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Let Them Eat War
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 2004
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There's a prophet on a mountain
And he's making up dinner
With long division and a riding crop.
Anybody can feel like a winner
When it's served up piping hot.

But the people aren't looking for a handout,
They're America's working corps.
Can this be what they voted for?

Let them eat war, [x2]
That's how to ration the poor.
Let them eat war, [x2]
There's an urgent need to feed
Declining pride.

From the force to the union shops
The war economy is making new jobs,
But the people who benefit most
Are breaking bread with their benevolent host.

You never stole from the rich to give to the poor,
All they ever gave to them was a war
And a foreign enemy to deplore.

Let them eat war, [x2]
That's how to ration the poor.
Let them eat war, [x2]
There's an urgent need to feed
Declining pride.

Kill 'em and eat 'em before they reach for their checks.
Squeeze some blue collars, make 'em bleed from their necks.
Seize a few dollars from the people who sweat
Because it's Freedom or Debt and they won't question it.
At a job site the boss is God-like,
Conditioned workhorses park at a stop light,
Seasoned vets with their feet in nets
A stone's throw away from a rock fight, but not tonight, feed 'em death.

(Feed 'em death) Here comes another ration
(Feed 'em death) 'Cuz they're the finest in the nation,
(Feed 'em death) When there's nothing left to feed them with
(Feed 'em death) It's freedom or it's death.

Let them eat war, [x2]
That's how to ration the poor.
Let them eat war, [x2]
There's an urgent need to feed
Declining pride.

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Album version
2:57 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1CRS (CLEAR/RED) United States 12" 2015
2:57 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1 United States 12" 2010
2:57 The Empire Strikes First Russia CD 2007
Rock Against Bush Vol.2 FAT677-2 United States CD 2004
2:57 The Empire Strikes First 86694-1 United States 12" 2004
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Video live @ Palladium, 11/20/2004
Live At The Palladium 6659-9 Europe DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium 86659-9 United States DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium H-716 China DVD 2005
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Los Angeles Is Burning 1169-2 Europe CD 2004
Los Angeles Is Burning 1169-2 Europe CD 2004
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