"Fun and Games" as written by and Steven/robertson Page....
We sent in the army
They sounded alarms we
Saw it coming from a mile away.
We kept it off radar
Because we had to say our
Intentions were to save the day.

Why did you fail to see?

It was a gag
It was all for a laugh
And they were shocked and they were awed
And they were blown in half

Fun and games
We're just pulling legs
We knew this barrel of fun
Would be a powder keg

We kept it all long-range
And made a regime change
You'd have thought it would have been a gas
But when it got ugly
We sat around smugly
Because you bought our little joke en masse
Don't look at me that way

It was a gag
It was all for a laugh
We knew your sons and daughters
Would be blown in half

Fun and games
We're just pulling legs
We knew this barrel of fun
Would be a powder keg

Put a smile on
We're the ones that you selected
Leave that dial son
Because we just got re-elected
In a while our
Bill of rights will be rejected

and all the blame will be deflected
The forests will be unprotected
The nation's poor will be neglected
Creation myth is resurrected
A new salute is genuflected
A gallop poll will be respected
Gallows pole will be erected
All this will go undetected

While you all slumbered
We sat and crunched numbers
Of all the causalities we could afford
There's no need to draft them
You could hear us laugh then
The poor and black all need the room and board
Did I say that out loud?

It was a gag
It was all for a laugh
And now our very nation has been blown in half

Fun and games
We're just pulling legs
We knew this barrel of fun
Would be a powder keg

Oh yeah


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"Fun & Games" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

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    General CommentThis is obviously a satire of the Bush administration, mainly of their push for, and handling of, the Iraq war, told through Bush and his crony's point of view. I think it makes its point without being too biting and pulls the whole thing off pretty well.
    slavish1on November 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe band's early attempts at political commentary (e.g., "Second Best") were too subtle to be truly biting. I'm glad to see they're no longer fucking around -- this song hits where it hurts.
    Eamonon December 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the Neo-cons. They knew what they were doing. They knew this war was coming and they lied to get the US in there. In short, they knew, and they are laughing because about half of 300 million people bought a lie. They don't really care much about the death of others, only their goal - Reform the middle east to become little America, complete with puppet governments, leaders dependent on US cash and troops, and open new markets for their jeans and Pepsi Cola's as well as establish American military might, increase military funding, test out new shiny weapons, assert power in the world, and install bases near Iran for the next war. Oh, and destroy science and teach everyone that the earth is only 4000 years old, instead of billions, get rid of health care and replace it with tax cuts, and log, log, log.

    And the people will respect the Gallup pole.
    Occams_Harmonyon February 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt also speaks about America's military policy. Half the troops go into the military for one thing: They're poor and need money for cash and insurance. So there is no need for the draft. There are plenty of people who are so desperate that they'll do anything for money, including risk being blown in half.

    A wonderful concept: Keep enough people poor so that they'll do anything for cash, even sign up. It ensures a steady number of troops, and since it's mostly the poor suffering, the rich can laugh, laugh, laugh.
    Occams_Harmonyon February 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably one of the most blatant and entertaining songs I've ever heard that blasted the Bush administration so thoroughly.
    Alpha13on February 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI told my mom not to play this one around my dad... I laughed hysterically when I finally understood the lyrics (I wasn't paying much attention the first few times I played it), then I cried at the realization that they were spot-on.
    andrewxcon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDear Steven Page,
    You are my HERO.

    And the piccolo in this one makes me quite happy.
    But the fact that it's musically hillarious makes it all the more a great song.
    spookythebandoon November 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhy did you fail to see?

    It was a gag
    It was all for a laugh
    And they were shocked and they were awed
    and they were blown in half



    i remember on the first day of Gulf war II, when we had all of the news footage of ships shooting Tomahawk Missiles from a distance. They kept telling us that the military was using the "Shock and Awe" Strategy. We also had reporters in hotels in Baghdad watching the pretty lights. Gruesome, but we made it "cool" How kind of us to start a civil war in a foreign country. I know that wasn't our intention at the beginning, but it is what we did.
    ikevison February 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBNL are GREAT!
    bear_hug20on October 09, 2008   Link

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