Fred Gillen Jr.

Lyrics

Killing Machine

They decorated me ceremoniously, the governor was there and 3 generals too
I got my medals, I was on TV, but now what am I supposed to do?
Ďcause there is no job for a killing machine back here in civilization
the army said theyíd train me and give me a skill,
then they gave me a gun and sent me to kill
and now Iím home, but there is no home
for a newly retired killing machine

and nobody wants to hear my story
now the war is over and they want to forget
but how can I forget the people I killed and the friends Iíve lost?

So I walked into my bar unceremoniously, I was a regular here not so long ago
But now to some Iím a bit of a celebrity and to the rest Iím just a jar-head, a G.I. Joe
I buy a couple rounds but it ainít the same, Iíll never again be one of the guys
So I sit at home and watch TV and try to forget what I know I canít
Thereís no escape, and no reprieve
For a newly unemployed killing machine

and nobody wants to hear my story
now the war is over and they want to forget
but how can I forget the people I killed and the friends Iíve lost?

They arrested me ceremoniously, they read me my rights like a reading at a mass
Iíll get 3 square meals and an orange jumpsuit,
but at least I will no longer be out on my ass
Iíll make dog-tags and license plates- the irony, Iíll take orders again like I did before
They say I can take classes and learn a trade, Iíll lift weightss and drink cool aid
But thereís no honor to be had in this place
For a newly incarcerated killing machine

and nobody wants to hear my story
now the war is over and they want to forget
but how can I forget the people I killed and the friends Iíve lost?

Killing machine
I guess Iíll always be a killing machine
I donít want to be a killing machine

Posted Monday, May 18th 2009

 


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