Starr, Edwin - War Lyrics

War, huh, yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, uh-huh, uh-huh

War, huh, yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, say it again, y'all

War, huh, good god
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, listen to me

Oh war, I despise
'Cause it means destruction of innocent lives
War means tears to thousands of mothers' eyes
When their sons go off to fight and lose their lives

I said, war, huh, good god, y'all
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, say it again

War, huh, whoa-oh-whoa-oh, Lord
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, listen to me

War, it ain't nothing but a heartbreak
War, friend only to the undertaker

Oh, war, is an enemy to all mankind
The thought of war blows my mind
War has caused unrest within the younger generation
Induction then destruction, who wants to die?

Oh, war, huh, good god, y'all
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, say it, say it, say it

War, huh, uh-huh, yeah, uh
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, listen to me

War, it ain't nothing but a heartbreaker
War, it got one friend, that's the undertaker

Oh, war has shattered many a young man's dreams
Made him disabled, bitter and mean
Life is much too short and precious to spend fighting wars these days
War can't give life, it can only take it away

Oh, war, huh, good god, y'all
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, say it again

War, huh, whoa-oh-whoa-oh, Lord
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, listen to me

War, it ain't nothing but a heartbreaker
War, friend only to the undertaker

Peace, love and understanding, tell me
Is there no place for them today?
They say we must fight to keep our freedom
But lord knows there's got to be a better way

Oh, war, huh, good god, y'all
What is it good for?
You tell me, (nothing) say it, say it, say it, say it

War, huh, good god, yeah, huh
What is it good for?
Stand up and shout it (nothing)

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Starr, Edwin War Comments
  1. RedCapitalist

    at least the blacks of the past made creative music

  2. Tommy

    This is what I will play if World War 3 ever happens.

  3. Silent Bethlehem


  4. thomas jackson

    No war with Iran!

  5. Mahdeel Ad

    fuck war

  6. Ursula Powers

    F**k Trump

  7. Cory Smith

    Iran Poking The Sleeping Giant .

  8. The Quiet Revolution

    Welp,  Iran just launched missiles at a U.S. base in Iraq.  Ya'll ARE watching the news, right?

  9. Lucas Cardoso

    Show this to USA and Iran pls

  10. Ma Gu

    People need to understand that the United States will never draft again. The last time they did a draft was in the 70s during Vietnam.

    Ice Vixen

    Ma Gu they won’t, as long as there are enough volunteers.

  11. Dwight Schrute

    Here we go.

  12. Ding Dong


  13. Depressive Tangela

    War never changes

  14. William Fitzgerald

    1/7/20 - There's no turning back now.

  15. Nicholas Allgood

    That song is the shit!!!😄😄😄

  16. Sean Sutton

    Welp, this became worrying relevant again...

  17. Matthew Charette



    I saw IT and want onlY hear this Song

  18. YT is not for Kids

    WW3 didn't happen and half life 3 has never been released yet, chill y'all.

  19. Dennis The Menace

    Did you know Edwin Starr helped produce the song "Get the Money" for DIsneys 1982 "Mousercise" album? Just thought you might like to know

  20. Paul Hadfield

    this songis wonderful maybe trump should listen to it,

    Screw Zelink

    He doesn't "maybe" shoudl listen to it, he NEEDS To listen to it.

  21. marcello sandoval

    Someone needs to play at the white house

  22. Frank L

    What is it good for? Absolutely nothing

  23. Jevezy

    Times have not changed in this capitalistic, cruel nation, billions spent on the War Machine and nothing for the citizens. This country is cursed.

  24. Gardov v

    Only World War 3 kids remember this one

  25. Shea Rivera

    Listening during WW3 ✊🇲🇽

  26. 72 Virginians

    Truly the best music to burn London to.


    Hellsing Abridged! ^_^

  27. PDN-At0micPunk

    A song that will never stop being powerful and relevant.

  28. DesertRose122

    are you listening TRUMP you war mongering old bastard?????????

  29. Ronald Charles Epstein

    I knew what Edwin Starr sounded like for decades, but only saw his portrait recently.

  30. Edwin Figueroa

    Edwin Starr Presente

  31. emran sampao

    litteraly listening to these song because WW3 is coming.
    hope not 😂

  32. Gamer Historian

    War!! War!!! War!!! Bomb Iran!!! Start the draft!!

