What rights do we have left? We have watched them fade to black.
There are those who tried to warn us. They’re on the torture rack.
They dared expose the truth; shed light on all the lies.
So many people dead, so many lost their lives.
The West destroyed the East; just look what we have done.
We always cross an ocean to take from everyone.
Wherever we have gone, the people always lose.
There is something that they have; there is something we can use.
We must control the world and all who live there in.
And every place we go, the killing will begin.
Not many we let live, our bloodlust’s never sated.
We will never stop, we’re loathed and we’re hated.
The innocent are the guilty. You’re so easy to deceive.
The truth is hard to take and so you won’t believe.
Do you understand how expendable you are?
Just ask Bradley Manning, he was a rising star.
He exposed our depravity, let the world know where we stand.
Liberty and justice and freedom have been banned.
Look at what we’ve done to him; we’d do the same to you.
Never doubt it for a minute. Our course is tried and true.
The dead did see it coming; they could not avoid attack.
Children cry for their mothers who are buried in Iraq.
Shelby I. Courtland
© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland