Just an American Soldier,
Gonna follow his orders.
To stand and defend freedom,
Damn straight weíre gonna beat Ďem.
He knows how to use that powerful gun,
But donít mean that itís tons of fun.
We think we can give liberty,
So we send our boys off to get dirty.
Destroying those in our path,
Our government just unleashed its wrath.
The rest of the world doesnít see,
Where we lost our integrity.
So my friend came home in a cast,
Will we ever learn from the past?
We cannot ensure democracy,
Unless we eliminate hypocrisy.
What will we leave behind,
For the next generation here to find?
(Other than the dirt my friend slept in,
And the remnants of some destructive weapon.)
Iíd like to leave them with the earth,
And then watch my granddaughter give birth.
So perhaps we should think before we act,
Who would have guessed? Itís a God-given fact.
No problems can ever be solved,
Without someone getting involved.
You kids, be sure to go to school,
Mom/Dad donít act like a fool.
Remember that one American Soldier,
She was just following an order.
And on her coffin they draped a flag,
She died but it ainít no drag.
I may have lost my future wife,
But you can live a long, free life.
My beloved country sent her to war,
Yet I know not what for.
How many good friends must be lost?
How much money is it really gonna cost?
When will we truly understand,
What it means to live in this free land?
The end is near I hope and pray.
And then I mourn for the dead on this fine day.