"Leader" as written by and Chris Badami Arthur Carl Enders....
For every toy soldier I put to war when I was just a boy
I had no idea where I was going, I was built for more
I saw a man on TV, he had lost:
Some limbs, his younger brother, and his heart

Cause we need a leader
Someone to be a hero

I'm tired of fakers, actors, and bankers
They're everywhere I go
They're drawing our lifelines, making decisions
But never have to know
And everyone's got reasons why they're wrong
In the end we'll end up fine and for their cause

Cause we need a leader
Someone to be a hero

And we fight the fire
With a bigger, brighter lighter
All that we need is everyone we know
Everyone we know

How did we get so far?
And how did we get so lost?
How did we get so far?
And how're we getting back home?
How did we get so far?
And how did we get so lost?
How did we get so far?
And how're we getting back home?
How did we get so far?
And how did we get so lost?
How did we get so far?
And how do we get back home?
Back home, back home...

Cause we need a leader
Someone to be a hero

And we fight the fire
With a bigger, brighter lighter
All that we need is everyone we know
Is everyone we know

Cause we need a leader
Someone to be a hero...


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    General CommentThis song is beautiful.
    I think "In the end we'll end up fine and for their cause"
    is "In the end we'll end up fighting for their cause" though.
    Good work on the lyrics though!
    causeforcelebrationon November 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about Obama, who about eight hours ago was announced as the President of the United States of America.
    fueledbytomothyon November 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like it's about getting our troops out of war.

    "All that we need is everyone we know
    Everyone we know"
    maybe a reference to the large number of soldiers being used, or maybe even the draft they were talking about reinstating.

    "I saw a man on TV, he had lost:
    Some limbs, his younger brother, and his heart"
    it was a solider, obviously.

    "They're drawing our lifelines, making decisions
    But never have to know"
    the people who decide to go to war aren't having to live it.

    "How did we get so far?
    And how do we get back home?"
    how did we get so overly involving in iraq,
    and how can we get out without it backfiring?

    Ace Enders is wonderful, and I love his voice.<3
    beautifulbreakdownon January 29, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningthis song is about my brother.
    huntoron January 15, 2010   Link

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