lifeblood: songs: lyrics: ok corral


we were raised at the ok corral
yosemite sam the kid and wild bill
the figures who fired our imagination
original founders of the gunpowder nation

we dynamited the political scribes
on the sacred rock of the original tribes
hammered a plan to connect to the east
and built it on the broken backs of the chinese
so if you want to know why we're under the gun
it's how we were raised and it's where we come from
you might take a bullet for a better plan
but you can't take the gun from the american

the beginning of the forever hurt
stealing black people to suffer our work
if i hear you say again that was so long ago
it's got nothing to do with the cops in chicago
then you turn on your tv and you suck up fox news
you hate all the muslims but your're cool with the jews
until you sicken with the fervor of your sterotypes
well here comes your party cause the picking is ripe
and if you want to know why we're under the gun
it's how we were raised and its where we come from
you might take a bullet for a better plan
but you can't take the gun from the american

slippery slope is how the party line goes
background check there go the dominoes
while you hole up with your 47's
this isn't that century its not the british coming
here's some advice and you might want to try it
if you live by it you die by it
you think those weapon makers love your liberty
they're collecting the cash while they're watching you bleed
if you want to know why we're under the gun
it's how we were raised and it's where we come from
and you might take a bullet for a better plan
but you can't take the gun from the american
if you want to know why we're under the gun
it's how we were raised and it's where we come f
rom
you might take a bullet for a better plan but you can't take the gun from the american the american's hand

words and music by emily saliers


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