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Hero Of War Lyrics

He said, "Son, have you seen the world?
Well, what would you say if I said that you could?
Just carry this gun, you'll even get paid"
I said, "That sounds pretty good"

Black leather boots, spit shined so bright
They cut off my hair but it looks alright
We marched and we sang
We all became friends as we learned how to fight

A hero of war, yeah that's what I'll be
And when I come home they'll be damn proud of me
I'll carry this flag to the grave if I must
'Cause it's flag that I love and a flag that I trust

I kicked in the door, I yelled my commands
The children they cried but I got my man
We took him away, a bag over his face
From his family and his friends

They took off his clothes, they pissed in his hands
I told them to stop but then I joined in
We beat him with guns and batons
Not just once but again and again

A hero of war, yeah that's what I'll be
And when I come home they'll be damn proud of me
I'll carry this flag to the grave if I must
'Cause it's flag that I love and a flag that I trust

She walked through bullets and haze
I asked her to stop, I begged her to stay
But she pressed on
So I lifted my gun and I fired away

And the shells jumped through the smoke
And into the sand that the blood now had soaked
She collapsed with a flag in her hand
A flag white as snow

A hero of war is that what they see
Just medals and scars, so damn proud of me
And I brought home that flag, now it gathers dust
But it's a flag that I love, it's the only flag I trust

He said, "Son, have you seen the world?
Well, what would you say if I said that you could?"

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Songwriter(s): Zach Blair, Timothy Mcilrath, Joseph Principe, Brandon Barnes
Copyright: Do It To Win Music, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
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Meaning to "Hero Of War" song text (19 meanings)
Leslie 09/06/12,10:51
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I am not against war. Because I know that we can't just stop it. That's the way we are sadly. But this song to me tells us the emotional part of war. there not just machines with scars. they have a heart. both of my grandfathers were in the military.
Rosie 08/09/12,10:10
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This song is like a link to sanity for me. How in the end, in the chorus, he swops the American flag for the White flag and says: 'The only thing that I trust.'
Norman 08/07/12,05:56
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This is not just at anti war song, it is also about missplaced patriotism and what can happen you are caught up in group psychology. It shows the difference between theory and reality and the effect.
anameicanremember 07/19/12,14:54
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The ultimate anti-war song I've heard so far. Lousy wars for all involved, soldiers and civilians. Reminds us that no ideology justifying war is worth a human life. Thank you Rise Against.
Nate 19D 06/13/12,14:29
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I am a member of the US Army. Have been for 4 years, been to afghanistan and have lost three friends since 2008. This song is very emotional for me and i cry every time I hear it. Amazing job, RA.
cath 05/17/12,16:46
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This song is very emotional for me. My brother was a soldier in Afghanistan he was on his second tour, when he gave his life for our country. He will always be a hero to me.
cody 05/03/12,09:35
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this song mean something to me. i have two uncles that went to iraq and afganistan, im gald they made it home safe
Davis 01/29/12,14:18
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This song is about the change in man from war. It's about intentions that become skewed. The man joined for good reasons and found himself an enemy of himself. Not about war, it's about man (kind).
Gage 01/16/12,16:01
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what this song means is that war needs to stop, bottom line, there is no reason to kill anybody over anything, thats just plain dumb but some people see it as the answer there problems
emma 12/26/11,12:18
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shows the way that some people see about any war. I pray for my cousin to be safe. He's currently in Afghanistan. Shame that he couldn't be around his family this christmas.
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