  33. Rio

    WW3 song theme

  34. Official PaulyNation

    whos listening during ww3 meme? 2020

  35. william torres

    Time to earrape this in the streets to not get drafted

  36. Cyber Demon

    This what imma listen to on the way to Iran 😤🔥

    Cairol Sc

    you should hear fortunate son fella

  37. Juicy Man Jones

    This song is getting my hyped to be drafted for WWIII

    Dennis Fetterman

    Juicy Man Jones no son don’t worry you’re not going to have to go there will be no draft We did not do it on 911 we are not going to do it now enjoy being young first it only happens once.

    Cairol Sc

    wait they are drafting

    Screw Zelink

    @Cairol Sc No

  38. Sam Tilley

    Who’s listening to this during WW3?😪🙏💯


    Sad thing is people think it's the only option


    Me 😂😂


    Me too.

  39. Chalycees

    I see some coming back here for a very specific reason
    I really hope things don't escalate into something gruesome...

  40. Comfy Cabbage

    WWIII incoming (hopefully not)

    Gamer Historian

    War!! War!! War!! Bomb Iran!!

    Tray Day 216

    @Gamer Historian 🖕

  41. The Penultimate Examiner

    This song is relevant since Trump decide to start off the year WITH A WAR WITH IRAN!

    Ytrewq Wertyq

    "People hate him! He found a simple trick to become the most hated president in history (click to see how)!"

    Andrew Grove

    Very true

    Victor Santini

    A real Motheerfucker Maaan.

  42. Turbid TG1

    Unnecessary Iran war, 1-2-20.

    Yeve the Deer

    Here we go

    McChicken 2

    The Penultimate Examiner Thanks to retaliation on our part since they attacked our embassy and funded militias that have killed Americans

    Wisemankugel Memicus

    @The Penultimate Examiner You blame Trump but that's fucking stupid. We've been in the Saudi-Iran Proxy War since 2001. And we weren't helping the Iranians.

    Wisemankugel Memicus

    @The Penultimate Examiner You blame Trump but that's fucking stupid. We've been in the Saudi-Iran Proxy War since 2001. And we weren't helping the Iranians. Trump is merely using the escalation to bolster American interests. It's Trump's fault for escalation but it would also be Trump's fault if we stood by while Iranian-backed militias murdered our lads for backing our allies. In other words - you people cannot be pleased.

  43. YouTube Mario

    Eddsworld Moving Targets Brought Mr Here

  44. Anton

    Its not “you all” its “ya’ll”
    You sound like a karate movie let me show yo goofy ass how its done

    MSA 999777

    hahaha .. God bless Chris Tucker

  45. Novacy C-OPS

    Was geht ab digga

  46. wakawaka1976

    Thought it was Tom Jones

  47. Shaunta Neal

    Rush hour favorite movie

  48. Herman Rimassa

    Brasil 2019 👊👏🇧🇷

  49. zaggy3110

    American white evangelicals hate this song

  50. שמעון קרמונה

    rush hour maann!!!

  51. Josef Jacobfeuerborn

    Wirklich Kraftvoll gesungen Bravo😎😎😎👍

  52. Саша

    Battlefield Vietnam

  53. Wesley Brown

    This the only thing about war alot young kids dont know what it stands for too bad music is not around anymore

  54. James Carter

    Afghanistan war. What is good for?

  55. The Amateur

    In the top 10 songs of all time, for sure!!!

  56. Larry TAYLOR

    4 years later I was drafted. Yes, the war was raging in 1972. GOOD GOD YA'LL

  57. Two Tone

    Half right!

  58. David Sharp

    always love this song

  59. محمّد اَنس

    Came from Conan’s G.I Joe remote

  60. Raniera Bassett

    I used to play this song in the army

  61. Alizah Darden

    Nice war what is the good life

  62. stan hootzz

    THANK U fer the SHARE!

  63. joe mer

    Ghost pilots at Times Square !!!!!

  64. Mays McMuffin

    best ironic theme while being gunned down and obliterated by SS Vampire Nazi Soldiers

  65. Christian Danger

    im only listening to this for us history class

  66. Haige Gee

    The bass 🔥🔥🔥🔥👌

  67. D R

    War is GOOD

  68. SundayVibes

    Anyone here from Tmnt: out of the shadows

  69. bar hany

    great music ...lyrics are anti war but the music is brilliant


    convoluted morality, much...??

