Under the Flag

Song Description

A volunteer US soldier reflects and confesses

Song Length 4:35 Genre Folk - Rock, Rock - Easy Listening
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Troubled, Moving Subject War, Lies
Similar Artists Jim Croce Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Under the Flag

Under the Flag
Words and Music by RAW Boswin

If I were to tell you something, I haven't 'til today
I would say that I'm a different person than the one they sent away
I have seen fashion and fame,
Disappear to be discovered again.
I have seen ordinary days unfold,
And towers fall and planes explode...

So I became a soldier, 09-2k1
And then they sent me over,
Oh Mama the things we've done.
I have seen pleasure in pain,
From either side of this war machine
I've seen the horror in a mother's eyes,
When her baby falls and angels rise...

Under the flag, we got here,
Under the flag, we fought here,
Under the flag, I'm not sure, I wanna go home.
Under the sun, we let fly,
Bullets and prayers, that God won't buy,
Underneath the star spangled banner,
Under the rockets red glare,
The bombs bursting in air.

Mama, can I tell you something? Mama, can I confess?
Even though I volunteered, I didn't sign up for this!
I have felt triumph and shame,
To get these oilfields running again,
So Halliburton and Chevron,
Could fill their pipes and build their bombs

Under the flag, we got here,
Under the flag, we fought here,
Under the flag, I'm not sure, I wanna go home.
Under the sun, we let fly,
Bullets and tears, that God won't dry
Underneath the star spangled banner,
Under the rockets red glare,
The bombs bursting in air.

And we all stand together,
We're brothers to the bone,
And one way, one way or the other,
Brothers we'll get home...

Under the flag, we got here,
Under the flag, we fought here,
Under the flag, I'm not sure, I wanna go home
Under the sun, we let fly,
Bullets and prayers, that God knows why,
Underneath the star spangled banner,
Under the rockets red glare,
The bombs bursting in air.

Under the Flag.

�© 2008 RAW Boswin (SOCAN)
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Producer RAW Boswin Publisher RAW Boswin
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