The Eagle & The Bear Lyrics

by Kris Kristofferson

I will fight and I will die for freedom
Up against an eagle or a bear
And I will help my brother and we'll sink or swim together
And if you don't like it mister I don't care

'cause I have served with honor in the army
I have seen a soldier overseas
I have seen my fatherland stagger like a dying man
Blinded and bewildered by disease

And I ain't gonna take it any longer
I can't look around it anymore
I'll defend what I believe in a land of liberty
Like my father did before

Chorus:
And I'll just pray to God for nicaragua
And the sorrow of el salvador today
And I'll say until the day we free mandela
All the world will be in chains