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Why do they always send the poor!

Barbarisms by Barbaras
With pointed heels
Victorious victories kneel
For brand new spankin' deals

Marching forward hypocritic and
Hypnotic computers
You depend on our protection
Yet you feed us lies from the tablecloth

La la la la la la ooooooo
Everybody's going to the party have a real good time
Dancing in the desert blowing up the sunshine

Kneeling roses disappearing into
Moses' dry mouth
Breaking into Fort Knox stealing
Our intentions

Hangers sitting dripped in oil
Crying freedom
Handed to obsoletion
Still you feed us lies from the tablecloth

La la la la la la oooooooo
Everybody's going to the party have a real good time
Dancing in the desert blowing up the sunshine

Everybody's going to the party have a real good time
Dancing in the desert blowing up the sunshine

Blast off
It's party time
And we don't live in a fascist nation

Blast off
It's party time
And where the fuck are you?

Where the fuck are you?
Where the fuck are you?

Why don't presidents fight the war?
Why do they always send the poor?

Why don't presidents fight the war?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?

Kneeling roses disappearing into
Moses' dry mouth
Breaking into Fort Knox stealing
Our intentions

Hangers sitting dripped in oil
Crying freedom
Handed to obsoletion,
Still you feed us lies from the tablecloth

La la la la la la ooooooo
Everybody's going to the party have a real good time
Dancing in the desert blowing up the sunshine

Everybody's going to the party have a real good time
Dancing in the desert blowing up the sun...

Where the fuck are you?
Where the fuck are you?

Why don't presidents fight the war?
Why do they always send the poor?

Why don't presidents fight the war?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?

Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?
They always send the poor
They always send the poor



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  • MhtyFst
    +5
    MhtyFstMay 22, 2009 at 2:57 am
    its bring your own bombs...it kinda gives it away in the song if you actually listened its about war and telling how the president wont help the cause...oh and also i dont care what you vote this is what i think its about and no one can change my mind
  • x
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    xxTheImmortalxxDec 31, 2009 at 7:38 pm
    the song is obviously commited to revealing the president(s) as a coward who would rather use people's need for money (the Poor) in order to calm or to end the threats in the world. The porr are suffering because they need to, not because they want to. Nobody in the right mind wants to kill another human being. The president is one of those people, so he gets somebody else to do it for him/her... System of a down is awesome!
  • newellhp
    +3
    newellhpSep 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    the band is always clear with its vision. the lyrics are always heavy & straight. odadjian, malakian, tankian, & dolmayan are genius. they created this genre. the music is well architect-ed & a thrusting lyrics. i like listening to any soad songs. & this one is a masterpiece. hope they'll still produce more music & keep it metal.
  • s
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    Slipknot8Feb 24, 2009 at 9:52 pm
    Any idiot that thinks that this song is Bring your own Beer should die because it does mean Bring Your Own Bombs
  • Phangz
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    PhangzApr 21, 2010 at 6:03 am
    What i like in SOAD is that they all versatile and flexible. They already wrote a song about politics, life, earth and environment, anything and anything. All songs are very meaningful. Listeners' conciousness runs out from their body and makes them hunger for their new songs.

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