«Civil War» is a song by the rock band Guns N’ Roses, which originally appeared on the 1990 compilation Nobody’s Child: Romanian Angel Appeal and later on the 1991 album Use Your Illusion II. It is a protest song on war, referring to all war as ‘civil war’ and that it only «feeds the rich while it buries the poor.» In the song, singer Axl Rose asks, «What’s so civil about war, anyway?»

«Axl came up with a couple of lines at the beginning. And… I went in a peace march, when I was a little kid, with my mom. I was like four years old. For Martin Luther King. And that’s when: «Did you wear the black arm band when they shot the man who said: ‘Peace could last forever’?. It’s just true-life experiences, really.»

refresh my great memories.. GOD Bless GNR.


  1. watching this the day after a suicide bomber killed 22 kids at an Ariande Grande concert in Manchester. i cannot express the sadness and hate i feel all at the same time. this song and so many others have a different meaning in the world now

  2. Friends, if you have time, please go to my channel and check out my acoustic cover of this fantastic song, and leave comment too 🙂 Thanks

  3. jestem miłośnikiem pokoju i dlatego lubię ten kawałek ale polityków to bym wystrzelał a tuska wcześniej jeszcze wysłał bym na 30 lat ciężkich robót na Syberię

  4. "War is defined as an active conflict that HAS claimed more than 1,000 lives. Of the past 3,4000 years, humans have BEEN entirely at PEACE for 268 of them or just 8 percent of recorded history." ~ New York Times

  5. this song wrote around 25 yrs ago n how the writer can predict exactly wat happen in this world currently…selling guns..selling soldiers…send troops for dying..make weapons seller became richer and poor buried..etc etc…hmm

  6. Peace is achievable, we only need to unite as one and do it. Of course is not that easy to accomplish this in the whole world, but is something so simple
    And yet why all wars happen? Well, someone wants to get something of profit out the conflict. But they forget something, those sins will always be climbing on your back forever and it will be very hard to recognize that they where wrong, I can't even imagine how hard is it to achieve forgiveness