Serve Not Leader

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There’s a place I do believe
Where people choose their company
Based on hopes, not enemies
And they say luxury
Is how much time a person can
Spend on helping out a friend
And a friend can be someone
They never met

I will teach my unborn son
To be proud of where he’s from
But to be confidently weak if need be
To serve not leader, but country

We memorize the lines
Of the pledges and the Bibles
To remind us of the people we’ve become
Distracted by routine
And fabricated stories
Used to harbor hate and fear
Instead of love

I will learn from my mistakes
I will learn to disengage
When my motivation strays from unity
Serve not leader, but country

For all the times I sat and spoke
Another Howard Zinn quote
When a kid had no schoolbooks to learn from
For every glass of wine I’ve raised
To celebrate a raise
When my better can’t afford to get drunk

I will clench my fist and fight
For honesty and civil rights
I will sing a battle cry if need be
Serve not leader, but country


from Undefeated, track released February 17, 2017
Written and recorded by The Gunshy. Instrumentation and singing by Matt Arbogast, Ryan Ford, Andy Sivwright, Colin Miller and Ben Grigg.




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