You've gotta die, gotta die
Gotta die for your government?
Die for your country? That's shit
You've gotta die, gotta die
Gotta die for your government?
Die for your country? That's shit
There's a gulf war vet, dying a slow
Cold death and the government says
"We don't know the source of his sickness"
But don't believe what they say
Because your government is lying
They've done it before and don't you
Know they'll do it again
A secret test, government built virus
Subject test group gulf battle field troops
You've gotta die, gotta die
Gotta die for your government?
Die for your country? That's shit
You've gotta die, gotta die
Gotta die for your government?
Die for your country? That's shit
First world war veterans slaughtered
By General Eisenhower
You give them your life
They give you a stab in the back
Radiation, agent orange, tested on us souls
Guinea pigs for western corporations
I never have, I never will
Pledge allegiance to their flag
You're getting used, you'll end up dead
You've gotta die, gotta die
Gotta die for your government?
Die for your country? That's shit
You've gotta die, gotta die
Gotta die for your government?
Die for your country? That's shit
I don't need you to tell me what to do
And I don't need you to tell me what to be
Fuck you
I don't need you to tell me what to say
And I don't need you to tell me
What to think! What to think
What to think, what to think
What to think, think, think, think
You've gotta die, gotta die
Gotta die for your government?
Die for your country? That's shit


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    This is what they believe in and they make a lot of good points. You think that our government is potecting us? Take for ONE example, the september 11th attacks, we have PROOF that the president knew that the Al-Quida (sp) were going to do something with hijacking planes last year . They also had arrested a man affiliated with their organization before the attacks and if they had done a wee better job they would have discovered he had numbers of all the main leaders of them and plans of the september 11th attacks. Also, news flash, the majority of the rest of the world despises us! we invade all their countries forcing our beliefs and government, and as this song states, they send out millions of innocent young american lives to fight our pathetic wars, and then the governement tests controvesial drugs on their 'good ole boys' that they know is dangerous. Oh, and a main reason of the attacks were NOT because 'they hate freedom', although that may be one.. but it was sending us a message to leave them alone, and what do we do? send in more american troops. ugh. :D Anti-flag rules

    emmasockson August 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    THink for yourself instead of having the government tell you what to think. They are just stating their opinion and if hundreds of people agree with them or have the open their eyes, that's their choice. also, you think testing things like agent orange that they knew would have dire consequences on their OWN soldiers is protecting you? then have fun.

    emmasockson August 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    punks not dead. everyone thinks that punk will die, but punks not dead. for YEARS people have been saying that, and it hasnt happened yet. maybe you dont like anti-flag, and thats ok. but you just cant make such a statement as "punk is dead". so how do you classify other bands, like AFI, good riddance, alkaline trio, pennywise, and all those bands? thayre NOT POP. and i dont really think of them as emo. maybe SOME of the people who are into anti flag are jerks. not all of them. most of us here are just here because we like their music, and think they have some good views. i can agree that they are a bit extreme, but whatever. thats what gives music its personality. maybe punks dead to you, or maybe your just trying to get people mad or confused, but whatever. o and by the way, couchpotato, i looked at your profile. your 17, your a teenager. so unless your lying, so dont rip on people for being "teenage punks". and your email, alkalinetrio. do you like alkaline trio? i sure do. i consider them punk. how do you classify them? pop? but whatever. hate anti-flag as you want, but punks not dead.

    EndIsForever98on August 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This is the best song live. You get in the pit with all the other kids and everyone is singing along. Best place to be.

    bluesquirrelsRscaryon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I agree!!! they were at the Van's warped tour...they kicked ass!!!!!

    Punk-o-drummeron July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    i never get to see any good punk shows cuz of where i live i'd love to see this band though they one of my fave punk bands

    nazipunksfuckoffon July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love anti-flag. there fucking awesome.FUCK THE GOVERNMENT!!!

    punkrawkwhoreon July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Anti-flag is a political band. Get over it. Just because they happen to have some radical views and hundreds of people happen to agree with it or open their eyes. thats their choice. Anti-flag is an extremely talented, courageous, and intelligent band.

    emmasockson August 04, 2002   Link
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    i love anti-flag. thayre awesome. and they can believe whatever they want to. and maybe try to see their point, because they have some really deep stuff if you get into them. emmasocks is right, thayre a plitical band. and they have great views. just listen to them. anyway why do you care if they just sit on their ass? thats obviously what you are doing, and me and alot of other people who write stuff on this website!! woo hoo good for us. anti flag kicks ass, thats all there is to say.

    Anti-Idolon August 04, 2002   Link
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    yes i must agree the whole bitching about the goverment does get old. If they hate it SO much why is it the ONLY thing they talk about? YOu would think they would just ignore it or something. But no they want money and you give it to them.

    CouchpotatoHeroon August 04, 2002   Link

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