my cousin is in columbia
hunting down the rebels
over fields of bright and shiny coca

over the jungle floor
one-handing a 32
he says: “bring her down low now, I’m ready to go.”

“I hunt kids in camouflage
rain down bullets in flight, white light,
barefoot boys run for your lives.”

but you can’t be nice
you put your gun to their head
and you pull back the pin
and you can’t be good

my friend is based in afghanistan
he goes from cave to cave and pulls the trigger
at the first sight of a man

it’s total anarchy
shooting tracer bullets at night
a high and holy patrol into poppy fields

but you can’t be good
you hold up the bloody knife
and let it shine in the sun
you gotta be everywhere

I’m a guard in guantanamo
I bring the prisoners in
the hoods come off and torture slowly begins

the screams I’ve overheard
it’d fuck up a weaker man
but I’m cold, I’m so untouchable

and you can’t be nice
I got a flak jacket
on my soul with me tonight
and you can’t be good

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Heated Pool And Bar song meanings
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    General Commenthmm. afghanastan and war seems to be a running theme in some of his songs. it would seem as though he has a friend over there and he disapproves of the inhumanity of war in general.
    elodieon October 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentanyone have an idea where the title comes from?
    pumkinhedon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentprobably a heated pool and bar is the farthest away you can get from war.
    weezerific:cutleryon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCheney said that "the American way of life was not negotiable". What the heck is the American way of life? Given the actions of the tyrants in the white house, its not anything to do with liberty, freedom or justice.

    A heated pool and bar sounds as much like the "American way of life" as anything else I can think of.
    dagwoodon September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJohn once explained the title of this song on his message board :

    It comes from "Thrasher," a song on Rust Never Sleeps, a very underrated Neil Young album. Here's the text...

    "Where the vulture glides descending
    On an asphalt highway bending
    Thru libraries and museums, galaxies and stars
    Down the windy halls of friendship
    To the rose clipped by the bullwhip
    The motel of lost companions
    Waits with heated pool and bar."
    AcidMilkon September 19, 2007   Link

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