There's war in the headlines
There's war in the heads
Of the leaders who feed us
'Til we're overfed
We're not hungry anymore for your diet of war
Malnutrition for the global poor
The people stood in breadlines
Are still paying for the landmines
Are being cursed for nothing worse than living on the pipelines

One war ends and the next one starts
The oilpipedream leading straight to the heart of capitalism and market chains
Supplying the demand to feel less pain
The pacification is wearing thin
Global domination has its cost
When culture's lost then no-one wins
It's no surprise when the bombs go off
This year's war

- Against terror like the war on crime
Is a war against anyone, anytime
The invisible enemy could be you
Now we live in a world of total strangers
Fear dictates 'til its who trusts who
Everyone scared of their next-door-neighbor
This year's war

...People turn to terror when all else fails
The prison's not full of rich white males
We're more than scared by the men at the top
We're talking to each other, and we're pissed off!

Pissed off with the thought it's out of our hands
That innocent people in far off lands
Will die for the greed or revenge of the few,
Who say "we have no choice in what me must do"
The empty reasons about "defending freedoms" are just never-ending streams of bluff to
justify
Complete control over people's lives
Or at least the global oil supply
And re-election when the polls roll by
And a place in history when you die
This year's war


Lyrics submitted by St.Catastrophe, edited by Tricky1979

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    General CommentGreat new song from the "live in a dive" record. Obviously about the so-called "war on terror" and U.S. involvment in the middle-east, oil rich areas. About imperialism/capitalism.
    St.Catastropheon February 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLyrics from the album Internal Riot:

    There's war in the headlines
    There's war in the heads
    Of the leaders who feed us
    'Til we're overfed
    We're not hungry anymore for your diet of war
    Malnutrition for the global poor
    The people stood in breadlines
    Are still paying for the landmines
    Are being cursed for nothing worse than living on the pipelines

    One war ends and the next one starts
    The oilpipedream leading straight to the heart of capitalism and market chains
    Supplying the demand to feel less pain
    The pacification is wearing thin
    Global domination has its cost
    When culture's lost then no-one wins
    It's no surprise when the bombs go off
    This year's war

    - Against terror like the war on crime
    Is a war against anyone, anytime
    The invisible enemy could be you
    Now we live in a world of total strangers
    Fear dictates 'til its who trusts who
    Everyone scared of their next-door-neighbor
    This year's war

    ...People turn to terror when all else fails
    The prison's not full of rich white males
    We're more than scared by the men at the top
    We're talking to each other, and we're pissed off!

    Pissed off with the thought it's out of our hands
    That innocent people in far off lands
    Will die for the greed or revenge of the few,
    Who say "we have no choice in what me must do"
    The empty reasons about "defending freedoms" are just never-ending streams of bluff to justify
    Complete control over people's lives
    Or at least the global oil supply
    And re-election when the polls roll by
    And a place in history when you die
    This year's war

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    This is my favorite song of ALL-TIME!
    Greatest song ever!
    iamrobertkroghon September 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's pretty cool to finally hear a studio version of this one. Go buy Internal Riot!
    Rusty_Shacklefordon September 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's pretty cool to finally hear a studio version of this one. Go buy Internal Riot!
    Rusty_Shacklefordon September 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSums up the state of affairs quite nicely... thanks fellas.
    Tricky1979on August 27, 2013   Link

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