Just a grunt in a bind in his homeland
Taking orders from a very very bad man
Just yer average Dieter, Helmut, or a Bertrand
I can waste him 'cause I know I never never shook his hand

Killed by a hero, what are we supposed to do?

just a loser with a girlfriend getting fat and
participation in a very very bad plan
In a nation where the bastards are the unplanned
we can waste it cuz it's such a teeny tiny hand

Killed by procedure, what are we supposed to do

(And Cornelius says)
Ape shall never kill ape
I say wouldn't that be great?
But some apes, they just gotta go
We kill the ones that we don't know

Not a nobody, an actual American
beaten silly by another Jody Foster fan
Spend a fortune to debate the moral conflict and
He's protected through it's obvious he killed a man

Killed by the system, what are we supposed to do?

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Ape Shall Never Kill Ape song meanings
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    General CommentActually it is a pro-life song.
    XHybridMomentsxon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe line is from Planet of the Apes, where the main rule among those crazy apes is that they can't kill another ape, no matter what. The song makes me think of living under some sort of dictatorial rule (the first two lines). But the guy never said he agreed with the dictator, so he wouldn't be breaking any agreement by killing him. The dictator may have come to power after having much success as a soldier ("a hero"), maybe freeing the country, which would render it vulnerable to totalitarian rule. He is disappointed as he looks around him and beholds the fattened masses (or maybe himself) just sitting there going along with the dic because he's keeping them fed. There is some sort of "procedure" through which the dic pics people who don't go along with his plan, like loyalty tests and the like, so he can kill them and prevent a domino effect. The dictator says that his people shouldn't kill each other, but he kills the ones he doesn't like. This may be why the singer merely says his thoughts as opposed to acting on them. The last verse remains elusive, but it seems to fit with the rest of the song. And as the last line states, it's always the system getting us down.
    Idsaysgoon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDieter, Helmut, or a Bertrand is a reference to "Brave New World" if i am nopt mistaken
    aubible_sighon February 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Makes a good point. Just like in war, abortion killings are caused by fear and the fact that you dont know the person
    Vegemightyon August 13, 2009   Link

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