You've gotta die, gotta die, gotta die for your government?
Die for your country? That's shit!
There's a Gulf War vet, dying a slow, cold death
And the government says, "We don't know the source of his sickness."
But don't believe what they say, because your government is lying
They've done it before and don't you know they'll do it again
A secret test, government built virus
"Subject Test Group: Gulf Battle Field Troops"
You've gotta die, gotta die, gotta die for your government?
Die for your country? That's shit!
First World War veterans slaughtered, by General Eisenhower
You give them your life, they give you a stab in the back
Radiation, agent orange, tested on US souls
Guinea pigs for Western corporations
I never have, I never will
Pledge allegiance to their flag
You're getting used, you'll end up dead!
You've gotta die, gotta die, gotta die for your government?
Die for your country? That's shit!
I don't need you to tell me what to do
And I don't need you to tell me what to be... FUCK YOU!
I don't need you to tell me what to say
And I don't need you to tell me what to think! What to think!
What to think, what to think, what to think, think, think, think!
You've gotta die, gotta die, gotta die for your government?
Die for your country? That's shit!


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    General CommentI love anti-flag for the fact that it is REAL PUNK none of that three chord, same base line crap, like new found glory. man I hate those people that think there punk because of there fashion. when they don't even have an opinon. Well yeah geting off subject Af Rocks
    magic_silly_puddyon June 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAf brings up a strong message and i hav to say that the govenment tell lies in one ear and out the other to most ppl these days... so sad
    LCAFarmyon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta-f is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the coolest band ever!!
    porcelainon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is by the best anti-flag song. but i do think these guys are a bit over the edge at times like living in america is another form of hell. but i admit it, i am a fan.
    ruby sohoon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the shit me and my friend are obsessed with this song it is so bad ass.so anY one thaT DOESN'T LIKE IT CAn die for a country that's shit.
    ninpunk420on May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti fucking hate punk and all you other muther-fuckers that support this noise and actually waste money on their shitty cds. Find real music or DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
    ninpunk420on May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits not that america is a hell... its better than anything else out there... doesnt mean that its perfect or any good... a lesser evil... id still like to think it could be made better... dont want to lose faith, but look at our president and then look at the person he beat... they both point out a bleak forecast for this nation
    pravdawglerzon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI just wanna say that for ninpunk: if you dont like punk music then why are you here?! You think WE need real music, eh? I think that YOU need to get a life and stop being such a FACIST!
    Starfish_182on June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's spelled FASCIST - This Machine Kills Fascists
    Sk8erpunk912on June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentpunk in drublic says... to everyone else who's dissing ninpunk for voicing his opinions (isn't that what we're supposed to do?) that music is made to be critizied, listen to and disected... and why is living in America better than living anywhere else? Every country's system has it's ups and downs so nothing can ever be perfect but there is always room for change and fix. to me this song says.... you don't have to die for a government that won't die for you.
    _punk_in_drublic_on June 09, 2002   Link

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