"Amerikhastan" as written by and Dave Mustaine....
Recruiting the ill-fated for "The War"
A legion of uneducated, bankrupt souls
With a lust for revenge, answering the call
From New Yorqatar to Califarabia

Desperation provides fertile ground for religious extremism
This glorious brainwashing where prejudice lies
Like a crouching tiger
Tormenting peasants till they erect an army
Under everyone's nose
In the end propaganda destroys their DNA
God help them

All that they envisioned of what things would come to be
Turned into a pink mist when they blew to smithereens
We are just a war away from Amerikhastan
When God versus God; the undoing of man

Promising a vapor,in the end they become one

No rules of engagement,this enemy hides
Amongst women and children

And to beat violence,you must ignore the focus groups
You must send in the Mossad, turn of the BBC, CNN
And don't look back
Rest assured there'll be no more Middle Eastern crisis, hell!
There'll be no more Middle East!
These are your people Lady Liberty
Pull up your dress today
And tattooed is "Property of the USA
A subsidiary of Halliburton"
Surprise?
But a roaring lion is about to be unleashed on earth
Hey, Jihad Joe?
Guess what?
We're coming to get you!

All that you envisioned of what things will come to be
Turns into a death knell when you look behind the scenes
We are just a war away from Amerikhastan
When God versus God; the undoing of man


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"Amerikhastan" as written by Dave Mustaine

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  • +2
    General CommentThe first verse describes the way the U.S. Government used current events and the news media to convince the people that we needed to start a "war on terror." A social commentary on the way the american people were rallied to support the war effort.

    In the same way the Nation of Islam uses religious extremism to rule its people, the current administration has continuously tried to use christian fundamentalism to create a "god vs. god" mentality in its people in spite of the fact that it's the same damn religion.

    "Promising the vapour - in the end they become one" is the most profound line here. If the christian right succeeds in destroying religous fundamentalism in the middle east it breaks ground for an oppressive christian leadership here.
    kokoutsuon August 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin my opinion this song is how america is threatening to become just like the arab states. a fanatical country terrorizing the world. problem is america has more power than a bunch of goat herders so this is a grim future he is describing
    seraphimovicon June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics don't bear any relation to what he actually says. The album came with the lyrics in the booklet, did you just make these up?
    carlnorumon June 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyet again the lyrics are fucked

    "Recruiting the ill-fated for the war,
    A legion of uneducated bankrupt souls,
    with a lust for revenge,
    Answering the call,
    From Newyorkhatar to Callifarabia.
    Desperation provides fertile ground,
    For religious extremism,
    This glorious brainwashing where prejudice lies, Like a crouching tiger,
    Tormenting the peasents till they erect an army,
    Under everyones nose,
    In the end propoganda destroys the DNA,
    God help them."

    All that they envisioned
    of what things would come to be
    Turned into a pink mist
    When they blew to smitherenes
    We are just a war away from Amerikhastan
    With god vs. god, the undoing of man

    Promising the vapour
    In the end they become one

    "No rules of engagement,
    This enemy hides amongst women and children.
    And to beat violence,
    You must ignore the focus groups,
    You must set into the mossaf,
    Turn off the BBC and CNN
    And don't look back.
    Rest assured there'll be no more
    Middle eastern crisis, Hell there'll be no more Middle east.
    These are your people lady liberty,
    Pull up your dress today,
    And tattoed is "property with USA.
    a subsidiary of Haliburton
    Surprise.
    But a glory mine is about,
    To be unleashed on earth.
    Hey,Jihad Joe, guess what?
    We're comin' to get you."

    All that they envisioned
    of what things would come to be
    Turns into a death knell
    When you look behind the scenes
    We are just a war away from Amerikhastan
    With god vs. god, the undoing of man
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon June 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow come hardly anyone has posted. This song blew my mind the first time I heard it. The meaning is pretty obvious, it is just about the war and Dave Mustaine's stance on it.
    CrazedMusicFan555on June 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's a little more complicated than just Dave's thoughts on the war. It's sort of a "what if?" scenario, about terrorists taking over the US from within, and his call to arms to fight back. There's a lot going on in these lyrics that I'm not sure of yet, though.
    PrimoOoze1138on June 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is 'looking into the future' where terrorists rule the world. I found the "Rest assured there'll be no more Middle eastern crisis, Hell there'll be no more Middle east" part funny.
    invader_kibbyon July 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "GI Joe", not "Jihad Joe"... unless it's a play on words. Which it probably is, since there's a few in this song.
    Crujebsulon August 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song blew my mind
    FRYLORD13on August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt IS a play on words, Crujebsul
    the_new_blackon August 18, 2007   Link

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