Aug 3 2011

Anti-Flag—The Press Corpse Music Video & Lyrics

Anti-Flag—The Press Corpse

Anti-Flag—The Press Corpse: “This song was written in dedication of the mainstream-corporate media, in particular Judith Miller and the New York Times, who failed miserably in their role as The People’s investigative watchdog of the powerful and instead acted as a stenographer for the White House in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq. It is also dedicated to the Bush White House for successfully intimidating and shutting out any reporters who questioned their distortions, half-truths and lies in the build up to the war, and continue to do so. Most of all, this song was written in dedication of Democracy Now! as well as a handful of other courageous journalists for getting it right on Iraq , for continuing to report it like it is while the others report what is safe, and for putting integrity before profit.”

-Justin Sane, Anti-Flag

Enjoy this video.

Anti-Flag—The Press Corpse Lyrics

The {Downing Street} memo says…

…We gotta work to make the facts fit the false charges
Pull the wool over the eyes of the filthy masses
Stab the people in the back for the corporate choice
Roll the propaganda out using The People’s Voice

We don’t want to talk about it…

The press scribble scribble every half-truth spoke
Then shoot it round the country like an April Fools joke
Hype the nation for a Desert Storm love affair
Wave the stars and stripes like you just don’t care!

They talk it up all day, they talk it up all night
They talk until their face turns blue – Red white and blue!
But when the truth escapes the night and crawls into the day
We find the picture still askew

They don’t want to… talk talk talk talk talk about it
They wanna tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and mindlessly salute
They don’t want to talk about it
They wanna tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and cowardly salute

And on the TV screen…
…Diversion and aversion is the flavor of the day
Was it WMDs? Or Democracy?
Blame it on MI-6 or the CIA
The White House Press Corpse only has one thing to say…

“We don’t want to talk about it!”

The White House boils over, “Al Jazeera got it wrong!”
The Press Corpse jumps onboard singing the White House song
While over in Iraq thousands are dead because of lies
The spineless war drumming-press corpse have taken lives

They talk it up all day, they talk it up all night
They talk until their face turns blue – Red white and blue!
But when the truth escapes the night and crawls into the day
We find the picture still askew

They don’t want to… talk talk talk talk talk about it
They wanna tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and mindlessly salute
They don’t want to talk about it
They wanna tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and cowardly salute

Fires fueled on endless lies
Black shrouds coat desert skies
A nation’s viewpoint blurred and led
As embeds report what they’re fed

We don’t want to talk about it…
We don’t want to talk about it…
We don’t want to talk about it…
We don’t want to talk about it…

(We don’t want to talk about it…)
We don’t, don’t want to, we don’t wanna talk about it
(We don’t want to…)
We don’t, don’t want to, we don’t wanna talk

They don’t want to… talk talk talk talk talk about it
They wanna tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and cowardly salute
They don’t want to talk about it
They wanna tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and cowardly salute


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Jul 20 2011

Anti-Flag “1 Trillion Dollars” Music Video and Lyrics

Anti-Flag 1 Trillion Dollars

Anti-Flag is a punk rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, formed in 1988. The band is well known for its outspoken political views. Much of the band’s lyrics have focused on anti-war activism, criticism of United States foreign policy, corporatism, U.S. wealth distribution, and various sociopolitical sentiments.

One Trillion Dollars is the amount spend each year on military related expenses.

This is the federal budget break down of the military for 2012:

Defense-related expenditure — 2012 Budget request & Mandatory spending

DOD spending:                                                       $707.5 billion

FBI counter-terrorism:                                             $2.7 billion

International Affairs:                                                $5.6–$63.0 billion

Energy Department defense-related nuclear program:    $21.8 billion

Veterans Affairs:                                                      $70.0 billion

Homeland Security:                                                  $46.9 billion

NASA, spy satellites:                                                $3.5–$8.7 billion

Veterans pensions:                                                   $54.6 billion

Other defense mandatory spending:                            $8.2 billion

Interest on debt past wars:                                       $109.1–$431.5 billion

Total Spending                                                       $1.030–$1.415 trillion

The federal government only collects $2.16 trillion in income tax revenue and the title Federal budget is just over 3 trillion, if a company ran like this they would be bankrupt in short order.

Anti-Flag 1 Trillion Dollars Music Video

Anti-Flag 1 Trillion Dollars Lyrics

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One trillion dollars could buy a lot of bling
One trillion dollars could buy most anything
One trillion dollars buying bullets, buying guns
One trillion dollars in the hands of killers, thugs

Woah-oh-oh woah-oh woah-oh-oh-oh
Fuck the world, a lot of people gotta die tonight
Woah-oh-oh woah-oh woah-oh
Fuck the world,
Fuck ‘em all

One trillion dollars to Africa, Iraq
One trillion dollars and it’s never coming back
One trillion dollars could buy some bad-ass drugs
One trillion dollars makes me wanna kill myself

Woah-oh-oh woah-oh woah-oh-oh-oh
Fuck the world, a lot of people gotta die tonight
Woah-oh-oh woah-oh woah-oh
Fuck the world, yeah, yeah
Fuck ‘em all

Until the sun burns from the sky
Until the sun burns so bright this world is no more
Sun burns from the sky…
And all the people are just dust on the ground

One trillion dollars could buy a heart, a soul
One trillion dollars buying nations – all the world
One trillion dollars could make the fat lady sing
One trillion dollars, what a bullshit useless thing

Woah-oh-oh woah-oh woah-oh-oh-oh
Fuck the world, a lot of people gotta die tonight
Woah-oh-oh woah-oh woah-oh-oh-oh
Fuck the world, a lot of people gotta die tonight
Woah-oh-oh woah-oh woah-oh-oh-oh
Shit loads of money spent will show us wrong from right
Fuck the world
Fuck ‘em all


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