What did you do in the war, mom?
What did you do in the war?
‘Cause I've got to know
I'm asking you, so
what did you do in the war?

I went to college during the war.
I learned and cried and had fun.
I gritted my teeth in quiet disbelief
‘Cause I didn't know what I could've done.

What did you do in the war, kid?
What did you do in the war?
‘Cause I've got to know
I'm asking you, so what did you do in the war?

I walked out of my middle school.
Got beaten up by the cops.
I organized, got radicalized.
Kicked recruiters out of the parking lot.

What did you do in the war, grandpa?
What did you do in the war?
‘Cause I've got to know
I'm asking you, so what did you do in the war?

I fought in the South Pacific
To keep our country free.
Now won't you be a dear and grab me another beer
And watch the TV with me?

What did you do in the war, cousin?
What did you do in the war?
‘Cause I've got to know
I'm asking you, so what did you do in the war?

Don't ask what he did in the war.
It's better that he doesn't tell.
We're just glad that he's home, now leave him alone.
His nightmares are giving him hell.

What will you do in the war?
What will you do in the war?
‘Cause I've got to know I'm asking you, so what will you do in the war?


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