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  1. Take it Back

From the recording National Insecurity

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Bill Mishler: Lead vocals, drums
Chris Purdum: Backup vocals, bass
Tom Thompson: Backup vocals, rhythm guitar
Mike Fitzgerald: lead guitar fills
Alan Purdum: Recorder

Lyrics

Take It Back
(Mishler/Thompson)

White-haired men in thousand-dollar suits
It's all top secret; they know better than you
A half-million dead in a trillion-dollar war
The clown prince in chief can't explain what it's for

They talk up fear as circumstances require
With terror alerts, they preach to the choir
No-bid contracts smell awful funny
It's war profiteering; say goodbye to your money

(chorus 1)
They've abused our troops and grabbed our loot
Take it back
They'll keep on looting till we give 'em the boot
Take it back
They stole our honor -- and blew it on war
Take it back
This land was your land; make it yours once more
Take it back
Take it back
Take it back

Bush was told bin Laden was "Determined to strike"
Rice was warned in June; may as well go take a hike
When tragedy struck, the president posed like a hero
(Bush-like voice says, "The people who knocked down these buildings are going to hear from all of us.")
We heard bull from his horn, blowin' smoke at ground zero
(Broadcaster-type voice says, "Seven years later, bin laden remains at large.")

(chorus 2)
They've screwed the pooch and grabbed our loot
Take it back
They'll keep on looting till we give 'em the boot
Take it back
We had the world's compassion -- and blew it on war
Take it back
This land was your land; make it yours once more
Take it back
Take it back
Take it back

Troops maimed and killed by the orders of a fool
He's never faced fire, but he's "Top Gun" cool
"Mission Accomplished" on a Karl Rove banner
Multitudes die but mind your pro-life manners

(repeat chorus 1)

Cheney said the insurgency was "in its last throes"
Shows how much Mr. "Big Time" really knows
There's no shared sacrifice when war gets hot
The rich get tax cuts; now get out there and shop!

(repeat chorus 2)

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