Recruiting the ill-fated for "The War"
A legion of uneducated, bankrupt souls
With a lust for revenge, answering the call
From New Yorqatar to Califarabia

Desperation provides fertile ground for religious extremism
This glorious brainwashing where prejudice lies
Like a crouching tiger
Tormenting peasants till they erect an army
Under everyone's nose
In the end propaganda destroys their DNA
God help them

All that they envisioned of what things would come to be
Turned into a pink mist when they blew to smithereens
We are just a war away from Amerikhastan
When God versus God; the undoing of man

Promising a vapor,in the end they become one

No rules of engagement,this enemy hides
Amongst women and children

And to beat violence,you must ignore the focus groups
You must send in the Mossad, turn of the BBC, CNN
And don't look back
Rest assured there'll be no more Middle Eastern crisis, hell!
There'll be no more Middle East!
These are your people Lady Liberty
Pull up your dress today
And tattooed is "Property of the USA
A subsidiary of Halliburton"
Surprise?
But a roaring lion is about to be unleashed on earth
Hey, Jihad Joe?
Guess what?
We're coming to get you!

All that you envisioned of what things will come to be
Turns into a death knell when you look behind the scenes
We are just a war away from Amerikhastan
When God versus God; the undoing of man


Lyrics submitted by revengeisavulture, edited by agustin6

"Amerikhastan" as written by Dave Mustaine

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThe first verse describes the way the U.S. Government used current events and the news media to convince the people that we needed to start a "war on terror." A social commentary on the way the american people were rallied to support the war effort.

    In the same way the Nation of Islam uses religious extremism to rule its people, the current administration has continuously tried to use christian fundamentalism to create a "god vs. god" mentality in its people in spite of the fact that it's the same damn religion.

    "Promising the vapour - in the end they become one" is the most profound line here. If the christian right succeeds in destroying religous fundamentalism in the middle east it breaks ground for an oppressive christian leadership here.
    kokoutsuon August 11, 2007   Link

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