Red Flag Lyrics

VAMPIRE

America’s an empire
The president’s a vampire
Sucks for the bottom line
The blood of yours and mine

The only way to survive
Keep the world alive
Expose the big lie
Stare it right in the eye

Pull your head out of the sand
Don’t play into the shadow’s hands
Spread the truth throughout the land
From drop to stream, to canyon grand

The Pentagon’s a whorehouse
The media, its scared mouse
Hear their freedom ring
Ain’t none for you and me

Learn the real history
Solve the veiled mystery
Modeled after Rome
This mass grave we call home

Pull your head out of the sand
Don’t play into the shadow’s hands
Spread the truth throughout the land
From drop to stream, to canyon grand

America’s an empire
The president’s a vampire

 

CHILDREN OF THE SAND

A modern day crusade
Total war with no end
The scars that we have made
Impossible to mend

Do just as we demand
Line up to buy our brand
As we rape your sacred land
On your face with bound hands
It’s murder by command
If it all goes down as planned
We’re all children of the sand

Dare we ask to be forgiven?
We know just what we do
Our apathetic living
Will soon become unglued

Do just as we demand
Line up to buy our brand
As we rape your sacred land
On your face with bound hands
It’s murder by command
If it all goes down as planned
We’re all children of the sand

We are so barbarian
Kick the proletarian
Justified by libertarians
Or fake humanitarians
The masked authoritarian
Future’s totalitarian

Do just as we demand
Line up to buy our brand
As we rape your sacred land
On your face with bound hands
It’s murder by command
If it all goes down as planned
We’re all children of the sand

 

FLIGHT TO NOWHERE

She missed him every minute
Kids asked for him every day
Until the day they didn’t
Put the tape on replay

Symbols crash, become abyss
Ground into thin air
Just like the last indelible kiss
Before a flight to nowhere

And once a year she rings
To bask in the light of hope
For the few seconds it brings
‘til a stranger says hello

Symbols crash, become abyss
Ground into thin air
Just like the last indelible kiss
Before a flight to nowhere

Pray to the new mythology
Don’t see, just feel the fear
Here’s to the new democracy
Hoaxes wrapped in hope-veneer

All was revealed one night
A story never told
He whispered as he held her tight
Better to pretend that she don’t know

 

BLACK SITE

Well they got no evidence
My lawyer was told
If he knew what’s good for him
Turn ‘round and go home
They’ve pressed no charges
It’s luck of the draw
Wrong place, the wrong time
There’s gotta be a law

Woke up in a black site
They beat me til I’m blue
I was out like a light
There’s nothin I can do
Yeah, I woke up in a black site
99% dead
If I put up a fight
I’ll never get outta this bed

It’s been ten years and a day
Since I last saw the sun
You gonna tell me what to say
Mister CIA man?
I’d give you what you want
But we know it’s a lie
More excuses for war
Where so many will die

Woke up in a black site
They beat me til I’m blue
I was out like a light
There’s nothin I can do
Yeah, I woke up in a black site
99% dead
If I put up a fight
I’ll never get outta this bed

Disappearing me

Perpetual darkness
Get me outta this hole
They strip me, tie me down
Assume total control
I beg them for mercy
Bloody murder I yell
Such humiliation
I am livin in a hell

Woke up in a black site
They beat me til I’m blue
I was out like a light
There’s nothin I can do
Yeah, I woke up in a black site
99% dead
If I put up a fight
They say they’re takin’ off my head

 

ANIMAL CONTROL

Father G.W. didn’t wanna be king
Checked executive power lies in the West Wing
It’s all propaganda that they fabricate
The truth is we’re livin in a police state

It’s animal control
The way they keep us down
Animal control
Spin us round and round

The lies about our stately generosity
Have seeped into our common sensibility
As we awaken from our slumber into understanding
Get yourselves ready for a mighty crash landing

It’s animal control
The way they keep us down
Animal control
Spin us round and round

Get off your high horse telling people how to be
The bottom line for all is that we ain’t free
Who was behind the worst attack on our nation?
We’ll never really know without an investigation

It’s animal control
The way they keep us down
Animal control
Spin us round and round

It’s animal control
Say your truth ain’t sound
If you dare to rock and roll
They’ll keep you gagged and bound

 

AUSTERITY

You have what you need to get by
If you’re hungry then just swallow this lie
You have more than enough to survive
Be thankful that you still have your life

We’ve taken everything that there is
Save a measly dire %
We’ll con you, rip your spirit apart
Your first-born, health and homes are a start

