Oh, brother, man where are you? I am bucklin' from the load. I have lost my eye for color And my heart can't see the road. Oh, sister, come and catch me Cause my legs, their prime has past. I am breaking from the sorrow And my faith is fadin' fast. Mother, father, help me I'm your flesh and blood and bone. Don't you hear me? Can't you see me? Am I doomed to live alone? Without warmth, or love, or honor Like a dog out on the street, Am I trash 'cause I can't manage Must I grovel at your feet?
I'm the boy who fought your battles And I'm the man who won your wars. Is it over? Have you used me? I'm no value anymore?
I'm your mothers, Wives, and daughters I'm your fathers, husbands, sons, I'm the life's blood of this country I'm the hopeful precious ones.
Am I nothing, Am I no one? Once a fabric, Now a rag. We treat people like they're nothing We're not fit to fly, Fit to fly No, no, no, no, no, no.
We're not fit to fly, Fit to fly a flag (no, no, no) Join the Army, See the world The Marine Corps, Join the Navy We're not fit to fly Fit to fly the flag.