"Reapers" as written by and Matthew James Bellamy....
Home, It's becoming a killing field
There's a cross hair locked on my heart
With no recourse and there's no one behind the wheel
Hell fire, You're wiping me out, killed by

Drones, (killed by)
Drones (killed by)

You rule with lies and deceit
And the world is on your side
'Cause you've got the CIA, babe
But all you've done is brutalise
Drones!

War, war just moved up a gear
I don't think I can handle the truth
I'm just a pawn
And we're all expendable
Incidentally
Electronically erased
By your

Drones, (killed by)
Drones (killed by)

You kill by remote control
The world is on your side
You’ve got reapers and hawks babe
Now I am radicalized
Drones!

You rule with lies and deceit
And the world is on your side
'Cause you've got the CIA, babe
But all you've done is brutalise

You kill by remote control
The world is on your side
You’ve got reapers and hawks babe
Now I am radicalized
Here come the drones!
Here come the drones!
Here come the drones!


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"Reapers" as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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  • +1
    My InterpretationClearly this is a song spoken from the point of view of an enemy of the west, be that an actual military personnel or a civilian who's caught up in conflict.

    The "Reapers" are a reference to the MQ-9 drones that are used by the military, but also could be a metaphor for the Grim Reaper (the being that comes to collect you when you die). "Hawks" are also helicopters used by some military.

    Radicalisation is a term used more and more recently surround the time of the song's release, especially in reference to young people moving from western societies to places of conflict in support of terrorism.
    shepherdnickon June 22, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is about not having any empathy at all.
    niteflite01on June 12, 2015   Link

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