The Perils of Patriotism

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lyrics

anthems and chanting
parrot demagogue
back at ya, bra
flags caught unfurling
like tongues they got a say
I felt that way
showered for days

who hears the warning?
comes in the mourning time

coals to the fire
glow into the fight
honor and pride
seek your own kind

because every time a shot ricochets back
rhetoric on display
I heard you say
“like in the movies”

burning from coast to coast until it feels right
declaration reverse what dulls the star shine
killing from coast to coast until it feels right
(this don’t feel right)

who hears the warning?
comes in the mourning
power the people
majority is might

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from Hand Over the Heart, released September 1, 2014

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