Thursday, July 12, 2007

Exactly How I Feel About Things

O' Say, can you see?
By the dawn's early light
We get 'em young, give 'em guns and ship 'em off to fight
While the rocket's red glare is keeping everyone scared
They say, "Just relax - put your trust in me
And you can sit back and watch the war on your screen."

The country's run by lunatics, they're picking up their pens,
Writing themselves into Revelation, "This is how it's gonna end."
Well, I tried hard to bite my tongue, like a good American
But they recruited my little brother and they're shipping off my friends

Broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
You know those who stand to gain are not the ones who sacrifice
Watching bombs burst in air from a comfortable chair,
They just say, "In God we trust, and God trusts in greed,
Yeah as long as they never show real blood on TV."

I'm not sorry if this makes you mad, in fact I hope this wakes you up
'Cause you'll never see what's going on with your eyes so tightly shut
There are too many unanswered questions,
From the towers in New York
To the lies leading up to another corporate sponsored war
Well I'll support the troops by asking what they're really fighting for
And I think that's more patriotic than flying a flag from my front porch

Come on, let's go out and start a fight!
'Cause you know two wrongs always make a right

From "The New National Anthem" by Strata.

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