Well, the worst that I could get there Was the lead in my gut But the worst that you can give me Is this lead in my cup I might be all washed up But I'm a pretty good man Sure, I'm hard as a nail But I will sell you the blood on my hands
I'm looking at you (Tell me what do you see) I'm looking at you (And I won't go away) In the light of the star spangled evening In the name of the red white and blue
My Daddy said A man has Got to fight to be free Tucked his slogans in the bed There with my brothers and me He'd be prouder now If I had never come home I wear the shoes and the clothes And the crown of the soldier unknown
I'm looking at you. . .
You say give me a break I say show me you're broken My lame and legless comrades have spoken Say jump in a lake I say you got to be jokin' Where I come from the lake is smokin'
I will labor for your wages For the cash of the realm I will tell you all my stories You can write em down But you can save your tears For the names on the wall I'm a living reminder that Pride comes before a fall