Are you listening?
Hear the money talk
Said the screeching hawks
To the hand of God

When the colors change
Hear the TV set
Say, "No one's safe"
Say, "No one's safe"
There's no more time

Now you've stolen it
You can't give it back
Every coroner
Will be playing "Taps"

And the rich will weep
Like they did before
Say, "We want more"
Say, "We want more"

They won't take it laying down
You better get ready fast
Fuck war, I said fuck gas masks

Slay, rape, kill, now it's too late
We don't want to but we have to
Uniform, uniform squad

I want to fight in the war
I want to fight in the war
I want to fight in the war
I want it

Who's up for making some more
Who's up for making some more
Who's up for making some more
Blood money?

Slay, rape, kill, now it's too late
We don't want to but we have to
Uniform, uniform squad

I want to fight in the war
Who's up for making some more
Who's up for making some more
Blood money?


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    General CommentThank you. I've been wanting these lyrics for a year now!
    keelyon April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis start of this songsong is obviously about a nuclear bomb, and the rest about war;soldiers.
    mulmoon May 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentConor really does an amazing job on this song. You can really tell how much he abhors war with his sarcastic "I wanna fight in the war" screams, which to me are some of his best, and most emotional. I would love to hear this song live.
    lexicon devilon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentConor really does an amazing job on this song. You can really tell how much he abhors war with his sarcastic "I wanna fight in the war" screams, which to me are some of his best, and most emotional. I would love to hear this song live.
    lexicon devilon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"hear the teachers say"

    is "hear the TV set"

    and i'm pretty sure "when the colours change" is something different as well, but i can't figure out what he's really saying
    tanjoon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI believe that this is one of the greatest songs Conor has even written. In a way, I am more of a disappered fan than a bright eyes fan. I just greatly respect that Conor is able to write about war, the economy, and the ugliness of America. Another great aspect of Desa songs is that most of the fans cannot relate to the lyrics. I'm sick of fans that listen to bands and say "i love this band, i know exactly what the band is going through". Why is it that we have experience (or claim that we've experienced) what a band goes through in order to love them? I just love and respect Conor because of his opinions, views, and messages on war and the state of the nation.
    driftwood21on December 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my fave desa song,i think.
    promisexkepton February 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentif you're interested in learning more about the inspiration behind this song, you should try and track down a copy of the documentary "atomic cafe". it's made up of propaganda, radio broadcasts, footage from army recruitment videos, etc. from
    around the end of WWII/beginning of the cold war. the quotes that are used at the beginning and end of this song are all in the movie and the movie itself is actually really interesting. i had to watch it for my u.s. history class and my friend recognized the quotes and played the song for me; it was the first desaparecidos song i had ever heard even though i've been a big bright eyes fan forever, and now i'm hooked on desaparecidos as well.
    unsungsorrowon April 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's:

    when it covers change
    hear the TV set
    say no one's safe
    sayin' no one's safe

    or

    when it covers change
    hear the TV say
    no one's safe
    sayin' no one's safe
    tanjoon July 01, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"When the colours change" is correct. It's referencing those ridiculous Security Alert levels.
    dyketronon September 04, 2005   Link

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