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    Exclamation Operation Iraqi Freedom Theme song

    Operation Iraqi Freedom Theme Song: 'Rich Man's War'



    When will we ever learn? When will we ever see?

    Jimmy joined the army 'cause he had no place to go
    There ain't nobody hirin'
    'round here since all the jobs went
    down to Mexico
    Reckoned that he'd learn himself a trade maybe see the world
    Move to the city someday and marry a black haired girl
    Somebody somewhere had another plan
    Now he's got a rifle in his hand
    Rollin' into Baghdad wonderin' how he got this far
    Just another poor boy off to fight a rich man's war

    Bobby had an eagle and a flag tattooed on his arm
    Red white and blue to the bone when he landed in Kandahar
    Left behind a pretty young wife and a baby girl
    A stack of overdue bills and went off to save the world
    Been a year now and he's still there
    Chasin' ghosts in the thin dry air
    Meanwhile back at home the finance company took his car
    Just another poor boy off to fight a rich man's war

    When will we ever learn
    When will we ever see
    We stand up and take our turn
    And keep tellin' ourselves we're free

    Ali was the second son of a second son
    Grew up in Gaza throwing bottles and rocks when the tanks would come
    Ain't nothin' else to do around here just a game children play
    Somethin' 'bout livin' in fear all your life makes you hard that way

    He answered when he got the call
    Wrapped himself in death and praised Allah
    A fat man in a new Mercedes drove him to the door
    Just another poor boy off to fight a rich man's war

    Sarangel Music (ASCAP)
    Artist/Band: Earle Steve
    Lyrics for Song: Rich Man's War
    Lyrics for Album: Revolution Starts Now



    So my question about this is. Did any other war that we have been in have its own theme song? Also who decided that this is the theme song? Also what are your thought on this song being a symbol for everything we are fighting for?



    Last edited by jinelson; 10-13-06 at 12:50 PM.

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    ? I wasnt aware of any theme song. The Iraq war has a theme song? What the the hell does that even mean?What are my thoughts on this song being a symbol for everything im fighting for? hmmm.....Well first off thats not what I fought for. That song is retarded. Earl Steve sounds like some fagget ass hippie who hasnt doesnt know what the **** he was talking about.....so basically thats how i feel about that song.


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    Quote Originally Posted by outlaw3179
    ? I wasnt aware of any theme song. The Iraq war has a theme song? What the the hell does that even mean?What are my thoughts on this song being a symbol for everything im fighting for? hmmm.....Well first off thats not what I fought for. That song is retarded. Earl Steve sounds like some fagget ass hippie who hasnt doesnt know what the **** he was talking about.....so basically thats how i feel about that song.

    I heard about it on the news and i was shocked that there was a "theme" song and i wasnt sure if anyone else was aware of it. As to what you said i totaly agree with you.


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    i don't recall any theme music while we stormed through baghdad in 03. believe me, that sht up there wouldn't have flown, that's for sure. theme song for a war...jesus we gotta get these kids away from tv and that holly wood garbage.


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    Theme song? It's just media hype. Trying to stir the pot. Trying to make more controversy. Making up a story because they'd rather not have to print anything *gasp* positive.


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    no theme song

    they say theme song as that that is the song that defines this war (alot of people in the Vietnam era have said various artists music defined the "feeling" of that war. Same thing)
    Watch Platoon or Full Metal Jacket or just about any movie based on 'Nam and you'll see what I mean


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    Quote Originally Posted by His_angel
    Theme song? It's just media hype. Trying to stir the pot. Trying to make more controversy. Making up a story because they'd rather not have to print anything *gasp* positive.
    Yes, both conservative and liberal press have vastly blurred the line on reporting news and publishing opinion.

    anyways, I like Buffalo Springfields Stop, Children.


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    I thought the theme song for this war was "Bodies" by Drowning Pool



    Let the bodies hit the floor
    Let the bodies hit the floor
    Let the bodies hit the floor
    Let the bodies hit the floor
    Beaten what for
    Can't take much more
    One - Nothing wrong with me
    Two - Nothing wrong with me
    Three - Nothing wrong with me
    Four - Nothing wrong with me
    One - Something's got to give
    Two - Something's got to give
    Three - Something's got to give
    Now
    Let the bodies hit the floor
    Push me again
    This is the end
    Skin to skin blood and bone
    You're all by yourself but you're not alone
    You wanted in now you're here
    Driven by hate consumed by fear
    Let the bodies hit the floor


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    no i dont think that is the theme song. I googled this song and it said it was the operation iraqi freedome theme song.


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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowwing
    Yes, both conservative and liberal press have vastly blurred the line on reporting news and publishing opinion.

    anyways, I like Buffalo Springfields Stop, Children.
    Totally agree with you Yellowwing, I love that song. Although it wasn't actually about Vietnam, I think it was in response to the Sunset Strip Riots in L.A 1966.


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    The song is called "For what its worth"


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