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With the election just 6 days away, I’m publishing this song which I co-wrote with an English friend named Jamie Redhead.  Nope, not a handle, a real name. 

The title should bring back thoughts of “happier days” when visions of crimson rivers danced in the heads of patriotic Americans.  Yep, we were going to get back at whoever attacked us on September 11, 2001 with a plan to shock and awe the people of Iraq, none of whom had anything to do with the attacks of 9/11.  We would use the innocent men, women and children of Iraq to warn any nation that, if they dared attack The FUSA, we would mercilessly ravage any nation which sat on top of a sea of oil. 

I can still hear Donnie Rumsfeld proudly saying that our tactic was to shock and awe Iraq with bombs and blood; with death and destruction; with the socialistic spreading of Iraq’s oil among the huge oil conglomerates of the world.  Can’t you just hear that alley cat voice with its built in distance from reality making up stories about weapons in the four corners of Iraq? 

Jamie wrote the lyrics; I wrote the music, arranged, engineered and recorded the song and, as you’ll be able to tell if you listen to the entire song, I make it very clear that one of the candidates for the presidency is still in shock and awe mode while the other has a word for that mode. Listen, enjoy and, hopefully, be inspired.

The title is the link to the song.

If that doesn't work, here's the song page. 

Shock And Awe 

There's no hope anymore
all that's left is the pain
And the lies they keep feeding
corroding the brain

Dark nights keep rolling
and tattered faith leads to despair
Society prays a resolution is
found with no hope anywhere

Destroying the innocence lost back in our youth
Deceiving the ignorant camouflaging the truth 

I'm shocked and awed, I'm shocked and awed
Desensitized to the lies
masquerading as law
I'm shocked and awed, I'm shocked and awed
Cold to the deception I can't believe anymore
I'm shocked and awed, I'm shocked and awed

Betrayed by the prints
there's nothing to gain
And the greed analyzed
realizing we're to blame
Aggressive conflict with conflicted interests; seen
through the eyes of wisdom
it seems obscene

Destroying the innocence lost back in our youth
Deceiving the ignorant camouflaging the truth 

I'm shocked and awed, I'm shocked and awed
Desensitized to the lies masquerading as law
I'm shocked and awed, I'm shocked and awed
Cold to the deception I can't believe anymore
I'm shocked and awed, I'm shocked and awed

Society crumbles, opulence grows
Apathy and gluttony are exposed
Facing depression and gloom
As humanity confronts its doom

Destroying the innocence lost back in our youth
Deceiving the ignorant camouflaging the truth 

I'm shocked and awed, I'm shocked and awed
Desensitized to the lies masquerading as law
I'm shocked and awed, I'm shocked and awed
Cold to the deception I can't believe anymore
I'm shocked and awed, I'm shocked and awed

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Michael Bonanno is an associate editor for OpEdNews.

He is also a published poet, essayist and musician who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bonanno is a political progressive, not a Democratic Party apologist. He believes it's (more...)
 

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