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Old 07-09-06, 10:16 AM
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This song makes me sick, anti-american BS song

MODS: I didn't know whether i belonged in the other section or the music section, BUT after giving it some thought I fgured it belonged here - because it's not a discussion about the quality of the song or any real musical discussion. I just want to rant about how I dislike this song and the awful "musicians" who authored it.

In my little semi-socialist country Denmark, which is more or less struggling with multi-culturalism (lots of problems with Islam here), and which certainly is a very anti-american country, I can't help but get annoyed when i hear young people walking around singing this POS song.

Check this song out, by "Outlandish":
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Look into my eyes
Tell me what you see
You don't see a damn thing
'cause you can't relate to me
You're blinded by our differences
My life makes no sense to you
I'm the persecuted one
You're the red, white and blue

Each day you wake in tranquility
No fears to cross your eyes
Each day I wake in gratitude
Thanking God He let me rise
You worry about your education
And the bills you have to pay
I worry about my vulnerable life
And if I'll survive another day
Your biggest fear is getting a ticket
As you cruise your Cadillac
My fear is that the tank that has just left
Will turn around and come back

Yet, do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let your media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows
Has our world gone all blind?

Do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let your media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows?
Someone tell me...

Ooohh, let's not cry tonight
I promise you one day it's through
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters
Ooohh, shine a light for every soul that ain't with us no more
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters

See I've known terror for quite some time
57 years so cruel
Terror breathes the air I breathe
It's the checkpoint on my way to school
Terror is the robbery of my land
And the torture of my mother
The imprisonment of my innocent father
The bullet in my baby brother
The bulldozers and the tanks
The gases and the guns
The bombs that fall outside my door
All due to your funds
You blame me for defending myself
Against the ways of my enemies
I'm terrorized in my own land (what)
And I'm the terrorist?

Yet, do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let your media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows
Has our world gone all blind?

Do you know the truth of where your money goes?
Do you let your media deceive your mind?
Is this a truth nobody, nobody, nobody knows?
Someone tell me...

Ooohh, let's not cry tonight, I promise you one day it's through
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters,
Ooohh, shine a light for every soul that ain't with us no more
Ohh my brothers, Ohh my sisters,

America, do you realize that the taxes that you pay
Feed the forces that traumatize my every living day
So if I won't be here tomorrow
It's written in my fate
May the future bring a brighter day
The end of our wait
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In my opinion this awful song is almost sympathetic to terrorism, is strongly anti-american, is Islamist (look at their disdain towards the West and their hate of progress, wealth and prosperity) and all the radio stations and TV channels play it gladly!!

On top of that, the band Outlandish is proudly muslim, their girlfriends wear Hidjabs, and they speak of the glory of multiculturalism and mosques on every street corner.

Ohh it makes me MAD. Sure, they have the right to write whatever they want. But Europeans walking around in their ignorance singing this song... :S

The development here in Europe scares me. I want to move to America.
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The development here in Europe scares me. I want to move to America.
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Now, the following three words may or may not prove them right, but: I don't care. Really, I don't. These fucks have never met me, and they never will. As such, they have no basis for an opinion, and their attempts at forming and sharing one are made that much easier to shrug off. Now, where'd I put my latte?

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Seriously, all these people just hate America cause we're a better country, simple as that. I lived in Belgium and France for awhile. It had its charms, but when it came down to it, it was pretty ghetto. I mean honestly, the Post Office and Fire Departments can go on strike? What kinda crap is that? All these crappy underdog countries do is just absorb all the media we spew out and then complain, complain, complain, boo frickity hoo...
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Here's a couple politically-motivated songs from Sage Francis...


Hey Bobby

By the time the flags rotted off of their antennas,
they were questioning who the real threat is.
Big Brotherly love is the 21rst Century's plague.
no matter how bloody the glove, question evidence displayed.

Don't forget what two plus two equals.
Don't let them upgrade your math no matter what they have as proof of evil.
Remember when they went after the Jewish people?
You don't recognize that same black mask as see through?

Attack of the eagles. If they don't fall dead
before they reach me, I'll be damned if I don't shoot one in its bald head.
Fuck what we're force fed. All I ever wanted
was a warm bed and a house that wasn't haunted.

I'd rather die for a cause than to die just because
we exhaust natural resources forced into wars,
restoring wasteful ways, keeping other countries poor.
"Monkey see, Monkey do" I wonder what those fucking monkeys saw.

