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Me and my friends, well, we all live on Mars; there's nobody ever around. We just pretend that our neighbors will fly up on over and land on the ground. Father once told me when he was a youngin' that he had met two Earthlings. They were so wide-eyed, quite polite guests but they said some peculiar things...

"Where's your leader? We come in peace. Well I guess for now, we do at least. Have you any diamonds? Have you any silver? Oh, where can it be?"

Dad said that he felt their smiles were forced - that they thought him to be dumb. Expendable like the riches they sought just because of where they came from. He pitied them for they asked him to speak about all our military might. "Boys", he explained, "I've never been down your way, but here up on Mars we don't fight".

...And they just stood there scratching their helmets. The rock samples fell to the floor. "You've never had a conflict? Never been to battle? Oh, what is a world without war?!"

"Ha ha! You humans are killing me! Now you know it's not us visiting your skies! Tried to stay hidden from you, figured it was wise! You look for some kind of sign in outer space all the while true love is staring you in the face! You measure worth by the wealth that you've got
but your value ain't achieved unless you gave a lot! So many in your world with so little stay unknown. Maybe you humans deserve to be alone! 'What is a world without war?!' You got to be kidding me,
you humans are killing me!"

What is a world without war?


from The American Scheme (Digital Deluxe Edition), released January 29, 2013
Mixed by J. Hall. Produced, and Engineered by Mike Thompson. Drums by Trey Willis. Bass by Chris Houghton. Pedal Steel Guitar arranged by Mike Thompson, played by Jackie Jones. Violins by Kirk Reedstrom, arranged by Kirk Reedstrom & Mike Thompson. Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Piano, Song & Lyrics by Henry Dillard.



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