Ballad of the Soldier’s Wife

This is one of the best anti-war songs I’ve ever heard – it doesn’t deal in noble or ignoble concepts, but in real, physical things, freighted with meaning. PJ Harvey does justice to Kurt Weill’s song, the lyrics of which follow the Germany Army from initial victories to final defeat.

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