Keep rethinking the still-frames in your mind,
and guarantee they will change with time.
Your outline is pixelated with poor resolution while
downtime is simply wasted. You were born execution style.

Head first in a trial. I'll second the motion
'Til the jury's bored to death and puts your neck in a notion.
The situation's volatile. A naked problem child
is trying to find the right clown costume to make his father smile

So he bombs while he tries to tell jokes.
This ain't a false alarm, can't you smell the smoke?
You're in the line of fire where they buy and sell votes.
Our sense of liberty doesn't ring true, stupid, that's why the bell broke.

Trench coat Mafiosos propel rocks
at recruitment officers and rebel against cops
'Til they hurdle infinite circles in small cell blocks.
Turtle upon turtle 'til they're all shell shocked.

This so-called president got elected in a court room.
With the war efforts of pops he inherited a fortune.
We "talk, talk, talk..." so the veterans of war assume
the revolution stopped. This ain't a protest tune.

"Hey, Bobby...the Masters are back. They're up to no good just like the old days.
They played dead when you stood over their grave, Bobby. They played dead when you stood over their grave.
"Hey, Bobby...them bastards are back. It's our turn to stand over their grave.
I'm a do it right this time...I'm awake...I'm a wait until their fuckin' skin decays."

You can't roam a lost land as the last existing dinosaur.
There's no escaping ass kickings in these times of war,
replacing apples with hospitals...where doctors are hostile,
Killing two pterodactyls with one fossil.

I got you. If they don't fall dead
Before they reach me, I'll be damned if I don't shoot one in it's bald head.
Fuck what we're force fed. All I ever wanted,
Was a warm bed...and house that wasn't haunted.

Thumb through novels to have your fingerprints match,
The description of criminals committing innocent acts
of compassion for tired civilians crawling with pistols,
While we fire million dollar warning missals.

Force the issues in the back of your head where eyes roll.
Brain wash yourself out of that mind control.
Or act a fool like you're told.
But we won't see no type of justice 'til that bitch removes the blindfold.

This ain't a "Love it or leave it," it's a "Change it or lose it."
I'll never sing the anthem of a nation who never faces the music,
Chasing an ever-elusive caveman
in space ships that makes trips to the futures that are name-brand.

Faking progress...but we ain't advanced
Enough to change the posture of our ape stance?
They've got the key to the city but they prefer the break-in entry.
Duck and weave, I'm shedding light in their shadow box to make it empty.

"Hey, Bobby...the Masters are back. They're up to no good just like the old days.
They played dead when you stood over their grave, Bobby. They played dead when you stood over their grave.
"Hey, Bobby...them bastards are back. It's our turn to stand over their grave.
I'm a do it right this time...I'm awake...I'm a wait until their fuckin' skin decays."


Attack of the eagles. If they don't fall dead
Before they reach me, I'll be damned if I don't shoot one in its bald head.
Fuck what we're force fed. All I ever wanted
was a warm bed...

There's nothing scarier than the human stories I tell ghosts,
Chilling accounts with my tongue frozen to bed posts.
The catharses of carcasses whenever threats are close,
Shows a heartlessness that doesn't register on stethoscopes.

Sell your hopes for a homeland security chart,
'Til your sense of self is broke and no man's pure in the heart.
Preventive detention for the folks who never left home.
Tensions have grown into a 24/7 red zone.

Scare tactics...have got you under control,
The fear factors of a color code. The uppers know
They can't hold you down without having anchors attached.
"It's all the same." Nah, balls and chains on ankles don't match.

So drag your torso back to the off road.
We may have lost the fashion battle but we ain't lost the wardrobe.
Go window shopping for your next free meal,
Cuz when we start the revolution all you'll probably do is steal.

"Hey, Bobby...the Masters are back. They're up to no good just like the old days.
They played dead when you stood over their grave, Bobby. They played dead when you stood over their grave.
"Hey, Bobby...them bastards are back. It's our turn to stand over their grave.
I'm a do it right this time...I'm awake...I'm a wait until their fucking skin decays."



