America the Brave

from by Tanner Bingaman

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lyrics

You best watch your step around here
'cause we've got guns strapped to our hips
we've got knives hidden in special places
we've got hate and we ain't afraid to use it

When I was just a little boy my mother cried, she cried all night
I wondered what was wrong but she couldn't explain
I was just a little boy heading into the first grade

But when I grew older I found out
her brother was riding his bike to his house
back from work just cruising and minding his own
when these angry drunk men shot him in the head

And they said,
"You best watch your step around here
'cause we've got guns strapped to our hips
we've got knives hidden in special places
we've got hate and we ain't afraid to use it."

And another million soldiers died this year
but we'll say, "who gives a damn we'll send another million more
to ratify this plan of bringing peace about from war."
but that will never work that will never pull through
even first grade me could have told all of you
America the brave founded on thievery

You best watch your step around here
'cause we've got guns strapped to our hips
we've got knives hidden in special places
we've got hate and we ain't afraid to use it

But this is just another hippie song
I feel I've been singing for way too long
But that don't mean I can't keep hoping on that one day we all might say,

"You are welcome to come around here
'cause we've got eyes full of regretful tears
we found ideas to challenge our minds
we've got love and we ain't afraid to use it"

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from Family Matters, released June 20, 2016
All parts written and performed by Tanner Bingaman

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Tanner Bingaman Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania

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