29 Jan

With God On Our Side

Oh my name it is nothin’

My age it means less

The country I come from

Is called the Midwest

I’s taught and brought up there

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

The Indians fell

The cavalries charged

The Indians died

Oh the country was young

With God on its side

Oh the Spanish-American

War had its day

And the Civil War too

Was soon laid away

And the names of the heroes

l’s made to memorize

With guns in their hands

And God on their side

Oh the First World War, boys

It closed out its fate

The reason for fighting

I never got straight

But I learned to accept it

Accept it with pride

For you don’t count the dead

When God’s on your side

When the Second World War

Came to an end

We forgave the Germans

And we were friends

Though they murdered six million

In the ovens they fried

The Germans now too

Have God on their side

I’ve learned to hate Russians

All through my whole life

If another war starts

It’s them we must fight

To hate them and fear them

To run and to hide

And accept it all bravely

With God on my side

But now we got weapons

Of the chemical dust

If fire them we’re forced to

Then fire them we must

One push of the button

And a shot the world wide

And you never ask questions

When God’s on your side

Through many dark hour

I’ve been thinkin’ about 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

So now as I’m leavin’

I’m weary as Hell

The confusion I’m feelin’

Ain’t no tongue can tell

The words fill my head

And fall to the floor

If God’s on our side

He’ll stop the next war
Copyright © 1963 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991 by Special Rider Music

6 Responses to “With God On Our Side WRITTEN BY: BOB DYLAN”

  1. Yvonne January 29, 2017 at 7:49 pm #

    It’s a powerful song.

  2. giselzitrone January 29, 2017 at 9:10 pm #

    Wünsche dir einen wunderschönen Sonntag liebe Grüße und alles Liebe Gislinde

  3. auntyuta January 30, 2017 at 6:07 am #

    Danke, liebe Gislinde. Wir sahen am Sonntag Tennis. Fedderer gewann die Championship! Heute, Montag, werden hier bei uns 40 Grad! Hugs von Australien, Uta

  4. Debra January 30, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

    Dylan’s words were incredibly 50 years ago and they continue to be powerful. Perfect for times such as these, Uta.

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