Civil War (song)

Civil War (song)

"Civil War" is a song by the rock band Guns N' Roses, which originally appeared on the 1990 compilation Nobody's Child: Romanian Angel Appeal and later on the 1991 album Use Your Illusion II. It is a protest song on war, referring to all war as 'civil war' and that it only "feeds the rich while it buries the poor." In the song, singer Axl Rose asks, "What's so civil about war, anyway?"

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Famous quotes containing the words civil and/or war:

    Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,
    And, without sneering, teach the rest to sneer;
    Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,
    Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike;
    Alike reserved to blame, or to commend,
    A timorous foe, and a suspicious friend;
    Dreading e’en fools, by flatterers besieged,
    And so obliging, that he ne’er obliged;
    Like Cato, give his little senate laws,
    And sit attentive to his own applause:
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    Once lead this people into war and they will forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)