"Don't Understand" as written by and John Charles Wiltshire Butler....
Did you ever stop to think about whatcha gonna do
With your responsibility?
Or did you,
Just take this job cause it would
Be good for the money
And did you
Ever stop to think
About your duty to mankind
Or did you,
Think ya take this job do favours
For you friends and waste all our time?
So tell me man
Do you realize what you're doing to this good country?
Cause you're selling it all away for your economic
Stability
And you,
Justify everything you do
With the people that you say you're gonna employ
But the unemployment line is getting bigger every year
And you treat us all like toys.
We're just expendable to you
Along now with this land
And there ain't no room left for empathy
And this is something I don't understand
Don't make no sense to me
Justifying everything we do on our economy
And there ain't no room
No more room left for human decency
Justifying everything we do on our economy
And the only time you listen to the people
Is when you think you won't get their vote
Otherwise you really could not give a shit
Don't mind rockin all our boats
And the greatest living friend is a man who goes by
The name of apathy
And we let you get away with everything you like so
You make all your money
But I tell you something right now old man
And this is a fair old warning to you
That the people are waking up
And gonna make you accountable too
Just like the nazi trials in Nuremberg
Hell not so long ago
Gonna make you pay for what you have done
Gonna make you responsible
Cause I don't understand
Don't understand
Don't understand
What head space you are in
So it must be lies you're speaking
And the land that you love he could not give a damn
About
And the ocean that you love do you think he could give
A shit about?
And the trees that you love do you think he could give
A fuck about?
And the family that you love do you think he could give
A damn about?






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"Don't Understand" as written by John Charles Wiltshire Butler

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    General Commentthis is the epitome of what's going on atm, and it couldn't have been said any better methinks. it's pretty sad and every time i hear this song i get this renewed feeling of helplessness. it kind of gives ya hope that these guys think we'll rise up and the suits will get what's coming to them, but in my 18 or so years all i've seen is that those on the treadmill triumph... it would be totally cool if they did a song about the shit going on atm. even though most of their songs do apply to the situation, at least for me, it would be cool to hear their specific thoughts expressed through john's nutcase solos :) bah. that was heaps long.
    azwethinkweizmon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOn the Living CD, there is more to this song. I don't know it exactly, but after going nuts on the guitar (what JB does best), he starts to sing about how he thinks war is wrong and how young soldiers "Don't Understand" what theyve gotten themselves into. It is very powerful. Great song.
    Rocker_92on June 03, 2006   Link

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