The Buzz Kill
(Recorded Voice)
You are listening to the heartbeat of the Sage
Sage posses the newest and most revolutionary advance in split second presentation
As well as split second calculation
To protect the future of America
The defense techniques of tomorrow had to be discovered now
But Sage needed more than this
New concepts, new tools, new weapons
By analyzing the past, Sage can project into the future

(Sage Francis)
I used to think that rappers had it figured out
Brass Monkey, St. Ides, Old English, and Guiness Stout
Once a man twice a boy with a choice of vice or voice of spite
Not enough poisons to pick to enjoy this life
Then I thought suicide was a suburban myth
I couldn't see my own hands being the ones I'm murdered with
That is until I traveled this world a bit
I understand now if I lose my nerve I'll get the girl to do it!
She heard the music but preferred the person, she's worth it
The only one I left behind the curtain to work with
Pushin' buttons and playin' with levers
We'll stay together as long as I'm honest in my songs
(Radio) Suckers never play this
Scared shitless of dismissing clear channel playlists
Poorly developed, yet highly advanced
The black music intertwined with the white man's line dance

(Recorded Voice)
Supersonic, super destructive, seemingly unresistable
On the job, around the clock, with 24 hour a day reliability
Constantly monitoring, pulse-taking, controlling
Into a continuous flow of interpretation, which could be understood at a glance

(Sage Francis)
It's not only a time I'm kept
Busy with shivers and cold shakes
Sitting on snow banks
Waiting to be delivered some soulmates
Or wait
Lift and tuck my fate for several levels
Fill my body till they send me an empty face with the head of devils
My breath resembles the smell of flowers
Yanked from life and placed in a vase
Sits and wilts and rots and dies in the name of grave mistakes
That we all make
Believe that we're getting by treating ourselves wrong
Throw me a reindeer John letter party
And ill be there with bells on
Hell spawn
So if he calls the city hall
They still got the gall
To blame the victory all on biggie smalls
From strip malls
To strip clubs
They slip drugs
Into the drinks that kids love
Tell us to drink up and get buzzed
This is the buzz kill, jump into the saddle
Emerge from the dust kicked up in the uphill battle
With my guns drawn and sword out
Pointed towards the couthouse
I sort out words from my war torn mouth
I disassociate the actions with their meanings
On some "ends justify the means" mentality
Plus I'm bleeding
Give me a bandaid a band that can't play
A fanbase with hearing aids and a voice like a hand grenade
I pull the wool over their vision
Pull the pin and push it in 'em
Using women as a pin cushion
A super villian
With some war paint and jokes done in poor taste
We'll see who laughs last all the way to foreign banks

(Recorded Voice)
Ready to take over in a matter of seconds
to protect the future of America
Sage also has protection too
(Come on come on, feel it feel it)
The protection which comes with the possesion weapons of retaliation
But is this protection enough?

(Sage Francis)
(I was) I was B-boyin' in my former body
Singing all the songs at parties
Now I'm like don't let nobody
Through the door in the hotel lobby
I'd wear Armani if they endorse me
So people who are poor can rob me
Then forcefully sex me up
Color me confused when they paint issues black and white
Resuscitate their grey matter right back to life
It's my destiny, she wants me she beckons
She left me for dead but death didnt want no sloppy seconds
I'm certified fresh
I freedom kiss the French for their political dissent
Like *mwah* I do it with tongue this time
And take that bovine blood out your wine
And take that statue back to the lab it was created at
Your huddled masses yearning to breath free
Take 'em back!
Your homeless tempest-tossed to me
Take 'em back!
The U-S-A has cracked

(Recorded Voice)
And as long as we're on guard
As long as we're ready to look ahead
To move ahead
The future of America is secure





Slow Down Ghandi

There once was a song called "Arrest The President."
Contemporary music, a hit with the kids, it was a top ten.
I wasn't pop then, so I missed the bus a bit,
But politics was on everybody's hot this summer list.
The cool kids were all rocking votes,
I shit you not, I was pistol whippin' cops for hip hop. [Booyea!]

On my soap box yelling into megaphones.
Killing hard rocks using carcasses as stepping stones.
Had to promise that I'd stop holding my marches
The day that Chris Columbus got crucified on golden arches.
My pedestal was too tall to climb off,
In fact that's the reason for the high horse.
And from up here I see Marines and Hummers on a conquest;
Underdogs with wonderbras in a push-up contest,
All for the sake of military recruitment.
It felt like Kent State the way they targeted the students,
I galloped off whistling "Ohio."
The rest of them, stuck doing stand up at a cricket convention.
What would they die for? (repeat)
Is it the same machine that leaves the quality of life poor?
An abominable colony of cyborgs?
Clogging up the property that I bought with eyesores?

