Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Warrior Song

"The Warrior Song" is a chesty piece of music which reminds me of the cadences we used to sing when I was going through Basic Training, lo these many decades ago.

Cocky, arrogant, proud -- it glorifies those who fight war, and as such, it will not appeal a lot of folks.

Probably including most of Congress these days.

*sigh*

I think it's fantastic.

It is dedicated to every member of the United States Armed Forces, past and present

If you like it, you can buy a copy from iTunes at 99 cents a pop - and any profits derived from such sales will go directly to the Armed Forces Relief Trust.

If you are currently on active duty with the US Armed Forces, send them an e-mail and they'll send you a free copy.



Even if you don't like the music, the money goes to a truly worthy cause.

LawDog

32 comments:

RHT447 said...

HOOAH!

gunfreezone said...

IPod has a new song :)

Mr. Fixit said...

OUT STANDING !

Anonymous said...

How about we each waste 99 cents and send a copy to our Congressmen?
LawMom

wolfwalker said...

Only thing wrong with it is that the lyrics only mention soldiers. I think I counted four choruses -- how about one for each branch: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps? Maybe a fifth for the Coasties, too -- fighting Nature is at least as dangerous as fighting Bad Guys.

Anonymous said...

OK, ya' got me. But I don't have an iPod. Can I download it to my computer?

B Woodman
III-per

threadbndr said...

buying and sending to the Marine!Goth - yes, yes, I know he can get a copy for free, but I'm supporting the artist, too.

BTW, from now to Vet Day, Valor IT is doing the annual fundrasier for adaptive soft/hardware for wounded warriors. It's part of the Soldier's Angels charity.

Anonymous said...

LD, you may not update often, but I know anytime I come here the new post will be well worth it, thanks for spreading this song.

Anonymous said...

wolfwalker, the Coasties took the brunt of offshore saboteurs during WW II, and are now the first line of defense against all manner of seasmugglers. They don't only fight Nature.
LawMom

Anonymous said...

You might want to go on you tube and check out:
Johnny Willow by Fred Darian
Warriors must be Warriors, not politically correct drones. I love the term recently used about
"exit stratagy"
Exit stratagy should be:
1. Win War
2. Go home

Remember, there is no substitute for Victory
Paul in Texas

sarahandmom said...

B Woodman: Yeah, you can get the song onto your computer. If you download the iTunes software from Apple's Web site, you should be able to go buy the song, play it on the computer (PC or Mac), and all that good stuff.

Now, I don't know if this particular song is an "unlocked" file: some iTunes downloads are crippled, meaning that they won't, by default, play in my Zune, or my little sister's Sansa MP3 player. I use Tunebite to take care of that lil' problem, but there are surely free solutions out there as well. (I just bought Tunebite because the software's inexpensive and so, so easy...well worth it.)

Old NFO said...

OUT#$^&*STANDING!!! :-)

ExGeeEye said...

They give 'em to Vets, too. Mine's on my iPAQ.

I'lll probably donate direct to the cause.

Sean said...

Dear Wolfwalker,

I used the word "Soldier" because it was an all-encompassing word, representing "all military." I could have spent days doing "I am a SEAL," or "I am an Airman" or any of a number of different words, but none of them had the same vibe. I could have used "Fighter", but it wouldn't mean as much. I just wanted you to know it was never meant to exclude anybody, in fact, the opposite is true.

Respectfully Yours,

Sean Householder

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Deschain said...

Bought it. I'm not an American, but by God, it's an awesome song.

Jeff Wood said...

Aye, the Roman Legions would have liked this one.

My Dear Lawdog, some time ago you posted an appreciation of Christopher Lee, war hero and actor.

He just got dubbed a knight, though the article makes no mention of his war service:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1224146/Arise-Sir-Dracula-Hammer-horror-veteran-Christopher-Lee-receives-knighthood.html

Brigid said...

Awesome!

Meathe said...

Purchased, and purchased again. Thank you for the heads up.

Sheepdog said...

Mess with the best, die like the rest.

Anonymous said...

Considering the way things are going, financial wise, I strongly suspect the past and present members of the defense services of the United States strongly outnumber the future ones.

I mean, it's mighty fine having probably the best army ever, but if the Treasury needs to have roughly 50% of all bonds issued bought by the Federal Reserve with their free magic money.. it won't do a lot of good in the long run.

I mean, war stopped being profitable to some centuries ago. Now only the contractors make a profit, the rest are simply being suckered, unless it's a defensive war. (Göring may have been a Nazi junkie, but his quote on wars and patriotism is pretty good)

As to song being dedicated to veterans... I would love hearing what Fred Reed (Vietnam vet, journalist, writer) would have to say about people who agree with the message of the song. It'd most likely be somewhat not for delicate ears.


-Orc

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Alleged Wisdom said...

I am a big supporter of the armed forces and of veterans, but I don't like this song. Supporting national defense should not be linked to a glorification of death and violence.

