*Author’s note:  Click on the song title and artist’s name at the end of this post to listen to this song in its entirety and to visit a Web site dedicated to the artist.

 bomb_2  girl in war     dove    dragon

Regardless of who is in office or your political beliefs, the war was unjustly waged and the troops need to be back home if we are ever going to salvage the image of our country in the eyes of the world.

Continue to speak out, even if you have to “pretend that the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire.” Don’t take the easy path of “turning the music up louder and praying” that we make it through.

-B

Paul said to Petey ‘you gotta rock yourself a little harder;
Pretend the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire’
But I gotta girl in the war, Paul her eyes are like champagne.
They sparkle, bubble over, in the morning all you got is rain.

Josh Ritter, Girl in the War