New Heathens
11Nov/10Off

Thankless War

Enlisted in the Army on the day he could vote

Took a bullet 'cos he didn't have the Kevlar coat

Back stateside he saw the war on TV

Two rich bitches in a rivalry

His commander told him thank you, but he didn't say what for

Thanks a lot soldier for a thankless war

Some folks say that he shouldn't have gone

His folks say those folks are wrong

Daisies from his daughter cover up the gloom

From all the mold and the funk in his hospital room

His commander told him thank you, but he didn't say much more

Thanks a lot soldier for a thankless war

Yellow ribbon on the back of a VA van

He's got a prosthetic arm and a sensor-speed hand

Contemplates the cost every day he wakes up

Then he kneels and says a prayer for those who don't have such luck

His commander told him thank you, but he didn't say what for

Thanks a lot soldier for a thankless war

His commander told him thank you, but he didn't say much more

Thanks a lot soldier for a thankless war

Thanks a lot soldier for a thankless war

(Track #4 on Hello Disaster, also on the music page.)

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