"Lift the Veil, Kiss the Tank" as written by and Mark Gajadhar Morgan Henderson....



Here comes the man with concussions in his pocket.
Here comes the man with a laser-guided rocket.
Here comes the man with a fistful of pills so you can kill with no remorse,
With no recourse, dance on your conscience until it's a corpse.
War never ends.
War never begins.
Hoist up the hag of destitution!
His mouth's an empty room where wild woes wander.
Young machetes in lingerie charm us all into a frenzy.
His mouth's an empty hole full of quadriplegics.
Here comes the man.
So you charge into battle, muscles rippling, tanks tingling.
Before you fire a shot a white flash feels up your flesh
And cloaks you in a robe of blood, maydays you in a ship of mud.
War never ends.
War never begins.
Hoist up the hag of destitution!
His mouth's an empty room where wild woes sleep sow.
Young machetes in lingerie charm us all into a frenzy.
His mouth's an empty hole full of quadriplegics.
They left you for dead in the desert haunted with the ghosts of prostitutes.
They want you!
They want you!
Dress my corpse up in a low-cut dress.
Drizzle lipstick on my charred french kiss.
Dip my severed jaw in cheap cologne, push-up bras dangling from snapped elbows.
But death's just death no matter how you dress it up.









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"Lift the Veil, Kiss the Tank" as written by John Whitney Cody Votolato

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    General Commenti think it might be

    "that's just dumb no matter how you dress it up" or even

    "death's just dumb no matter how you dress it up"
    RogueCheddaron October 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo, it's "Death's just death, no matter how you dress it up."
    Nightmare Foxon October 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs quoted by Jordan Billie, this song "is about the process of dressing up war and making it something you can sell to the public."
    iLL Ronaldon October 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentupon further listening i have concluded that the posted lyrics are indeed correct.

    except why would it be "hoist the hag" isnt it hoist the flag? i havent even listened to it lately so im probably wrong im at school
    RogueCheddaron October 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics, as they're shown in the booklet, are "hoist the hag of destitution".

    I never would have thought so before, but the war meaning really makes sense. The Blood Brothers always have such abstract, crazy lyrics, though... Awesome lyrics, but crazy nonetheless.
    haitokuon November 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"hoist the hag of destitustion" seems like its just a play on words and some interesting imagery. I love this song though. it seems more explicit than most blood brothers songs.

    also anyone have an idea on what young machetes are? ive always kind of thought it meant young arab soldiers.
    trystero_empireon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commenteh, i tend to just take the lyrics as they are. instead of searching for meaning in a phrase or song i'll just say, "oh, that's cool, he's talking about hoisting hags up." :/ but maybe i'm just a simpleton.
    croagunkon October 05, 2007   Link

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