1916 is from a soldiers point of view. It's a sad song expressing disappointment and the harsh reality and environment of war. The line that reads; And now there's nobody remembers our names, seems like a line of sorrow. He seems down because he thought war was going to be great and thought it would glorify him. He thought he'd come back a hero and respect for him would be immense, but it wasn't to be true.
1916 and Over There were songs written for World War One but Voices that Care was written for the Gulf War almost eighty years afterwards. Unlike both Over There and 1916, Voices That Care is a neutral, non persuasive song. It's also non-political. The point of view is also different. This songs point of view is from the friend's and family's back home telling how THEY feel. They support the soldiers but don't support the war, I'm not here to justify the cause Or to count all the loss That's all been done before These lines are saying they don't want to point figures or say what's wrong and right about the war and how many have died from the war because they know from past experiences that it's all been done before. People before them have done it and it's useless and gets you nowhere.
From the three songs as time has gone by views, opinions, and attitudes have all changed. Attitudes from Over There and 1916 were black and white while as we got more present day the view in Voices That Care is more of a gray, or neutral sort of song. Where as 1916 is despising war, having no empathy what-so-ever for it, Over There is in a way encouraging it. Over There is encouraging it in the fact that the government wants men and woman to enlist. It's fulfilling to know, though, that people are realizing war isn't going to always be the best route to peace.