"Blood Red, White, and Blue" as written by and Principe/mcilrath/barnes/mohney....
so come test, so come and break me, so come on intoxicate me with hands tied behind my back, I fight and wait for you to strike
a new problem we can't stop them, we're outnumbered and uncautioned, a rally cry ring out into the night
so pride yourself on what you are, hold them all to words they can't take back, I've seen a place (it comes) to me in dreams where fires die but light still shines for us to see
what did you have to say? give me your logic, your definition, the words you twist to justify your position of mass starvation and blind airstrikes, every problem is solved with a fight
peace won't be found, til we're underground, as long as we live without a sound
so pride yourself on what you are, hold them all to words they can't take back, I've seen a place (it comes) to me in dreams where fires die but light still shines for us to see
would God bless a murder of the innocents?
would God bless a war based on pride?
would God bless a money-hungry government? no.
would God bless our ineffective court system?
God bless the sweatshops we run.
would God bless Amerika?
God bless Amerika.



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    General Commentwould God bless a murder of the innocents?
    would God bless a war based on pride?
    would God bless a money-hungry government? no.
    would God bless our ineffective court system?
    God bless the sweatshops we run.
    would God bless Amerika?
    God bless Amerika.

    The reason why i love this song so much. TIM ROCKS! RISE AGAINST ROCKS!!!
    the_gurraon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentStand up and revolt against the corrupt, murdering, war based, money-hungry, unfair government of Amerika for freedom, justice and life. The last part of this song is just AMAZING. Rise Against forever
    chasingdaylighton March 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentameri'k'a = German style.

    Great song, "Injustice, massacre, occupation, struggle, faith, freedom, life. Intifada."
    Sudon March 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is pretty self explanatory. Its about national pride (so pride yourself on what you are, hold them all to words they can't take back) and about militarism and how we distort stuff for reasons to "justify" these wars (give me your logic, your definition, the words you twist to justify your position of mass starvation and blind airstrikes, every problem is solved with a fight).
    Nowarforoil04on May 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat I found rather interesting is that the "Your position of mass starvation and blind air strikes" is referencing what took place during Bill Clinton's term in office (not to say that this happened exclusively with Clinton). A legacy of the first Gulf War was the sanctions on Iraq which lead indirectly (with the help of their leader) to the starvation of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens, an exceptionally large portion of which were malnourished children. Also during this time were missile strikes taking place in the War in the Balkans. Despite increased use of 'smart missiles,' most missiles the Americans used in this time were dumb missiles without advanced targetting technology. Naturally, this lead to the death innocent civilians and some rather unintended targets, like an asprin plant and the Chinese Embassy.

    I always took to interpret "Hold them all to words they can't take back" as a call to defend the Constitution.

    Perhaps my favorite thing about my song is that at the shows I've gone to, Tim will encourage people to register to vote and then dedicate the song to those who have.
    JujubeParadeon July 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAn interesting part here is;

    "Peace won't be found,
    Till we're underground,
    As long as we live without a sound"

    In my opinion, this is the most important part of the song. Basicaly, it is saying we will never be at peace till we are dead unless we make our voices heard and make some noise, get some one to take notice of what is happening and get them to do something about it.

    That is what this song tries to be. That sound that will awaken people and get them to take notice.

    Most of the song is an attack on blind patriotism. The important line, "pride yourself on what you are". ON WHAT YOU ARE. Not what you see the nation as being, not what you are told it is, not what others see. What you are.

    Of course, the song falls short. It isn't really an attack on the USA, but more a call to clean it up and do something about it. It is a plea for help, a plea that is ignored by those who would rather just cry out against Bush, while not adressing deeper problems.
    TANSTAAFLon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentObviously its telling you to stand against our corrupted nation.
    Kabooks1212on June 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAmerika?
    thrice71on January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti cant wait to get this cd/song. i have the other 2 cds but i cant find this cd anywhere so i am driving an hour away tomarrow to buy this cd!!! rise against ROCKS!!!
    shallowXgraveon October 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentif you don't have revolutions, get it!! it took many weeks for me but it's definately one of my very favourite albums. and this would have to be one of the best four songs from this superb album.
    punkchris55on February 21, 2006   Link

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