From the recording Edge of Oblivion

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Story behind the song:
This is, by far, the most political song I've ever written.  It will probably offend some people and resonate deeply with others.  Since 9/11, I've become increasingly interested in and alert to the geopolitical activities of our government and it's allies.  We've lost thousands of our own sons and daughters and murdered hundreds of thousands of innocent people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria because of wars and proxy wars based off of lies and motivated by nothing more than trying to militarily control the world.  Now we are surrounding Russia at it's own boarders with missle systems and heavy weaponry to stop a fictional "Russian aggression" and the American people, for the most part, just seem to keep buying the lies and reclining in their easy chairs to watch the game or reality tv show.  This song is written to and for the leaders of the world, but mainly to the leaders of this country.  It's my tiny attempt to get our politicians to do some soul searching and to realize that our founding fathers would be screaming in their graves if they could see what they've let this country become. This is my cry to the leaders of this country to try and remember who they were when they were young and hungry to make the world a better place-to remember who they were before greed and power filled and controlled their hearts.  We are watching the slow-motion beginning of world war III and I hope you are paying attention.  


You’re twisting in your metaphors
wonderin’ what the other means
meet me half way you say while you’re
stepping on each other’s dreams
the politics of compromise
always seem to be in the way
but I’m standing here with a white dove
in my hand and it’s never too late
so tell me mr. congressman
would Washington tip his hat to you
would Jefferson say thank you man
you’re an American through and through
or would it take one look
to see what you’ve become
and cry out revolution
where’s the america we left our children
tell me mr. president is waging war
our new god
it seems to me you’re
trying to control the world
and for what
how much greed and
how much death until we stop
and ask ourselves what what have we done
where’s the america they left their children
I’m looking at a world at war and wondering
when this madness ends
I’m asking leaders of the world
 to make your enemies your friends
America the beautiful used to stand
for something great
well I’m standing here
with a white dove in my hand
and it’s never too late