politics or humanity: 2016

"Babies Grow Up" by AVIDYA is a powerful anti-war song,
revealing the humanity that's often overlooked by history books.

BABIES GROW UP 

My best friend from high school

She was kind of a slut

And her brother smoked pot

Every day before the bus came

And he didn’t graduate

But he just got done

With two rounds in iraq

And two round of applause

 

He got a gold star

For pumping star spangled lead

For star spangled fun

Into a stark naked man

Who begged at my friend's brother to stop

Raping his terrified

terrorist wife

with the star spangled barrel

of his star spangled gun

 

God bless you

God bless our troops

God bless you 

God bless them, god 

 

Their babies don’t grow up.

Their babies don’t grow up.

The star spangled bombs

meant to liberate and save,

the star spangled uranium

that god swears is safe

plays a star spangled part

in the brown babies falling out of terrified mothers

the brown babies fall out of terrified terrorist mothers

with mangled heads and failing hearts

 

back home my babies grow up, skip along bloodied cement

my neighbor’s the alleged terrorist suspect

and my babies grow up fearing the brown bearded man

 

yeah back home my babies grow up septic and toxic

sipping mommy’s milk out of contaminated plastic

my babies grow up shrink wrapped and malignant

but at least they grow up, at least they’re breathing

 

God,

Their babies don’t grow up.

Their babies don’t grow up.

The star spangled bombs

meant to liberate and save,

the star spangled uranium

that god swears is safe

it is your star spangled fault

that the brown babies falling out of terrified mothers

the brown babies fall out of terrified terrorist mothers

and we just skip along, we’re disgraceful 

 

My best friend from high school

She was kind of a slut

And her brother smoked pot

Every day before the bus came

And he didn’t graduate

But he just got done

With two rounds in iraq

And two rounds in his gut

 

And he got some Star-Spangled nails 

in his coffin.  

That's what they've done for him. 

And he got some "Star-Spangled" nails in his coffin.

the victim that let freedom ring.

 

God bless you

God bless these truths

 

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