Casualties of War

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Casualties of War! 

Casualties of war; as I approach the barricade 

Where's the enemy? Who do I invade? 

Bullets of Teflon  bulletproof vest rip 

Tear ya outta ya frame with a bag full of clips 

Cause I got a family that waits for my return 

To get back home is my main concern 

I'ma get back to New York in one piece 

but I'm bent in the sand that is hot as the city streets 

Sky lights up like fireworks blind me 

Bullets, whistlin over my head remind me... 

President Bush said attack 

Flashback to Nam, I might not make it back 

Missile hits the area, screams wake me up 

from a war of dreams, heat up the M-16 

Basic training, trained for torture 

Take no prisoners, and I just caught ya 

Addicted to murder, send more bodybags 

They can't identify em, leave the nametags 

I get a rush when I see blood, dead bodies on the floor 


Day divides the night and night divides the day 

It's all hard work and no play 

More than combat, it's far beyond that 

Cause I got a kill or be killed kind of attack 

Area's mapped out, there'll be no, Stratego 

Me and my platoon make a boom wherever we go 

But what are we here for? Who's on the other side of the wall? 

Somebody give the President a call 

But I hear warfare scream through the air 

Back to the battlegrounds, it's war they declare 

A Desert Storm: let's see who reigns supreme 

Something like Monopoly: a government scheme 

Go to the Army, be all you can be 

Another dead soldier? Hell no, not me 

So I start letting off ammunition in every direction 

Allah is my only protection 

But wait a minute, Saddam Hussein prays the same 

and this is Asia, from where I came 

I'm on the wrong side, so change the target 

Shooting at the general; and where's the sergeant? 

Blame it on John Hardy Hawkins for bringing me to America 

Now it's mass hysteria 

I get a rush when I see blood, dead bodies on the floor 


The war is over, for now at least 

Just because they lost it don't mean it's peace 

It's a long way home, it's a lot to think about 

Whole generation, left in doubt 

Innocent families killed in the midst 

It'll be more dead people after this 

So I'm glad to be alive and walkin 

Half of my platoon came home in coffins 

Except the general, buried in the Storm 

in bits and pieces no need to look for em 

I played it slick and got away with it 

Rigged it up so they would think they did it 

Now I'm home on reserves and you can bet 

when THEY call, I'm going AWOL 

Cause it ain't no way I'm going back to war 

when I don't know who or what I'm fighting for 

So I wait for terrorists to attack 

Every time a truck backfires I fire back 

I look for shelter when a plane is over me 

Remember Pearl Harbor? New York could be over, G 

Kamikaze, strapped with bombs 

No peace in the East, they want revenge for Saddam 

Did I hear gunshots, or thunder? 

No time to wonder, somebody's going under 

Put on my fatigues and my camoflouge 

Take control, cause I'm in charge 

When I snapped out of it, it was blood, dead bodies on the floor 


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