"Fifty in Five" as written by John Michael Hill, Don Cochrane, Matthew Lambert, Daniel Smith and Barry Francis....
Terror cleared the skyline and anger clouded judgement,
So they spent a thousand night times in the desert fighting something that they couldn't find,
That made it something that they couldn't find,
Left us all lamenting all the wrongs that they couldn't right.
This is for the second time that we've been here before,
From Vietnam to Saddam we always needing a war.
Neo-Conservative rose up like Viet Cong their fingers on the trigger we wont be here for long.
They killed MLK and named a day after him,
They killed JFK and named an airport after him,
Some guy shot a monster called Reagan so he could bone a girl named Jodie Foster if only he'd known.
They tested nukes in the atmosphere the sea and the dirt,
And they tested all these missiles just to see if they'd work. Now France got em, Russia got em,
India and Pakistan, Korea want em, states want em pointed at the Taliban. Iran and Afghanistan sands of the Arab lands,
Orders from portable commands and armored caravans,
Internet 3G cellular phones, serial killers buildin mini cells in their homes.
And we had Manson, Bundy, Gacy-son of Sam,
Macarena, Superman, chicken dance, running man,
Generation X and generation Y,
And the generation next will degenerate and die,
'Cause we got holes in the ozone that we put there ourselves,
Now the poles are a no-go, earths cooking itself,
And we cant look at ourselves so we got saline, botox, eighteen, fake tits, nineteen detox,
Don't stop, get it, get it, can't afford it get it credit,
Buy it, spend it, try it, getting fat? then you better ched it,
Ab-swing, blue blocker, Tupac or Biggy,
East coast, west coast, Fat Joe or fifty,
Thatcher the shifty iron lady, Tony Blair,
A princess died, some say cause she got Dodi there,
Whitlam, Keating, Hawke and a promise,
Of no children in poverty, wish that could have been honest,
We had Abbot and Costello, right wing overloads,

Promises and children, they threw em both overboard,
Overwrought refugees thrown to a group home,
Or jailed for the crime of looking for a new home,
Elvis died, Hendrix died, Lennon died
Genocide, in Africa, Serbia, Cambodia, pesticides, bio-toxins, chemical warfare,
All's fair in love and war, more work for the pallbearer,
More terror, more unjust search and seizures,
A tidal wave came and claimed the coast of Indonesia,
Quakes in Iran, Japan and California,
Greenhouse gas turned the world into a sauna,
The trauma of mortars, martyrs, slaughters,
Of partners, mourners, fathers and daughters,
They chased us, caught us, numbered us to sort us,
Raped up, scorned us, to break us they bought us,
Third world kidneys for captains of industry,
Uprising in the street, corruption in the ministry,
A blowjob brought about the fall of a dynasty,
And MP3s saw the fall of an industry,
Doubled population, halved accommodation,
Carved up resources and we starved the poorer nations, Beirut, Chechnya, all hell,
Broke loose, belin, nineteen eighty nine man, the wall fell,
Cold war ended but that didn't stop more shells,
Waco lit up the sky like burning oil wells,
A world laid waste addiction,
Tell Orwell truth's always stranger then fiction,
Big brother's on closed circuit TV and on cable,
Reality's now scripted, celebrity's for sale, jeopardy and jail, seized, deposed,
Remedies and penalties for failed CEO's,
We had the Enron collapse, and white-collar crime,
Investors they were taxed, a dollar for a dime,
The blue chip companies and blue-sky mines,
We no longer choose sides we choose sidelines,
Rich bleeding the kind, blind leading the blind,
And history repeats, no competing with time,
Gasses eating the minds of the vets that they bing home,
The plague of agent orange, gulf war syndrome,
Soldiers sent home, posttraumatic stress leave,
STDs cause the sleeve ain't sexy,
AIDS shook the eighties, grim reaper with a bowling ball,
Metallica, kill em all, let god scold em all,
The Guildford four, Chicago seven,
Mumia, mandela, oceans eleven,
Half past twelve on Friday the thirteenth,
Dawn of the dead, a nightmare on elm street,
Weapons free environment, war zone, phone home,
Melanoma grow as we soak in the ozone,
Home-grown, HYDRO, cocaine, NITRO,
Werewolf in London, American psycho,
Cyclones, bushfires, bush firing scuds,
Baby boomers, Woodstock what happened to the love?
What happened to the cubs? they def em to the wolves,
Set a trial for pedophiles, they let em in the schools,
Set 'em on the students, turned em on the kids,
And everyone responsible should burn for what they did,
And if they try to deny then an eye for an eye,
The government and church on which we try to rely,
Both rob us till it hurts chasing lie after lie,
Like astronauts chasing a pie in the sky,
They landed on the moon but can't seem to return there,
Makes some question if they ever really were there,
And if they were there now and they looked back,
Would we look them in the eye, could we look back?
'Cause when we look back at what we have done,
Can you believe what we have become?
As we walk into the sun,
Can you believe what we have become?
As we walk into the sun.


