RISE AGAINST


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 and 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 looked 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
Because it's a 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
Because it's a 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?"

these lyrics are submitted by Daniel Cicchetti
these lyrics are last corrected by PrincessC

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" (2 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.
Jon 03/14/10,03:31
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This song is about how brutal war is and how people change from before going to war to after war. It shows how your going to be ordered to do something and you cant let emotions get in the way of that
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