A number of the songs written and sung by fighting men and women are not suitable for family reunions and other similar gatherings, especially where children are present.
Some warrior songs are laced with oaths, profanity, and adult innuendo. It’s known as the ‘warrior’s vernacular.’ The language originates in desperate human reactions incited by the wrenching realities of combat.
Quoting from insert panel 3 of the Rowdies album, “If you are among ‘them what’s been shot at’ you’ll know how readily oaths and profanity spring to the lips in the heat of battle.”
For American warriors in all generations, it has always been important to share with family of all ages what it’s like to do battle with the enemy. One way we do that is by singing warrior songs. But it is polite, in some settings, to be judicious in choice of terms so as not to offend sensitive ears.
I have, therefore, added two albums to the Erosonic Heritage Collection with all songs free of foul language. I hope you and your family and friends — and especially the kids — will enjoy The Family Album 1, and The Family Album 2.