Strong, brave, and broken

Anger, shame, and fear have soaked in

No more peace and quiet

She's stuck in a scene she brought back on the backs of her eyelids

A split second decision with a trigger

Now she holds that moment inside her rigid figure

If you pry at her too much he might burst wide open

She's brave, strong, and broken

A symbol of our generation

Savior of the haunted American imagination

Sent away to uphold the fiction

Of a sinister world around us demanding intervention

How do you work to change the past?

Maybe you just swallow that and work to change your path?

Responsibility preceding reconciliation

She's symbol of our generation

Slowly over time, that's how it goes

And there's scars that follow once the wounds are closed

Living with the weight of so many lives

And 4 million refugees fighting to survive

"Salaam" now tattooed down her arm

Determined and committed, calm like a bomb

She's re-defined her role in the war that took her youth

And transformed her uniform into a symbol of the truth

Lyrics submitted by rottenzuko

Symbol Of Our Generation song meanings
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