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“Freedom Fighter” Lyrics

29 Aug 2013, Posted by Tim Tibbitts in Short Stories

 

FREEDOM FIGHTER

(Independence Day, 2012)

 

At first the uniform made you feel taller

But as the wars grind on you can’t see the valor

Watching brothers-in-arms continue to fall where

Villagers you’re helping hide bombs in their squalor

How did it come to this?

 

You signed up to be a fighter for freedom

Justice is you call

You fight to defend our sweet liberty

And justice for all, and justice for all.

 

When they pissed on the terrorist’s corpse you withdrew

Convinced yourself there was nothing [you needed]to do

If you got in the way, your brothers would taunt you,

Now every night his staring eyes haunt you.

How did it come to this?

 

You signed up to be a fighter for freedom

Justice is you call

You fight to defend our sweet liberty

And justice for all, and justice for all.

 

She stared right into your soldier eyes

This girl you knew you could terrorize

Pushing her down, spreading her thighs

Not a person now, just a prize

How did you come to this?

 

[Bridge—difference  voice, perhaps ghostly/distant, maybe a chorus of male voices:]

They sent us to fight in this living hell

Who is our enemy, so hard to tell

We bring money, build schools, and try to quell

The violence, but still, we’re the infidel.

Each villager’s smile is a kiss of farewell

Every night I wake to my own death knell.

 

I signed up to be a fighter for freedom

Justice is you call

You fight to defend our sweet liberty

And justice for all, and justice for all.

 

and justice for all . . .

and justice for all . . .

and justice for all . . .

and justice for all . . .

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