Lingua   

Support Our Troops

Lynx
Lingua: Inglese



The song first appeared on "Living In The Shadow", self-released by the artist as a free download on his website (emceelynx.com) in 2005.
To all the Vietnam vets on street corners strugglin
And all my folks caught in this mess tryna live by hustlin
My neighbors who signed up for the GI Bill
but didn't realize that they could get killed
to all the kids growin up watchin their parents' pain
or if you lost someone in 'nam and don’t wanna see the same
thing happenin again if it's your daddy, daughter, friend
we've had too many wars, we've got to put an end
to a system that sees a poor man as a weapon
against another poor man, so I've got to ask this question
Who's making money when the bombs get dropped?
Who gets killed? & who pays the cost?
Not just in dollars and cents but in blood sweat and tears
They claim they’re bombin for peace, manipulatin our fears
making our own chains, claiming its symbiotic
The patriotic, idiotic, brainwash from embryonic

How did “support our troops” turn into “send them to die”
Like my dad got sent to Nam while clinton got high?
Sendin working class kids to fight the rich mans war
Ya’ll it’s the health of the state, but it’s the death of the poor.
How did “support our troops” turn into “send them to die”
Like thousands died in Nam while baby bush got high?
Sendin working class kids to fight the rich mans war
Ya’ll it’s the health of the state, but it’s the death of the poor.

In the last three years we’ve seen two different wars
Both in violation of international laws
Afghanstan ‘n Iraq are just the latest on the list
Of countries invaded by colonialist
Power players posted up in DC plotting
To do to Iraq what England did to Scotland
Conquer, colonize, murder and steal
And everywhere around the globe people know the deal
Uncle Sams track record almost 300 hundred years
wars of aggression and playin on the fears
Of working class folks with media blitzkriegs
And it’s lookin like they’re gon’ repeat that history
Tell my folks lies, keep our minds colonized
So we’ll die in a war for those we should despise
stupid, nonsensical, I won’t die for Texaco
I’ma be like San Patricios, and move to Mexico

How did “support our troops” turn into “send them to die”
Like my dad went to Nam while baby bush got high?
Sendin working class kids to fight the rich mans war
Ya’ll it’s the health of the state, but it’s the death of the poor.
How did “support our troops” turn into “send them to die”
Like thousands died in Nam while Bush and Clinton got high?
Sendin working class kids to fight the rich mans war
Ya’ll it’s the health of the state, but it’s the death of the poor.

ya’ll who fights their wars? (ordinary people)
and who pays for war? (ordinary people)
and who dies in wars? (ordinary people)
so who’s gonna end ‘em? (ordinary people)

Since the 1780’s we’ve been in over 30 wars
Not counting classwar by the rich against the poor
campaigns of genocide against indigenous nations
The slaughter of millions, and the smallpox blankets
a new war declared on average every 10 years
Each and every one justified by playing on the fears
Of whatever boogey-man, is in fashion at the time
anarchists or terrorists or just people who rhyme
This shit’s ridiculous, stupid insane
a nation full of scare-crows who have no brains
Peru to Panama, Iraq to Palestine
the war machine keeps rollin cuz the way its designed
got us down on our knees prayin to the television
Buried in propaganda, for these lyin’ politicians
But I’m spittin vaccinations for the patriot disease
when we all stand up, we’ll bring the system to it’s knees.

inviata da Xavier Fernandez - 3/7/2008 - 14:06



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