We’ve brought the world to its knees
Spent it all on phony killing sprees
You underestimate the nature of our greed
We’ve stolen your American Dream
In exchange for all this death and debris
We offer you austerity

They did it in the USSR
The West, we ain’t so far from the mark
Willingly put yourselves in a cage
Ratchet up your threshold of pain

You don’t deserve a piece of the pie
Perpetual war, send your children to die
You believe in everything that we say
The worse it gets the more you obey

We’ve brought the world to its knees
Spent it all on phony killing sprees
You underestimate the nature of our greed
We’ve stolen your American Dream
In exchange for all this death and debris
We offer you austerity

 

POISON-KINDLED TEARS

You say it’s time to reaffirm our enduring spirit
Then betray the most heroic of us all
You defend all others risking lives for freedom
But here you strike at those who heed the call

You won’t condemn the paid-off violent cops
Who beat down, mace, drag and brutalize
Those who risk it all to make it stop
Initiate their fall by telling lies

I see you on every TV station
You say a time for change is here
But in cities all across the nation
It’s snuffed with poison-kindled tears

You spoke with such a sincerity
The world longed for you to bring
Turns out you’re just an empty parody
An altogether different kind of King

I see you on every TV station
You say a time for change is here
But in cities all across the nation
It’s snuffed with poison-kindled tears

Assassinate, propagate
Empire for the few
The epitome of hypocrisy
Bow to the corporate coupe

 

SERENITY

Each in turn, they dove like swans
Like water from the flames
Prophetic, somber, soundless songs
We’ll never know their names

The beauty of those swimming falls
However, briefly shone
In to-be shattered-glass of walls
Until the second, blown

We must not forget
This profound dissent
Final acts of self-identity
One silent voice
A less violent choice
‘f only for a moment of serenity

Erased from our collective soul
The lot of those ten-score
Omitted chapter shan’t be told
Strange torrential downpour

We must not forget
This profound dissent
Final acts of self-identity
One silent voice
A less violent choice
‘f only for a moment of serenity

Each in turn they dove like swans
We’ll never know their names

 

HONEYPOT

You thought she was the one for you
Right there before your eyes
Did all you’d want a girl to do
With sugar between her thighs

Then all the plans you made, she conveniently forgot
All too good to be true, a love that burned this hot
Spun a web so fine, you ended up caught
Now it looks like you, the one who couldn’t be bought
You been sucked into a honeypot

Gonna do what we say
Honeypot – Gonna vote our way
Honeypot – Now hit the trail
Honeypot – Some would call this blackmail

Her smile made you melt inside
Couldn’t wait til next you’d meet
Your wildest fantasies she’d abide
Could hardly stand the heat

Then all the plans you made, she conveniently forgot
All too good to be true, a love that burned this hot
Spun a web so fine, you ended up caught
Now it looks like you, the one who couldn’t be bought
Are entangled in a sinister political plot
You been sucked into a honeypot

Gonna do what we say
Honeypot – Gonna vote our way
Honeypot – Now hit the trail
Honeypot – Some would call this blackmail

How could we manufacture a love so true?
Taught her all about your fetishes and what you’re into
She’s irresistible, there was no self-defense
That’s why they call what we do “intelligence”

Honeypot – Gonna do what we say
Honeypot – Gonna vote our way
Honeypot – Now hit the trail
Honeypot – Some would call this blackmail

Honeypot – Be sure and tell your friends
Honeypot – You’d like to recommend
Honeypot – A better way to proceed than a
Honeypot – It’s called bribery

 

SOCIETAL SUICIDE

Hush little baby girl
Stop cryin bout the end of the world
The future’s not as dark as it seems
Nightmare’s not as bad as your dreams

Trust us with your future so bright
Like your pillow at the end of the night
We’d never take a risk with your life
Untouchable, we’ll always survive

To the dollar we abide
‘til there’s nowhere left to hide
We’ve forever turned the tide
The caravan, it’s double-wide
Blood-drenched roller coaster ride
To societal suicide

You think we’re comin dangerously close
Hands in the air, it goes how it goes
Smile girl, no more doom and gloom
Be quiet now, go back to your room

Children should be seen and not heard
Don’t think about the fall of the birds
Put your pretty little head in the sand
Your precious life is safe in our hands

To the dollar we abide
‘til there’s nowhere left to hide
We’ve forever turned the tide
The caravan, it’s double-wide
Blood-drenched roller coaster ride
To societal suicide