"Postcards from Home" as written by and Eric D Smith....
If you could see
In the dark hallways old lights flicker
Stobelight shows of gurneys silver and rust
Refrigeration stalled
When the fuse box blew
The medicine needed to save you
Holding tight to a weapon
In the place of a toy or your mother's hand
White diamonds red earth
It's slavery understand
Home now is the place
Between right and this
The blast still sings
The bullets blaze
The target missed
Atrocity calmly
In your narcotic bliss
This last harvest of our innocence

Holding tight to a weapon
In the place of a toy or your mother's hand
White diamonds red earth is slavery understand

Postcards from post colonies,
Post kingdoms
Progress twisted
From sea to sea

Postcards from post colonies
Post kingdoms
Progress twisted for you and me

You can't walk
This light will follow you
You can't walk away
Because you're so conditioned (like me)
You can't walk away
This land will follow you
You can't walk away
'Cause this is home


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    General CommentGreat song, my personal favorite from Iron Front.

    Quoting Thomas Barnett:

    It's about child-soldiering in Africa, the legacy of King Leopold's ghost, and [the work of] groups like InvisibleChildren.com. ... This historical legacy of imperialism and colonialism, and all the ethnic warfare that is part of that. The whole world needs to wake up and follow through with promises and make it right – also beyond Africa, in Third World nations and depressed and manipulated economies. Places that are fractured, places that were never meant to be one region but their borders were drawn on a table 12,000 miles away.
    StrikeAgainstRiseAnywhereon October 25, 2009   Link

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