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We don't need your democracy.
Execute them kindly for me.
Take them by their filthy nostrils
Put them up in doggy hostels.

We don't need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

We don't need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

We don't need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

We don't need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

I believe that you're wrong
Insinuating they hold the bomb
Clearing the way for the oil brigade
Clearing the way for the oil brigade

I believe that you're wrong
Insinuating they hold the bomb
Clearing the way for the oil brigade
Clearing the way for the oil brigade

Ooooohahh...

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable

I believe that you're wrong
Insinuating they hold the bomb
Clearing the way for the oil brigade
Clearing the way for the oil brigade

We don't need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

We don't need your democracy.
Execute them kindly for me.
Take them by their filthy nostrils
Put them up in doggy hostels.

I believe that you're wrong
Insinuating they hold the bomb
Clearing the way for the oil brigade
Clearing the way for the oil brigade



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    SOADMay 1, 2008 at 5:29 pm
    I have to agree with Cloudy. The Anti-depressants part makes total sense in that respect.

    as for "I believe that you're wrong
    Insinuating they hold the bomb
    Clearing the way for the oil brigade
    Clearing the way for the oil brigade"
    ...
    it is clear to me that Serj is taking about The Push of the Bush Administration on War in Iraq. "Insinuating they hold the bomb" being the allegations of WMDs in Iraq, giving the states a reason invade and begin "clearing the way for the oil brigade."

    For "We don't need your hypocrisy
    Execute real democracy.
    Post-industrial society
    The unthinking majority"...
    It is the anti-depressants (corporate propaganda) that throws off the Democracy, making people that believe in the Democracy hypocritical, other wise known as an "Unthinking Majority". Historically speaking, Post-industrial societies want money so badly that they are willing to do anything for it. Such as invade a country claiming something (WMDs), but wanting something else (oil). this can be also spread into modern day Imperialism.
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    Cloudy3139Apr 21, 2008 at 12:10 am
    I think this song is about Iran or Iraq actually. When he is talking about the antidepressants controlling tools of your system, i think he's having a go at consumerist culture and PR or Propaganda(corporate propaganda), as a means of making us feel happy, and entertaining us all the time, in order to preoccupy us and distort the truth.

    For me he's using antidepressants controlling our biogical systems, and our minds and moods, as a metaphor for of corporations and the media manipulate our thoughts and keep us happy. Serj is using anti-depressants as a symbol as they are common in our society as a quick fix to keep or make people happy, or less sad. Because of all the alienation they are feeling because consumerism isn't fulfilling their needs, and is making them sick.
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    mAnIcDePreSsIvEAug 10, 2008 at 7:27 am
    This song is clearly written speaking directly to President Bush. He and his war economy have given the entire world a rather skewed view of what true democracy really is. All his warmongering for profit has done exactly the opposite of its underlying purpose, for we are now smack in the middle of a recession. And Bush always attempts to give us the proverbial "anti-depressant"in the form of either promises of bringing our men and women home or widespread giving of money (i.e. the government stimulus check).
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    gvgeriApr 20, 2008 at 9:27 pm
    it's clear that the
    "I believe that you're wrong
    Insinuating they hold the bomb
    Clearing the way for the oil brigade
    Clearing the way for the oil brigade"
    part is a insinuation to the iraq war
  • u
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    UnregisteredApr 28, 2012 at 2:40 am
    There are multiple meanings behind this song. The three major ones i can see however, are that he disagrees with democracy, how democrats tell us that other countries hold deadly weapons and they are to blame, and how they use that lie in order to obtain more oil. As they lie, they come to us with "aids" (anti-depressants) so that we could be more easily believed in their system.

    "[... ]they hold the bomb"
    "clearing the way for the oil brigade"

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