"Time To Go Home" as written by Michael Franti, Carl Rogers Young and David Shul....
Those who start wars, never fight them
And those who fight wars, they never like them
And those who write laws, they can recite them
And those of us who just fight laws
We live and die them

But I know, they never gonna tell you why, no
They only wanna tell you lies, no
Never ever gonna tell you why, no
They only wanna tell you lies, no
Never ever gonna tell you why, no
They only wanna tell you lies
It's time
It's time to go home

Don't take our boys away, no
Don't take our girls away, no
Don't take our boys away, no
Don't take our girls away, no
It's time to go home
Don't take our boys away, no
Don't take our girls away, no
Don't take our boys away, no

Those who build walls are pretending
That forever they can defend them (No, no, no)
Those who dam streams can build fountains (Yes they can)
But those of us who just let them run free
We can move mountains

But I know, they never gonna tell you why, no
They only wanna tell you lies, no
Never ever gonna tell you why, no
They only wanna tell you lies, no
Never ever gonna tell you why, no
They only wanna tell you lies
It's time
It's time to go home

Don't take our boys away, no
Don't take our girls away, no
Don't take our boys away, no
Don't take our girls away, no
It's time to go home
Don't take our boys away, no
Don't take our girls away, no
Don't take our boys away, no

(It's time, it's time!)

How many people were they runnin' from and
How many people never saw it comin'
How many people never heard the warnin'
How many people never stayed at home and
How many people never heard the callin'
How many people never saw it all and
How many people did they spend it on and
How many people got to sing the song and
How many people never heard the cry and
How many people gotten pushed aside
How many people never saw the dust fly
How many people never said goodbye and
How many people never saw the fall and
How many people did we end it all and
How many people never saw the wrong and
How many people did we drop the bomb on

Don't take our boys away, no
Don't take our girls away, no
Don't take our boys away, no
Don't take our girls away, no
Don't take our boys away, no
Don't take our girls away, no
Don't take our boys away
It's time
It's time to go home!

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"Time to Go Home" as written by David Shul Carl Rogers Young

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    General Commentthis song is incredibly simple, but the I love the bass line and the to the point lyrics really remind you how messed up war is.
    purple_panda333on July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree, its simplicity cuts to the point but definitely remains poetic

    Those who dam streams can build fountains
    Those of us who just let them run free
    Can move mountains

    good stuff
    thisisgranton September 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI feel this is an anthem for all our soldiers overseas....and for those of us who are serving or have loved ones
    who are serving . The lyrics are pretty simple, but in my mind I feel that this song states: there are those who
    sit in the high seats of power and can write and pass any laws they want, and they could care less
    about the amount of sacrifice it takes anyone involved in defending those laws. the toll it takes on the families
    and indiviuals. Whenever i listen to this song I feel it is just a cry that any service member can shout when they
    are away from the ones they love.
    SirBoosington28on May 17, 2009   Link

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