American Oil

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I had a job tending gardens in the citadel 
First heard the guns with my cousin standing at the well
Running we were running we were running through the strafing 
We were running gotta get back home to mum and dad and safety 
The spires of Tal Afar lit up by fire clouds
And the fire is coming closer coming closer coming closer
Watch it rain down 

I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 

I was raised pentecostal in the red Mid-West 
Gave me the strength to tell the truth, fight for right, and all the rest 
Fighting I was fighting I was fighting for democracy 
I was fighting corporate power vested interests and the man 
In the rallies and the protests- man, we had a plan
My picture from the file was stuck to the whiteboard 
They made sure the one that pulled the trigger was an outlaw 

I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 

Our own little black iron curtain 
Pray to the gods and demons of Halliburton 
A promise born in the shining city 
The snouts in the trough of complicity 

I used to swim in the Murray as a little tike 
Used to hum waltzing Matilda as I rode my bike 
Proud I was proud I was proud as I donned the camo 	
I was proud as we landed checked my squad checked my gun and ammo 

I used to swim in the Murray as a little tike 
Used to hum waltzing Matilda as I rode my bike 
Proud I was proud I was proud as I donned the camo 	
I was proud as we landed checked my squad checked my gun and ammo 

The Basra sun is a long way from Wodonga					
The sand and blood in my eye 
The sand and blood in my eye 
The sand and blood in my eye
Don't think we can hold out any longer 

I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil 
I died for American Oil

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Written by: Simon Wood

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