Killing enemy soldiers or terrorists is like shooting your family dog after it gets rabies. It needs to be done, but you shouldn't be happy or excited about it.

The Lost Goat said...

You might also look at SGT David M. Wright's profile on Anysoldier.com
He is requesting LE equipment, gun cleaning stuff, and toys for Afghan children that his unit interacts with. His profile can be found by searching for contacts on Anysoldier.com by last name, or you can email him at leob42[at]gmail.com

charlotte g said...

Funny about the timing of your post. After yesterday's doings at Fort Hood, this is a pleasant and viable way to give support. I was just gritting my teeth this morning because I can no longer donate blood. But this--I can do:)

markm said...


Exit stratagy should be:
1. Win War
2. Go home

Paul in Texas


Sorry Paul, I have to disagree with you there. Winning the war is a very good idea if you have to fight one, but going home afterwards doesn't seem to work anymore.

Our doughboys beat the Germans in 1918 and went home - and their sons had to go back and fight a far worse enemy. We might have made a lasting deal with the Kaiser's government after we beat them, but that government fell before their army crumbled. The weak democracy that replaced it lacked the will to hold against a rising mad thug...

Not that leaving just any stable goverment in place is any better. In 1991, we beat the Iraqis like a drum, and then went home, leaving Saddam in power. His government was stable all right - stable like the Mafia, only with far less sanity at the top. So we had to go back. We got rid of that mad thug, but then we were stuck. If we'd gone home, another mad thug would have soon risen to the top...

Afghanistan, ditto.

Vietnam...let's not even talk about that.

So what's the other option? We kept troops in Japan for a decade or more. We still have troops in Germany (although their role changed), and in Korea. After the Spanish-American War, we set Cuba free (to be a festering sore forever), kept Puerto Rico (no big problem), and at the cost of considerable more American blood, we kept the Phillipines and prepared them for independence over fifty-some years (it's no showcase of democracy, but even Marcos was far better than Castro, Batista, or Hitler.)

The problem is, a well-functioning republic is hardly ever going to find it needs to go to war against a sane and sensible opponent. So after it wins the war, going home and leaving the raving maniac and/or thuggocracy it just defeated in charge is nearly the height of irresponsibility - exceeded only by toppling them and leaving without establishing a stable government.

So the question is: How many shitholes can our troops patrol at the same time?

John B said...

I spent 4 hours looking for this song. Over on JR Shirley's blog. I have to disagree with Alleged Wisdom. I might feel ashamed of myself after the fact, but in the heat of the moment, in the heat of battle, I am going to be suffused with a savage joy, and fervent thanks to that which made me, that I have a chance to kill that which would kill me.

We need more people who think and act like the songwriter.

The enemy is not our family dog come down with rabies. They are psychotic criminals, intent on imposing their sick, distorted worldview upon us. They want to destroy us, and replace our ways with theirs.

brinias53 said...

Asking you to see:
~ "Ungratefulness is the soul-disease of those who do not appreciate the service & sacrifice of our men and women in military service - present and past. Whether you agree with an opinion, a song or a war is of little consequence – we are Americans – the greatest beneficiaries of the most envied form if Liberty in all of history. Our servicemen and servicewomen gave up a life like yours so you and your family could live a life like yours in Liberty. Everything needs to be preserved so it can last - even something as mundane as your car. If it is not actively preserved - it decays quickly. How much more Liberty? Be honest, have you ever asked yourself. "Who has always had the job of preserving Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness? " Certainly not the unseeing, the unwilling, nor the ungrateful.
~ Robert M. Brinias Sandoval, Tempe, AZ, Father of a Navy SEAL

~ Remember, Neville Chamberlain went down in history as a byword to his nation and the world.

~ Authentic Quote: "We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." - Winston Churchill

Anonymous said...

SEAN, YOU ARE AWESOME! GOD BLESS YOU

Anonymous said...

TO SEAN HOUSEHOLDER: THIS SONG IS THE MOST INCREDIBLE THING I THINK I EVER HEARD. HOW IRONIC THAT WHEN OUR COURAGEOUS MILITARY MEN & WOMEN ARE FIGHTING THE FOUNDATIONS OF TERRORISM AROUND THE WORLD, AT HOME WE ALLOW MINDLESS LIBS TO ELECT A COCKY, ARROGANT, BLAME-AMERICA-FIRST, NAIVE YOUNG LEFTIST PRESIDENT. GOD HELP US.

Anonymous said...

THANKS SEAN! GODSPEED TO OUR BRAVE MEN & WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES. GOD FORGIVE THE LEFT-WING LIBS IN THIS COUNTRY WHO ELECTED A LEFT-WING NAIVE YOUNG SOCIALIST WHO LOATHES ALMOST EVERYTHING MILITARY, AND HAS ALMOST NO UNDERSTANDING OF THE VALUE OF INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM & LIBERTY.

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