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Allah Akbar

Now I’ve heard there was a sacred word
That David kept, and it pleased the Lord
But I don’t think that’s what they’re in Iraq for
It goes like this
The first great truth
There is no other God but you
The king of kings rejoicing Allah Akbar!

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar
Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar

Their will was strong but not bullet-proof
Their fire rained down on your roof
Their shock and awe and thunder
Their Iraq war
They resurrected Abu Ghraib
They broke your heart and they made you slaves
And from your lips they drew the Allah Akbar

Babilu has come before
It’s ruins lie beneath our floor
We’ve lived with occupiers
What they stand for
We’ve seen their flags on the marble arch
Our country is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Allah Akbar

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar
Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar

There was a time when we were strong
The three stars on our flag a bond
But now you can’t remember
What they stand for
Back in the day Saddam took hold
The CIA was in the fold
And every breath we drew was Allah Akbar

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar
Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar

You say they take your faith in vain
They don’t even know the name
But if they did
What do you think they’d ask for?

There’s a blaze of greed
In every man
They can never understand
The holy or the broken Allah Akbar

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar
Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar

I’d lie to you to give you hope
Submit my neck, ignore the rope
To tell the truth
I’m still broken from our last war
But even though we’re occupied
I’ll stand before the Lord on high
With nothing on my tongue but Allah Akbar

Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar
Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar
Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar
Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar
Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar
Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar
Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar
Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar
Allah Akbar