Thursday, November 11, 2010

No More War: A Veterans Day Post

Here's the movie trailer for Body of War, a documentary directed by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue. The film is about an Iraq War veteran named Tomas Young who was paralyzed by a bullet to his spine. It follows Young on a physical and emotional journey as he adapts to his new body and begins to question our country's decision to go to war in Iraq.

Here’s a link to a video of Eddie Vedder singing No More, the song he wrote for Body of War.

No More War
By Eddie vedder

I speak for a man who gave for this land
Took a bullet in the back for his pay
Spilled his blood in the dirt and the dust
He's back to say:

What he has seen is hard to believe
And it does no good to just pray
He asks of us to stand
And we must end this war today

With his mind, he's saying, "No more!"
With his heart, he's saying, "No more!"
With his life he's saying, "No more war!"

With his eyes, he's saying, "No more!"
With his body, he's saying, "No more!"
With his voice, he's saying, "No more war!"

You can read the rest of the lyrics here.

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