the one who got us out lyrics – ted leo & the pharmacists

i, doing a lot of talking
time goes on, i’m talking still
while soldier girls are dodging grenades and rockets
moms and dads are paying the bill

they say, it’s the only way
ooh, it’s the only way
and they play like it’s a game
ooh, it’s like it’s a game

sometimes, there’s something about my being
on the sidelines doesn’t jibe
and i know why the millions of working people
they would fight if they had time

and they say, it’s the only way
ooh, it’s the only way
and they play like it’s a game
ooh, it’s like it’s a game

well, what can you say to take the weight away?
i look into the endless bottom and all i want is what should be
and i’m d*mned ashamed to feel this rotten
can we reclaim what’s been forgotten?

the state of the state don’t let me feel so safe
i want to take it to the tired and affronted
and all they want is one who’ll lead
and i’ll put it to you plain and bluntly
i’m worried for my tired country

that look on your face don’t let it go to waste
take it to the floor of congress
look into the core of rotten
turn into the one who got us out

/ ted leo the pharmacists lyrics