May 2013

Lyrics for "Killing Game"

May 31, 2013 05:16.03 PM

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KILLING GAME
© 2013 Pat Humphries, Sandy O
Moving Forward Music, BMI
www.emmasrevolution.com

My sights are on my target
Enemy on the ground
Sitting in my office
Nobody is around
Matching my coordinates
Focusing my gaze
My finger presses enter
The building is ablaze

Click to check my outcome
Zoom to scan the scene
See in vivid detail
The dead mujahideen
Beside the dead insurgents
Among the broken glass
A tiny lifeless body
Mangled by the blast

So close I can almost touch you
So far I can’t feel the pain
Whose turn in this killing game?


Get my next assignment
Off to Pakistan
Sitting in my office
Joystick in my hand
Set the screen for combat
Out there on my own
I’m the silent pilot
Of the killer drone

Wrapping up my day job
Home to see my wife
Dinner on the table
In my other life
Kids are home from school now
Ending of my day
Mothers wail in silence
Half a world away

So close I can almost touch you
So far almost feel the pain
Whose turn in this killing game?


Bound by twisted blankets
Haunted by my dream
Countless shattered bodies
Flash across my screen
In the dim lit shadows
Hiding in the night
Who will warn the families
Captured in my sights?

Am I just a soldier,
Father or a fool?
Have I sold my soul
To serve as someone’s killing tool?
Which one is my real life?
Somewhere in between?
Is there any distance
Between me and my machine?

So close I can almost touch you
So far still I feel the pain
Whose turn in this killing game?

So close in this killing game

Comments

Where?! And An End to Violence. Period

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