We wave our flags, we swallow fear like medicine
We kiss the hands of profiteers and their congressmen
But I've seen too much (of this fear and hate)
I've had enough (and I'm not afraid)
To raise a shout, to make it clear
This has to end


There's blood on the sand, there's blood in the street
And there's a gun in my hand, or there might as well be
And I'm sick of it, I’m so sick of this


We panic at the sight of different-colored skin
And we've got a plan to justify each mess we're in
But I've seen too much (of this fear and hate)
I've had enough (and I'm not afraid)
To take a stand, to make it right, this has to end


There's blood on the sand, there's blood in the street
And there's a gun in my hand, or there might as well be
And I'm sick of it, I’m so sick of this


Fear will kill your mind and steal your love as sure as anything
Fear will rob you blind and make you numb to others' suffering
And I've felt its touch too many times and I've had enough
I've had enough


There's blood on the sand, there's blood in the street
And there's a gun in your hand, or there might as well be
Are you sick of it , I’m so sick of this

There's blood on the sand, there's blood in the street
There's a gun in your hand, or there's might as well be
Aren't you sick of it, I'm just sick of this
Cause I'm sick, I'm sick of this
I'm so sick of this shit


Lyrics submitted by Thricetones, edited by jrendon86

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    My InterpretationBlood on the sand? Is the idea meant to refer to blood washing up on the beach from foreign shores? If so, I guess the joke is that it would take tons of blood to be spilt on oceans to have it noticed domestically.
    CivilDissensionon July 23, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationPretty obvious what this song is conveying.

    The protagonist is sick of the Military Industrial Complex's power to start unnecessary conflict for the sake of earning $$$ at the tax payers expense. This is all made possible due to lobbying in the American political system.
    The corporations use their Media influence to poison the Americans mind set and make them fear 'Terrorism' all the while playing on their patriotism.

    'We wave our flags, we swallow fear like medicine
    We kiss the hands of profiteers and their congressmen'


    The Protagonist is sick of this and basically suggests that something needs to be done, along the lines of a armed revolution.

    The Line 'And there's a there's a gun in my hand, or there might as well be' could be a reference to the old 'The pen is mightier than the sword' metonymic adage.

    Don't get me wrong, this sort of thing doesn't happen necessarily just in America, the same can be applied for many regimes all over the world currently and in recent History.
    thejourneyofASon August 29, 2016   Link

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