"Backwoods Nation" as written by and David Shannon Bazan....
Calling all rednecks to put down their sluggers
And turn their attention from beating the buggers
To pick up machine guns and kill camel fuckers
Backwoods nation

Calling the doctors of spin and the smoke screen
To whip the new hate-triots into a frenzy
Of good versus evil ignoring the history of the
Backwoods nation

Ain’t it a shame?
When due process stands in the way of swift justice

Calling all frat boys to trade in their hazing
Their keggers and cocaine
And casual date raping
For cabinet appointments
And rose garden tapings
Backwoods, backwoods, backwoods, nation


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    General CommentFirst of all, thewalrusami, you could probably benefit from trying to be a little nicer. Not everyone is necessarily as smart - or as innately cynical - as you and David Bazan. Also, not sure if you've heard, but calling people retarded is kind of not socially acceptable anymore. Harmful jokes only help to perpetuate a hateful agenda. Get wit' da P.C., yo!

    Second, NorthWriter, he's obviously not jumping on the "Bring Our Troops Home!" bandwagon since he wrote this almost immediately after the WTC attack, long before the occupation of Iraq in 2004.

    Also, MegaMan2oo6, he drops the f-bomb in Pedro the Lion's "Foregone Conclusions" on the Achilles Heel album, saying,
    "You were too busy steering the conversation toward the Lord to hear the voice of the Spirit begging you to shut the fuck up. You thought it must be the devil, trying to make you go astray. Besides, it couldn't be the Lord because you don't believe that He talks that way."
    which is such a good line. But yeah, I just wanted to let you know that.

    Fourth, farouhk, man, make love, not war! ElimiNATE the HATE!

    Next, "hate-triots" is such an effective word for nationalists. Kudos, Mr. Bazan.

    Sixth-of-ly, I think this song is even more straightforward if one would look at it in paragraph format:
    Calling all rednecks to put down their sluggers and turn their attention from beating the buggers[, so as] to pick up machine guns and kill camel-fuckers. Backwoods nation!
    Calling the doctors of spin and smokescreen to whip the new hate-triots into a frenzy of good versus evil, ignoring the history of the backwoods nation.
    Ain't it a shame that due process gets in the way of swift justice?
    Calling all frat boys to trade in their hazings [and] their keggers and cocaine and casual date-rapings for cabinet appointments and rose garden tapings. Backwoods nation!

    Finally, could someone please explain to me the "cabinet appointments and rose garden tapings" line? I assume it has to do with the presidential administration, but I don't know the specific reference. Thanks.
    jsbassoonguyon December 31, 2007   Link

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