*U.S. Representative, Jim McDermott: “Depleted Uranium is used on the ends of bullets and on the ends of shells because it is so hard (that) almost any armament is vulnerable to something that is tipped with Depleted Uranium.”

In the cities and towns of Afghanistan
In the heart of the Balkans – the heart of Iraq
Not your Grandfather’s style of deadly munitions
It’s silent and deadly years after the mission

Depleted uranium is a war crime

Gonna cut through their armor, then cut through your lungs
If you make it home alive you’ll still die young
A greedy gang of liars, yeah we've seen it all before
A moneymaking scheme led by war-profiteering whores

*U.S. Representative, Jim McDermott: “They were throwing it away until they figured out they could use it for armament.”

Half Life – 4.5 Billion
Half Life – You’ll waste away

We've heard their lies before and we know they’re lying again
Feels like a déjà vu of Agent Orange and Vietnam
Weaponry so sadistic it is hard to comprehend
War profits surge with every breath by Uncle Sam

*U.S. Representative, Jim McDermott: “We went to a hospital in Southern Iraq, and a woman was there with a very deformed child and her husband had been in the Iraqi Army and had been in the battles in Southern Iraq and came home and they produced a baby with very severe malformations… Both the Leukemia rates in children and malformations at birth had increased by 600% and it was clearly an epidemic where all this DU had been dumped… It becomes a dust that can be inhaled and infect the blood stream and the rest of the body and it was the opinion of the doctors there that this was caused by depleted uranium… They simply saw this as being a direct result of the war by United States.”

Half Life - 4.5 Billion
Half Life - We waste away

*U.S. Representative, Jim McDermott: “The doctor said, ‘Women (in Iraq) at the time of birth don’t ask if it’s a boy or a girl, they ask: Is it normal?’ …The military denies first, and then after the evidence builds to the point where they can no longer deny, then they do the research. That’s what happened in the Vietnam era around Agent Orange and I suspect and I’m worried that that’s what will happen this time.”

*The talking segments in this song come from an October 2005 interview conducted by Justin Sane of Anti-Flag with U.S. Representative, Jim McDermott (D-WA).

Lyrics submitted by some1_named_no_1, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentIf anyone is wondering what they mean by half life it means the amount of time it takes for atoms of a radio active substance to disintegrate by half. So they are saying it will take 4.5 billion years for half of the DU to disintegrate.

    After that it will take another 4.5 bil years to half that half and make 1/4 and so on.
    Vindoon May 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfucking amazing. no need for explanation. this song says it all
    Shawnk00on March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song. The speech in the background adds so much meaning and reality to the message. One of the best songs on the album.
    sicklecowon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDU is really bad

    search images on it


    Great song to tell the people about it
    BlinkMeon June 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDepleted uranium. Miracle of weapon design, and agent orange of the Second Gulf War.
    addseale2on August 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentonce again, the information presented by an anti-flag song had rendered me speechless.
    i sware, the US Government scares me to no end
    i can't wait until i'm old enough to move out of this country.
    i feel so guilty just for living under this government
    i'm so greatful that anti-flag is here to educate me about things like this...
    Jesus__freakon January 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGoogle this. I'm sure it will give you reasons to agree with the song.
    idiots_paradeon May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHey, here is a link to an article I wrote for a left wing magazine in Britain about Depleted Uranium. This song is what first raised my interest with it, so in a sense it was part of the inspiration.

    Give it a read if your interested, I tried (an think I was quite successful) in presenting an truthful view but I don’t claim to have ignored my own opinions. Enjoy.

    Project 47on September 24, 2007   Link

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