Yellow Ribbon

from by Great Apes



I can’t support 

one single troop

when the organs splinte
it’s never done in truth

it’s all profiteering - colonial spawn

not a lack of education

or ignorance’s bliss

you sign the line you gotta know…

I’m not naïve enough to think we can do without, but…

until our forces are as small as can be

and until we save more lives than we take

I won’t fly your yellow ribbon stained red

hail to the heroes – harbingers of death and terror

there’s no threat to protect

freedom’s just a word that blindly holds their faith

there’s no threat to protect

I’m not proud of where I’m from

patriotism bleeds supremacy

when we start thinking like global citizens

they’ll be no need for militarism


from Thread, released September 17, 2013



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Great Apes San Francisco, California

Jan. 13: Fireside Lounge, Alameda
March 3: Oakland

Insert hype-up descriptors here. Plain and simple, Great Apes are a lyrical punk band from San Francisco. While we all have been or are in an array of more complex projects, this band is founded on pop-sensible simplicity and the notion that music, much like a bio, is often at its best when it’s spit out intensely, with concision and honesty. ... more

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