Die for Oil, Sucker!

Jello Biafra
Language: English

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Un poema scritto nel 1991, durante la prima guerra del Golfo.
you are just about the ripe age to be drafted.
does that bother you? do you even think about that?
there was a sign at jonestown behind jim jones' dead body and it said
"those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
which would you rather sacrifice your hot car or your life?

die for oil, sucker...sucker...sucker.

born on the firecracker fourth of july raised on football and mtv
never felt what its like to have to fight to stay free.
Vietnam just a time life book memory.
the mask is off again this time nobody cares but you can't keep dancing if your legs are blown away.

die for oil, sucker...sucker...sucker.

you too can get you face shot off so arms race tycoons won't have to get a real job.
the cold war is over, it was all a mirage.
we could use that money we got problems to solve,
but were not allowed at the peace dividend because our psycho president has got his head in the sand.
saddam hussain so egocentric, he even replaced Mickey mouse on watches with his own face.
last spring he was our tyrant we thought we could use. we supplied him with all his guns and his nerve gas too.
right now its the world's first tabloid war. there they are on cnn, flinging mud back and forth.
if all wars were treated like game shows, great! the world would be a much happier place.
but it won't last long with these egos involved. one shot at saddam he's going bomb Israel.
after that hiroshima will look like a picnic and we'll all

die for oil, sucker...sucker...sucker!

you too can get your spinal cord snapped to save greedy kings from the greed of iraq.
give your life for a country where women can't vote and people still get their hands and heads chopped off.
in saudi arabia they stone you to death for sleeping with another person's husband or wife.
women can't go out alone, or show their face or even drive. and there's never elections, you can't even ask why.
but they finally did outlaw slavery in 1962, so progress is being made.
and they're sitting on something we can learn to live without but certain fat cat's bank accounts cannot, oil.

for this you get to be all you can be, a dead army, navy, air force, marine.
come home one of those deranged unemployed vets, the kind they love to make tv cop shows about.
just like tom cruise in a wheelchair. no film royalties cause nobody cares about you once you've been used to

die for oil, sucker...sucker...sucker.

kill, kill, kill the poor even faster that crack, send them off to war make sure they don't come back.
give them tanks that fall apart and helicopters that crash. 2000 died in panama cause the stealth can't shoot straight.
800 million dollar batman plane and it doesn't even work.
no surprise when their idea of national security is toilet seats costing 1800 bucks. a little sand in the engine can stop a naval destroyer. saddam hussain knows this but our networks don't report it as we

die for oil, sucker...sucker...sucker.

and is it really worth it in this day and age to come out the winners of world war 3? think about it.
once we take over that place well never ever beable to leave. bush talks about bombing a path to Baghdad 75 miles wide.
and if the big bad wolf still won't give up we're going to drop the nuclear bomb and after that we'll just waltz right in to colonize their hearts and minds.
but the arab people will be so damn mad we'll be lucky to get out of there alive.
after that do you think any arab country will sell us oil?

think of the cost to keep our army there when the only way left to force oil out of the ground is soldiers guns treating arabs like slaves or was that all part of the plan.
how long do you think that could possibly last?
they found a scam to replace the cold war it's called

die for oil, sucker...sucker...sucker.

what's so sick about this is that theres is a better way. stop selling guns to arabs and to Israel.
don't need to keep ourselves hostage to oil, use our star wars know how to build solar powered cars.
one clerk in the patent office might be all it would take to find blueprints for a solar car general motors shelved away.
but no thats to easy and theres money to be made, especially if you already have more than you'll ever need.

for those of us who can't buy our way out like rich folks like dan quayle do its burn you draft card, burn the flag, and burn the pentagon too.

so be all you can be and say no the air force, army, marines.
get off your butt before your butt's blown off.
don't die for oil,
don't be a sucker.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2006/9/19 - 16:03

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