Mr. President, you don't know my name, But you could find it if you really cared, because I pay my taxes and I pay my dues, All I ask for in return is the truth, Can we just be honest, I've heard that speech is free So please believe me that this address is sincere I'm no-one special, just a regular guy But I just can't keep on wondering why That the shells we fired they now kill our own And we waste away like shadows in our homes.
I fell from blue skies, fought through desert storms I froze in firefights and killed someone, That had a father who loved him just like mine Who believed the sacrifice was justified, In the name of freedom and in the name of God While shifting sands hid all our sins and all the blood In the wake of glory, I flew back home I watch videos at night in uniform Of those towns and cities being torn apart By those bombs that fool the people by being smart As they flew down chimneys along corridors And explode on film and everyone goes awe!
And you read the stories about how no-one's killed And I think about the photo that I kept To remind me that it was all for real And the ghost that I've become wil be released To the sands still shifting that cover all the lies About what really happened and who really died Was it really worth it? Was it worth the cost? Did we really take the high ground or have we lost All the moral battles did we lose the war Mr. President I need to know for sure That with all this knowledge all this control That we were on the side of right after all That we weren't lied to, that we weren't used And the country that we fought for still upholds the truth
Mr. President you don't know my name but you could find it if you really cared It's on a black wall on a cross of stone In the Balkan States, the Gulf and close to home On not so foreign islands out on city streets Mr. President just tell me why I'm here This is my question, this is my life this is my address Mr. President