"Automatic Rifle" as written by and Rocky Votolato....
The night I turned twenty five it was legos on the floor
It seemed like a safe enough game
For a man to play with his daughter
An automatic rifle and a bullet through the window
And the troops are satisfied that justice had been delivered

That was enough to set the spark of a vision in another
Eighteen years, eighteen year old girl, to see herself a martyr
To keep up with the cycle
Of an automatic rifle and a bullet through the window
And the troops were satisfied that justice had been delivered

Close your eyes to the suns blinding light
A three story concrete house and a steady paycheck
Cause open eyes will be
Infected with politics
And even a smart girl can end up
With a bomb strapped to her chest


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"Automatic Rifle" as written by Rocky Votolato

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    General Commentthis has got to be one of my favorite songs by rocky - the vocals are so emotional.
    glowemberon May 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, definitely a great one. He sets the scene of a wartorn area where even innocent people are thrust into the fray due to the hopelessness, and throws some irony into the mix with "the troops were satisfied that justice had been delivered". Pretty sad situation.
    Czechnmymailon June 08, 2007   Link

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