Dear Mr. President

04:05
Jen Cass
2006-04-17
Jen Cass

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Dear Mr. President

I know you probably won’t read this

It’s an election year

And the troops over here

You don’t need us

You said the war here is over

But more of us die every day

And I don’t know why we are fighting

Is it all just a lie anyway?

Like they say…

 

See, Mr. President

I’ve got a wife in Wisconsin

Though I write every day

I’ve been so long away

I’ve forgotten

When I close my eyes I can’t see her

It’s only this war in my head

And I try to bury my fear

But I always carry the dead

Carry them home…

 

CHORUS:

And I have seen better men

Fight to the bitter end

Following orders from you

And I don’t think it’s treason

To ask for a reason

When nothing you’ve told us is true

 

Please, Mr. President

I love my country completely

I signed up to serve

And I think I deserve what I’m seeking

Am I just a photo op to you?

A powerful resource to spend?

A Thanksgiving stunt for the papers?

A means to a personal end?

Oh let this end…

 

REPEAT CHORUS:

‘Cause I have seen better men

Fight to the bitter end

Following orders from you

And I don’t think it’s treason

To ask for a reason

When nothing you’ve told us is true

 

Dear Mr. President

I know you probably won’t read this