The third rail

This song doesn’t tiptoe around the third rail of American politics, it steps all over it.  Video coming soon…

Fighting for our Freedom

They’re fighting for your freedom

They’re fighting for my freedom

Real reasons for the war have not a thing to do with freedom

They’re fighting for my freedom

They’re fighting for your freedom

Not a soldier in no war is fighting for your freedom          except for maybe Bradley Manning

Always hearing how our boys are fighting for our freedom                                          

But to speak the truth about em’s tantamount to treason                                           

They say the reason for the wars is to keep freedom alive                                          

But that shit has not been true since bloody nineteen forty five                                              

Truth is all of it is bullshit; it justifies eternal war

Though it’s said a million times it still is only modern folklore

Peace has never had a chance, not when greed is in the way

Profiteering and the devil seems to always win the day

They’re fighting for your freedom

They’re fighting for my freedom

Real reasons for the war have not a thing to do with freedom

They’re fighting for my freedom

They’re fighting for your freedom

Not a soldier in no war is fighting for your freedom          except for maybe Bradley Manning

Over there they blow up schools and do it in our name

Their only real orders are to torture kill and maim

To keep the complex running strong more of war is always needed

Eisenhower had it right but his wisdom wasn’t heeded

We are there to harvest poppies and we’re there to pump the oil

Though it seems to speak this truth somehow renders me disloyal

We must all just stop this nonsense that these wars are for our freedom

Then we’ll stop the bastards who really are committing treason

They’re fighting  for your freedom

They’re fighting for my freedom

Real reasons for the war have not a thing to do with freedom

They’re fighting for my freedom

They’re fighting for your freedom

Not a soldier in no war is fighting for your freedom          except for maybe Bradley Manning

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About DavidJamesFrancis

I'm a philosopher, poet, musician... And I'm a gadfly. And an activist. And I fight for truth and against lies, for peace and against war, and for enlightenment and against ignorance. View all posts by DavidJamesFrancis

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