They got the things that they wanted
Forgot the things that they say
They got the things that they came for
And they got away
(x2)

And then they say:
We would never harm no one
Intelligence we received was wrong

Only a fool takes power at its word

They got the things that they wanted
Forgot the things that they say
They got the things that they came for
And they got away
(x2)

And then they say:
We would never harm no one
We would only strategically bomb

All of humanity hangs by a thread

They got the things that they wanted
Forgot the things that they say
They got the things that they came for
And they got away
(x2)

And then they say:
We would never appease no one
We negotiate with gods

Jesus would hate what they've done with this world


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    General Commenti'm pretty sure the second to last line is "we negotiate with guns" not "with gods." you can here gunfire in the background when he sings those words. great song.
    westing202on June 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe no one's commented on this song. I love it. I met Doug Martsch after a show, but I was too shy to say much of anything. But he just gave off this really cool vibe, and now I wish I had said something, asked him some questions. He was very friendly and smiled a lot, and what a wonderful smile.
    arctic_tundraon March 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPolitical indiereggaerock masterpiece.

    "They" are the US army. And they go to war. Need I say more?
    digmarchon May 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is obviously about the Steve Miller Band.
    sactonortherncalon March 19, 2009   Link

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