"Black Helicopter" as written by and Matthew Good....
You're going to take what you can get
A hammered Styrofoam
Beat into the west
Live the highway in your home
You're going to get what you deserve
And not a penny less
Concrete the natural absurd
Only killers call killing progress

Fall on me black helicopter
You're all I see

You're going to take what you can get
Food aid rock and roll
Absolution for your head
For Xbox, Cointelpro

You're going to get what you deserve
And not a bullet less
Hey Sammy, ain't you heard?
Only killers call killing progress

Fall on me black helicopter
You're all I see


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"Black Helicopter" as written by Matthew Good

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    General Commentever since i have bought the album "Hospital Music" i have very much liked this song. Although, everytime i listen to it i am still puzzled to what it actually means. I know some are going to say that it simply means that "people will eventually get what they deserve" but knowing mat its definitely deeper than that.
    dibinson January 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it is.

    Karma baby
    9xoutofTenon April 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think he is talking about how the government will spy on its own citizens to get what it wants, mixed with some current war stuff.

    Black helicopters are supposed phantom heli's that fly around and spy within the country. COINTELPRO is an acronym for COunter INtelligence PROgram.

    "a hammered Styrofoam" I think this a reference to bombed out structures in Iraq.
    Timedon July 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a commentary on how our society sees all this stuff on tv and in video games but never really take it to heart. people are dying but we'd rather play the game than live with the reality that it's our fault it still goes on. We would find it devistating if something like whats going on in the middle east happen here in north america.. but since its happeneing there its just "natural". Its saying what goes around comes around, what we create becomes our fate kinda deal. We think killing is the answer but that just makes us murderers.

    personally i feel thats a really scratch the surface interpretation i know theres something deeper...
    kitkatty83on October 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWow, now that you guys shed some light on the whole thing, I understand most of it as clear as day.
    This song is pretty deep. "You're going to take what you can get//Food Aid rock and roll, absolution for your head"

    Loved this songs sound before. Love it even more now. :p TY
    Bell3018on December 12, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Hey Sammy, ain't you heard?
    Only killers call killing progress"

    This obviously refers to Uncles Sam in a way that opposes the War in the Middle East.
    ArcaneLoveon July 20, 2010   Link

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