You know there in Washington
They got a monument covered with names
Names of folks they say gave their lives for their country
And we oughta honor them...

The way I see it
They were just doing what they were told
Now, who I'd like to bestow my gratitude upon
Is them free-thinking folks of independent mind

I'd like to say thank-you
(And it's strange...)
To all of your Vietnam era draft-dodgers
(But it made me happy...)
And thank-you to all of you Gulf War military deserters
(When I heard...)
And I just want to give a big thanks to all of those Americans out there
(We won the war...)
Who put their freedom on the line
As conscientous objectors and military resistors

All you youngsters out there
All you young men ages 18 to 22
You're probably wondering what you can do
To follow in the footsteps of the American way
And assert yourselves as mature individuals
Who can decide your own future

I'm not going to suggest you shouldn't register for the draft
That wouldn't be legal
But why not take a cue from my buddy Sam
And register 10 times...
50 times...
100 times...

There ain't law against it
Ain't no law against a woman 18 to 22 registering 50 or 60 times
(And it's strange but it made me happy...)
Or a man, or a woman 14 or 40
Registering for the draft 150 times
(When I heard...)
500 times...
(We won the war...)
Just let them know what's on your mind

About all the bugaboo
Concerning folks burning the flag
I'd always learned that burning was
The proper, respectful way to dispose of the flag
When it's become obsolete and worn out it's usefulness

Hell, being an American is all about getting things off your chest
And saying your peace
A visual aid can come in mighty handy for getting your point across
So don't be using up all your matches and lighters
Wavin 'em at those big concerts
Save 'em for the streets
Where they can express your true feelings
And those of our founding fathers

God Bless all you flag burning patriots
Exercising your rights as Americans


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    General CommentFor everyone's sake, I hope Toby Keith never hears this song. They should rerecord it with the eco-friendly, anti-right-wing nutjob lyrics.
    sactonortherncalon March 19, 2009   Link

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