all good soldiers crack like boulders
The sun climbs up to a razon,
violins, new boots, and numbers on a chain
All good soldiers
all good soldiers fall in line
when they march and shout-
are a spectacle
marching and singing-
will go abnywhere the president says-
because the president believes in god-
like wait like warheads-
When the fighting starts who will
be accountable, a cannibal, a cannoball
It's six A.M. I can see my breath
and the clay dirt
is laughing at the weekling boy-
today is the day
that I'll write my friends
its something I've been
trying to remenber-
I had a dream of a wall
that was twenty-one stories tall...
All good soldiers fall in line
when they march and shout-
are a respectable
marching and signing-
will go anywhere the president says-
because the president believes in god-
like should

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  • +3
    General Comment
    keep in mind that an army needs the lemming-like mentality to function... So, potentially, this song is a bit unfair to any army and even to the American army. Does anyone think about contentious objectors and draft dodgers? I mean, I like the song, don't get me wrong, but it is a bit unfair to the army. And, seeing as I'm an Israeli immigrant, I can see the necessity of an army.
    maxbenon April 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    good song recipe for hate is a good cd
    badreligionpigeonon July 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    this song is about how soldiers fight and die for their country under their ultimate leader,the president and his, ultimate leader "god"
    soul_doubton September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    and how hte idea of god on the presidents side justifies a war (anyone said iraq?)
    ice-diveon March 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    anti-war and anti-conscription song.
    wrinkledPholeon April 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    i love this song. soldiers are the president's machines to fight for his god. I love this song.
    bshburnon June 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    I've always thought that the army is sort of a necessary evil, but there's just so damn much to criticize. I think it's a bit over the top to say that soldiers obey the president because he believes in god (seriously, you think they aren't atheist soldiers? I bet you thousands of them love this band), but, at the same time, nothing is more obnoxious than people thinking that a war is going to go well for them (if war is something capable of going well) because some supernatural blah is on their side. Everyone thinks God is on their side.
    loserdorkon June 17, 2003   Link
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    I love how this song mocks the army. sure the army most likely has atheist soldiers, but this song dresribes the stereotypical soldier. It shows that most of them are just like lemmings they follow blindly to their deaths because a higher power tells them too.
    l0ki86on April 09, 2004   Link
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    this was one of my brother's favorite songs. i put it on his memorial website.
    nurion January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    this song (and most songs on recipe for hate) deal with George H. Bush and his view on atheists. he said that he does not think that atheists should be considered patriots or citizens, because this is one nation under God. check google for more if youd like.
    underthegun897on July 02, 2007   Link

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