"War Party" as written by and Gwar Gwar....
I hear your piteous shrieking
In this land of death
And boils and bees and RPG's
And piles of prisoners masturbated on
Now you are on fire
You curse the choice you made
Your Humvee a pyre your life to expire
Your face and a name and a corpse that's bathed in flames

Come join the War Party
And see exotic lands
Your blood has stained the desert sands
Aaaaahhh...

I hear your body burning
A piping and piteous sound
The crows tears apart your corpse after the flames have gone down
You're dragged through the streets
With a chain 'round your neck
Hung from a bridge on the outskirts of town
They never find your head

Come and join the War Party
And see exotic lands
Your blood has stained the desert sands
Your blood is running through your hands

Still you expect pity
And you shall receive none
Why did death come hard for you
You gave it to some
You joined the War Party
Your purpose was clear
You did your job with skill, you raped and you killed
Why so surprised that you finally got billed?

You put the gun to your shoulder
You put lead through a brain
You left bodies to molder
You spread havoc and pain
They will call you a hero
I call you an ignorant slave
Because before you died you acted surprised
So soon you were shown to your grave

Come now and join the War Party
And see exotic lands
Your blood has stained the desert sands
Your blood is running through your hands

All men die
So don't ask why
What the fuck else did you think you were for?
You were made to decay
It's better that way
This is the price of your war

Join up now because soon you'll have no choice


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"War Party" as written by Gwar Gwar

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    General Commentto me this song is ful of sarcasm. oderus is saying how people want a war so damn bad but make young men with lives of their own go and fight and kill or a meaning that isn't apparent to them but they are forced to kill for their country.
    Disengage12aon February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMostly about how the current government is blindly rushing to war, hence the name War Party. Party being a political group.

    Blood staining the desert sand talking about the fighting currently happening in Iraq. The song talks much about what they do and how they will pay, and even makes mention to the prison what is down in the one country where they made the prisoners get in a big naked pile. I don't keep up TOTALY on current events.

    The blood running through their hands bit meaing the blood is on their hands and it's their fault. They probably being the government.

    You put the gun to your shoulder
    You put lead through a brain
    You left bodies to molder
    You spread havoc and pain
    They will call you a hero
    I call you an ignorant slave
    Because before you died you acted surprised
    So soon you were shown to your grave

    The above refering to the actual soldier. They things they do. I think GWAR refers to the soldiers as ignorant slaves of the government.

    There is more evidence and connections to be made but I would be repeating the same message.
    Psychomanon July 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's pretty thinly-veilled commentary, but it covers pretty much everything from the events of Mogadishu in 1993 to what was happening as of the time the album was written.

    Despite that, it's a loosely-based concept album, the "War Party" is bent on destruction of humanity through global war. Like I said, very thinly-veilled commentary on the United States government in general. I remember reading somewhere that David Brockie described the album as GWAR supporting the current war efforts, taking such a right-wing position that the right wing would be ashamed. Or something to that effect.
    Jitleron December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEverything that needs to be said has been said, it would look like. Not a very hard song to understand, but a great song nonetheless.
    Phanaticon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is talking about soldiers being puppets to the goverment and why they do the things they do.
    lakebodom666on March 30, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionHoly crap this song saved my ass. my 5 month old son had colic when he was 2 months and cried ALL NIGHT. We played this song and he shut up instantly. he loves gwar now.
    Kanemeboyon January 25, 2009   Link

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