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Cheney's Toy

James McMurtry
Lingua: Inglese


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[2008]
Lyrics and Music by James McMurtry
Album: Just Us Kids
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Another unknown soldier
Another lesson learned
Kick the gas can over
Strike a match get back and watch that sucker burn.

Keep smiling for the camera
Keep waving for the crowd
Don't let up for an instant
Stay the course and make your mama proud.

You're the man –
Show 'em what your made of
You're no longer daddy's boy
You're the man –
That they're all afraid of
But you're only Cheney's toy..

Another unknown soldier
Who's seen it all before
All in the name of Jesus
Behind the razor wire and shackled to the floor..

Just keep smiling at the cameras
And keep that twinkle in your eye
We don't need to know the answers
Just hit your marks and say your lines.

You're the man –
Show 'em what your made of
You're no longer daddy's boy
Take a stand
Give 'em what they paid for
But you're only Cheney's toy.


They'll take a fork and turn you over
While the fat lady sings
One more pin on – one more shoulder
Is all the future brings..
For another unknown soldier
Who don't know his own name
And he won't get any older
And he can't see for the shrapnel in his brain

You're the man –
Show 'em what your made of
You're no longer daddy's boy
Take a stand
Give 'em what they paid for
You're only Cheney's toy.
Ain't you grand
When the guns are blazin'
Bring 'em on
Cheney's toy

Bring 'em on
Cheney's toy

inviata da giorgio - 23/5/2010 - 20:04



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