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walking contradiction


It is far safer to be feared
than loved.

I'm Olivia: the 21-year-old recluse in Small Town, South Carolina. My dog is my life. I like sloths, Green Day, hazelnut iced coffee and Michael Myers. Who are you?



Artist: Rise Against
Track Name: "Hero Of War"
Played: 309 times

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
Because 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
Because 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

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?”