"Electric Uncle Sam" as written by and Morello/claypool/lalonde/mantia....
I am the plan, I am the man who tells you what and when you can.
I'm the old one that torments you. I am the voice that tells you to:
Don't get caught with your fingers in my pie.
Mess with me and boy you're surely gonna' die.

If ever you're in doubt about who or where I am.
I'm here, I'm there, I'm everywhere.
I am your Uncle Sam.
Electric Uncle Sam

You beg me please on bended knees not to sit among these enemies.
If you feel like you want to dance then step aside and take a chance.
Don't get caught with your fingers in my pie.
Mess with me and boy you're surely gonna' die.

If ever you're in doubt about who or where I am. I'm here, I'm there, I'm everywhere.
I am your Uncle Sam.
Electric Uncle Sam


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    General CommentThis song is about THE MAN and how he controls your life. His "pie" is the system. If you try to screw with the system, the secret service will take you OUT. By the time you read this, I could be a goner.
    claypool_is_godon November 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNot really the Man, but the American government. This one is cowritten by Tom Morello, and he plays guitar on it, too.
    SirSquigglyon February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe American Government is THE MAN! And some days he blows more chunks than a college freshmen chick at her first party. I am a big fan of Tom Morello because that man can tweak a guitar like it was a demon from the depths of despair. His style is very much his own and it's great to see him mix it up with Les Claypool. As I said rather incoherently on the Too Many Puppies thread, even though Claypool went to Berkeley in the 1980's, he wasn't swept in the conservative movement that gripped the campus. He most likely sided with the professors. His politics must gel well with Morello and they created this awesome song. It's another great song to hear at anti-war rally.
    OpinionHeadon February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOpinionHead is correct! Tom Morello co-wrote and did the guitars for this absolutely AWESOME song. I have always been a big fan of RATM, by the way.

    Anyway, as said many times before, this song is all about the United States Government and the chokehold they have on the American people. The government is trying to publicize our private lives and privatize public institutions.
    ProfessorNutbutteron March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOpinionHead is correct! Tom Morello co-wrote and did the guitars for this absolutely AWESOME song. I have always been a big fan of RATM, by the way.

    Anyway, as said many times before, this song is all about the United States Government and the chokehold they have on the American people. The government is trying to publicize our private lives and privatize public institutions.
    ProfessorNutbutteron March 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe government? I thought it was about some sort of omniscient baker?
    pumkinhedon December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDude, punctuate, please.
    crazyfool11190on November 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, it is unclear where your sentences begin and end. Fred Durst only produces on Laquer Head, it is not tainted with his less than mediocre vox.
    necrophageon March 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentnumber one imperialist and number one terrorist?
    loghon June 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah anti emo kid i agree like its a good funkydelic album that makes u get up and start grovying but u listen to it and say wtf this aint primus its a little fucking 2 minute album witch every song goes for like 2 minutes and thats not primus, primus are the band that gets the pants of ur grandparents the band that are the best the best band in the world that can make a song that goes for 8 mins with no lyrics and just keep playing and keep going and sound so good but yet no singing persides the sample of u are the guys from the hambuger train arnt u like after this i thought hmmmmmmm have primus gone mainstream a new album with the biggest fuck wit fred durst on it like wtf tom morello hes sick same with rage but like fred durst pff t faggots but then they did animals should not try to act like people and blew me off my chair so the shitty anti pop album left me to think hmm was it brian how changed the hole primus scene al tom
    HOW KNOWS
    pipewagonon August 29, 2006   Link

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