Overshot my mark and
Put 'em down, on the ground
Fall away

No one is quite so different
Evil, Good, Understood
Enemy

The king and queen were sleeping
Industry, Ecstasy
Sympathy
Sympathy

I'm leaving home today
I thought about it and I want to say
I will miss this
Land and its promise

I'm sticking next to you
Big amigo is it really true?
When they say you should
Kill for your country
Kill for your country

I've got three kids to feed
A fine woman and a need to speed
Far away from this
Land and its promise

I wave goodbye to you
And the peace that I wish I knew
Time to leave and go
Kill for my country
Kill for my country

Put 'em down and hold your fire
Command that world that we inspire
Put 'em down and hold your fire

Set 'em up with quick release
This world of ours, the land of the frees
Set 'em up with quick release

Overshot and made a mess
This world is cold and I'm under-dressed
Overshot and made a mess

We consume and we digest
This world is born (alt: sold) on a dead man's chest
We consume and we digest

Mow 'em down, Mow 'em down
Hold your fire, Hold your fire
Mow 'em down, Mow 'em down
Hold your fire, Hold your fire

This is a message to you
This is a table for two

Mow 'em down, Mow 'em down
Hold your fire, Hold your fire
Mow 'em down, Mow 'em down
Hold your fire, Hold your fire

I could not make it alone
Shout out 'cause you stole the 'phone (note: not 100% sure on this line)

NOTES

-- Lyrics primarily come from the live performance on 23-Jun-2004, in Cardiff, Wales, at the Millennium Stadium, as that represents the semi-formal version published by the band, in 2015
-- Cross-checked various hard-to-parse lines against all bootlegs I had access to, slowing down the audio, when it helped
-- The band seems to have performed this song live only 6-7 times, so lyrics vary, in minor ways, between venues
-- Please see Wiki entry for additional details


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Mini-Epic (Kill for Your Country) song meanings
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