Grand Pop

Darien Martus

Cold war

04:07
Darien Martus
2010-03-17
Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

Story

This was the song idea that inspired the album.  I heard someone say, "During the Cold War we had doo-wop to keep our minds off what was happening."

Lyrics

Now it’s a cold, cold war

No one fires a shot

We just stand here pointing weapons

Until someone dies of shock

Yes it’s a cold war

A thaw could end the human race

We’re crossing our fingers in our pockets

Blasting our cold war rockets

Into space

The family out in Iowa, doesn’t know what to do

With Khrushchev on the TV pounding his shoe

Do we build our air raid shelter, with a gun to keep them out?

Or just stand here in the open exposed to the fallout?

Now it’s a cold, cold war

No one fires a shot

We just stand here pointing weapons

Until someone dies of shock

Yes it’s a cold war

A thaw could end the human race

We’re crossing our fingers in our pockets

Blasting our cold war rockets

Into space

What a shame we build these weapons to hideous to use

When if it ever comes to contest, everyone would lose

How ‘bout we turn around those cylinders, point them toward the stars?

Send them off on voyages and land them on Mars?

Now it’s a cold, cold war

No one fires a shot

We just stand here pointing weapons

Until someone dies of shock

Yes it’s a cold war

A thaw could end the human race

We’re crossing our fingers in our pockets

Blasting our cold war rockets

Into space

Looks like all of human history, is frozen on the brink

Armed with hate and our technology, we could end it in a wink

That’s why we turn our minds to doo-wop, pretend it’s all okay

Keep practicing our harmonies, let it all go away

Now it’s a cold, cold war

No one fires a shot

We just stand here pointing weapons

Until someone dies of shock

Yes it’s a cold war

A thaw could end the human race

We’re crossing our fingers in our pockets

Blasting our cold war rockets

Into space

War is war, or so they say

But this one breaks the mold

No armies and no battlefields

This war is cold