Now you can call me "Pete"
or you can call me "Pedro"
What's the difference in a name?
One leader calls them "Falklands" the other says "Malvinas"
To them both it's just a game.
They say, "It's wart wart wart
It's just another war
It's not the end of the world."
But if there's one too many wars
Then there won't be any more
No more wars, women, men, boys, or girls
The politicians cheered and
waved us into battle
To save the national pride
But they never breathed the smoke or heard the cannons rattle
Or took a bullet in the side.
Governments, flags, borders
all are fleeting
In an hour they disappear.
But somehow the drums of war never stop their beating
Year after bloody year.
© 1983 by Paul Kaplan, Paul Kaplan Music ASCAP