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In 68 bob seeger insisted this be released as a single off of his debut album, much to the chargrin of the capitol record execs

Yes it's true I am a young man, but I'm old enough to kill
I don't wanna kill nobody, but I must if you so will
And if I raise my hand in question, you just say that I'm a fool
Can you maybe change the rules, can you stand and call me upstart
Ask what answer can I find, I ain't sayin' I'm a genius
2+2 is on my mind

Well I knew a guy in high school, just an average friendly guy
And he had himself a girlfriend, and you made them say goodbye
Now he's buried in the mud, over foreign jungle land
And his girl just sits and cries, she just doesn't understand
So you say he died for freedom, well if he died to save your lies
Go ahead and call me yellow, 2+2 is on my mind
All I know is that I'm young, and your rules they are old
If I've got to kill to live, then there's something left untold
I'm no statesman I'm no general, I'm no kid I'll never be
It's the rules not the soldier, that I find the real enemy

I'm no prophet I'm no rebel, I'm just asking you why
I just want a simple answer, why it is I've got to die
I'm a simple minded guy, 2+2 is on my mind

2+2 is on my mind
2+2 is on my mind
2+2 is on my mind
2+2 is mine