MICHAEL FRANTI


Light Up Ya Lighter Lyrics

It never makes no sense
It never makes no sense
Fire, fire, fire, light up ya lighter
Fire, fire, fire

Armageddon is a deadly day
Armageddon is a deadly way
They comin' for you everyday
While Senators on holiday

The Army recruiters in the parking lot
Hustling kids there jugglin' pot
Listen young man, listen to my plan
Gonna make you money, gonna make you a man

Bom, bom, here?s what you get
An M-6 and a Kevlar vest
You might come home with one less leg
But this thing will surely keep a bullet out of your chest

So come on come on, sign up, come on
This one?s nothing like Vietnam
Except for the bullets, except for the bombs
Except for the youth that?s gone

So we keep it on, 'til ya comin' home
Higher and higher
Fire, fire, fire, light up ya lighter
Fire, fire, fire

So we keep it on 'til ya comin' home
Higher and higher
Fire, fire, fire, light up ya lighter
Fire, fire, fire

Tell me President tell me if you will
How many people does a smart bomb kill?
How many of 'em do you think we got?
The General says, we never miss a shot

And we never ever ever keep a body count
We killin' so efficiently we can?t keep count
In the Afghan hills the rebels still fightin'
Opium fields keep providin'

The best heroin that money can buy
And nobody knows where Osama Bin hidin'
The press conferences keep on lyin'
Like we don?t know

So we keep it on, 'til ya comin' home
Higher and higher
Fire, fire, fire, light up ya lighter
Fire, fire, fire

So we keep it on 'til ya comin' home
Higher and higher
Fire, fire, fire, light up ya lighter
Fire, fire, fire

Some say engine engine number nine
Machine guns on a New York transit line
The war for oil is a war for the beast
The war on terror is a war on peace

Tellin' you they?re gonna protect you
And tellin' you that they support the troops
And don?t let them fool you with their milk and honey
No they only want your money

One step forward and two steps back
One step forward and two steps back
Why do veterans get no respect?
PTSD and a broken back

Take a look at where your money's gone seen
Take a look at what they spend it on
No excuses, no illusions
Light up ya lighter bring it home

So we keep it on, 'til ya comin' home
Higher and higher
Fire, fire, fire, light up ya lighter
Fire, fire, fire

So we keep it on 'til ya comin' home
Higher and higher
Fire, fire, fire, light up ya lighter
Fire, fire, fire

So we keep it on, 'til ya comin' home
Higher and higher
Fire, fire, fire, light up ya lighter
Fire, fire, fire

So we keep it on 'til ya comin' home
Higher and higher
Fire, fire, fire, light up ya lighter
Fire, fire, fire

Fire, fire, fire
Yeah you know so light up ya lighter
Fire, fire, fire, fire, fire
No, light up ya lighter

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Songwriter(s): Michael Franti
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