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Honor the Soldier (Protest the War)

DanDean
Lingua: Inglese



[2011]
Lyrics & Music by Daniel Dean
Album: Take Back Our Lives
Take Back Our Lives

"I wrote this song especially for a CD to benefit Ride 'Till The End a veterans' cross-country bicycle ride to connect with other veterans and spread a message of peace until the end of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Check out http://operationawareness.org/

DanDean



Personnel: Dan Dean - vocals, guitar, bass, drums, djembe; Laura Kelly - backing vocals, bass guitar; Quinn Kelly - trumpet, vocals; Stephen Coger - trumpet; Cristian Tejado - trombone; Manuel Tejado - trumpet.

dandean protest the war
We send our youth off to defend U.S. hegemony
Tell them to look for non-existent WMD
And they just want to keep their family, – safe from harm
There are other ways they'd like to spend their days
Instead of taking up arms, so

Honor the soldier but protest the war
Sing loud that we ain't gonna study it no more
No recruiter will admit our democracy is rotten to the core
So honor the soldier, – but.. Protest the war..!

But the new regime cooked up a scheme
For unilateral invasion
And tried to sell it to the world
As some kind of liberation
But the machinery of occupation
Makes battlegrounds out of farms
Even a peaceful man will fight for his land
If forced to take up arms, so

Honor the soldier, but protest the war
'cause good god y'all, there's absolutely nothin'
That it's good for
Aside from making the rich richer -and killing off the poor
So honor the soldier, – but protest the war...

While across the sea, we're in a hurry
To forget what's done in our name
And when troops come home there's just ambivalence
Empty promises and blame
We go about our daily lives
Like there's no cause for alarm
We turn our heads and scoff instead
of standing up strong arm in arm to

Honor the soldier, but protest the war

There are things about our country
We can't continue to ignore
And our flag decals won't get us
Much of anywhere anymore, so

Honor the soldier, – but protest the war...
Honor the soldier, but protest the war

Sing loud that we ain't gonna study it no more
No recruiter will admit our democracy is rotten to the core
So honor the soldier, – but.. protest the war..
Honor the soldier, but protest the war

'Cause good god y'all, there's absolutely nothin' that it's good for
Aside from making the rich richer -and killing off the poor
So honor the soldier, – but protest the war...

There are things about our country
We can't continue to ignore
And our flag decals won't get us
Much of anywhere anymore.. So

Honor the soldier, – but protest the war...

inviata da giorgio - 6/5/2013 - 13:20



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