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SHAUN BOOTHE 'Child Soldier'

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Published on Apr 3, 2012

Lyrics:

There's more to life than music
All around the world is human rights abuses
You see 'em on TV and u can give donations
If u feel bad or u can switch the station
Little starving kids they cryin 'please save us!'
We turn around and use em for cheap labor
That's how it goes
9 year olds sewing logos on clothes
9 year olds forced into the armed forces
Orphaned (left, right, left, right)
Political warfare - the blood keep pourin'
Desperate child soldiers - no one to speak for 'em
Maybe I can be the mouthpiece for 'em
They couldn't make it to your peace forum....




(sound bite)

I was recruited at the age of ten
Dragged outta my bed, gun aimed to my head
You see my pops died tryna protect us
He was a righteous man
Didn't wanna his sons becoming one of the
Human landmine detectors
They shot him up and pried the knife outta his lifeless hand
See some of us were abducted and do this outta fear
Some of us were just starving to death and volunteered
We look innocent but they don't know who we are
We get 'em, get 'em, soon as they lower their guard
Oh you don't think these little hands can kill a man?
These AKs only weigh a few kilograms
There's a piece of our innocence in every bullet
And this weapon let off seven rounds a second
Kill or be killed, I'm just telling you how it is
You follow orders in order for you to live
Easy as pie our young minds are manipulated
Terrified on the front line's where I'm situated
If we survive we're still haunted by what we did
To tell the truth I just wanted to be a kid

Singing:

"We live in heartless times
Violence is how we survive"

I dare any one a y'all to take my gun away
run away, run away, run away, uh
run away, run away...BANG!

Singing:

"Freedom to play and laugh
Freedom is all we ask"

If we survive we're still haunted by what we did
To tell the truth, I just wanted to be a kid

Singing:


"We live in heartless times
Violence is how we survive
Freedom to play and laugh
Freedom is all we ask"

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