Nine years and fifty days held hostage by pirates
Sold down the coast, don't try to fight the current
For those who can afford it
There'll always be white sand on private beaches

While narco-submarines float silent through the water
I am fearful of the distance between you and me

Russian spies, they don't scare me anymore

War-games in the third world on the street outside of your house
What are you willing to pay for security and privilege?
There's no shelter for stray dogs
We used to be pets, now we're just beggars

While narco-submarines float silent through the water
I am fearful of the distance between you and me

Russian spies, they don't scare me anymore

And if you want to join the fighting
Just make sure to remember why you went to war

Russian spies, they don't scare me anymore


Lyrics submitted by AshleyRose, edited by bfg1024

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    General CommentLove this song. Kind of a lost classic by Against Me!, if you will.

    It's obviously political, in a sense. I think it's about how the world is a scary place and how it's constantly changing. Obviously "Russian spies, they dont scare me anymore" is a reference to the Cold War and all the hysteria that surrounded that period in American and global history. The rest, I believe, is sort of a personal narrative about how you feel if you're an anarchist, radical leftist, whatever, when you live in a war hawking country.

    Russian spies, they dont scare me anymore... because there are much bigger things to worry about now. Quite an evocative song. It calls to mind another Against Me! song of its time, High Pressure Low, which is also about war.
    Tig45on September 29, 2014   Link

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