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  1. Lysistrata

From the album ownlife

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A tune by Todd Rundgren and Utopia. Every time I hear this tune, the power inherent in it reduces me to tears. It so sublimely says "Love Conquers All".
Far be it from me to edit Todd, but I always heard this song in a different light than the jaunty rock as Utopia plays it. I heard it darker, softer, restrained. It's a rare thing, a joyous elegy for a dying Warrior, reborn as a Husband/Lover.
May this scenario repeat a Billion times...

Lyrics

Lysistrata
Words and Music by Rundgren/Powell/Sulton/Wilcox)
©1982 Fiction Music/Unearthly Music BMI
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Lysistrata, open up the bedroom door
What is the matter, ain't you in love with me no more?
Uncle Sam called me up today, One more time before I march away
Make me feel like a big strong man
You say you don't care about my pride,
You love me too much just to let me die,
And you won't let me come inside
unless I don't go to war no more

Lysistrata, little boys like to have their fun,
And you know I gotta put on my colors and get my gun
Every able bodied man that I know, every patriot is packed to go
Won't you give me a last goodbye
I'll be sent off to a distant land,
To spill my blood upon some foreign sand,
And I may die by an enemy's hand
And then I won't go to war no more

Send the boys all back to the farm
Tell the troops it was a false alarm,
'Cause if I have to die I want to be in your arms,
And so I won't go to war,
no I won't go to war,
Aw, Honey, I won't go to war no more.