Calling all rednecks
To put down their sluggers
And turn their attention
From beating the buggers
Pick up machine guns
And kill camel-fuckers

Backwoods nation

Calling all doctors
Of spin and the smokescreen
To whip the new hate-triots
Into a frenzy
Of good versus evil
Ignoring the history

Of the backwoods nation

Ain't it a shame?
When due process
Stands in the way
Of swift justice

Calling all frat boys
To trade in their hazing
Their keggers and cocaine
And casual date-raping
For cabinet appointments
And rose garden tapings

Backwoods, backwoods, backwoods nation


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    General CommentThis is the coolest political song I've never heard (only read the lyrics). Still, it's got a bit of somthing that Rage Against the Machin and Bad Religion are missing. Well, maybe not Bad Religion......
    goatboy72on July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti'd love to hear this song, if i'm correct, it's on a compilation cd or something. i'm sure david will be getting plenty of poop for dropping the "f bomb" on this song, but as with many of his songs, it's not from his perspective. and unless i'm wrong, david has said that his view on cursing is that if it's used to express something better, it's ok, but if it's used to put something down, it's wrong. well, the lyrics on this song are pretty good, i'm ready to actually hear the song.
    fatagainstthinon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah it's on the Jade Tree Compilation, 'Location Is Everything Vol. 1'.
    massaaron August 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeh, this song is definitely amazing. i love david's sarcasm.
    sarahsavedlatinon September 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSomething interesting about his dropping the "f-bomb" is when asked, he said that that is how he regularly talked, so why shouldn't he use it in his songs? I was a bit unsure of this because he never cursed at his shows, but then I read some other interview where he got mad and it was in there quite a bit. But good call fatagainstthin, as long as its for something good, who cares?
    Grim713on March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentif you're a christian and you cuss, i don't think it's a bad thing. the end.
    emotionalVIOLENCEon March 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti just saw pedro live this week, and they did this song...it was amazing, especially since i saw them about 3 hours after we started bombing Iraq... :(
    Gonzaga_Chadon March 21, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"We were on tour on September 11. We woke up in Chicago that morning. By September 13 I was really furious. I couldn’t believe the way we were responding to that event as a country. The indignation was so beyond me.
    The first verse and the bridge came out in four or five minutes. It was very cathartic for me. "- David Bazan
    etcetera_whateveron September 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentA correction

    In line ten, "patriots" is actually a play on words, it's "hate-triots"

    Also in line two it's "sluggers" not "sluggard"
    rivanosaon October 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCalling all frat boys
    To trade in their hazing
    Their keggers and cocaine
    And casual date-raping
    For cabinet appointments
    And rose garden tapings


    love it
    whitetieyoudieon October 31, 2004   Link

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