That clever ad campaign ain't worth
The time taken from minimum wage labor;
I don't care how half-naked or fake she looks,
She smells like dirty cash and aged paper books.
What would she die for?
Slow down Gandhi, you're killin' em
Slow down Gandhi, you're killin' em.

Now it's whistle blower vs. the pistol holder;
Case dismissed, they'll lock you up and throw away the key witness.
Justice is the whim of a judge, check his chest density,
It leaves much room for error, and the rest left to destiny.
The West Memphis 3 lost paradise,
It's death penalty vs. suicidal tendencies.
All I wanted was a fucking Pepsi.
Institution.
Making you think you're crazy is a billion dollar industry.
If they could sell sanity in a bottle
They'd be charging for compressed air,
And marketing healthcare.
They demonize welfare,
Middle class eliminated,
Rich get richer til the poor get educated.

But some of y'all still havenít grown into your face,
And your face doesn't quite match your head.
And I'm waiting for a brain to fill the dead space that's left,
You're all, "Give me ethnicity or give me dreads."
Trustafundian rebel without a cause for alarm,
Cause when push turns to shove
You jump into your forefathers arms.
He's a banker, you're part of the system,
Off go the dreadlocks in comes the income.
The briefcase (the freebase)
The sickness (the symptom)
When the cameras start rollin' stay the fuck outta the picture pilgrim!
The briefcase (the freebase)
The sickness (the symptoms)
When the cameras start rollin'...
Slow down Gandhi, you're killin' em.

Mr. Save The World, spare us the details,
Save the females from losing interest.
And Miss Save The Universe,
You're a damsel in distress,
Tied down to a track of isolated incidents.
Generalize my disease,
I need a taste of what it's like.
Living off the fat of kings,
I play the scab at your hunger strike.
Slow down Gandhi, you're killin'em.

One love, one life, one too many victims.
Republicrat, Democran, one party system.
Media goes in a frenzy,
They're stripped of their credentials.
Presidential candidates can't debate over this instrumental.
Let 'em freestyle, winner takes all,
When the musicís dead, I'll have Ted Nugentís head hangin' on my wall.
Kill one of ours, we'll kill one of yours.
With some friendly fire, thatís a funny term, like civil war.

Six in the morning, police at my crib.
Now my nights consist of two toothpicks and eyelids.
The crucifix and vitamins, music that is pirated.
New flavored food made of mutated hybrids.
Uh, they tell me that it's not that bad.
It fucks you up good, but its not that bad.
They hold on to these tales till it's the dog that wags.
God save us all if he lets the cat out the bag.

Who's the one to blame for this strain in my vocal chords?
Who can pen a hateful threat but can't hold a sword?
It's the same who complain about the global war,
But can't overthrow the local joker that they voted for.

They call the shots
(but they're not in the line of fire).
I call the cops
(but they're breakin the line of duty).
Lets call a stop to the abuse of authority.
The truth keeps callin' me, and I'ma live to tell the story.

So look for truth, quit seeking forgiveness.
You need to cut the noose, but you don't believe in scissors.
You support the troops by wearing yellow ribbons?
Just bring home my motherfuckin' brothers and sisters.

Cause they don't call the shots
(but they're in the line of fire).
I'd like to call the cops
(but they're breakin' the line of duty).
It's time to call a stop
(To the abuse of authority).
The truth keeps calling me
And I'ma live to tell the story.

[Meadow superstar
That is what you are
Coming from a farm
Reaching with your arm
Come away with me
To another ranch
We can rely on a tree-branch
(Greeting is on)]

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Could you guys bold the parts that I might consider meaningful or insightful?

Woops, I see you did.
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"Yet, do you know the truth of where your money goes?"

Yeah, I know the truth of where my money goes, and I am quite ashamed---because of the USA's oil dependence, billions and billions of US dollars get pumped back into the Arab economy to finance all the Islamic terrorists and the worldwide Wahabi proseltyzing.
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Originally Posted by crazyronin
Could you guys bold the parts that I might consider meaningful or insightful?

Woops, I see you did.


Seriously, how are we any better? They have their idiots and we have ours. Unfortunately (for us), most of their idiots are rock stars while most of ours are politicians.
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Originally Posted by Anubis2005X
Seriously, all these people just hate America cause we're a better country, simple as that.
They envy our lifestyle, yet loathe our ability to take advantage of it. Typical non-US moaning.

