Hey little girl in U.S. dress
Come and give daddy kiss
To Dead Billy, U.S. soldier in green
Little lady, napalm butt
Come and give head to, to
Dead Billy make you boom boom boom
Dead Billy
Dead Billy make you happy
Dead Billy make you crawl
Dead Billy put your hand in his hole
Dead Billy show you what it's like to die
This is not a love song
And this is not a kiss
For Dead Billy
Dead Billy make you happy
Dead Billy make you crawl
Dead Billy put your hand in his hole
Dead Billy show you what it's like to die
This is not a love song
And this is not a kiss
For Dead Billy
No Viet


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    General Commenti wonder if anyone will see this...

    i believe this is about war and america's fascination with it, you know, that blind jingoism some of us prance around with. and as far as big black songs go, many are about people fucking up themselves, or others. so, the last line references vietnam, commonly referred to as a "pointless war". dead billy is the american draftee who died for his country and the little girl is, well, just a little girl. in a us dress. innocent and ignorant, doing just what she's told, and told not to think. good, docile citizens. anyway, i believe the real "meat" of this is where it says: "Dead Billy put your hand in his hole", this is a direct reference to jesus christ who had doubting thomas put his hand into the hole made by the spear of loginus. thus, billy, christ, the unknown soldier, all died for those who sent them to their deaths, and those who sent them believed tha that was penance. that they were forgiven for their inhumane crimes.

    anyhoo, that's just this one's opinion
    Raven Blackon May 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't know about the religious aspect that Raven Black mentioned, but I agree with everything else. My favorite song by Big Black.
    idontknowmomoon September 07, 2008   Link

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