"United Abominations" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
Within striking distance from Ground Zero sits a smoldering international cauldron
The United "Abominations" as it were
Forged to prevent wars and froze in the face of disaster
And stood silent while terrorization took hostage of the world

In a mire of hypocrisy, the UN ignored sex crimes by its blue helmets
And enables terrorism, so, in the end, it's failed
And the UN is where our so-called friends get to stab us in the back
And we pay twenty-two percent of their tab to host our enemies here at home

Ambassadors from countries otherwise known as a catastrophe
Enjoy diplomatic immunity living in Manhattan
While their children are turned into prostitutes
It's a complete and utter disgrace, a blot on the face of humanity
And they get away with it

Poverty in their kitchens
Held hostage by oil-for-food
Yet their own plates are full of the fat of their lands
There's no blood on their hands, right Ko-Jo?
They promised to tell the truth
Without leaving a fingerprint
They will lose the U.N. one way or another
The victim, I fear, will be us, sisters and brothers

The U.N. is right; you can't be any more "un"
Than you are right now; the U.N. is undone
Another mushroom cloud, another smoking gun
The threat is real, the Locust King has come
Don't tell me the truth; I don't like what they've done
It's payback time at the United Abominations

A grave and gathering danger
The decision to attack
Based on secret intelligence; it'll take years
I fear to undo the failings in Iraq
You may bury the bodies
But you can't bury the crimes
Only fools stand up and really lay down their arms
No, not me - not when death lasts forever

The U.N. is right; you can't be any more "un"
Than you are right now; the U.N. is undone
Another mushroom cloud, another smoking gun
The threat is real, the Locust King has come
Don't tell me the truth; I don't like what they've done
It's payback time...

The U.N. is right; you can't be any more "un"
Than you are right now; the U.N. is undone
Another mushroom cloud, another smoking gun
The threat is real, the Locust King has come
The U.N. is right; you can't be any more "un"
Than you are right now; the U.N. is undone
Another mushroom cloud, another smoking gun
The threat is real, the Locust King has come
Don't tell me the truth; I don't like what they've done
It's payback time at the United Abominations

NATO invaded Yugoslavia to end ethnic cleansing, there was no U.N.
The U.S. invaded Afghanistan after 9/11, there was no U.N.
Saddam Hussein violated seventeen U.N. resolutions
The U.N. was asked to join the war in Iraq
The U.S. invaded, there was no U.N.
Libya bombed a discotheque in Berlin killing Americans, there was no U.N.
And Iran funds Hamas and attacked the U.S. in the seventies, there was no U.N.
Facing war without end, looking into the future, there was no more U.N.


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"United Abominations" as written by Dave Mustaine

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  • +2
    My OpinionThe UN should have at least mediated the whole 9/11 and aftermath attacks thing... Isnt that what they were originally intended to do? They just sat back and did squat!! They watched a group of nations INVADE another country and just sat there twiddling there thumbs looking the other way.. The UN should be disbanded, they are useless when it all boils down to it. For some, 9/11 was the big awakening that we all needed. Question everything you see and hear. Don't be a puppet. Know everybody, trust nobody and paddle your own canoe.
    Tricky1979on April 09, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI can see that we're all probably megadeth fans here and should probably know daves attitude towards the government. I think he's using sarcasm in this song. thats all i got to say, he knows all!!!! xD
    zzexploreron April 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPro-Bush? No way, otherwise Dave wouldn't have called them "the failings in Iraq". Yeah, Bush screwed up going there, but it's gonna take us a while to clean up our mess.

    That aside, this is a really good song. More controlled and less frantically-paced than the older Deth stuff, but good nonetheless. I think the best song from this album, tho, is a tie between Sleepwalker and Washington Is Next.
    DeathRideron May 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is not Pro-Bush, Mustaine does not agree with going to the war but he believes now they are there you have to support the troops. He spoke out about this in an interview. This song makes the point of the United Nations standing back not doing anything even though Iraq had violated it's resolutions. The United Nations should have joined the war with America or at least backed them up because of this however they just stood back and did nothing like everything else as what is sung about in this song.

