Songs About Nuclear War from the Eighties, Songs Beginning with U
During the eighties, the topic of nuclear war seemed to come up a lot. It was
on the news frequently due to the arms build up under the Regean era. At one
point I think there was enough fire power to destroy the world 100 times over
(it's probably still something ridiculous like that though). With the end of
the cold war all seemed fine, although recent events in India and Pakistan
does help remind us that it could be triggered by almost any mad man who is
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The US forces give the nod It's a setback for your country Bombs and trenches all in rows Bombs and threats still ask for more Divided world the CIA Who controls the issue You leave us with no time to talk You can write your own assessment Sing me songs of no denying Seems to me too many trying Waiting for the next big thing Will you know it when you see it High risk children dogs of war Now market movements call the shots Business deals in parking lots Waiting for the meat of tomorrow Everyone is too stoned to start emission People too scared to go to prison We're unable to make decisions Political party line don't cross that floor L. Ron Hubbard can't save your life Superboy takes a plutonium wife In the shadows of Ban the Bomb we live Sing me songs of no denying Seems to me too many trying Waiting for the next big thing
"Underneath the Radar," by Underworld
The lyric "I am the doctor" refers to the movie "Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Love the Bomb". The bombadier, Tex, rides a nuke down from his B-52 in that movie. You MUST watch it--it's a sci-fi classic!!
"The Unforgettable Fire,"
They have said that both the song and the album were named after a photo exhibit about the bombing of Hiroshima. Lyrics: Ice Your only rivers run cold These city lights They shine as silver and gold Dug from the night Your eyes as black as coal Walk on by Walk on through Walk 'til you run And don't look back For here I am Carnival The wheels fly and the colors spin Through alcohol Red wine that punctures the skin Face to face In a dry and waterless place Walk on by Walk on through So sad to besiege your love so head on Stay this time Stay tonight in a lie I'm only asking but I... I think you know Come on take me away Come on take me away Come on take me home Home again And if the mountain should crumble Or disappear into the sea Not a tear, no not I Stay in this time Stay tonight in... Ever after, this love in time And if you save your love Save it all Don't push me too far Don't push me too far Tonight Tonight Tonight...
"Unmarked," by Yazoo
go and join the army said the father to the son, see the world around you boy and learn to use a gun, think you're something special while they'll make you just the same, there's nothing wrong in dying after all it's just a game... (the whole song is like that!)
"Uranium," by Zot
The whole song has a strong anti-nuke feel.
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