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Words & music by Nate Butler.

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MANIFEST DESTINY - words & music by Nate Butler
History is clear to me, lots of books to read
Man has always hated fellow man in thought and deed
But killing power was limited until this century
Now clever man has whipped ways to annihilate the scene; and sane men scream

The Russian bombs attack ...
Kiss the heads and send them back!
Either side resorting to homicide
Don't call on me for help, and I don't just mean myself

Oh, referee of history, jump in and make a call
Just slow it down, impeach the clown
Because he's made fools of us all
You know that Eastern ways mean 'Purple Haze' to those 'men of civilization'
But the East will only cry and die, as all the world learns
And burns to blame my nation -- my nation!

If the Russian bombs attack ...
We'll kiss the heads and send them back!
Either side resorting to homicide
Don't call on me for help ... don't call
Couldn't we just shake hands and part?
This saga could have had a happy start
And we must be free, the Russians and me!
But that's not a manifest destiny ...
Not now, not now!
Not now, not now!
Not now, not now! No, not now ...

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from What Goes Around Comes Around, released August 31, 1989
Nate Butler: lead & backing vocal, guitars
Darren Embry: bass guitar, backing vocals
John W. Koontz: percussion
Mark Ribera: lead & backing vocal, keyboard
Stan Schaffer: drums, backing vocals

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Nate Butler Fresno, California

Nate Butler is an artist, actor, musician, and singer/songwriter from Fresno, California, USA.

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