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White Flag Warrior ft. Tim McIlrath of Rise Against
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White Flag Warrior - Flobots, ft. Tim McIlrath of Rise Against

We request to negotiate;
We come to you unarmed.
We desire to communicate-
You cannot do us harm.

They want sacrifice,
they have schemes and ask me
to follow their path to the afterlife.
I’ve got an appetite
for nice things and the dreams
that my enemies could be blasted by.

New metaphors;
Views that are better, for you
can’t survive if I’m your competitor.
Rise together or fight separate wars;
I pray I’m never forced to be a predator.

Specters spectate;
We won’t last.
They’re glad to hate
when gladiators
breathe their last-
scream en masse!
When the dreams do clash,
like swords in the war-
let me bleed on that!
But they feed on that,
say we need strong backs,
call us weak,
and don’t redeem contracts.
But the feast wont last
when this beast attacks;
The sons and the fathers
will be free at last.

This is love; it’s not treason.
This is love; it’s not treason.
This is love; it’s not treason.
This is love; it’s not treason.

(This is love…)
They see sharks in the estuary.
(This is not treason.)
They claim the arch is Bartholomew’s.
(This is love…)
They say war is necessary,
(This is not treason!)
but we say war is child abuse!

We’d rather make our children
(We request to negotiate.)
martyrs than murderers.
(We come to you unarmed.)
We’d rather make our children
(We desire to communicate.)
White Flag Warriors!

Core-to-core
we’re the one’s we’ve been waiting for.
We hold steady;
Steadier than stevedores.
Not Tevias or matadors
on matters of what came before.
Forgive the debts,
and settle scores.
Or test the mettle;
Either/or.

(I’ve got a plan!)
What’s your plan go to do with me?
If the bell tolls, let freedom ring,
and find new ways if we must be king
instead of leading the young to our suffering.

We pass testaments down; scream back at heaven
for testing us like Wednesdays at 11.
Want to recruit and train us to act evilly?
Save it for the shooting range
and smack DVDs.

We’ll study war no more this millennium;
It’s never again for me or anyone.
So think harder when you refer to us.
We’d rather make our children martyrs than murders.

This is love, this is not treason.
This is love, this is not treason.
This is love, this is not treason.
This is love, this is not treason.

(This is love…)
They shell dwellings to quell the shellings
(This is not treason.)
and lift taboos to seduce the cowards.
(This is love…)
They say we’re too yellow bellied,
(This is not treason.)
but we say we’re the new superpower!

We’d rather make our children
(We request to negotiate!)
martyrs than murderers.
(We come to you unarmed!)
We’d rather make our children
(We desire to communicate!)
White Flag Warriors!
(You cannot do us harm!)

(This is love.)
We seek waivers to not be liable.
(This is not treason.)
We claim to speak for a higher truth?
(This is love.)
We stand opposed to the homicidal.
(This is not treason.)
We tell you you’re fire proof!

We’d rather make our children
(We request to negotiate.)
martyrs than murderers!
(We come to you unarmed.)
We’d rather make our children
(We desire to communicate.)
White Flag… Warriors!

We’d rather make our children…
We’d rather make our children…
Warriors!

Give to us your courage;
(We’d rather make our children…)
Ask us what you will.
Demand from us a sacrifice,
(We’d rather make our children…)
but do not make us kill!

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