Survivor Guilt

("What are you talking about? America is not going to be destroyed."

"Never?

Rome was destroyed, Greece was destroyed, Persia was destroyed, Spain was destroyed.

All great countries are destroyed. Why not yours?

How much longer do you really think your own country will last?

Forever?")

 

Block the entrances

Close the doors

Seal the exits

'Cause this is war

 

All gave some

Some gave all

But for what

I want to know

 

Carry on

Don't mind me

All I gave was everything

And yet you ask me for more

Fought your fight

Bought your lie

And in return I lost my life

What purpose does this serve?

 

A folded flag

A purple heart

A family all but torn apart

I fought with courage to preserve

Not my way of life, but yours

 

Carry on

Don't mind me

All I gave was everything

And yet you ask me for more

Fought your fight

Bought your lie

And in return I lost my life

What purpose does this serve?

 

The cowards preach from pedestals

With words like courage and resolve

But what they meant was fuck them all

'Cause freedom isn't free

 

They send our daughters and our sons

To deserts under burning suns

A sacrificial slaughtering to fill

The pockets of the weak

An artificial enemy

Are we so easily deceived?

 

They carry on

 

("You're a shameful opportunist! What you don't understand is that it's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.

"You had it backwards. It's better to live on your feet than to die on your knees.")

 

Don't carry on

Just walk away

How many more sent to their graves

In this lesson ignored?

I fought your fight

Bought your lie

And in return I lost my life

What purpose does this serve?

What purpose did I serve?