walpola

    nice pictures and i like your video

  2. Kyle Shiflet

    Rich man's war Poor man's blood I say that we make politician kids go out and die in their parents usless wars

  3. Bums Harvest

    The message is what it is, but its the melody that gets me.

  4. Caoimhin Ui Niall

    love you Phil - carry it on, people

  5. Jose Manuel Duato Marquez

    Phil Ochs is always fighting against the dictatorship of Economic power

  6. Channah Ussery

    Like Hawkeye of M.A.S.H. I WILL NOT CARRY A GUN! I will carry over, carry back, carry me back to ole Virginny, etc...... BUT I WILL NOT CARRY A GUN!! (see the video "Carry".

  7. Arun Tripathi

    well wondering, where my generation is going.

  8. wittywop

    Great project! Good work.

  9. Edward Branca

    I am very much looking forward to Trump's assassination. I will go out and celebrate with a fellow liberal friend when some brave American assassinates that piece of pig excrement and rat vomit called Trump.

  10. JOHNWLOUCKS

    Beautifully put together and the song.......relevant today more than ever! So sad.

  11. Chris Greene

    Today you would never hear the ephemeral, shallow, tripe of Lady Gaga ever sing something pertinent and political for her legions of fans that think this woman is an artist. No , this is an artist because the lyrics have meaning unlike Gaga's assembly line fluff pop music.

    easygordon

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDGwKw5Teog

    socksumi

    You clearly know piss all about Gaga and haven't bothered to listen thoughtfully to her music. Because if you did you would realize it's anything but fluff and wouldn't have launched your ill informed trashing of her music. There is considerable meaning and depth to many of her songs which she herself writes that haters like you are incapable of appreciating.

    Hot Take

    @easygordon Haha looks like Chris was little too quick to judge. Thanks for sharing this. I had no idea.

    Brian Rouleau

    Are you aware of how much shitty pop music was produced by every generation? Stop yelling at clouds, old man.

    James Robinson

    Chris Greene Not a huge fan of Lady Gaga, but I know her music has helped a huge number of LGBTQ people. If there was a YouTube during the 60s, we’d probably have comments calling this song shallow and trite too.

  12. Marilyn Armstrong

    Somehow, it's still relevant. And sad.

    Ernesto Lopez

    Somehow?

  13. experiessence

    Nice work. A few images of the massive street protests leading up to the second invasion of Iraq would have been nice, but I get it -- it's a history piece. Still, nice vid!!

    Mike Monks

    Someone else would have to write that part ... Phil died in 1976.