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System Of A Down – B.Y.O.B. lyrics

[Intro]
You!

[Verse 1]
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.

[Chorus]
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.

[Verse 2]
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.

[Chorus]
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 sunshine.

[Hook]
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?

[Bridge]
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.

[Chorus]
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 sunshine.

[Outro]
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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    xxTheImmortalxx
    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!
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    knighty-boy
    Its about war and how your american government makes it all sound good (or Tries to) hence 'Everybodys going to the party' then shows its trie colours with 'dancing in the desert' this is a play on words also with 'blowing up the sunshine' this is referring tot he pointless destruction of nice places in war it then moves into the good old system of a down governement hate with 'why don't presidents fight the war\'.
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    IXxDownfallxXI
    Its more of a politically viewed song explaining how our military/government system today is more of a one person choice type of thing. Due to the lyric "why dont presidents fight the war, why do they always send the poor" saying how the president always drafts people in need of support money to go and fight when they most likely wont come back. Its dissing our military system and it's selfishness.
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    -10
    letice72
    F*k you knighty boy and all you fuckers whp think the war is bad the only f*****g reason we are in iraq is bc they took our planes and crashed them into the twin towers or did you forget that? If we wernt over there in iraq they would be here killing us destroying our buildings and homes don't get me wrong this is a bad a* song but don't try to f*****g say the war is bad if we didn't have it we would all be dead and f*k obama he is gunna f*k up our country all you left wing fucks can go to hell you guys are trying to get peace? The only way to get peace is to show all the other countrys not to f*k with us then they will leave us alone.
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