Nicky Wire: "Imperial Bodybags is another view of America. We castigate Americans as thick, evangelical idiots and it's unfair. So the song is just about the obvious - when an American soldier comes home from...
Imperial bodybags, coming home in dribs and drabs
Life is numbers, with doggy tags
Filled with holes and coming back
So come on up the sky

Never had a chance to wave goodbye
Thrown away and unhappy
Driven by hypocracy

Nothing's finished it just fades away
Like a lover who has lost her faith
Nothing's finished it just fades away
Fades away

[Chorus]
Imperial bodybags, Prom Queen disposible
Children wrapped in home-made flags
Imperial bodybags, Prom Queen disposible
Children wrapped in home-made flags

And here we love the kids
We're still human like everyone else
Stuck in school
Always willing to stick by the rules

Nothing's finished it just fades away
Like a lover who has lost her faith
Nothing's finished it just fades away
Fades away
Fades away

[Chorus x2]


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"Imperial Bodybags" as written by James Dean Bradfield James Bradfield

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    General Commentbest song off send away the tigers, the title almost gives away the meaning to it a bit. the war in ira is the theme of the song.

    correct lyric

    "from queen's disposable children"
    jonnybassmanon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentno its not, its prom queen disposables. no idea what that means but its such a manics-style lyric. i love this song, one of the best theyve ever done
    jaiandrews7on July 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTHIS SONG RULEZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    (yes i do have weird taste in music for an 11 year old girl)
    wee yinon March 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentif you have a looksie in the inside of the album, its written as "prom queenS disposable" and im assuming that means that the lines are joined so that it is inface "prom queens disposable children wrapped in home made flags"

    as for the meaning of that part, there are several i can think of but none seem conclusive
    Koalablubblubon September 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI suspect the "prom queen disposable children" lyric is to mean that people die in such wars and they must be deemed disposable - like an unwanted, alcohol induced prom queen's child.
    Can't see many other ways for it to be relevant...
    tentnanton October 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the above is incorrect, to my beliefs this line should indeed be "Prom queen disposable". And then read as "he who belongs to the prom queen but can be missed" as a sarcastic prejudice about Americans.
    Al126on January 01, 2013   Link

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