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Oil Raids

from Across The Ocean by Dustin Thomas

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My father was a soldier for the oil raids
He used to gaurd the pipelines
He fought the battle of the modern age
And drove over a land mine
He walked away
From the cold steel train
The hellfire and black rain
Waving his banner on the desert plain
Whispering in god's name

I got home in time to see the control
They broadcasted all day
Masons on the street
Giving code handshakes
And whispering in the side bays
Of all the elections money could buy
This one was a landslide
Of all the gold in human kind
This one was a gold mine

No one ever told you in this poor life
You'd ever get the chance to go back in time
And all of us will fade
As "evolved things die"
But this could be our battle cry

I got grown I got a wife and home
My daughter must be your age
She planted seeds when she was just thirteen
On her brother's anniversery
Apples grew, great
They used to fill our plates
She watered them so lovingly
Until Adam came with the soil and chains
To fufill the debt that Eve made

No one ever told you in this poor life
You'd ever get the chance to go back in time
All of us will fade, yeah?
"Evolved things die"

But you keep an open mind


from Across The Ocean, released June 21, 2011


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Dustin Thomas Hilo, Hawaii

Dustin Thomas is a traveling singer-songwriter. He's been to some pretty cool places and met some pretty cool people along the way. He makes beat-boxy, soulful, catchy folk songs and writes a lot about faith, love, and war. For more information email: dustinthomasmusic@gmail.com ... more

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