In February 2003 a group of artists gathered
to have their say on the war on Iraq. This song
dates back to an earlier conflict but was written
in such a way that it could apply to any unjust
war of aggression.
Of course, we couldn't just put one song out
on a CD, and as there were some artists who
wanted to participate but were not available
at the time of the recording of 'Dogs Of War,' .
we have added ten tracks and made this a great
compilation album featuring a variety of
artists and styles.
Mission Accomplished? Evidence from all the current newscasts makes
that famous battleship appearance by George W.
a total lie. Well, there's a surprise :-)
Well, at least with the sudden resurgence in
interest for this track (it has reached the top ten
on Soundclick's folk rock chart) the message is
getting out there on who not to trust as a
The track features Bo Walton, Indi Hawkes, S. R. Ford, Marcus Bekker, Steve Herbert, John Perkins, Michelle Gerrard, Colette Nicholls, Ron Walton, Derek Boase (lead guitar), Keith Hartland (bass) Jim Edgar (drums) and tracks were contributed by Barbara McDonald, Nixx, Natalie Hall among others.
COMPLETE TRACK LIST: Dogs Of War - Artists Against War Little Piece Of Heaven (Acoustic version) - Barbara McDonald with John Perkins In Memorium - Colette Nicholls New York Kind Of Feeling - John Perkins Stop - Indi Hawkes & The White Eagle Band What's Going On? - S. R. Ford Treat You Like A Lady - Ron Walton What Would Your Mother Say - NIXX Waiting For An Angel - Colette Nicholls Warmer - Jonathan Regester Don't Kiss Heaven Goodbye - Vicky Murray Jones
DOGS OF WAR (Harflett/Perkins) Originally recorded by the writers (Dawnwind) in 1975 for their 'Looking Back On the Future' album on Amron records.
I think I hear the dogs of war Howling on the hill And, though they say the world's at peace, I hear them howling still. Oh, the masters they are shrieking and they shout in freedom's name, Their words alone can never hide the bleeding face of pain For our fathers died in freedom's cloak but the world remained the same.
CHORUS: For the armies they are marching to the beating of the drum And the distant sound of thunder is telling us to come But we have heard the message a thousand times before. Will a million voices answer NO to the howling dogs of war?
Though they mock the dead with poppies, the ones who never went And speak in shameful whispers, of the heroes who were sent. Still the masters grew much richer, and the common man was slain And now the curs are thirsting for o
ur young men's blood again For our fathers died in freedom's cloak but the world remains the same.
Speak not to me of glory, tell to me no lies For the widows and the orphans are crying in your eyes, And a dreadful toll of murder is lying at your feet, and when your lives are ended, the armies you will meet. And the ones you calmly slaughtered will be your judges then, and your riches will not save you from the butchered sons of men.
One last footnote. This week we've seen the lowest of the low in attack ads. Sorry but we could no longer stay silent.
The President wants you to believe wolves are waiting in the woods to attack USA. We got news for you. The wolves are already in The White House and you need to run them out!