    Musical-wise the song is excellent, great melody
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon June 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo people saying the lyrics are wrong--

    Some months before United Abominations was released, there was a contest on the Megadeth forums where you had to guess the song lyrics to the title track, given all the words in the song in alphabetical order. This song was submitted to SM.net after the contest, and was an early version of the song before it's actual release. In the time before it's release, the lyrics were changed (Most notably the last line in the chorus) and it hasn't been edited here, therefore, the lyrics are wrong.
    ArrowZeppelinon June 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLess than five miles from Ground Zero sits a smoldering International cauldron, the United "Abominations" as it were. Forged to prevent wars it froze in the face of disaster, and stood silent while terrorization took hostage the world

    In a mire of hypocrisy it ignores sex crimes by it‘s goodwill man’s , and enables terrorism, so in the end it‘s failed. And the UN is where our so-called friends get to stab us in the back, and we pay 22% of their tab to host our enemies here at home.

    Ambassadors from countries otherwise known as a catastrophe enjoy diplomatic immunity living in Manhattan. While their children are turned into prostitutes. And their complete and utter disgrace, a blot on the face of humanity, and they get away with it.

    Poverty in their kitchens
    Held hostage by oil-for-food
    Yet their own plates are full off the fat of their lands
    There's no blood on their hands, right Kojo?
    They promised to tell the truth
    Without leaving a fingerprint
    They will lose the UN one way or another
    The victim, I fear will be us, sisters and brothers

    The UN is right; you can't be any more "un"
    Than you are right now, the UN is undone
    Another mushroom cloud, another smoking gun
    The threat is real, the Locust King has come
    Don't tell me the truth; I don't like what they've done
    It’s payback time at the United Abominations

    A grave and gathering danger
    The decision to attack
    Based on secret intelligence it'll take years
    I fear to undo the failings in Iraq
    You may bury the bodies
    But you can't bury the crimes
    Only fools stand up and really lay down their arms
    No, not me, not when Death lasts forever

    The UN is right; you can't be any more "un"
    Than you are right now, the UN is undone
    Another mushroom cloud, another smoking gun
    The threat is real, the Locust King has come
    Don't tell me the truth; I don't like what they've done
    It’s payback time at the United Abominations

    "The UN writes resolution after resolution……. " ( In French I believe)
    The UN is right; you can't be any more "un"
    Than you are right now, the UN is undone
    Another mushroom cloud, another smoking gun
    The threat is real, the Locust King has come

    The UN is right; you can't be any more "un"
    Than you are right now, the UN is undone
    Another mushroom cloud, another smoking gun
    The threat is real, the Locust King has come
    Don't tell me the truth; I don't like what they've done
    It’s payback time at the United Abominations

    NATO invaded Yugoslavia to end ethnic cleansing, there was no UN
    The US invaded Afghanistan after 9/11, there was no UN
    Saddam Hussein violated 17 UN resolutions; The UN was asked to join the war in Iraq. The US invaded, there was no UN
    Libya bombed a discotheque in Berlin killing Americans, there was no UN
    And Iran funds Hamas , and attacked the US in the seventies, there was no UN
    Facing War without end, looking into the future, there was no more UN
    villanouson August 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUnited nations is a tool of America. It has absolutely no power. This song just doesn't make any sense.

    US stepped in coz' UN was unable to do anything? Funny indeed.

    Good song though. I just don't pay attention to the lyrics.
    Megadeth has changed. I miss the 'Countdown to Extinction' Mustaine.
    thistimeon October 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKathol, please use more punctuation in your posts, I can barely understand you.
    zerodiabloson March 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not anti-UN or anti-anybody for that matter.
    However, it reveals very much how the United Nations has failed to do anything for the well being of anybody, and how they fail to keep other nations in line...yet another beautiful example of how Megadeth is very deeply politically charged in their music. The United Abominations as an album is amazing, and I strongly believe that it is one of their better albums to date.
    uberdude007on August 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't really say anything 'bout the meaning of the lyrics, 'cause I don't know much about US-politics. I can say though that this is one of the best Megadeth songs ever, one of the bests on the album. I really enjoy the 'new' megadeth and think they (Dave) have just morphed into such a great band after all these years. I love the solo's and the verse riff and the chorus... damn I love this whole song.
    HaloHeadon August 25, 2008   Link

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