Look at everyone
There are new ones being listed close to telling
Everyone take a look
Look at the lives took so far
This guy had a son
A newborn that he never got to hold onto
Hold everything I hate this sight
We're not the ones that went to fight this war

So go on give in and get 'em out
Spin it anyway you want to we know what you're all about
Saving lives instead of young face
There might be one small saving grace
If only someone kept us safe from you!

This one's 21
His dad said the corp was all he ever dreamed of
His marine corp dreams well they came true
But he didn't get to be 22
This list
It goes on and on and on
There are new one's being listed close to telling now
I wished everyday another pose
Pray to god and hope we're almost through with this

So go on give in and get 'em out
Spin it anyway you want to we know what you're all about
Saving lives instead of young face
There might be one small saving grace
If only someone kept us safe from you!

Mission accomplished
Cut them loose
What is will be
What's done is done
You've fooled us all and fooled no-one
Will it be worth it, was it fun?
Weep, rip, we hope, we cope, oh well
I hope you're happy right in hell

So go on give in and get 'em out
Spin it anyway you want to we know what you're all about
Saving lives instead of young face
There might be one small saving grace
If only someone kept us safe from you!

Go on give in and get 'em out (x7)


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    General CommentA brand new song by the Bosstones and I think it's in protest to the war in Iraq
    CFaz23on January 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI didn't really pay attention to the lyrics the first time I heard this song. The second time around, I immediately realized it was about the Iraq war. "This list" is obviously the growing list of American dead from the war, and "get 'em out" refers to finally getting the troops out. An incredibly powerful anti-war song from a band that has largely been non-political.
    slimpunkon January 12, 2008   Link

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