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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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    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!
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    knighty-boyJun 29, 2008 at 12:04 am
    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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    IXxDownfallxXIDec 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm
    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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    letice72Jan 7, 2009 at 4:18 am
    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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