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reLISTEN #3: Songs against War

In this edition of reLISTEN, I recommend four relatively unknown songs against war and one of the all-time classics.

On Thursday morning, the world woke up in shock as we learned that Russia had started to invade Ukraine. It's still hard to process that there's again open war in Europe.

But it's even more challenging; no, it's impossible to comprehend what the people go through right now. The fear, the despair, the pain, the bleakness, the violence.

The news left me stunned, angry, helpless, and worried about local people I know.

In these incredible times, I again turn to songs that channel my emotions into a cathartic experience. To the lyrics that express my anger, frustration, and hope.

In this edition of reLISTEN, I recommend four relatively unknown anti-war songs and one of the all-time classics, hoping that they might work for you too.

And since the songs best speak for themselves, I don't write the usual review but mostly quote the impactful lines in the lyrics.


The Beauty of Gemina – King's Men Come

The Beauty of Gemina's King's Men Come is a dark and desperate hymn, a bleak march in the beginning that merges into a heartbreaking plea.

And all the men die
All these king’s men come
And all the men die
All this king’s men come

When you’re blind to see they’re tired
To die in battle
Then you want me to forget
King’s Men Come, by The Beauty of Gemina
from the album At The End Of The Sea

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