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This song is about how imperialism leads to armed conflicts. It speaks about how the greed for wealth and the selfishness of those in authorities in powerful, warmonger countries can initiate war. It speaks about how industries, that manufacture technologically advanced weapons, influence the engagement of wars to make profit. It speaks about propaganda used as a persuasion tool to justify war.  “Throw down your weapons now” also speaks about the effects of war: destruction and desolation; famine and displacement of masses of people who die in their journey to find a better future; it speaks about traumatized children turned into orphans.

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Throw down your weapons now (5:11)

(Pietro Cottone)

Throw down your weapons now

Throw down your weapons now

Throw down your weapons now

Weapon industry lobbies politics

Profiting from death and misery

Politicians sat in the assembly

Vote to authorize their supremacy

Mass-destruction arms used to justify

Another oil-rich-country occupancy

Rifles, troops and ships, military aircrafts

All is ready to begin to hit

War,

The evil face of human beings

A senseless spill of blood and tears

A raging flood of pain and grief

War,

No proper reason justifies

This foolish failure of mankind

The countless tears are shed behind

Throw down your weapons now

Throw down your weapons now

Throw down your weapons now

Victims slaughtered by sophisticated drones

Crafted to export democracy

Remnants leave their homes flattened by the bombs

Drowning in the abyss of the Aegean Sea

Children terrorized, orphaned, amputees

Freezing on a camp of refugees

A soldier traumatized, homeless, drug addict

Waves the bloody flag of death and fibs

War,

The evil face of human beings

A senseless spill of blood and tears

A raging flood of pain and grief

War,

No proper reason justifies

This foolish failure of mankind

The countless tears are shed behind

 “…Indeed, the facts and Iraq’s behavior show that Saddam Hussein and his regime are concealing their efforts to produce more weapons of mass destruction…” [Colin Powell, 1983]

Famine, displacement, pain and misery

Destruction, desolation, poverty

Bloodspilling generates more bloodshed and violence

Lower your weapons, the enemy’s your madness

Throw down your weapons now

Throw down your weapons now

Throw down your weapons now

Throw down your weapons now

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