you’re breaking hearts that can’t be mended by purple
these thoughts are common sense - they’re simple
how can you devalue a life because of a lie you were sold
by holy books laced in gold?
we’ve got to learn to break the mould:
kids have got to be taught, not told

this hypocritical thinking is creating victims
showing symptoms of ignorance and bewildering allegiance
to nothing but a flag and a border on a map
and it’s this ‘enemy’ that takes the rap
in the form of a gun or bomb attack
and you know that they’ll fight back

and when their kids grow up they’ll forever believe
that their daddies died for something,
and that he achieved more than corpses, death and hatred;
prejudice, fear and misled values from any holy book that never told truth
and never gave you, or me, or her, or them or the masses of youth
anything more than false hope

but there are those that profit off the pain and misery
and we can see the amount of jobs contracted privately
as a result of invading and then 'restoring peace' in a country
it doesn't take much intellect to see the positive effect on the economy
that the fight for 'freedom' brings; these are not things to be taken lightly
and consumed nightly like the nine o' clock news
you're unlikely to be brought truth.

i've said it once and i’ll say it again:
the history books are bound to berate the men
who’ve lost the battle between sword and pen
because the winner’s taken both of them
but it’s clear to me that one can see that there’s no real victory

yet the cycle starts again - big battles between small men

Lyrics submitted by holidayincambodia

Big Battles / Small Men song meanings
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