Now America's got a brand new war
Can anybody tell me what we're fighting for?
Time to manufacture the illusion of safety
Don't fear, just consume to uphold the economy

Yeah we always buy everyting that they're sellin'
Everything that they're sellin'

Payin' for bombs that fall on our children
Now we're headed for our own demise
Dreaming of another mushroom cloud horizon
And that's the bottom line
It's time to cancel my subscription
I just can't stomach anymore of the lies
Violence equals violence and it's no solution
And that's the bottom line

Now turn on the radio and hear what it's sayin'
Another hollow candy coated melody about nothing
Easier to sell it don't require you to think
Dumbed down drool, a facade of suck-cess

We're still buying everything that they're sellin'
Everything that they're sellin'

Now I'm looking for the truth and solid meaning
So I can scrape the glaze off both of my eyes
Stuffed to the gills with a flase sense of substance
And now I realize
So it's time to cancel my subscription
I just can't stomach anymore of the lies
Wealth the spectacle of a greedy solution
And that's the bottom line

Now I'm not buyin' anything that they're sellin'
Not givin' in this time


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    General Commentrockin song. i dig it a lot. very different than most rxb songs.
    BlackLungFeveron December 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is a protest song
    punkassportz88on December 30, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Violence equals violence and it's no solution"

    So true, we feel we're justified in our killing but no one else is. We can't stop a war with a war.
    DMeton February 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is less anti-war and more of a wake-up call on how people are totally willing to ignore all the bad things going on in the world (such as a war) yet pay close attention to this unbelievably unimportant things in comparison.

    We buy and consume readily, and partially to the discretion of our government and its minions in the media and business (or is it the other way 'round?), which in the end only contributes to supporting causes such as war and violence which we should be fighting.

    So while people are out there dying in a war, dying for us, we just blindly look away while we listen to commercial pop tunes and concern ourselves with our everyday materialism, and all the government and media is willing to do is support this and all of our other non-dissent-like actions.

    This song is easily summed up with the lyrics "we're buying everything that they're selling" because no matter what it is: propaganda or toys, we spend ourselves on them willingly.

    Different but good style for the Bandits. 'cept I sorely miss the horns, because damn, could they add some funk or sex to a song that might otherwise just fall flat.
    tree-lightson February 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI absolutly agree with "Now turn on the radio and hear what it's sayin' Another hollow candy coated melody about nothing Easier to sell it don't require you to think Dumbed down drool, a facade of suck-cess" thats why i hate anything thats made for the masses including pop music
    Alec2234on June 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentread the book Farenheit 451 and you will much better understand this song
    RelientMuteManifestoon July 13, 2009   Link

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