Yellow Ribbons
Lyrics by Jerry Joseph & Daniel Hutchens

Collateral damage, it's easy to say
Shoot everybody that gets in your way
Back at the ???
Dreaming of headlines about you and me

Out on the tarmac to welcome him home
You had to believe you went it alone
Well all of those nights you were calling my name
You got yellow ribbons but you ain't got no shame

You could tie a yellow ribbon around your bedpost
You could tie a yellow ribbon around the antenna of your car
You could tie a yellow ribbon, you could tie a yellow ribbon
But there ain't no yellow ribbons around your heart

Got a picture of you got a flag in your hand
I call it a slaughter you call it a stand
You say that you love me I think you got nerve
You're so fucking precious getting what you deserve

You could tie a yellow ribbon like a blindfold
You could tie a yellow ribbon in a bow up in your hair
You could tie a yellow ribbon, you could tie a yellow ribbon
But they're only yellow ribbons I don't care
No, I got over that shit 20 years ago

Well they're shooting off fireworks and it's the
Fourth of July
The Star Spangled Banner brings a tear to your eye
How many children are willing to die
Before you pack up all your ribbons and say goodbye

You could tie a yellow ribbon around your country
You could wrap one around a safety pin and wear it on your coat
You could tie a yellow ribbon but you will not be forgiven
I'd like to tie a yellow ribbon around your pretty little throat

You could tie a yellow ribbon like a blindfold
You could tie a yellow ribbon in a bow up in your hair
You could tie a yellow ribbon, you could tie a yellow ribbon
They're only yellow ribbons I don't care

Transcribed by
Kristin Schmitz