Nonprofit Warfare

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At the time this track was written, the estimated number of deaths from the Syrian conflict was 200,000. At the time of this release, IAmSyria.org reports up to 450,000 (50,000 being children).

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Can you smell the gasoline?
Aleppo City's burning.
And nobody's learning from a bloody history.
Can you hear the screams of a fleeting generation?
Across a bleeding nation two hundred thousand sleep.

Hush little Sarah, don't close your eyes tonight.
We've got to cross before the morning light.
Boarder guards will chase us, prisoners they'll make us.
The western world can sleep without a care.
It's nonprofit warfare.

And while the world is fast asleep,
Aleppo City's burning.
Your mother, she was hurting.
She didn't want you to hear her weep.
and so we left this rubble land
that buried our relations.
Set off for a nation across the salty sea.

Hush little Sarah, don't close your eyes tonight.
We've got to cross before the morning light.
Boarder guards will chase us, prisoners they'll make us.
The western world can sleep without a care.
It's nonprofit warfare.

And as the ocean pulled you farther, I lost you to the water.
And as the ocean pulled you farther, I lost you to the water.

Can you smell the gasoline?
Aleppo City's burning.
And nobody's learning from a bloody history.
Can you hear the screams of a fleeting generation?
Across a bleeding nation two hundred thousand sleep.

Hush little Sarah, don't close your eyes tonight.
We've got to cross before the morning light.
Boarder guards will chase us, prisoners they'll make us.
The western world can sleep without a care.
It's nonprofit warfare.

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from Behind the Eight Ball, released November 1, 2016

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