One of the more depressing songs sung by The Pogues, written by Eric Bogle. For those who are unfamiliar with the song, it’s about an Aussie soldier who was sent overseas to fight in WWI. The soldiers were sent into the meat grinder in Gallipoli, Turkey, where soldiers died and were wounded day after day.
It’s very anti-war, singing about the uselessness and waste of war. Whether in a formal war or everyday life, there’s nothing to like about guns and violence. Nothing. Too bad one political party in the US is dedicated to supporting it.