Look back on history, nothing much has changed.
Thousands of soldiers of all countries, all marching the same.
Every nation's leader says that "our side is right."
Every nation's leader says, "the time has come to fight",
But they use the common people to settle their scores.
It's time that we refuse to fight in any of their wars!

We're looking to start a new army,
Too smart to fight, too smart to die.
We're looking to start a new army,
Too smart to fight, too smart to kill...for you!

Join now, the ranks of all nations who refuse to go to war.
Refuse to pull the trigger of a gun for leaders 'round the world.
I'd rather fight to spread some tolerance and unity
Than buy into their nationalistic brainwashing,
Killing mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, common human beings...
Not savages but people...like you, like me!

We're looking to start a new army,
Too smart to fight, too smart to die.
We're looking to start a new army,
Too smart to fight, too smart to kill...for you!

We're looking for a few good men,
We're looking for a few good womyn
Who are not afraid to fight against tyranny,
But who refuse to fight...with tyranny!

REFUSE!!!

We're looking to start a new army,
Too smart to fight, too smart to die.
We're looking to start a new army,
Too smart to fight, too smart to kill...for you!

*note: The spelling of the word "women" as "womyn" is not a mis-spelling, but a
result of feminist conscience


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    General CommentHey I just heard my first Anti-Flag song two days ago and it's changed me more than any band that I've ever heard. Their music and lyrics are so powerful and it makes you just stand back and think about what is really happening. The way that they voice their opinions about racism and politics and peace is awesome. Peace is such a huge thing and I think that Anti-Flag are doing such a cool thing to do something about the problem. This song is like the second song I heard from 'em and it rocks. Man if you tell me where to sighn up for this Army, I'm there!!!!
    emo_foolon February 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthere's a war brewing between india and pakistan, two countries exactly the same ethnically with religion being the only thing dividing them. And they will kill each other. All wars are the result of a few 'educated' men who donn the banner of patriotism and national interest. nationalism is hate... why do we devote ourselves to nations and institutions when we can just devote ourselves to each other
    pravdawglerzon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttell me about.. those lyrics are so powerful they made nick racino come out of the closet.. naked.. with mr. dio.. he is pure gaylees.. but thats ok cause anti flag says it is
    uglyon April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hate those people who act like America is really the land of the free. Sometimes I wish they would listen to Anti-Flag and here about some of the shit going on behind our backs!
    Sk8erpunk912on June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentya anti-flag is a great band dealing with problems within the boundariesof humanity, but they are ignorant like many other with the idea of things like vegeteriansim and shit which i'm sure htey would be if they thought about it, since they are all about peace
    Im Iranianon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIm_Iranian, do you even know what your talking about?
    Justin Sane, lead vocals for anti-flag, not only agrees with the idea of vegeterianism, but he himself is a vegan. the band promotes straight edge beliefs, without the violence normally associated with straight edge people. Make sure you know what you are talking about next time, ok?
    Soliodarity, Love and Unity!
    The Oi Fish
    Punkfishon June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalright i love ant-flag they are one of my favorite bands, but we (americans) have it A LOT better than people in third world countries. so we need to stop complaining
    iwannarioton June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally agree iwannariot.
    Skankinrudegirl101on July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanti-flag does bring out the truth and they don't use their rights as a band for singing about how they don't have enough money or girls hanging off of them or anything, they sings about whats real and that's what makes them so awesome
    porcelainon July 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYah this song is great.....its clearly about anti-war, unity, peace and alot of the shit anti-flag stands for. They're the best damn band ever period.
    Anti-Flag130on July 07, 2002   Link

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