The Drums of War
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Roll out the drums of war Roll up the cover of the killing floor Roll out the drums of war And let's speak of things worth fighting for Roll out the drums of war Time Comes when everything you ever thought you knew Comes crashing down and flames rise up in front of you Roll out the drums of war Roll back the freedoms that we struggled for What were those freedoms for? Let's not talk about it any more Roll out the drums of war [Chorus] Whatever you believe the necessary course to be Depends on who you trust to identify the enemy Who beats the drums for war? Even before peace is lost Who are the profits for? And who are they who bear the cost When a country takes the low road to war Who gives the orders, orders to torture? Who gets to no bid contract the future? Who lies, then bombs, then calls it an error? Who makes a fortune from fighting terror? Who is the enemy trying to crush us? Who is the enemy of truth and justice? Who is the enemy of peace and freedom? Where are the courts, now when we need them? Why is impeachment not on the table? We better stop them while we are able Roll out the drums of war [Chorus] And who lay down their lives? And who will live with the sacrifice Of our best and brightest hopes, The flower of our youth, Of freedom, and the truth?
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