Sun was out
The fish were swimming
In choke polluted water
All the fishes dying from them toxic seebees dumpin in our stream

But we didn't give a fuck, ya know we had some cheap american brews, ya know some nice hot dogs figured ya know, get out the little transistor radio, sit back, relax have a nice little summer barbecue!

It's a beautiful, what a beautiful
It's a beautiful, beautiful day
For a barbecue

Well, we sat back and down and looked into the air, and all the sudden,
said, WHAT'S THAT IN THE SKY? Is it a bird or a plane!?

Steaks are done come and get em
No one miss a barbeque
Big fat sow sizzling and dripping
Archie Meyer-we thank you!

For a beautiful, it's a beautiful
It's a beautiful, beautiful day
It's a beautiful, it's a beautiful
It's a beautiful, beautiful day
For a barbecue
This time the hot dog is you

Oh wow man, that makes me think of karma!

Well as those first bombs start dropping
We wondered, where the hell is that transistor radio?
You know, turn on what the newsman has to say
About one of those A-rab countries talkin 'bout a failed negotiation

It's a beautiful, it's a beautiful
It's a beautiful, beautiful day
For a barbecue


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    General CommentThis is a biting and sardonic song rife with black humor that is narrated from the point of an American everyman trying to have a nice little summer barbecue. It opens with him expressing his blatant disregard for the environment and his ignorance of the world around him--all he wants is beer and hot dogs. The song takes an ironic turn when "one of those A-rab countries" starts dropping bombs on the barbecue. The song becomes meta-ironic when Dave Insurgent sings "It's a beautiful day for a barbecue; this time the hot dog's you. Oh wow, man, that makes me think of karma." The song has no clear message; it's more of a cynical parable that you laugh at mean-spiritedly. At least, I do.
    I love the riff towards the end, that starts adter "talking about some FAILED NEGOTIATION?"
    acrimonyon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentacrimony's got it right really
    just to say theres some wrong lyrics in here -

    You know, turn on what the newsman has to say
    About one of those A-rab countries talkin 'bout a failed negotiation

    should be

    You know, turn on what the newsman has to say
    He's talkin to one of those A-rab countries 'bout some failed negotiation
    kthxbion April 29, 2010   Link

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