There were pro-war songs, like Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler's "The Ballad of the Green Berets" and Merle Haggard's "Fighting Side of Me." There was also a host of anti-war songs, like "Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag" by Country Joe and the Fish.
Many popular songs carried special meaning for soldiers, such as The Animals' "We've Got to Get Out of This Place." Many songs dealt with the Vietnam war indirectly, including Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," John Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance," and Edwin Starr's "War." The implications of the war are explored in Marvin Gaye's "What's Goin' On," part of which dealt with his brother's experience in Vietnam, and Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."