The sunrise lights the sky as it breaks over the horizon
Blue suit and red tie getting ready for the day’s decisions
In a luxury car on the interstate

Calm and composed speaking dead words to deaf ears that won’t listen
He casts a vote and sends off guns, bombs, bullets and your children
To fight a foreign war to meet an unknown fate

Then outside on the steps at a news conference
He opens up his mouth and purges

“This is a unique time in our own history”
And it takes all of his strength to not laugh
As he talks of freedom, sacrifice, responsibility
Asks for God’s blessing of his war
Lights up a cigar and he drives home

The bombs blast light the sky as they burst over the heads of thousands
The innocent cry as their homes are crushed with family in them
They are collateral they aren’t significant

Now overseas the soldiers work hard to carry out all their orders
Given to them by the men in red ties still within their borders
Their legs are paralyzed their mouths are still working

Back behind a desk in his office
He looks over a speech he must give

“This is a unique time in our own history”
And it takes all of his strength to not laugh
As he talks of freedom, sacrifice, responsibility
Then he asks for God’s blessing of his war
Lights up a cigar and he drives home
…To his family
Home to a warm bed
Home to the affluence for which he voted
Himself is all he thinks of the days

Then a bomb drops upon a poor farmer’s son
Who needed money for an education
And he screams,
“This is the ending of my life’s brief history”

It takes all of his strength in that last breath to cry out
“I died for glory, honor, my beloved country”
And then the lids cover the light inside his eyes
Just like the flag over the coffin where he lies

Oh yeah, that hand over the camera when he arrives
How his family’s pain will be politicized
By all those heartless men wearing their redneckties


Lyrics submitted by DakotaFloyd

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