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Mama, mama, don't look now
I'll say when 'cause there's a red bus and it's coming up alone
And I might recommend
That when the protests are over
You will not expect to be so well
When the capital is crowded with effigies
And they might do you in
If you don’t know your country

Don't you ever let us down
CIA
I know you'll never let us down
CIA
As you sit on the crowd and keep them working
And say again.

Mama mama don't you see
'Cause it's just one of them lonely days
When we say how we fear that the last fence has fallen
Do you not expect to be so wel-
Come to the life of the foreign national
Where are the Americans now that they fractured your country

Don't you ever let us down C.I.A.
I know you'll never let us down C.I.A.
As you sit and call in sick your empire needs protecting
Your empire needs protecting

Since you fractured your country

Don't you ever let us down C.I.A.
I know you'll never let us down C.I.A.
As you sit and call in sick your empire needs protecting
Your empire needs protecting
Your empire needs protecting
Your empire needs


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    General CommentTo quote Chad:

    "This song is about Communist paranoia"
    ManInTheHallon May 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell, would you care to elaborate?
    Peacenikkon October 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell, would you care to elaborate?
    Peacenikkon October 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw State Radio live last night in Boston and this song was definitely the best one that they played. Incredible song. ManintheHall is right about the meaning, as well.
    Duke_Bankson November 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was there too, the somewhat dispatch reunion "tease" was a bit much, though it was a very good performance especially Rash
    Klal531on November 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have just started to listen to the band and I like a lot of their songs. I agree with maninthehall about this song that it is governmental paranoia, not necessarily communistic paranoia though.
    meatskins8on January 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentUhm the song meaning is pretty self-explanatory.

    The CIA told us Iraq had Nuclear Weapons. They were wrong. They let us (America) down, created death and destruction, and fractured the American people.

    Dont you ever let us down, CIA.

    Duhhhhh.
    Silon February 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentabout us (amercians) the world police walking all over countries, disregarding and desanctifying their lands and otherwise fracturing their country. The CIA is one of the, if not the, most corrupt agency America utilizes. Torture, and propaganda are just a few of the tools they use to "get the job done". Don't ever trust your government, because your government doesn't trust you.
    rockndrollmasteron July 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe beat in this song is awesome.
    Silver 522on December 17, 2008   Link

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