  70. Bobby Girl

    Hello from 2019

  71. Raymond Rocha

    This is a badass song! This is a lion singing this song!

  72. Joffrey Barnay

    1991 dans Backdraft, les frères Macaffrey dans le Ford de Steven <3 <3

  73. TeeJay Tha DeeJay

    Yo who's watching in 3414?

  74. Dai Nihon Teikoku

    Battlefield Vietnam?

  75. Stephen Lees

    edwin starr the man xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  76. CinderSans 6969

    War is good


    chupa pinga

  77. Letrell Hardin

    Smokin a blunt of that ⛽⛽⛽watching Rush hour n had to here it AGAIN cuz it's W.A.R!!!!!!

  78. Daniella Pawl

    This is the jam.

  79. Peter Frank

    The only time I ever consider a cover better than The Temptations' original.

  80. Miracle Mckoy

    When i hear this song it put shivers down my spine the way he sings wow so good and makes me wanna shed a few tears such a good song filled with emotion. R.I.P.

  81. Seth's Life

    Song was fucking trash, i heard this guy died in 2003, thank good!!!!! i'm happy died he died of a hard attack. amen brotha praise god!!!!!!!

  82. Harry S. Anchan

    Let us remember the lyrics of this song this Veteran's Day,

  83. Ryan King

    VAR what is it good for?

  84. Sonic Ranger

    UK Gladiators brought me here

  85. Admiral Musashi

    Say no to War!
    Say yes to Peace✌

  86. Shelia Wilkes

    Vietnam got Son ,Father ,Wemen killed. Those soldiers saw and had to do horrible things no wonder so many came back on heroin. I remember joining tha Army got sent to Germany in 1975 me and some of my friends went to the club one night I remember seeing these young men and wemen at a table some was nodding off to sleep some was scratching theirselves and some just had this blank stare in their eyes I asked a friend what up with those people at that table he replied that is the stoners. I asked him what he meant he said they all been to Vietnam and they are high on the Big H still I said to him I don't know what the Big H is he said they are high on heroin said most of the soldiers came back hooked on that junk because of all the death of people some soldier had to kill children because children were trying to kill them.So every time I hear this song I think about those people at that table in the club so high they didn't even know where they were. Vietnam had messed up some many of our people that was not even a war they called it policing Vietnam. We lost so many people for what Political reasons the only thing it Vietnam did was to mess up so many young and older Americans .Tha American soldiers should never been there . I will alway stand up and shake anyone that served in Vietnam because all it caused was death and making our soliders life messed up.

  87. margaret cimineri

    I remember This Song Like it Was Yesterday!!!

  88. Mase England

    Tropic thunder ohhh yea

  89. Dominic Dewhurst

    bad song

  90. assembled 18

    They should put this song in Stranger Things.

  91. Thijme Poiesz

    Wie is hier voor Nieuwe Honden 2019

  92. Zeebra237

    We do not need war. It only benefits the Bankers.

    Google this: "July 1, 1916 Worst day in British military history." 58,000 British casualties on one day. By contrast, the US had 53,000
    casualties on both sides in the three days of Gettysburg. That did not have to happen. In Ferdinand Lundberg's America's 60 Families we
    were told that Mr Thomas Lamont, a business of associate of J P Morgan, addressed a business conference in Philadelphia in 1915 saying
    that WW I would be good for business. By entering WW I America would make the war last long enough to bankrupt England and France.
    Another reason for WW I to last beyond 1915 was to create Palestine as a Jewish colony. And the third reason was to bankrupt Russia so
    the Communists could set up a violent dictatorship that eventually killed more than 60 million Gentiles.

    German Generals in March of 1939 had offered to arrest Hitler if Britain would not declare war on them. But His Majesty's
    Jewish Government had decided they wanted war. The Rothschild owned Bank of England had loaned Hitler 350 million pounds in
    1935-36 so he could re-arm. The Japanese Emperor had been trying to surrender since 1936. That means that 58 million people
    died for no good reason after March of 1939 other than the fact that the Rothschilds like war.

  93. Max Marin

    Los viajes de gulliver ?????

  94. Hode ʞestra

    It sure reminds me of Don Ellis' piece "Go Back Home"!

  95. Nejis Kafir

    Why change the words.