From the recording God Bless Our Soldiers/Don't Call Me Loser
I wanted to write a war protest song with an intro. I decided to pen a little poem that hopefully wouldn't offend any political party but would support the brave soldiers that are protecting our American way of life at the risk of their own. I served in the Army for 8 years so I feel a kinship to those who are serving.
God Bless Our Troops You know I ain’t much on politics But I’m a Beatles fan tried and true And if John Lennon could protest in his own way Well I figure I can too So I wrote this silly little song About dispute and consequence Cause there’s too much violence in the world Not enough common sense And I’ll tip my hat to a diplomat Cause I believe in cooperation And I’ll use my might to avoid a fight But I never back down from confrontation And no matter how you feel about this war were in As long as our troops are over there We ought to take a little time out of every day And offer up a prayer So if you don’t mind indulging me As I finish up this poem God bless our soldiers over seas And God – see them safely home DON’T CALL ME LOSER DON’T CALL ME LOSER JUST BECAUSE I DON’T DRESS LIKE YOU OR SHARE YOUR VALUE SYSTEM OR YOUR NARROW POINT OF VIEW YOU MIGHT NOT LIKE THE WAY I LOOK AND THAT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME BUT DON’T ROLL YOUR EYES CAUSE I DON’T SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR PHILOSOPHY DON’T SAY I’M WEIRD CAUSE I DON’T WORK FROM 8 O’CLOCK ‘TIL 4 OR FIT THE MOLD OF WHO YOU’D CHOOSE TO MOVE IN RIGHT NEXT DOOR SO GET USE TO IT - MY UPTIGHT FRIEND CAUSE I’M YOUR NEIGHBOR NOW AND WHAT FATE HAS BRUNG TOGETHER MUST COEXIST SOMEHOW SO DON’T STARE AT ME OR WHISPER CAUSE YOU DON’T LIKE MY TATOOS AND I WON’T LAUGH ABOUT THAT TIE YOU WEAR OR THEM SHINY WING TIP SHOES WE CAN AGREE TO DISAGREE IF WE DON’T SEE EYE TO EYE AND TRY TO LIVE IN HARMONY, HELL AT LEAST THAT’S WORTH A TRY BUT FRIEND IF YOU LOOK DOWN ON ME CAUSE YOU FEEL YOU’RE TOO DAMN GOOD WELL I CAN KICK YOUR ASS ALL UP AND DOWN THIS PLEASANT NEIGHBORHOOD SO WHEN YOU SEE ME ON THE STREET MY FRIEND IT’S BEST TO KEEP AN OPEN MIND AND I WILL TRY TO DO THE SAME AND HOPEFULLY WE’LL FIND THAT THE WORLD WILL BE A BETTER PLACE IF WE EACH DO OUR PART YOU KNOW PEACE CAN BE CONTAGIOUS, IT JUST NEEDS A PLACE TO START YEAH YOU KNOW, PEACE CAN BE CONTAGIOUS, IT JUST NEEDS A PLACE TO START AND WHEN IT COMES TO PEACE, HOW BOUT THE MIDDLE EAST, HELL, THAT’D BE A GOOD PLACE TO START