All the locals hide their tears of regret
Open fire 'cause I love you to death
Sky high, with a heartache of stone
You'll never see me 'cause I'm always alone

How to love without a trace of dissent
I'll buy the torture 'cause you pay for the rent
Tied high with a broken command
You're all alone to the promised land

I'm in love with this malicious intent
You've been taken but you don't know it yet
What you will know must never live to be found
'Cause it's the subject of the eyes of the clown


Lyrics submitted by kare, edited by thewordvirus88, SaviourSelf

"N.W.O." as written by Alien Jourgensen Al Jourgensen

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  • +4
    General CommentThe voice saying "it's OK! it's alright!" is Dennis Hopper from Apocalypse Now, when Capt. Willard finally arrives at Col. Kurtz's loony stronghold. Kurtz sacrifices people and leaves their heads and bodies lying around his camp. Ministry means Hopper's indication of safety by saying "It's OK! it's alright!" to Capt. Willard is just as rediculous as this "new world order" Bush mentions, and its implications on our future as a species.
    SlipperyPeteon October 12, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentHeh, the NWO's still coming, and's coming fast. It's a REAL nightmare.
    Muminon July 01, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentEven if you accept war as human nature you should still fear the New World Order. They don't want war; they want controlled extermination. They want to herd us all and pick us off one by one, after we're already disarmed and lost of rights. Once martial law is imposed, the civilians will be pitted against law enforcement and military (after confiscating all civilian weapons.) Think The Civil War meets World War 2. And considering that the people involved control the ONLY 2 political parties we have to choose from, there's nothing politically that we can do about it. We just have to wait for the inevitable nightmare to manifest, and hope we're not one of the many slaughtered.
    psychonauticalon December 09, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe voice in this song that keeps repeating(N.W.O.) is George Bush the 41st pesident. it was from his inagural speech when he talked about the fall of the evil empire and the vision of the new world order refering to the wto and a global economy. The 41st president did have a military atitude; Panama, Somalia and Iraq I think ministry had beef with this and thats what they were adressing. I must say I think with exception of Panama the other 2 wars were justified.
    Ratton May 20, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentgood song
    Nymphetamineon May 04, 2006   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI think anyone who is around 25 years or older gets this song and who and what it was written about.
    The funny thing is while it was written to bash bush #1 (and No W about bush #2) the real new world order is in the white house right now, and its NOT bush. Think hard about what is going on right now, government basically owning mortgage companies, banks, and once private companies, the liberal media whoring themselves to Obama and the uber-liberal left, the liberal schools and universities shoving Obama and the uber-left down the students throats. This wasn't a changing of the guard that hapens every so many voting cycles, this was a damn hostal takeover that was planned for the last 20 years. If the government owns private business, banks, and the military, they own EVERYTHING in this country and ALL OF US.
    I think that in a few years, the members of Ministry and a lot of the country are gonna realize that this song was about 15 years ahead of its time, and it should have been written about Obama and what's going on right now.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm not a bush supporter at all, I hated what he did with Iraq, and how him and the uber right trampled all over the constitution. Obama and his thugs are just replacing Bush and his thugs, and the citizens of this country pay the price no matter what party is in power.
    pantera31on March 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI disagree, i dont think any of the wars were justified, and the lyrics epitomise the futility of the war.
    hell_i_call_my_headon May 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song. Listen to it while driving. Its great adrenaline rush. I despise Bush and his supporters making this song one of my faves.
    Necronicon July 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me the lyrics say something completely different then the voice clips in the song. The lyrics seem to be talking about social dysfunction and how more and more people are lacking the will to socialize, but the voice clips of George Bush are from his inaugural speech about how he's going to change the world (but obviously didn't). Maybe they're related... I'm not 100% sure on this song. Great tune though!
    FireTheMissilezon July 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthese lyrics are really good but I'm trying to figure out what they mean. "open fire because I love you to death" what? Good song, though. This new world order shit confuses me.
    DJgifon May 31, 2009   Link

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