Recuited by the NSA
My orders to talk smooth and straight
If heads of state try to say no
I lovingly told them "fuck you!"

The jackals loose when I cannot get through
There is a windfall of profit to get to
You better deal or we're gonna take you down

And it goes on and on and on and it goes on and on it goes
The iron fist for blood and empire will make you move
And it goes on and on and on and it goes on and on it goes
The iron fist for blood and empire will make you move
So dance with me

Arbenz, Mossadeq, Allende
Roldos, Torrijos, Aristde
Elected democratically
All snuffed out by the CIA

The truth will cause your heart to seize
Shed light on the true enemies

And it goes on and on and on and it goes on and on it goes
The iron fist for blood and empire will make you move
And it goes on and on and on and it goes on and on it goes
The iron fist for blood and empire will make you move

What have we done?
You don't know
Until you care
You never will
What have we done?
You don't know
Until you care
You never will

The crimes, the murder
Unjust, unheard of
The crimes, the murder
What have we done?

And it goes on and on and on and it goes on and on it goes
The iron fist for blood and empire will make you move
And it goes on and on and on and it goes on and on it goes
The iron fist for blood and empire will make you move
So dance with me


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Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man song meanings
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    General CommentThelastpunkkid: I googled the book and it tells basically about what happened, and it isn't a hitman saying no.

    Basically, there were the "economic hitmen" who would lend governments of poor emerging countries large amounts of money that they could never repay so the U.S government took over their economies.

    If the leaders of the countries refused to allow the "economic hitmen" to do their job, the jackals were let loose (actual CIA hitmen). Torrijos and Roldos both died in plane crashes, but the author of the book (who was an "economic hitman") said that it wasn't an accident and it was the CIA who had them killed since they wouldn't go along with the plan set forth by the U.S.
    Zapatistaon July 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnother amazing song from the guys. Based on the book by the same title
    some1_named_no_1on March 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttheres a book called that? awsome, well this song is about a hit man saying no I think i'm not sure.
    thelastpunkkidon July 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPretty much the song (to me) is about the book and what the book is about ect. The book is amazing, I recommend people read it if they can get their hands on it.

    Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign "aid" organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet's natural resources. Their tools included fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization.

    Pretty decent lyrics ay.
    culture-revolutionon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my Fuck you song. when i am in a bad mood (or sometimes even in a good mood) i turn up the volume and i scream fuck you with the beginning. sometimes i even restart it.
    milestogoon January 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmy favorit AF song fer sure. and album. second is bright lights of america. then the terror state. i have all of them. but the people or the gun suckss
    PuNkSxNoTxdEaDon December 08, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis is my #1 favorite song on the album....

    my favorite part is:

    And it goes on and on and on and it goes on and on it goes
    The iron fist for blood and empire will make you move
    So dance with me

    This song should have gone mainstream....
    SongSwann123on November 05, 2007   Link

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