"Army's On Ecstasy" as written by Stewart Armstrong Copeland, Les Claypool and Trey Anastasio....
The Army's on ecstasy so they say
I read all about it in USA Today
They stepped up urine testing to make it go away
'Cause it's hard to kill the enemy on ol' MDMA

Said the King of contradiction
To the Queen of mystery
The Prince of paradox,
He dogs me like a flea
So I'll set my troops upon him
And bring him to his knees
When all is said and done
I'll pick a fight with the Chinese
The Queen she stared at him long and hard
And then she softly said
I'll rub you down with linseed oil
To ease your throbbing head
She slipped a note in an apricot
And threw it to the whores
The jester read the words
Something wicked this way roars

The Army's on ecstasy so they say
I read all about it in USAToday
They stepped up urine testing to make it go away
'Cause it's hard to kill the enemy on ol' MDMA

The price they put upon the heads
Of folks with poignant views
Would be better spent on the children
Without shoes
And when the King condoned
The actions of the liar
He forgot to weight the awesom power
Of the village crier

The Army's on ecstasy so they say
I read all about it in USAToday
They stepped up urine testing to make it go away
'Cause it's hard to kill the enemy on ol' MDMA

The Army's on ecstasy so they say
I read all about it in USAToday
[in Japanese: The Army's on ecstasy so they say
I read all about it in USAToday
They stepped up urine testing to make it go away
'Cause it's hard to kill the enemy on ol' MDMA]


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"Army's on Ecstasy" as written by Stewart Copeland Les Claypool

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  • +1
    General CommentThe original USA today article is at usatoday.com/news/washington/…

    I think Les Claypool is playing with the irony of soldiers taking ecstasy seeming more shocking than killing people.
    daveyo1on January 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI found this on the USA Today's website:
    usatoday.com/news/washington/…
    x432hzon June 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsn't this about the control of the army?
    JAStewarton December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMDMA is the ingredient in ecstasy that gives you the effect. mollies are pure mdma ecstasy rolls.
    sarantigoon March 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentecstasy was originally a military weapon. the u.s. figured if we spray the enemy with this drug then they would be happy and lose their will to fight. look it up
    sarantigoon March 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah it is similar to the testing they did with lsd
    ploidoon April 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, thats an interesting concept for a song.
    JAStewarton May 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand the song is moastly a refrance to the goverments testing the hulcino gen on ground troops during WWII(which was performed by mostly the british) the US didn't try it out til around the Korean wars, and astly expanded on the expieraments in 'Nam.
    GreenAndyon February 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentANd also during the British tests it was given to the troops in water based drinks before training. During Vietnam however saratingo the US administrated the drugs secretly, directly in to the soldiers in a number of ways. Theres a great film about it called Jacob's Ladder, really good! But yeah, we did try spraying it but that test lasted for barley a year; the chemicals dicapated in the air far to quickly for the enemy to even enhale.
    GreenAndyon February 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are just awesome.
    PenningtonNY10on May 17, 2006   Link

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