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Johnny Got His Gun

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Johnny Got His Gun

Your patriotism leaves meat for the dogs, 
Your religious hope has left a carcass for the road. 
Pay your country with patriotism, 
“Johnny grab your gun! ” 
Now the world has a hero, 
Rotting dead by the millions. 
Defend the righteous from the infidels, 
Grab your guns and rack lead straight through the flesh. 
Now the world is safe for your Christ, 
Now we can worship Allah in peace. 

You did your religious duty, 
You did your patriotic crap, 
You slashed your way to power, 
And left behind miles of bodies to rot and sour. 

Look at the hero, 
He murders for fame. 
The religious senselessly bought his gain, 
Though genocide was they’re game. 
But it’s ok, 
God ordered the blood to drain, 
It takes the guilt away 
Just to know that democracy is safe for gain. 
A rotting carcass is a small price to pay, 
Now the patriots can have they’re fame. 

“Johnny grab your gun, 
Become a hero and have some fun.” 
A shell explodes, and his body scatters and runs, 
But all that matters is that Johnny got his gun.

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