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Announcing: Schools Out Party, Saturday June 14, 2008, 1pm Ė 6pm

The WAR RAP
Original lyrics by Bob Witanek, copyright 1984

Itís the Raw Machine Rap and weíre here to say
Weíre not gonna kill for oil today
WR_001
Coz we looked it up, checked out the scene
Not our idea of the American dream
Bout standing in the desert with a gun in the hand
WR_002
Sounds too much like another Vietnam

Itís the War Rap, HAHA
The government trap
the US troops are all over the map
WR_000
Itís the war rap HA
Weíre not gonna go!
Itís the war rap
Leave the brothers alone

Bush was talking on my tv set
WR_003_Bush <quick flash>
Tried to change the channel but he wasnít done yet
WR_003_Bush <quick flash>
The knob got stuck I was out of luck
WR_003_Bush <quick flash>
Had to listen to that frat boy yuck
WR_003_Bush <quick flash>
He was talking junk about the boys over there
Trying to keep us all safe from the terrist scare
WR_004_Boys
Dying by the thousands killing em too
Trying to paint the whole world red white and blue
WR_0005_RWB

Itís the War Rap, HAHA
The government trap
the US troops are all over the map
Itís the war rap HA
Weíre not gonna go!
Itís the war rap
Leave the Iraqis alone

A recruiter man for Uncle Sam
Giving his rap about the 4 year plan
Be All You Can Be . . . .Join the Ar-mee
Coz nothing but a soldierís all youíll ever be!
WR_005_AllUCan
Coz they ainít no jobs and your still in school . ..
You just might drown in the labor pool
So you sign the line now your doing some time
In basic training where they whip your behind
Now they got you trained they control your brain
Youíre ready to kill when they say your name
WR_006_Ready
Youíre just a grunt . . . on the front . . .
Itís dark and scary so you start to jump
WR_007_Dark
But thereís no escape, no getting away
When youíre cannon fodder for the CIA!
WR_007_Cannon

Itís the War Rap, HAHA
The government trap
the US troops are all over the map
Itís the war rap HA
Weíre not gonna go!
Itís the war rap
Leave the Iraqis alone

Me and my boy was on the firing line
Bombs a dropping and bullets a flying
WR_008_MyBoy
One comes close he says olí spit
I turned and looked Ė home boy was hit
He lost his eyes and half his face
WR_009_Lost <Flash>
His blood and guts was all over the place
WR_009_Lost <Flash>
They pronounce him late Ė 3 hours late
WR_010_3Hrs <Flash>
His waiting time was the price he paid
For Democracy in the USA
WR_011_USA <Flash>
Itís hypocrisy Ė the American Way
WR_011_USA <Flash>

Itís the War Rap, HAHA
The government trap
the US troops are all over the map
Itís the war rap HA
Weíre not gonna go!
Itís the war rap
Leave the sisters alone

Itís enough to make you wonder why
The young and the poor are the ones who will die
WR_012_YP
And you know the rich are the ones who will be
Getting richer off of world war 3
Theyíre selling the bombs, the tanks and the guns
WR_013_Weapons
For the governmentís war games they start them for fun
Yes itís Uncle Sam with his imperial plan
WR_014_Bodies1 <flash>
Plunder resources Ė Rape the Land!
WR_015_Baby <flash>
Use the starving masses as a cheap labor source
WR_016_Child <flash>
And when the natives get restless Ė repress them with force
WR_017_Repress
So corporations and the CIA
Can cart resources and profits away
WR_018_Grave

Itís the War Rap, HAHA
The government trap
the US troops are all over the map
Itís the war rap HA
Weíre not gonna go!
Itís the war rap
Leave the Iraqis alone

So weíre rocking the house
And weíre turning out
Weíre learning what the struggle is all about
Weíre gonna hit the streets, weíre gonna set them free
From war, oppression and poverty
Coz weíre young and weíre poor
We know the score
Weíre not gonna die in a Third World War
Coz we learned to resist
Weíre gonna insist
Peace is a virtue we donít want to miss!
So if you ask us today youíre gonna here us say
We wonít give our lives for oil today!

Itís the War Rap, HAHA
The government trap
the US troops are all over the map
Itís the war rap HA
Weíre not gonna go!
Itís the war rap
Leave the Iraqis alone
[ REPEAT SEVERAL TIMES ]