Come you masters of war
You that build the big guns
You that build the death planes
You that build all the bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
I just want you to know
I can see through your masks
You that never done nothin'
But build to destroy
You play with my world
Like it's your little toy
You put a gun in my hand
And you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther
When the fast bullets fly
Who is the Artist? Bob Dylan
What is the name of the song? Masters of War
When was it recorded/released? 1963
What other famous songs do they sing? The Times They Are A Changin', Love is just a Four Letter Word,
What do you think the lyrics of the song mean? I think they mean that the people in charge are cowards and hide while we fight.
How do you think they relate or reflect to the time period? I think the song relates to the Vietnam War.
What was taking place when the song was recorded or popular? The Vietnam War.
What was the overall inspiration and message of the lyrics of the song? Bob Dylan was angry how the people to all the fighting, he was writing about how the people in charge of the war make all of the weapons, but then just sit there and hide while we do all the fighting.