"The New National Anthem" as written by and Hrag Chanchanian Adrian Robison....
O' Say, can you see?
By the dawn's early light
We get 'em young,
Give 'em guns
And ship 'em off to fight.
While the rocket's red glare
Is keeping everyone scared
They say, "just relax
Put your trust in me
And you can sit back and watch the war on your screen."
The country's run by lunatics,
They're picking up their pens,
Writing themselves into Revelation,
"This is how it's gonna end!"
Well, I tried hard to bite my tongue,
Like a good American
But they recruited my little brother
And they're shipping off my friends.
Broad stripes and bright stars
Through the perilous fight,
You know those who stand to gain
Are not the ones who sacrifice -
Watching bombs burst in air
From a comfortable chair,
They just say, "in God we trust,
And God trusts in greed,
Yeah as long as they never show real blood on TV."
I'm not sorry if this makes you mad,
In fact I hope this wakes you up
Cause you'll never see what's going on with your eyes so tightly shut!
There are too many unanswered questions,
From the towers in New York
To the lies leading up to another corporate sponsored war
Well I'll support the troops by asking what they're really fighting for
And I think that's more patriotic than flying a flag from my front porch.
Come on, let's go out and start a fight!
Cause you know two wrongs always make a right.
Come on, let's go out and start a fight!
Cause you know two wrongs never make a right.


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"The New National Anthem" as written by Eric Victorino Adrian Robison

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  • +1
    General Commentto the people opposed to this songs lyrics

    "I'm not sorry if this makes you mad,
    in fact I hope this wakes you up"

    that was a response before you even stated your opinion, i would also like to say this is the only war kinda song that they did and that was what 6 or 7 years after all the war stuff started which this explained

    "Well, I tried hard to bite my tongue,
    like a good American"
    coldvayne13on February 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so true. I love Strata and I can't wait for their new album. I think this album is going to be the one to really make them popular...
    NothingFinalon March 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think that this song is so much anti-war as it is against how the government has been going about fighting the wars lately, and how the media portrays it.
    gh0570fchurchon August 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can kind of agree with jbo523, I mean I don't like anti-war Strata, if it was any other band, I wouldn't mind, but the Strata I like wouldn't sing about this, other than that it's a pretty good album.
    MarkiePon December 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI happen to agree with practically everything he said, and he said it in a much more poetic way than I ever could. It's really a shame Eric left.
    Lostnspirationon January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is an excellent song it portrays how many of us feel about it all, especially alot us here in nyc. of course there will be those that dont like it due to its "anti-war-esque lyrics >_>
    ahollowinsideon June 08, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentsuch a good band, but then they ruin it by making a song like this. all their songs have such good meanings to them, but this one is just ridiculous. "there are too many unanswered questions from the towers in new york to the lies leading up to another corporate sponsored war" please. get over it. please express yourself through music..but don't write a song about the liberal anti-war cliches
    jbo523on July 31, 2007   Link

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