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Collateral Damage (War in Iraq)

Dan Sheehan
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[2007]
Lyrics & Music by Daniel Sheehan
Album: The Dan Sheehan Conspiracy

Psychedelic rap/rock hybrid about the American government's and populace's lack of concern over the injury and death non-Americans, particularly those killed in our recent wars..

"Waaaaaay before it became cool to be against the war in Iraq, I was one of the many Americans persecuted by our fellow countrymen who were still hyped up by blind patriotism into believing that the U.S. could do no wrong, and that anyone who in any way opposed the wars in Iraq and/or Afghanistan were unpatriotic people to be de facto censored and lambasted.
Anyone who was with me from the start knows how this felt, and how wrong the prevailing mood in this country was. The rest of you should have known better!
The orphaned boy referred to in verse 2 is a real boy named Ali, who lost in arms during the aerial bombings of Baghdad that began the war in Iraq, and who not only lost his arms but his parents (including a pregnant mother) and all his siblings. This is exactly the type of thing that makes me feel something along the lines of "damn us all to hell," and the type of thing that makes monsters like Bill O'Riley and the people whose names I can't even stand to utter in politics repugnant swine.. "
An army moves in to finish the job
The planes have raised their chance of survival
By dropping their bombs all over the land
On dog and man and woman and child

Now justify it! Don't just deny it!
There's no demand but..
We still supply it!

Join in the chorus before it's too late
Repeat the mantra now don't hesitate
Millions of people cannot all be wrong
Until they realize the words to their song.

An orphaned boy who's lost both arms
Is an image for the rest of the world to see
But here in the good old U.S. of A.
We only see what's chosen by the folks in D.C.

Now rectify it! I'll testify it!
You're selling cheap but..
We don't buy it
Now justify it! Don't just deny it!
There's no demand but..
We still supply it!

Join in the chorus before it's too late
Embrace the random morals we dictate
Millions of people just can't all be wrong
'Til they discover the words to their song.

Tens of thousands of lives been lost
But we only mourn the 10%
Who met their maker in a uniform
And speak the right language with the right accent.

Humanitarian charity workers
Never the subject of our prayers and our praise
Risking their lives without taking others
Despite no applause for the hopes that they raise

Join in the chorus before it's too late (Now justify it!)
Repeat the mantra now don't hesitate (Don't just deny it!)
Millions of people just can't all be wrong (There's no demand but...)
'Til they've rewritten the words to their song (We still supply it!)

inviata da giorgio - 17/1/2010 - 11:58



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