V1
I’ve been around the block
I’ve seen whats happening
This is just a game to some of you
Best the rest of us are not laughin

Cause to me my lifes worth more
Than just part of your fraction
When divided represents
The number of us killed in action

Thought I could trust those in charge
Look at me now im laughin
Think its funny how you keep fuckin up
And want me to respect you

Fuck the rank on your collar
That don’t mean shit
Even if you got 4 stars on em
You still a bitch

Got out here like slaves
Fresh of the ship
Where you would see us pick your cotton
And get our ass whipped

Cause right now
That’s whats happenin and yall aint doin shit
But tyin my hands to my ankles
Telling me stop Michael vick

And could you please explain to me
What is hostile intent
And why you gave me a mouthful of water
And complain when I spit

No I aint mad im a soldier
Ill kill for my country
Im only pissed
Cause you brought me all the way out here just to fuck me

Chorus
Behind the screens in this theatre
It’s a whole lot of issues
And it’s a lotta balls dropped
That eventually kill us

And for some
That’s the reason that yalls familys now miss you
All cause one mofuckers out here
Playin with continues

But this game has no restarts
Soon as death comes to get you
Aint no cheat codes for life here
Just the one god gives you

But they got us out here like naw
Death wont get you
But explain that to the families
Of the soldiers lives yall ruined

V2
Yall cant have a clue of
The fuck yall doin
As many soldiers lives
As your decisions have ruined

Got us out here getting fucked up
That’s all we doin
While yall fly around with yalls cape on
Pretendin yall not stupid

But I’ve seen too many car bombs
We are not allowed to shoot at
Come from the rear of a convoy
Now how the fuck we letm do that

Cause in my mind
Wouldn’t no car ride that close
If at all times im authorized
To exercise my bolt

And I’ve been thru yalls AO
I’ve seen how yall work it
Tahoe or suburban
For every civilian there workin

But its too much
For an 1114 here am I not worth it
Or is it ok to send me to war
With something that’s not workin

And yall rewardin this country
Though the violence aint stopped
Feedin the same fuckers killen us
And that’s pissin me off

No I aint come here to be no target
But that’s what you make me
And im just wonderin when yall gone let me
Take this weapon off safety.

Chorus

V3
Probably should of kept this to myself
But my conscious wont see it
So I can pull no punches
I can only tell it how I see it

And everything from my perspective
Is definitely warped
And why the fuck we train soldiers
To let politicians fight wars

And if the medias gon be here
Letme see the truth
Don’t ask soldiers to pose
And pretend wars cute

And fuckem if they don’t understand
The job we are here to do
This is war and people will die
Innocent ones to

And the only reason we are here
Is cause diplomacy failed
And to the day we redeployed
We should have unleashed hell

But yall talk a lot more shit
Than yall would ever commit
Telling me wave and be nice
Shit im trying to grab my dick

And walk this country like im god
Instead you made me a bitch
And now this country think im soft
And they are killin us quick

I know you gotta see this is broke
Then why the fuck it aint fixed
Cause I’d a never left home
If you’d a told me you was cutting my wrists




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    General CommentIf you been to war with shitty vehicles and equipment you will totally understand these lyrics. It is not protesting against being a soldier. It is actually saying if you want me to go to war, I will fight for you but don't set me up for failure with your stupid rules and deficiencies. He is not exagerating or whining. The sad part is that those generals and their RIMF bitches are riding around $60,000 tahoes with IED jammers, special security and state of the art equipment. They live in beautiful palaces, have a PX bigger than walmart and give real soldiers a hard time over stupid shit when we happen to visit their AO. Shame on them! They need to visit the real FOB's and get a clue!
    real074on February 09, 2006   Link

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