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  1. savaşın vahşetini ve insanlara bunun nasıl kahramanlık olarak lanse edildiğini güzel işleyen rise against şarkısı. şarkıda kahramanın nasıl orduya katıldığı ve bu vahşetin nasıl zamanla normalleştiği çok içten biçimde anlatılmış.

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    he said "son, have you seen the world?
    well, what would you say if i said that you could?
    just carry this gun and you'll even get paid."
    i said "that sounds pretty good."

    black leather boots
    spit-shined so bright
    they cut off my hair but it looked alright
    we marched and we sang
    we all became friends
    as we learned how to fight

    a hero of war
    yeah that's what i'll be
    and when i come home
    they'll be damn proud of me
    i'll carry this flag
    to the grave if i must
    because it's a flag that i love
    and a flag that i trust

    i kicked in the door
    i yelled my commands
    the children, they cried
    but i got my man
    we took him away
    a bag over his face
    from his family and his friends

    they took off his clothes
    they pissed in his hands
    i told them to stop
    but then i joined in
    we beat him with guns
    and batons not just once
    but again and again

    a hero of war
    yeah that's what i'll be
    and when i come home
    they'll be damn proud of me
    i'll carry this flag
    to the grave if i must
    because it's a flag that i love
    and a flag that i trust

    she walked through bullets and haze
    i asked her to stop
    i begged her to stay
    but she pressed on
    so i lifted my gun
    and i fired away

    the shells jumped through the smoke
    and into the sand
    that the blood now had soaked
    she collapsed with a flag in her hand
    a flag white as snow

    a hero of war
    is that what they see
    just medals and scars
    so damn proud of me
    and i brought home that flag
    now it gathers dust
    but it's a flag that i love
    it's the only flag i trust

    he said, "son, have you seen the world?
    well what would you say, if i said that you could?"

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