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"Fifty in Five" as written by Daniel Smith Barry Francis

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  • +3
    My InterpretationI'm basically gonna try and run this down part by part, for as long as I can, this is merely my own thoughts and what I've been told..


    "Terror cleared the skyline and "


    The opening line to this song is talking about the event's that happened on 9/11 in New York City, I.e. Terrorist's crashed two planes into the two highest towers in New York..

    "anger clouded judgement,"

    This is referring to the bush administration going after the Terrorist group they believed to be responsible for doing 9/11.

    "So they spent a thousand nighttimes in the desert fighting something,
    That they couldn’t find, that made it something that they couldn’t fight,"

    The American army spent a long time in the desert, trying to find Osama Bin Laden, who they thought was responsible for the attacks on 9/11.


    "Left us lamenting all the wrongs that they couldn’t right,
    This is for the second time, we’ve been here before,
    From Vietnam to Saddam, we always needing a war,"

    This is talking about how America always seems to be involved in conflict even though they are meant to be a peaceful country, it's probably a little strange that they go from giving an example of a country to talking about a person in Particular, that person being Saddam Hussein, who was a contributing factor to the invasion after 9/11.


    I can do more, that being if someone takes an interest, the Hoods songs are pretty deep, it's just that I didn't wanna use to much space..
    Mathazadon February 15, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGreat song

    Hoods have grown since they first gotten famous, they are starting to focus alot more on issues and stuff other than what they use to do

    There songs will always be great - but in my opinion they are 100x better than when they first started, they have grown so much and it really is amazing.

    @Thissong.
    Its basically saying all the issues that have pretty much fucked this world up and ask how we have dammed ourselves and the future population
    MattyDOUBLEUon June 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is called Fifty in Five. Which is basically a rundown from what has happened in the last 50 years spoken in 5 minutes.
    The sample was taken from a song written in the 60's (2010 - Tinkerbells Fairydust), which asks the question, what is the world going to be like in the year 2010? 50 years later Hilltop Hoods gave them that reply.
    Whannyon July 20, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationTerror cleared the skyline and anger clouded judgement,

    9/11, clearing the skyline as in removing the buildings.

    So they spent a thousand night times in the desert fighting something that they couldn't find,

    Regarding the WMD issue. Where the US government invaded the middle east out of threat of WMDs

    That made it something that they couldn't fight,

    Al Quaeda, ISIS, etc. The power struggle created terrorist groups.

    Left us all lamenting all the wrongs that they couldn't right.

    Protests about war crimes committed by the US.

    This is for the second time that we've been here before,

    Vietnam war. Also started on false premise :P

    From Vietnam to Saddam we always needing a war.

    Like last few lines, Vietnam War and Saddam Hussein - both wars started on false pretenses

    Neo-Conservative rose up like Viet Cong their fingers on the trigger we wont be here for long.

    Anti-US groups rising in other countries, eg middle east.

    They killed MLK and named a day after him,

    FBI encouraging MLK to kill himself, ended up creating an opposing force that ended up killing him. MLK Day.

    They killed JFK and named an airport after him,

    Conspiracy Theory regarding JFK <-> Russia ties that occurred a week before his assassination. JFK Airport.

    Some guy shot a monster called Reagan so he could bone a girl named Jodie Foster if only he'd known.

    Alleged reason for assassination was to impress Jodie Foster.

    They tested nukes in the atmosphere the sea and the dirt,

    Nuclear missile testing.

    And they tested all these missiles just to see if they'd work. Now France got em, Russia got em,

    Same

    India and Pakistan, Korea want em, states want em pointed at the Taliban. Iran and Afghanistan sands of the Arab lands,

    Same

    Orders from portable commands and armored caravans,

    War turned into sending missles from safe locations

    Internet 3G cellular phones, serial killers buildin mini cells in their homes.

    Possible Robert Hansen

    And we had Manson, Bundy, Gacy-son of Sam,

    Serial Killers & People who ordered mass killing

    Macarena, Superman, chicken dance, running man,

    Dances, culture icons

    Generation X and generation Y,
    And the generation next will degenerate and die,

    Previous generations left irreparable damage.

    'Cause we got holes in the ozone that we put there ourselves,

    Ozone layer hole from CFCs

    Now the poles are a no-go, earths cooking itself,

    Global warming

    And we cant look at ourselves so we got saline, botox, eighteen, fake tits, nineteen detox,

    Appearance modification

    Don't stop, get it, get it, can't afford it get it credit,

    Hyper-capitalism

    Buy it, spend it, try it, getting fat? then you better ched it,

    More hyper-capitalism, and body image.

    Ab-swing, blue blocker, Tupac or Biggy,

    Excercise, rappers.

    East coast, west coast, Fat Joe or fifty,

    Tupac & Biggy were killed in East/West coast fights.

    Thatcher the shifty iron lady, Tony Blair,

    Margaret Thatcher

    A princess died, some say cause she got Dodi there,

    Princess Diana, conspiracy theory about her relationship with Dodi Fayad

    Whitlam, Keating, Hawke and a promise,
    Of no children in poverty, wish that could have been honest,

    Promise to end poverty

    TBC
    Me4502on March 30, 2017   Link

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