We've annihilated a nation now the retribution begins
Each day claims a life and a half dozen limbs
Violent backlash
The postwar fallout has turned into a bloodbath
Occupation not liberation
Nation building has been paved over by desperation
Trapped in this quagmire
American brutality throwing fuel on the fire
A sea of blood floods the occupied land
While the village idiot plays war in the sand
In the presidential sandbox he's out of harm's way
Protected by the privilege that allows him to play
That's shielded him from danger and still hides his desertion
And demands that those less privileged shoulder his burden
He'll sacrifice your life to provide his with privilege
Using his little toy soldiers as political leverage
He's got his bombs in the air and his pawns in a row
And thousands of broken toys buried six feet below
Retribution
His ignorant arrogance is being paid for with lives
Of the thousands of soldiers who fell for his lies
He's annihilated a nation now the retribution begins
Each day claims a life and a half dozen libs
He's sown the seeds for more hate and distrust
He's justified their contempt for us
"The Christian crusader" taking on the gutter religion
In the name of god he's murdered their children
He's a warmongering coward who's got blood on his hands
He sent his toys thousands of miles to draw a line in the sand
Now there's thousands of lines all illustrated in chalk
Slaughtered and maimed in what they were told would be a cakewalk
Retribution
His ignorant arrogance is being paid for with lives
Of the thousands of soldiers who fell for his lies
He's annihilated a nation now the retribution begins
Each day claims a life and a half dozen limbs
He claims to be fighting the war against terror and winning
But we haven't' seen anything yet this is just the beginning
He invaded their land for alleged terrorist involvement
Now that land's become a breeding ground for actual
Recruitment
Where they're kidnapping foreigners and cutting off heads
This is the extremism that our brutality's bred
This is Bush's idea of making us safer
Escalating the violence and inviting more danger
Our presence in the middle east will always be resented and hated
Those occupied aren't so easily placated
They see first hand the brutality and abuse
They don't have the situation spoon-fed to them by corporate news
They hear the cries of their children after we've severed their limbs
They see American soldiers torturing and killing civilians
How do we apologize to these children that we mutilated in error?
If we had to look in their eyes would we be able to look in the mirror?
Retribution
His ignorant arrogance is being paid for with lives
Of the thousands of soldiers who fell for his lies
He's annihilated a nation now the retribution begins
Each day claims a life and a half dozen limbs
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Retribution Lyrics

Behind Enemy Lines – Retribution Lyrics