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    Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by mk1rceme on Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:17 pm

    I thought that a thread dedicated to military themed music would be a good idea on CMCF. If anyone knows of any song or video to add, please feel free!

    I will start with a recent find from a old school hard rock band...Motorhead!

    I'm sure most of us out there who grew up in the 80's remembers this hard-thrashing rock band. One of my favorites for sure. This song blew me away when I heard it recently. A fine tribute to the Commonwealth soldier.

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    16 years old when I went to the war,
    To fight for a land fit for heroes,
    God on my side, and a gun in my hand,
    Chasing my days down to zero,
    And I marched and I fought and I bled and I died,
    And I never did get any older,
    But I knew at the time that a year in the line,
    Is a long enough life for a soldier,
    We all volunteered, and we wrote down our names,
    And we added two years to our ages,
    Eager for life and ahead of the game,
    Ready for history's pages,
    And we brawled and we fought and we whored 'til we stood,
    Ten thousand shoulder to shoulder,
    A thirst for the Hun, we were food for the gun,
    And that's what you are when you're soldiers,

    I heard my friend cry, and he sank to his knees,
    Coughing blood as he screamed for his mother,
    And I fell by his side, and that's how we died,
    Clinging like kids to each other,
    And I lay in the mud and the guts and the blood,
    And I wept as his body grew colder,
    And I called for my mother and she never came,
    Though it wasn't my fault and I wasn't to blame,
    The day not half over and ten thousand slain,
    And now there's nobody remembers our names,
    And that's how it is for a soldier.


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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by jholl72 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:12 pm

    Wow, pretty powerful song Dale.

    This line says alot.............
    But I knew at the time that a year in the line,
    Is a long enough life for a soldier,


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    Post by mk1rceme on Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:29 pm

    Powerful indeed.

    I know of quite a few military-themed songs done in a lot of different genres...maybe a thread of Commonwealth musical tributes would be something to ponder here. I have so many half done threads going already though Embarassed


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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:55 pm

    Another great song by another old school favorite...

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    hmm...embedding disabled for this one. Can still watch on youtube tho. Just click the link.


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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:14 pm

    A little Dire Straits...

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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:19 pm

    Good remembrance day song from Shawn Hlookoff...

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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by Ypres Creepers on Wed May 19, 2010 3:19 pm

    I have a bunch to share
    Two from the ever popular, Iron Maiden
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    One from a canadian folk/punk band The Real McKenzies
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    I'm sure I have more, but this will do for now

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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by mk1rceme on Thu May 20, 2010 8:06 pm

    Great songs! Thanks for sharing.

    Can't wait to see Maiden live again.


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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by pylon1357 on Fri May 21, 2010 5:17 am

    A little off topic maybe but does the Remembrance song "Pittance of Time" fit here? I noticed on youtube there are a huge number of tribute videos for our fallen in Afghanistan, one of which closes with some words from an email I sent a friend.


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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by Battalion Colours on Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:57 pm

    Here's a classic:

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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:24 pm

    pylon1357 wrote:A little off topic maybe but does the Remembrance song "Pittance of Time" fit here? I noticed on youtube there are a huge number of tribute videos for our fallen in Afghanistan, one of which closes with some words from an email I sent a friend.

    Sure does fit Cliff...I would also like to see the vid you talk about with your email quote.


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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by Ypres Creepers on Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:28 pm

    not quite canadian military themed, but a canadian band (one of my favorites) singing about people resisting the vietnam war draft
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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:32 pm

    Battalion Colours wrote:Here's a classic:

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    Thanks for posting this one B.C.

    My Grampa used to break into singing this song whenever he was half cut...it was quite amusing. I knew at a young age that the term was very derogatory to him.


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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by Battalion Colours on Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:42 pm

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    Few people outside of Australia have heard of the Kododa Campaign and the 39th Battalion. It's a story about one scratch militia Battalion and their stand against the Japanese. Some of you may have seen the movie 39TH BATTALION.

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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by Ypres Creepers on Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:58 pm

    very nice song, thanks for sharing

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    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:01 am

    Hopefully I have done this correctly and the video link works. As noted above, the words toward the end of this tribute were from me to the creator of the video.

    Interesting how my ineptitude for all things electronic doesn't affect my work....Thank god. I was able to post the link but no idea how the other posters got the youtube Icon thingy to show up.

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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by Ypres Creepers on Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:24 pm

    Just slap the URL (link) between these two tags
    [youtube*]LINK GOES HERE[/youtube*]

    Without the *'s though

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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by jholl72 on Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:36 pm

    pylon1357 wrote:Hopefully I have done this correctly and the video link works. As noted above, the words toward the end of this tribute were from me to the creator of the video.

    Interesting how my ineptitude for all things electronic doesn't affect my work....Thank god. I was able to post the link but no idea how the other posters got the youtube Icon thingy to show up.

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    We like you because of your ineptitudes!

    Seriously though, great video tribute and very poignant words at the end!


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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by Darrell on Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:36 am

    Hi

    A Good Alberta Boy; Corb Lund.

    Why the Strat Mounted Troop hasn't scooped this up for a Troop Song, or at least make some arrangement with Corb, is beyond me:

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    And I also like the darker side of the reprise version:

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    Re: Military Themed Songs and Videos

    Post by mk1rceme on Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:45 am

    One of my all time favorite bands...

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