Marti was a fighting man whose story should be told
he was a son of circumstance he couldn't quite control
his father gave him pellet guns and plastic hand grenades
had him marching up and down, like he was on parade

Marti was a fighting boy, his parents made it clear
and military college was his home for seven years
they make a soldier out of him no matter what the price
he said he was a pacifist, they called it cowardice

"all I ever wanted to be was left alone to live in peace
but nobody would ever listen to me
they forced a gun into my hands and told me what to do with it
nobody would ever listen to me"

Marti was a fighting man, on graduation day
splendid in his uniform, he smartly marched away
and when the call to action came in battle he did rise
dodging blood and bullets and indoctrinated lies

oh, Marti was a fighting man the enemy was sure
both had drawn their guns and after that it was a blur
Marti was the faster draw but purposefully shot wide
"peace to you my friend", was all he said before he died

"all I ever wanted to be was left alone to live in peace
nobody would ever listen to me
they forced a gun into my hands and told me what to do with it
nobody would ever listen to me"

what is this world we left our sons and daughters now
so full of hatred, pain and hypocrisy and power
we will not listen when they told us how they felt
and so by God I hope we're happy now

Marti was a fighting man the eulogy was read
served his country well, a brave young man, is what they said

"all I ever wanted to be was left alone to live in peace
but nobody would ever listen to me
they forced a gun into my hands and told me what to do with it
nobody would ever listen to me"

what is this world we left our sons and daughters now
so full of hatred, pain and hypocrisy and power
it's time we listen to the things they have to say
by God I hope it's not to late to change


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Marti's Last Stand song meanings
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