Television, religion,
Social destruction
Sex & drugs
Violent seduction
Crystal dawn
Ecstatic explosion
Parental advice leads
To mental erosion

Line after line
Round after round
Empty shells fall to the ground

Faster than lightning
High as a kite
Sonice bombardment
Brighter than sunlight

No need for needles
No injection
The substance substitutes
Love & affection

Total sedation of
Longing desire
Cremation of senses
In friendly fire

Stronger than never
Ever before
KMFDM is
A Drug Against War


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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so funky.
    quiffpornon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is very, very addicting. It's something you want to listen to over and over again...just very catchy. I was thinking it was just about how we're constantly bombarded from TV, radio, news, etc. about drugs and war and how we shouldn't do them how it's bad etc. but then that leads to people just doing them more.
    .Three.Lefts.on November 03, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'If you think you're the best, you're not, because with your advocating, it's a bigger war eventually.'

    Is this what the sample says at 1:07?
    "Do you think there's a base or not? Because what you're advocating is a bigger war eventually." ?

    discussed here
    theultraheavybeat.com/forum/…
    autoerraticaon March 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite KMFDM songs, after just about all of the Xtort CD, and I was thinking about the lines: "Line after line
    Round after round
    Empty shells fall to the ground" and how the 'empty shells' part could refer to both empty ammo shells and dead bodies which are empty shells after they die.
    dezothon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere certainly is a "think for yourself" theme here, but the lyrics are pointing to more than just clichés.

    What I get from this is that, if all you ever do is echo what others say is right or wrong, and don't think for yourself, then, even if your conclusions are sound, you're no more a part of a solution to problems or a contributor to progress than anything else. You can't truly say you believe or conclude something if you don't "test the scriptures," so to speak. Whether your individual beliefs are or could be judged to be qualitatively right or wrong have no bearing on this. The point is whether you've arrived at your conclusions in an effortful way. It's why some folks can agree to disagree.

    Referencing the war on drugs is just one example. It was a prevalent thing on TV and everywhere else at the time. Back in those days, I used to believe all drugs were bad, cuz that's what I was told. I was also raised as a Roman Catholic. I don't mean to assert that drugs aren't ever bad, or that Catholicism is wrong; I'm just saying that I didn't question anything, until I did. Now, I'm not a Catholic, and I don't think all drug use, or all drug users, are bad. I arrived at these conclusions on my own, rather than simply accepting things.

    Also, lines about "substance substitut[ing] love and affection" indicate that being handed beliefs about things, especially the war on drugs, is no different on one level than being on drugs. That's unmistakable, and not the way to build a better society, or to be better people.

    In another light, this song is inspiring to those of us who are trying to think for ourselves, as well as those who have broken away from the idiot box and gravitated to attempts at being well-informed or even to autodidactism. It's so much better even today than all those heavy songs that just want to be heavy, angry, or menacing without actually saying anything more meaningful.
    maddpsyintyston September 25, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentKMFDM FUCKING RULE!!!
    BeatbyBeat666on September 26, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is brillant industrial song, also is the intro to crusty demons of dirt number 5. The metal Millennium.
    harris_101on February 05, 2005   Link
  • -2
    General Commentfuck the police
    KidneyTheifon July 26, 2002   Link
  • -2
    General CommentWell said, KidneyTheif.
    Pyrrhonon March 06, 2003   Link

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