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There's a blackhawk down in Mogadishu American
Government issue

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Conflict in Somalia never came to an end

Strife in Sudan on going contention

Battle in Sierra Leon

Hostilities in the Congo

Who threw the coup explosion's at zero

Explosion's at zero

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There's a blackhawk down in Mogadishu American Government issue

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Conflict in Somalia never came to an end

Strife in Sudan on going contention

Battle in Sierra Leon

Hostilities in the Congo

Who threw the coup explosion's at zero

Explosion's at zero

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There's a blackhawk down in Mogadishu American Government issue

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Blackhawk...blackhawk...blackhawk down......


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    General Commenti'm definitely gonna have to agree with lars on this one, he said everything i was thinking.
    pyropunk987on August 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentk, this song is, in my opinion, centered around the American idea that they are th ebest and can instill peace wherever they want, but it shows how they are not the most powerful and in fact have backed down from the conflicts mentioned, it's a stab at the american government showing them they aren't all they think they are. (thats waht I think anyhow)
    LarsFrederiksenon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with lars and i think it shows how politics interfear(sp?) with military affairs of the u.s.
    noschoolspirit7on September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNo duh its about its about american interference in foreign nations!!! Did any of you pass history class??? If not there is a nice movie that will explain this whole song, i belive itys called "BLACK HAWK DOWN" !!!!!!!!!!!!
    iampunkon April 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's a great example of how easy it is to be a heroine adict punk musician and criticize everyone, but not actually have to come up with a solution yourself. Military invlolvement in Somalia, at the U.N.'s urging, was to save millions of starving people. Good thing Rancid chimes in with thier valuable foriegn policy advice. Fuckheads.
    g2on February 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentiampunk (god your name makes me cringe), i think thats what lars and everyone was saying... american government trying to interfere with developing countries who are under a dictatorship or whatever, but end up fucking things up more than before.
    cheddaringoon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou all are reading into this song way too much. this song isn't really saying very much... war and hostility in Africa, a failed military endeavor by the U.S. in Somalia, that's about all.
    BlackLungFeveron June 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfirst off I like the spelling of interFEAR by noschoolspirit.
    secondly, g2: the criticism put forth here is not about the US (UN technically) getting involved but their lack of commitment. IMHO that's where the US fucked up, if you're gonna do something do it right or stay the fuck out...that's just me.
    kjeskeon April 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about how fucked up it is that a US helicopter crash garnered more attention then the actual problems going on allover africa etc.
    cranefist357on April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou hear "blackhawk down" and you think its a special, pigeon holed story, when in reality, it's common like biscuits.
    Macalanoon August 03, 2009   Link

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