Help Save The Youth Of America - Billy Bragg

    Help save the youth of America
    Help save them from themselves
    Help save the sun-tanned surfer boys
    And the Californian Girls

    When the lights go out in the rest of the World
    What do our cousins say
    They're playing in the sun and having fun fun fun
    Till Daddy takes the gun away

    From the Big Church to the Big River
    And out to the Shining Sea
    This is the Land of Opportunity
    And there's a Monkey Trial on tv

    A nation with their freezers full
    Are dancing in their seats
    While outside another nation
    Is sleeping in the streets

    Don't tell me the old old story
    Tell me the truth this time
    Is the Man in the Mask or the Indian
    An enemy or a friend of mine

    Help save the youth of America
    Help save them youth of the World
    Help save the boys in uniform
    Their mothers and their faithful girls

    Listen to the voice of the soldier
    Down in the killing zone
    Talking about the cost of living
    And the price of bringing him home

    They're already shipping the body bags
    Down below the Rio Grande
    But you can fight for democracy at home
    And not in some foreign land

    And the fate of the great United States
    Is entwined with the fate of us all
    And the incident at Tschernobyl proves
    The world we live in is very small

    And the cities of Europe have burned before
    And they may yet burn again
    And if they do I hope you understand
    That Washington will burn with them
    Omaha will burn with them
    Los Alamos will burn with them.


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