Let's Go Play Soldier

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Now, Dan and Tom and Sam'll
get a picture on a camel
while Uncle Sam debriefs
them there in bed
They'll tell the truth
you're cleared for,
and dry poor momma's tears
for all her boys and girls
who come home dead

Oh, goodie, it's a war
and we get to watch,
I've looked forward
to this so much,
we're gonna dance
all over somebody's country,
we're gonna spike
our football in the sand,
live from a newly
conquered land,
c'mon, cameraman,
let's go play soldier
c'mon, cameraman

Now, national pride
is crumblin'
this humblin' ain't in
keeping with the arrogance
Americans should feel
'cuz people just won't buy
if they don't think their
pie'll be as high
as all that gas
we're gonna steal

Oh, goodie, it's a war,
let's hide behind,
occupy the public's mind,
drown it all in a bottle
of Flag and Country,
why, we'll boost
consumer confidence,
it just makes advertising sense,
packaged all up with a brand,
let's go play soldier
packaged all up with a brand

Now, we got politicians prayin',
TV preachers playin'
"Onward, Christian SOldiers"
to the war,
cashin' in on fear, now,
leadin' that bloody cheer, now,
surf the crowd right
through the White House door

Oh, goodie, it's a war,
we'll hold the fort,
lead the sheep,
observe, report,
help make the world safe
for God and country,
we'll volunteer for priest and cop,
positioning ourselves on top,
a new establishment,
let's go play soldier
a new establishment


from Radio Caroline, released December 31, 2006



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Moe Shinola Kansas City, Missouri

Denizen of midtown Kansas City, Missouri. Guitarist, singer-songwriter, home recordist, member of the Potlickers(Old-timey fiddle, classic rock covers, originals).
University of Missouri-Kansas City graduate, cancer survivor, coffee-lover, aspiring poet, arts & culture follower, podcaster.
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