With God On Our Side Lyrics

“With God On Our Side”
(originally by Bob Dylan)

Oh, my name, it means nothing
And my age, it means less
For, the country I come from is called the Midwest
I was taught and brought up to the laws to abide
And that the land that I live in, has God on its side

Oh, the history books tell it
They tell it so well
The cavalries charged, and the Indians fell
The cavalries charged, and the Indians died
Oh, the country was young then, with God on its side

The Spanish-American War had its day
And the Civil War to us, was soon laid away
And the names of the heroes, I was made to memorize
With guns in their hands, and God on their side

The First World War, it came and it went
And the reason for fighting, I never did get
But I learned to accept it, accept it with pride
For you don’t count the dead when God’s on your side

In the 1960s came the Vietnam War
Can someone tell me what we were fighting for?
So many young men died, so many mothers cried
Now I ask the question, was God on our side?

I learned to hate the Russians all through my whole life
If another war comes, it’s them we must fight
And to hate them and fear them, to run and to hide
And accept it all bravely with God on my side

Through many dark hours, I’ve been thinkin’ ’bout this
That Jesus Christ was betrayed by a kiss
But I can’t think for you, you’ll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot had God on his side

Oh, now as I’m leaving, I’m weary as hell
The confusion I’m feeling, ain’t no tongue can tell
The words fill my head, and they fall to the floor
That if God’s on our side, he’ll stop the next war
Jesus loves me, this I know

About With God On Our Side

Artist: The Neville Brothers
Related Songs: Sister Rosa
Album: Yellow Moon
Released: March 1989
Recorded: New Orleans
Genre: New Orleans R&B, soul, funk
Length: 52:40
Label: A&M[1]
Producer: Daniel Lanois

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