Propagandhi Albright Monument Baghdad Lyrics

Wadia's best friend's youngest sister was denied a proper burial
Because for two days they couldn't douse the flames
The allied planes had showered on her tiny body.
And all the paper trails
That lead to all the roads
That lead to all these Basras
Make it seem like we're all just "collateral damage"
Waiting to be happened in some unforeseen Pentagon budget-drill.
Today's Ba'ath regime is just the Red Scare of yesteryear.
And I drink myself to sleep because I'm losing faith
That any of us will ever amount to anything more than reluctant human subsidies,
The moving parts in a death-machine,
Protesting their complicity,
But waiting for somebody else to throw their body on the churning gears.

I drink myself to sleep because
I'm losing faith that we,
We here in the Cradle of
Affluence can cease
This sickening drive
For individual strength through
State-powers' swinging fists
Or that we'll ever look back and laugh
At the irony that is:
An atomic murderer is enshrined
In Independence, USA
While 8000 miles from here
(back in the Cradle of Democracy)
It's another banner year
For a cottage industry
A ritual at the corner of George and Constantine
As foundries scramble to recast
His decapitated monument.

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