united by music and haircuts, a brand new army of suits that got sawn up
to fit the smiles of the do-gooders parade
but it's not our nation state that needs to be saved
a galmourous posturing of old design, so join the safety crusade and we all feel fine
yeah you have been noble but bullshit is all i see, uniting people around nationality
hey, what does this mean we're building bigger walls around you and me and i said
hey, who's really been saved by the united artists crusade
united by features of excess, passing out crubms at their convenience
the upper-class are laughing at us yet since you keep missing the target
a soothing tone of a whole lot of nothing, entertainment aid to try to prove something
while the power that produces poverty still remains intact for you and me
hey, what does this mean we're building bigger walls around you and me and i said
hey, who's really been saved by the united artists crusade


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    General CommentThis song rocks.
    twomorestarson May 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about major label acts that have benefit gigs that mean nothing. Bands that donate portions of there millions to starving third world kids, but really do nothing. They never blame anyone, always playing it save. They never donate a significant percentage of their wealth just "crumbs at their convenience". It's all about feeling good about yourself, and not really helping the starving. An obvious example of this is that shitty "We are the world" or "Do they even know its Christmas". Where all these pseudo intellectual artists make one big shitty song that changes nothing, to try to make it seem like they care. Bono could sell his mansion and really try to help, but he doesn't. They're all part of the united artists crusade.
    EZ3on February 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti also see a lot of anti-nation state type lyrics in this song. or maybe he's referring to the new type of upper class punks on major labels?
    redpatcheron March 28, 2006   Link

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