Songs of Patriotic Devotion

by Samuel Windmill

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1.
We're going to take this nation tonight We're coming in force, and by god, with might We don't like anything that we've heard that they do We're gonna take them out if it's the last thing that we do We don't really know what we want But we know damn well what we don't We're going to put everything right We're going to take this nation tonight We'll assemble our militiamen, and we'll charge at their gates The New World Order is rising, and there's no time to wait At least, that's what we've heard from this man in his books The government's filled with liars, thieves, molesters and crooks We don't really know what we want But we know damn well what we don't We're going to put everything right We're going to take this nation tonight This man from the IRS, I know where he'll be tonight He's given me so much trouble, it keeps me up every night I'll do my patriotic duty, as described in that book I read I'll catch him alone, going home from work, and I'll shoot him dead I don't really know what I want But I think I know just what I don't want Me, I'm gonna help put everything right I'm gonna help take this nation tonight
2.
In a quiet place I will leave behind The life I had before You won't hear from me no more Because, from a quiet town I will disappear You won't see anyone by my name Comin' round here, no more My friends have always known me But I'm not the kind of guy you'd like to meet I used to walk up and down my street And I would loudly preach Hatred and division And segregation, against integration And the folks who were white Were the folks who were right, to me, then Slip into seclusion I will soon return to rise In a new place, a new name And no one will bat an eye And I'll tell a story of a life Far greater than my own I'll find a new home And I won't wind up alone, in the hatred of the past
3.
Speaking from an empty room I walk out Looking to an open field I go south Waking up to realize That I've been found out The fatherland is after me It wants me wiped out I'm hiding in the countryside And living in fear But despite it all I tell myself That I will persevere I don't even know If they've been 'round here I cannot do anything Can't go anywhere I'm with my wife and my children Our supplies are scarce They've chased us down Like I knew that they would I know that we did everything That we could Can't think about what'll happen next I don't think that I should With all my thoughts, I try my best To keep them good They've murdered my family They've taken my pride Destroyed my home And starved my insides I am not of German blood I am impure I am but a number now My fate is ensured Hope is fading It's slim to nil They've broken my spirit They've broken my will I've no conception Of myself I don't have the strength To call for help
4.
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She's eighteen, in uniform She looks just nice, with her long black hair She's here because of the law Of Israel She's learned how to fire a gun She's prepared to take up arms She shall not think of anything else But Israel She'll storm into Palestine When she shoots her gun, they want her to feel proud Of Israel, the motherland Of Israel In a war she did not start In a war she does not want In a war she doesn't understand In a war that might never end
5.
Bow down to the flag, of the land that you live in The greatest country, the US of A To hell with you, I don't like you If you disagree Bow down to the flag, the sacred object Of everything that is Christian and holy And to hell with you, and I hate you If you disagree And if my precious flag is burned to display That you're not happy with your country There's nothin' that gets me more enraged While the veterans suffer crushing poverty Bow down to the flag, with god on your side And everything that you do will be right While you kill the enemy Whoever it happens to be Bow down to the flag, and don't ask no questions Life is so much easier that way It's so much harder to find out That things are not what they've seemed And if my precious flag is burned to display That you're not happy with your country There's nothin' that gets me more irate While our president shuts out refugees Bow down to the flag, or get outta mah country! Liberal communist traitors are scum! I can't stand it when they point out That my facts are wrong! Bow down to the flag, or I'll punch your damn face Or ram the damn flagpole up your ass! Because I know, deep down That my time is soon to pass And if my precious flag is burned to display That you're not happy with your country There's nothing that's more offensive to me While our government attacks our liberties
6.
We're going away to a far-off land And we might not ever get back again We're going to fight what we don't understand Don't you blame us, they never told us much We're coming with bombs and guns and grenades No matter what happens, they'll boast of the progress we've made We're coming to bring freedom, peace is on the way But nobody knows how long that's gonna take The death count's enormous, everyone can see But nobody wants to see that on TV I'm thinking of my wife and my child just born Hoping and praying I'll live to see them once more Cause we've lost someone already, and things are lookin' bad This is the worst field trip I've ever had The death count's enormous, everyone can see But nobody wants to see that on TV I've never seen so much rotting dead flesh But I don't have any time right now to think about regrets You can save that for when I get home, that's if I come home at all Tortured by what I've seen, with my face against the wall The death count's enormous, everyone can see But nobody wants to see that on TV Ten years gone by, I'm doin' bad This ain't the kind of life I thought I'd have I can barely get by, my bills are too high I don't have my left arm, or my right eye anymore But they made billions off of guys like us They threw us all to the back of the bus They sent us into war based on lies But we are the ones who are left to pay the price
7.
Imagine if the day you were born A pine box was made With a jail cell with your name To go along with it Just waiting to contain you One way or the other Living with the fact that any day The other shoe could drop down This is not a reality for me Because you see My skin is white So that makes me right In the eyes of the law Imagine for a second If you were always more afraid Of the ones who were sworn by oath To serve and protect you Than the lawless, the thieves Marauding by nighttime But that seems to be the way it goes In the land of the free if you're not white This is not a reality for me Because oh you see My skin is white And that makes me right By the eyes of the law Imagine a world in which lawmen Only acted like thugs Just doing whatever they wanted To get you in jail It's getting much too close To being all too real For you and for me, but worse For some more than others This is not a reality right now But you can see how There could come the day Until then, I'm free From the long arm of the law
8.
Awaken from your sleeping Open your eyes, and face the day Awaken from your dreaming Put dreams away, you'll have no use for them today Scared and helpless Restless and hopeless You seem to know nothing, and yet you seem to know far too much Bitter and burned-out With everything and how it all turned out Somehow knowing nothing and yet knowing far too much The lights have all gone out The building is coming down Trapped underneath the burning steel The lights have been extinguished There are no rights left to relinquish Trapped underneath the burning steel for all time The lights have all gone out The buildings have fallen down Still trapped beneath the burning steel The lights have all gone out And everything is different now Trapped underneath the broken pieces
9.
In a motel room, waiting very patiently For our time, finally to come Waiting for the word to come That the plans we made are now complete And soon the world will know just who we are And what we want to do We've said our piece And now it's time to go We've had no peace We want to let them know We've made up our minds That this is how we'll go So we'll put on a show In a solemn basement prayer, we'll think of what is close at hand And all the joy to him we know it shall bring In the holy battalion, no one sheds a single tear When thinking of the fact that the day has come For our deed will bring us home We've said our piece And now it's time to go We've had no peace We want to let them know We've made up our minds That this is how we'll go So welcome to the show We've said our piece And now it's time to go We've had no peace We want to let them know We've made up our minds That this is how we'll go And we want blood to flow

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Cover artwork by Detrell Smith (www.facebook.com/ArtbyDtrllSmth/)

Tracks 3, 4, 5 and 6 recorded February 7, 2017 at the Yacht Club in Iowa City, the rest recorded February 9 at my home in Coralville, IA.

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released March 2, 2017

Samuel Windmill (acoustic guitar and vocals)

Dan Bobek (producer, engineering and mixing)

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Samuel Windmill Coralville, Iowa

Samuel Fraser Windmill (born June 3, 1995) is an artist, musician, author and film maker currently living in Coralville, Iowa. A songwriter in some form or another since he was a toddler, and an artist of all kinds for just as long, his musical career began for all intents and purposes when in late 2010, at age 15, he met Detrell Smith (later of Other Band) and formed The Tea Party Fascists. ... more

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