Friends in the Armed Forces

Album: Common Existence (2009)
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  • There's a purple heart on the stars and stripes tonight
    It's pinned to the chest of the latest liar
    And if you try to speak your mind
    They tell you keep it to yourself
    You got friends in the armed forces
    They wanna know which side you're on
    Doesn't matter cause we'll all be off

    To train, to fight
    Disregard our human rights
    To play the part
    The consciense of the damned
    You say you're defending me
    I'm sick of tying yellow ribbons
    Praying not to see

    Another folded flag to a mourning lover
    He was an army of one but they'll find another
    And in the fold of the body bag
    Somebody check for a heart
    You got friends in the armed forces
    Now we know what a soldier costs
    It's the cost of the rest of us

    To take a life
    We all have our price
    The wife and kids sleep soundly in their beds
    You say you're defending me
    I'm untying yellow ribbons
    On every single tree I see

    They'll float like butterflies back home
    And I can feel the desert's heat
    When you're standing next to me
    Friendship offers no relief
    Stay with me now, just hear me out
    Don't want to lose you to that great black cloud
    Coming down
    You see in the path a bullet makes
    When it calls you by your name
    And the medic can't play the rythym of your heart
    So it starts to fade like footsteps in the march
    The parade passes by our fingertips
    As lives once were right

    To change our minds
    Everything that's wrong looks right
    The lives we lead
    Are somewhere in between

    You say you're defending me
    I'm sick of tying yellow ribbons
    Praying not to see
    We're not going to hell
    To run rings around a wishing well Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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