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This peice is called Bombs over Baghdad by John Trudell. I selected this peice in honor of the Thanksgiving Myth. A longtime activist and poet John Trudell has a FBI file of over 17,000 pages. He is featured in the movies "Smoke Signals" and "Thunderheart." A known AIM activist John Trudell has spent his life dispelling indian myths. He is best known for his spoken lyrics. Resist!!!
Bombs Over Baghdad
by John Trudell



Bombs over Baghdad, Bombs over Baghdad

Bombs over Baghdad, Dancers of Death

Murder in the air, with the next breath

Macho Queens selling war-makers toys

Raining Destruction, Good Old Boys

Death Bringer In Queen George's Eyes

Read his lips, war-maker lies

Religious Rights revenging sword

Thou shalt kill in the name of the Lord

The Sheep and the Cattle can't keep from milling

Some are more than ready some aren't willing

Volunteering in what they're not dying for

The Young Republican Guard crying for war.

Free speech as free as its thought

Controlled behavior reacts as its taught

Fighting for Peace can't comprehend

Hate out of love is violent pretends



Bombs Over Baghdad, Bombs Over Baghdad

Bombs Over Baghdad, Bombs Over Baghdad



Vampires drinking blood and oil cocktails

Their violence works it hardly ever fails

When blind man can't see he believes blind

Blind obedience is the child of mindless minds



New world order is an old world lie.

Fighting for peace, see how they die.

Dragging in God, as they turn violent.

God says nothing, he just remains silent.



Stop madmen from running loose.

Mother earth woman cant take the abuse

living right now is living for tomorrow

Time is saying there's no more time tomorrow



Vampires drinking blood and oil cocktails

Their violence works it hardly ever fails

Bombs over Baghdad Dancers of Death

Murder in the air with the next breath



Macho Queen war-maker toys

Raining destruction Good Old Boys

New world order is a whole world lie.

Fighting for peace, watch them all die.

Dragging in God, as they turn violent.

God says nothing, he just remains silent.



Bombs over Baghdad, Dancers of Death

Bombs over Baghdad, Dancers of Death

Bombs over Baghdad, Dancers of Death

Bombs over Baghdad, Dancers of Death

Bombs over Baghdad

John Trudell