Out of the playground?s ashes
Come little men with little games
They?re playing war
They?re planning new crusades like new arcades
The reason for the season is to flood the media
With suicidal mania
And paint this landscape with this human waste

So lets all sing a song of love
Lets sing sing sing sing
Sing until our throats bleed

And if this child could sing he would say:
I don?t need anybody
I don?t need anyone
I don?t need your guidance home
Watch as I build my empire
Watch as I rise and fall
Watch as I fight all alone

History?s a stage for re-runs
For 3 A.M. insomniacs who quote the episodes
If tricycles came with guns we?d all be safe
Little green men didn?t come from outer space
With coupons in the Sunday Paper
They came from corporate brains

So until we all confess
And admit we stole the candy
These little men are playing games
>From here to eternity
But I'll be sitting by myself here
Waiting oh so patiently
Waiting for the sky to fall
And purge frail humanity


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"Little Green Men" as written by Andrew Schwab Alexander Albert

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    General Commentoh k its all good that everyone like the band as well as i do but i have yet to see anyone talk about the meaning about the song. Ive one or two people talk about what it was to the band... "Personal"... my opinion on that is as a song writer every song band makes or writes should be personal or mean something to them... or its just empty words
    But back to the meaning of the song, to me i think this song may be talking about "Big Brother" as the lyrics go "And if this child could sing he would say I dont need anybody i dont need anyone i dont need your guidance Woah WOAH WOAH" Like they may be stating how society is tryin to make us who were are.... and two another piece of lyrics makes me think that they are talkin about the government and how its going to end...."Watch as I build an empire, watch as I rise and fall Watch as, I fight all alone woah, woah woah!" But i dont know maybe im wrong but who know (would like some feedback)
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    Xit the danger Xit the fear inside you Xit the world around you! Xit me into you...
    Soldier_of_Spiriton May 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlittle green men refers to the little army men you get when you're little. I love the sandbox philosophies of this song. Corporations are the corporations putting out the little army men. a satire of trying to get children wanting to be army men, going to war, fighting, you know like little boys are. like a "smoking is cool" but about fighting and war and violence. put those ideas together and you got it, now go and read the song again.. Oh, and yes, Project 86 is a Christian Band.
    In Christ
    The Happiness Salesman
    elevatorfaceon September 27, 2006   Link
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    My Interpretation27 comments and nearly none are on topic?
    Seems to be 2 separate meanings.
    1. The condoning of violence in our society.
    2. A love of money.
    The first seems to be discussed enough, so I'll leave that be.

    Out of the playground's ashes
    Come little men
    With little games

    Out of childhood innocence comes the temptation of the little green men (dollar bills)

    So let's all sing
    Sing a song of love
    Sing until our throats bleed

    How we sing about the things money can buy for us

    (And if this child could speak, he would say:)
    I don't need anybody, ect.

    How a love of money forces you to rely on it, and how it will twist your motives.

    History's a stage for reruns
    For 3 A.M. insomniacs
    Who quote the episodes

    All of history has shown this pattern over and over again (Reruns), where willing (or gold, or anything else that could be your god) is someone's all and they will do anything for it, or to get more.
    OneArmedMan86on February 12, 2020   Link
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    General CommentThe new cd rocks!!
    VerminElderon September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHavent heard it yet, got it on pre-order, gunna be AWESOME!
    I love Project 86!
    *God Bless*
    LittleGreenMan86on September 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAw crap im sorry guys i just realized what that one line is. It's like this:

    "Watch as I build an empire, Watch as I rise and fall.
    Watch as... i fight all alone woah, woah woah!"

    lol sorry bout that guys i kinda screwed it up but i think the lyrics are perftct aside from that =)
    DemonHunteron September 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdemonhunter, you can go in and edit the lyrics. look at the top-right of the page where it says ::login:: and it says "Submitted Lyrics (edit | view)" click "edit" and you can change the ones you posted.

    this cd is incredible. i got the prerelease about a month ago. it's the full cd, just no jewel case, but ya this song is great.
    coolhandlukeon September 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love project 86. They rock, all their stuff rocks. The only music I listen to is hard rock like these dudes. I love this song too. I tried finding it on KaZaA but I got nothin...DANG.. well I can wait till tuesday I guess. I will be the first person inline at best buy! Mwahaha!! Wait..what stores are givin away andrew's book along with the cd? Or some special buy or sumthin? Anyone know about this?
    hell_is_for_wimpson September 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMaaaaaaaan...I love Christian rock..all christian music rox..except gospel..that's weird. But TFK, POD, Blindside, Project 86, Justifide, these 5 down, Spoken, kutless, 38th parallel, ..man..i love them..a girl can just get sick of bands that cuss and talk dirty all the time..and that's what happened to me. I'm a Christian girl who is in love with the Lord and I thank God for bands like project 86.

    hell_is_for_wimpson September 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentasssssss a matter of faaaaaaaaaact I'm gonna see tfk in concert next month and justifide in a few!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!! So excited. I saw Pillar and East West a while ago (also Christian hard rock stuff) and they rocked too..much betta that limp bizkit garbage.
    hell_is_for_wimpson September 22, 2002   Link

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