04 July 2008

Hurroo, Hurroo

This is what war is. Glory, victory, honor... all are incidental to the fundamental, inescapable horror and destruction it brings.

Here is some info on the song. There's debate about whether this or the seemingly more upbeat When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again came first. Johnny Comes Marching Home has always sounded to me as if it were intended to be heard ironically. I hear the music and I don't see a triumphant march back home; I see a funeral march. Maybe that's just me, though.


John said...

Very moving song. Great video to go with it. Especially the juxtaposition of the Chimperor's idot grin and field after field of graves. Too bad the people who most need to get this message won't see it or, if they do, won't care.

Qalmlea said...

Yeah. I was actually looking for an ironic video version of When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again, and stumbled across these alternate lyrics instead. Very good choices of images to go with them.