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As research into mini-nukes continues at the Y-12 Nuclear weapons factory in Tennessee, the specter of nuclear terrorism becomes ever more real.
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David Rovics
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Hang A Flag In The Window
Fri May 27, 2005
Acoustic : Folk
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As research into mini-nukes continues at the Y-12 Nuclear weapons factory in Tennessee, the specter of nuclear terrorism becomes ever more real.
Lyrics
I want to write this song
Because it should be written now
And these thoughts should be between us
As far ahead as time will allow
For once the suitcase has exploded
In this country some call free
Thoughts like these might not be tolerated
By the time they nuke DC

By the time they nuke DC
Will it be too late to wonder
If there might have been another path
Than that of rape and plunder
When the mushroom cloud is rising
And it's all revenge and unity
Who will ask these questions
By the time they nuke DC

By the time they nuke DC
And there are millions lying dead
From the radioactive wasteland
Will more angry words be said
Who will recall the empire
The years of global tyranny
The millions slaughtered by our bombers
By the time they nuke DC

By the time they nuke DC
Will it be too late
To stop this vicious cycle
And turn around the planet's fate
If this eye for an eye continues
Will we have security
And will anyone believe that
By the time they nuke DC

By the time they nuke DC
Will the rulers think again
Before they push the button
To kill a billion women and men
Must we wait to find out
Or might we change history
Will we stop the madness
Before they nuke DC

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Created July, 2002
Copyright David Rovics 2002, all rights reserved