Best Anti-War Rock Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Civil War - Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II

Whoever wrote the lyrics to this song has got to be one of the greatest lyricists, at least in rock - ameentheguitarist23

Greatest band ever. really good lyrics and great guitar work by Slash - sharm7064

2 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down
3 State of the Union - Rise Against
4 No War Without Warriors (How Do You Sleep?) - Anti-Flag
5 Sweet Child in Time - Deep Purple - Deep Purple in Rock
6 Hiroshima - Wishful Thinking
7 Rooster - Alice in Chains - Dirt
8 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
9 Imagine - John Lennon - Imagine
10 One - Metallica -... and Justice for All

This is metal not rock. - Userguy44

The Contenders

11 The Longest Day - Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death

This is an awesome song and has a straight forward anti war message. - fireinside96

12 Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsys
13 Gunslinger - Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold
14 Peace Sells - Megadeth - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying
15 War Pigs - Black Sabbath - Paranoid
16 Zombie - The Cranberries - No Need to Argue
17 21 Guns - Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
18 War - Bob Marley and the Wailers - Rastaman Vibration
19 Scream Aim Fire - Bullet for My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire
20 Holiday - Green Day - American Idiot

As Billie Joe says:

This song is not anti-America
it is anti-WAR! - GreenDay95

21 English Civil War - The Clash
22 Hero of War - Rise Againt - Appeal to Reason
23 Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
24 Wooden Ships - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
25 Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire
26 People Live Here - Rise Against
27 Disposable Heroes - Metallica
28 Holiday - Green Day
29 War? - System of a Down
30 Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
31 Hero of War - Rise Against
32 Still Waiting - Sum 41
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Top Remixes

1. State of the Union - Rise Against
2. Civil War - Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II
3. No War Without Warriors (How Do You Sleep?) - Anti-Flag
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