Anti-Recruiter Song

Lyrics by: Connie Graves
Gaggle: Tucson
Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It

Recruiters are really in a bind,
new recruits they simply cannot find.
Their quotas can’t be met
and they’re getting real upset
cause they talk a lot but get nothing signed.

So recruiters troll in the high schools
and lie and break their own codes and rules,
cause enlistments rates are down
but, recruiters, (pause) look around,
it doesn’t work cause these kids are not fools!

But if you’re between 16 and 24,
they could come knocking at your door,
cause they’ve got a database
that lets them easily trace
kids to fight and die for these stupid wars

But give it up, recruiters, they won’t go
cause they’re all smart enough to know
that the chance of coming back
from Afghanistan or Iraq
unmaimed and alive is way too low!

You need to know that we don’t want this war,
cause they’ve lied to us about what it’s for,
so we’ll protest and wave our signs
your jobs to undermine
so our kids won’t lose their lives anymore!