"Mass Destruction" as written by Rollo Armstrong, Ayalah Deborah Bentovim, Maxwell Alexander Fraser and Y ....
With a long range weapon or suicide bomber
Wicked mind is a weapon of mass destruction

Whether your stowaway's son or BBC 1
Dis-information is a weapon of mass destruction

You could a Caucasian or a poor Asian
Racism is a weapon of mass destruction

Whether inflation or globalization
Fear is a weapon of mass destruction

My dad came into my room holdin' his hat
I knew he was leavin', he sat on my bed told me some facts son

I have a duty, callin' on me
You and your sister be brave my little soldier, and don't forget all i told ya
Your the mister of the house now remember this
And when you wake up in the morning give ya momma a kiss, then I had to say goodbye

In the morning i woke momma with a kiss on each eyelid,
Even though I'm only a kid, certain things can't be hid
Momma grabbed me, held me like i was made of gold, but left her in the story untold
I said, momma it will be alright, when daddy comes home, tonight

With a long range weapon or suicide bomber
Wicked mind is a weapon of mass destruction

Whether your stowaway's son or BBC 1
Dis-information is a weapon of mass destruction

You could a Caucasian or a poor Asian
Racism is a weapon of mass destruction

Whether inflation or globalization
Fear is a weapon of mass destruction

Whether Haliburton, Enron or anyone
Greed is a weapon of mass destruction

We need to find courage, overcome
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction

My story stops here, lets be clear
this scenario is happenin' everywhere
and you ain't goi'n to nirvana or favana
You comin' right back here to live out your karma
with even more drama than previously, seriously
Just how many centuries have we been waiting for someone else to make us free
And we refuse to sleep, the people overseas are just like we
Mad leadership, amigos, unfettered and free
They feed one the people they're supposed to lead, i don't need it
We need to pray away, for the lord to make it all straight
Its only now we do it right, 'cause I don't want my daddy, leavin home tonight

With a long range weapon or suicide bomber
Wicked mind is a weapon of mass destruction

Whether your stowaway's son or BBC 1
Dis-information is a weapon of mass destruction

You could a Caucasian or a poor Asian
Racism is a weapon of mass destruction

Whether inflation or globalization
Fear is a weapon of mass destruction

Whether Haliburton, Enron or anyone
Greed is a weapon of mass destruction

We need to find courage, overcome
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction [Repeat: x2]


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"Mass Destruction" as written by Rollo Armstrong Ayalah Deborah Bentovim

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    General CommentAlso...the video speaks volumes. I love the scenes where at first he's singing to the camera and then it shows what he's singing at...a brick wall. I think the brick wall is symbolizing human nature. It's our indifference to the scandals in the world and it's unwilling to bend. It's a brick wall...now that's pure genius in my mind.
    OpinionHeadon November 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song isn't primarily an anti-war song but more of an anti-ignorance song, the lines in the courus are basically saying wether u are living in the east or the west racism nd lyeing to ur people is as big of a weapon as a suicide bomber or sudam hussain. the song isn't anti-british, american or against the people livin in the east, maxi talks as a child who's father is bein sent off to fight but this could be a soldier from any country as it would be in reality. The story thts bein told then ends by sayin tht aslong as the majority of the world continues not to act against the lies our goverment nd media feed us the state wer'e in will be a continuous vicious cycle!
    fatherfuckeron June 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe bbc reference is interesting. The BBC were actually hugely against the war, they portrayed it in a very bad light and had a lot to do with investigations that resulted in the "dis information" we were fed before the war coming to light. I think the title of the song itself is just taking the piss out of the iraq has wmd bull. And the song powerfully urges us to look at the fact that it is the problems with the human race are the weapons of mass distraction. the repitition of "inaction is a weapon of mass distraction" as it is speaking to the listener directly, forcing you to look at the fact these problems are caused by you too.

    Finally the war in Iraq was hugely unpopular in the UK so the song will be interpreted differently in America. Sorry but your media feeds you brainwashing tripe (Al gore's anti bush NSA spying speech wasnt shown on one of your main news networks). It isnt an anti american song, and isnt a direct referral to the war in Iraq, Id say it was more a general song asking us to reflect on humanity prompted by the war and using the "slogan" of the war to add potence. This is another fantastic example of faithless' skillful use of metaphors in social and political statements.
    CEREALon February 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment>Whether you're stowaway's son or BBC 1

    This I think is really a statement of who the following statement applies to. Everyone.

    BBC viewers are often viewed socially as being posher than the ITV viewers. Where as the Stowayways son is to symbolise the lowest standing in society.

    The BBC are required to be politically neutral and as such can be expected to provide a much more balanced view of the situation than anyone else. THe perception with all other channels ITN productions included being seemingly pro-war can and did provide the perception that the BBC were very much anti-war. I ocasionally watch Fox and Sky news for a laugh.
    nwallaceon April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe debate about Stowaway's son is totally wrong, the lyric is 'Soaraway Sun'. For the non-Brits the Sun is a tabloib newspaper which once advertised itself, in an excited tone, as.. "your soaraway Sun!"
    Scolopaxon October 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are wrong, wrong wrong!!!
    terrelon July 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRelax, this song pretty much is anti-American. Its saying that America is its own weapon of mass destruction. Haliburton, Enron, WMD. This band's well informed.
    sabresfanwp7on October 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is a great song. I've never thought about what you said OpinionHead, but that really makes a lot of sense
    pirates66on January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are definitely wrong, because they're missing the verse in whic hhe says, "Why do all these people seem to hate my dad?...But now I'm geared up for the fight, and he would be proud of me - if my daddy came home tonight."

    In light of this, can someone explain to me what actually happens to the narrator's father?

    I assume, from the line "I have a duty calling on me," that the dad is sent off to war. But if that were the case, why would people hate the dad? Surely everyone's dad would have been sent off to fight?

    I understand the political sentiments of the song - because they're pretty damn clear - but I'm afraid the lyrics just don't make sense.
    musical_snobon January 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnot trying to step on anyone's toes, but isn't the BBC brittish? so this song just couldn't be an anti-american song, but just an anti-war/ violance message in it. maybe his father was killed in a war or something. like in the line about his dad coming into his room and telling him he has a duty calling on him also for him and his sister to be brave, and to give his mother a kiss. maybe his message is that he has a grudge about war, that something might of happened to his dad
    Irish_Inferno76on February 14, 2005   Link

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