Avert Your Eyes

Be all you can be

in the land of the free

fight for de-moc-racy,

hold your head high

 

Theres money for school

and the uniforms cool

if you play by the rules

you’ll be just fine

 

But avert your eyes

as the bombs start to fly

and the caskets roll by

don’t you worry.

 

It won’t happen to you

if you see this thing through

for the red, white, and blue,

God’s on your side

 

They’ll throw a parade

and then you’ll have it made,

you’re just bound to get laid,

you’ll be a hero.

 

Yeah, we’re 16 years in

but I just know we will win’

They will say with a grin

as you’re signing.

 

And as you raise your hand

you still won’t understand

all the flames we have fanned,

after we lit them.

 

We pour on gasoline

to countless fires, unseen

feeding this war machine,

welcome to it…

 

When they cut off your hair

and tell you what clothes to wear

and tell you to grow a pair,

its still not too late

 

but as the stray bullets fly

and you look to the sky

cursing God for this lie,

then it’s too late.

 

Tell your mother your fine

as she drinks her box wine

and on veggie omelet you dine,

Happy Birthday.

 

You avert your eyes

as you see through the lies

and your soul slowly dies,

‘Heres some medals’…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel.
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