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Parcher, you also need to post the chords and tabs if you want us to properly evaluate this song.
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Originally Posted by namja


Seriously, how are we any better? They have their idiots and we have ours. Unfortunately (for us), most of their idiots are rock stars while most of ours are politicians.
I doubt that we have a monopoly on idiot politicians
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Originally Posted by Birrman54
I doubt that we have a monopoly on idiot politicians
No, but we sure have a head start!!

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Well I am ANTI-BUSH and honestly believe we have NO reason to be where we are right now. But! I do not hate America, I love that we have our freedom of expression and that legally I can disagree with my government. Yes I do think we have a responsibility as a world power to be involved in some situations. We should or shoudl of been involved in the Congo Wars in Africa, the genocide in Rwanda, Isreal and Palestine. But instead we choose to go into Iraq for Sept. 11th, and finish daddy's war.
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I disagree with some of what is written, but it's their opinion. Maybe we can export the Dixie Chicks to them to make a more melodic melody or something.
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Why can't other countries get more involved in the Congo Wars in Africa, the genocide in Rwanda, Isreal and Palestine? We are damned if we do, damned if we don't. I'd like the rest of the world to do as much as the US does abroad.....or would that make everyone hate everyone?

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Why is this not in politics talk?
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Who thought the guys who made this beautiful song would turn out to be hatemongers?
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This is a rock song?
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Originally Posted by pedagogue
Why can't other countries get more involved in the Congo Wars in Africa, the genocide in Rwanda, Isreal and Palestine? We are damned if we do, damned if we don't. I'd like the rest of the world to do as much as the US does abroad.....or would that make everyone hate everyone?

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I agree with you a whole 100% but we are basically in Iraq alone, its gotta make you think twice. And yes we should never be anywhere alone. In rwanda European forces were only there to get outside citizens to safety. We should not be the worlds police by any means, nor should it be our responsibility to go in alone.
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Originally Posted by pedagogue
Why can't other countries get more involved in the Congo Wars in Africa, the genocide in Rwanda, Isreal and Palestine? We are damned if we do, damned if we don't. I'd like the rest of the world to do as much as the US does abroad.....or would that make everyone hate everyone?

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Amen to that. Everyone in need looks to us since we are the superpower with seemingly the most resources. We help, we piss off someone. We turn our backs and piss off a different group. We are damned if we do, damned if we don't. is a perfect way to explain our nation.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Amen to that. Everyone in need looks to us since we are the superpower with seemingly the most resources. We help, we piss off someone. We turn our backs and piss off a different group. We are damned if we do, damned if we don't. is a perfect way to explain our nation.

We arent really helping in this case. I agree with all of you. In somalia we helped and were targeted, what a disgrace. But now I am just playing devil's advocate: In New Orleans rescue workers were also fired upon. We pissed them off by not helping early enough so why should we help at all? Maybe we should just screw everyone else while we are at it, let them all starve, ignore all foreign influence, we should just keep on polluting the world, refuse to take in foreign technology and medicine, and keep on forcing "democracy" in countries run by war lords. Don't forget our embargo on Cuba, thanks to our fears of communism, this embargo blocks American vacines, medicines, and other important technology to reaching people in need. Who cares if we can't get their cigars we will jsut get them indirectly through our other pawn countries.
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Does anybody remember the old TV series "In Living Color" where Crystal Keymah (or someone with a name like that) did a sendup of Tracy Chapman? She'd sit in her apartment looking out the window and sing these stream-of-consciousness songs about seeing a guy push his girl out of the car or whatever.

The last band that wrote socially relevant songs was headed by John, Paul, George, and Ringo, and the reason they were bearable is that they never took themselves too seriously (probably because they were too stoned). Everyone since then, these black-clad grimskis singing about what rotten lives they have, do more harm than good. And if they want to set socially relevant words to music, have they never heard of opera?
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
The last band that wrote socially relevant songs was headed by John, Paul, George, and Ringo, and the reason they were bearable is that they never took themselves too seriously (probably because they were too stoned).
Uhm...just off the top of my head:

Bob Marley
Rage Against The Machine (not everyone's cup of tea, but they had some poignant songs)
Ani Difranco
Green Day (More on the American Idiot side, and less on Dookie. )

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Originally Posted by Vibiana
The last band that wrote socially relevant songs was headed by John, Paul, George, and Ringo, and the reason they were bearable is that they never took themselves too seriously (probably because they were too stoned).
Oh please. I can't think of a pop band that has taken themselves more seriously than the Beatles. What social songs they did have were glib and superficial.

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