The cast of FoC's first full production of Julius Caesar were inspired to work with well known singer/songwriter, Darden Smith, of Songwriting With Soldiers. For those of you who got a chance to see the production, you heard the rousing original marching cadence and the haunting song, Why Go To War in the First Place. These were written with our veteran cast members guided by the enormously talented and generous Mr. Smith. Check out this phenomenal organization @ http://www.songwritingwithsoldiers.org/
To hear the audio of WHY GO TO WAR... go to VETS VOICES
WHY GO TO WAR IN THE FIRST PLACE
Darden Smith / Feast Of Crispian
Why go to war in the first place
Why take the children we raised
And send them off to war in the first place
Could there be a better way
Maybe it's a loaded question
But what makes you think you're right?
And why does everybody have to be like us?
Is it arrogance, is it pride?
What did I do to deserve this?
After all that I've done?
Why do you not welcome me?
Now that I've come home
How big was your anger?
How big was your rage?
Did you get what you needed?
Do you feel good today?
Coming from where we come from
Did we have a choice?
Why don't you see me?
Can you hear my voice?
If I was homeless, brother
Help me understand
Is it just because I'm a soldier
That you shake my hand?
Is it because I'm a woman
That you see me second best
You don't know what I've been through
Still you give me no respect
What about the ones not with us
What about the ones long gone
What about the ones that gave their lives
Who'll be singing their song
© 2015 Darden Smith Music