"The Merry Barracks" as written by and Ed Rodriguez Greg Saunier....
Hello? Hello? Hello? Hello? Hello? Hello?
Atomic bombs are going to explode,
Warning to you, warning to you,
Round up your cameras,

Wind up your cameras, vs. evil, vs. evil,
Round up your generals
Wind up your generals, vs. evil, vs. good,
The barracks, Hollywood

Everyone, everyone, everyone,
Everyone, everyone, everyone,
Everyone, everyone, SING!

LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA,
LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA,
LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA, LA,
LA, LA, LA, LA, LA,
LA, LA, LA, LA,

Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no,
Atomic bombs are going to explode
Warning to you, warning to you


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"The Merry Barracks" as written by Greg Saunier Ed Rodriguez

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    General Commentgreaaat
    tsugumion March 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAs soon as the synth kicks in, I'm in heaven. Best song by Deerhood, period.
    Pascalyuiopon July 02, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationLike most Deerhoof songs, I think there's more meaning to the lyrics here than there might seem. I think it's about how confused and messed up our society is when it comes to confronting evil and war crimes - we look for Hollywood narratives about incoming atomic bombs and brave generals, or, failing that, maybe empowered citizen journalists winding up their cameras and jumping into the fray. But what good does any of this spastic activity really do against evil? Is Hollywood the good or evil team's barracks? The most everyone can really do when faced with evil beyond their controlling is to just sing. The "everyone, everyone sing" refrain manages to be simultaneously cynical and earnest. Awesome.
    Cideron June 22, 2013   Link

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