"Waves" as written by John Baldwin Gourley and Brian Joseph Burton....
You can't fight a war with nobody to fight back
But if we get to digging to the bottom of the stack
We'll sell it to the youth and you never know, maybe
You'll get back home and you'll see your baby, oh

We'll just act like we care

All we're needing is a reason, it don't need to be clear
Singing songs to the news, it can play to their fears
Someone's got to die and you don't have to love him
But the military's still got more in its budget, oh

We always need more next year

No one cares about the waves
At the bottom of the ocean
And at the bottom of the ocean
It's always blue
No one will remember
'Cause nothing lasts forever
And everybody's looking
For somebody to use

When you don't bring them home and the war hasn't ended
There's still money there and that money needs spending
The powers that be, we got to do what we do
If they never know it then they'll never feel used, oh
Like I often do

To all the pretty girls out there looking for heartache
Crying, "All I wanted is to be your baby"
And all the pretty girls out there living with heartache
Crying 'cause they're never going to see their baby, oh

We just act like we care

No one cares about the waves
At the bottom of the ocean
And at the bottom of the ocean
It's always blue
No one will remember
'Cause nothing lasts forever
And everybody's looking
For somebody to use

No one will remember
'Cause nothing lasts forever
The world is always changing
And it's always blue
And it's always blue


Lyrics submitted by myhers

"Waves" as written by Brian Burton Asa Taccone

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    General CommentAll good points mpod, this song is really great in so many ways.

    I think the first "We'll just act like we care" is talking about the government pretending to care and then maybe the others are about the general population and the media showing stories about the war pretending to care but no one really does unless they know/love someone that died. Our government spends absolutely ridiculous amounts of the American taxpayer money on war while its citizens fight and die in them and are basically forgotten. Meanwhile the planet/oceans can get polluted and destroyed and most people don't pay attention to what's really going on so if they never know it, then they'll never feel used. The world may change but it's always blue, always sad, always bad shit happening and will happen as long as our government spends on the wrong things and its people stay asleep and blind or think they are dying for a noble cause when they aren't.
    myherson June 04, 2013   Link

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