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Country Boy

Chris Busby
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Dr Chris Busby is an internationally renowned scientist and founder of the Low Level Radiation Campaign (www.llrc.org)
Busby is also an accomplished lyricist and composer, with a wry take on nuclear madness, political shenanigans and death and infanticide for oil.

His song about the illegal Iraq invasion and depleted uranium was first performed on stage, to an audience of five thousand, at the Perdana International War Crimes Tribunal in Kuala Lumpur in May 2007. On the first anniversary, Busby is making it available to anyone who wishes to use it. 'Country Boy', in country music : 'a wry cowboy waltz', can be downloaded from the llrc website.
I went to a country that's baked in the sun
I took them some freedom. I carried a gun
I handed out candy for everyone
I can't undestand why they hate me.
I was told it was terrorist plans we would foil
By setting up camps on this foreigner's soil
I'm sure it had nothing to do with the oil
The billions of gallons beneath it.

So it's just one more push
For George W. Bush
We'll cheer as cruise missiles
Take off with a whoosh
With fins of titanium
Nose cones of uranium
We'll make the world safe and secure.

Democracy's fine if you have lots of food
But the people out here seem to be in a mood
So we'll give them Big Macs in exchange for their crude
And everyone soon will be smiling.
We spend all these dollars on huge foreign aid
But my buddy was killed with a rocket grenade
And depleted uranium seems to have made
Most of the vets sick with cancer.

So it's just one more push
For George W. Bush
We'll cheer as cruise missiles
Take off with a whoosh
With fins of titanium
Nose cones of uranium
We'll make the world safe and secure.

Uranium is dangerous if it gets in the air
Inhaled by children, but we just don't care
If they all get leukaemia and lose all their hair
We're engaged in a war against terror.
We're proud of our country, we all love or moms
The US exported both nukes and dot.coms
Hiroshima weapons, uranium bombs
Justice and peace and real freedom.

So it's just one more push
For George W. Bush
We'll cheer as cruise missiles
Take off with a whoosh
With fins of titanium
Nose cones of uranium
We'll make the world safe and secure.

I don't think we'll ever get out of this mess
The government controls both the science and press
The public watch soaps to escape from the stress
Whilst the generals make NUCLEAR weapons.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2009/5/20 - 15:24



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