Since the very dawn of history,
dreams of glory violently achieved
have plagued the human race -- it's nothing new!
We fought for land, for gold, for God, for "Truth"!
Is there any cause for which we have not been bled?
If you count the "heroes, I will count the dead
and match you many more than a thousand fold!
In olden, times when slaves were sold for gold,
greed tended to temper the lust for blood, you know,
-- dead bodies are of value only to wild dogs and crows!
Today, we're supposedly civilized,
but have we really gotten all that wiser
with our bombs that can take a million lives
and turn them all into instant fertilizer?