Contractor Lyrics - Lamb Of God

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Chopping lines in international sand
Feeding blood junkie habits of the elephant man
Quench his thirst with Black Water rising
Executive outcomes on a burning horizon

Yeah motherfucker, let's take a ride
We're rolling route Irish, someone has got to die
Trick or treat, it's IEDs
So roll the dice as we leave
cause it's 8 miles of pure luck
with more bang for Sam's buck
Guaran-fucking-teed, someone will bleed
Guaran-fucking-teed, someone will bleed

Privatize to conceal all the lies
big business is booming like it's the 4th of July
No need for all the formalities
Jump the kangaroo courts
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and plant the lynching trees

Yeah motherfucker, let's take a ride
Running red lights in a green zone,
someone has got to die
Hidden Aegis, nothing here to see
So load the dice for me please
and Let's snort the bottom line
Crude cashed into refined
Guaran-fucking-teed, Just sign the deed
Guaran-fucking-teed, Someone will bleed

Someone has got to die

Ours is not to reason why
Ours is but to do if the pay rate's right
Black liquid assets fuck the mujahideen
Paint their picket fences red with the American dream
Lay the hammer, hammer down, get the job done right
Jacked up and clocked in into a fire fight
Covert reactions and you never saw me
A glass parking lot in the American dream

.......
THEY ALL DIEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
Oh, fucking murder!

Guaran-fucking-teed, Someone will bleed
Guaran-fucking-teed
Oh lay the hammer hammer down get the job done right
Jacked up and clocked in into a fire fight
Covert reactions and you never saw me
A glass parking lot in the american dream



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Contractor song meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/13/13

This song is actually just straight up about killing for money, not your american government or army, I saw LoG on the 11th of august and Randy said it himself... a contractor as in contracted to kill "Someone has got to die Ours is not to reason why
Ours is but to do if the pay rate's right"

Contractors | Reviewer: Dev | 7/13/13

Other than Americas thirst for oil resulting in the spilling of blood this song clearly as the title suggests is not about the military at all its about the contractors hired by big business dat cats many of who are in government. Look it up, it's a very well paying job.

Quick correction of review below | Reviewer: Sky | 4/26/13

"chopping lines in international sands, feeding blood junkie habits of the elephant man" refers to the drug trading that fuels the enemies in the middle east.
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No it doesn't. The Elephant Man referred to is George "Dubya" Bush, and he's being referred to as a 'blood junkie' for his love of war and sending people to foreign countries to die so he can get richer and more powerful (carrying on his father's legacy).

Allow me to Retort | Reviewer: ClearYourMind | 11/14/12

Ok really | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/5/10

"I'm really sick of reading shit like this where you guys are ripping on the military, I'm in the United States Marine Corps and the truth is we're over there to keep your panzy ass's safe because with out people like the great men and women in the military your bitch ass's and your families would have been speaking German for the last 60-65 years. So lay of the comments that you don't know shit about. You'll never understand what's going on unless you are over there in hellfire. Thank you"

A, you are not over there to keep any American "safe". As a matter of fact, the more time you are over there serving your Oil, Pharm, Military Industial Complex, the more damage you are actually doing to this country.
B, What's wrong with German? They have a better economy than ours and they mind their own business Internationally.

Truth is in the lyrics | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/3/12

If you break this song down there Is alot of truth in it. "chopping lines in international sands. Feeding blood junkie habits for the elephant man" refers to the drug trading that fuels the enemies in the middle east. "quench his thirst with black water rising" hiring contractors for dirty work just pisses them off an fuels them to make and trade more drugs for ammunition and explosives. "were rolling route Irish some one has got to die" refers to dangerous roads or routes in country. The IEDs have to go off wweather I a safe manner or on a person in the military, local civilian, or one of their own. Either way it's designed to kill some one and sadly Thas how it usually happens. "roll the dice as we leave cuz it's 8miles of pure luc with more bang for sams buck" the enemy lays these explosives in well traveled areas meaning ervery time we roll through these places it is a dice roll. You ne'er know if your getting hot or not. "privatize to conceal all the les big business is booming like it's the fourth of July no need for all the formalities jump the kangaroo couts and plantthe lynching tress" is how the government uses private companies (backwater and such) to do their dirty work an how they use them often cuz the "business is booming" how they don't get a trial for their crimes we just kill them. "ours is not to reason why ours is what to do If the pay rates right" contractors don't ask questions. They do te job they are supposed to do if they get paid well enough for their efforts. Lay the hammer hammer down get the job done right" 2 shots to the chest is also called "a hammered pair" wich happens I fire fights. "black liquid assets fuck the mujahadeen" the mujahadeen were the original war fighters for Afghanistan when try were at war with russia (Charlie wilsons war explains it well) I don't know the whole story but somewhere along te line due to someone greedy the mujahadeen split into 2 groups one being the group we are trying to get rid of now. (or at least what's left of them). "paint their fences red with the American dream" an military person can tell you they are "living the dream" and the red paint reference is blood on their own soil. "a glass paring lot" where are we fighting? A desert. What's in a desert? Sand. What happens to sand when it is super heated? It turns into glass. What could dupe heat a part of the desert the size of a parking lot? A nuke. I am also a US Marine. I have been there seen things alot of you are messed you'll NEVER see. If you know your facts this song is nothing but truth. It's a well written song and I personally love it for that fact.

anon | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/25/11

@whirlingdervish

you do realize that the allies most likely would've lost both of those wars had we not intervened. we may have joined late, but our allies were getting wasted. i agree with the marine on this one, it may have been 65 years ago but those guys were, and still are, fighting our wars so you can read up on this song. respect them.
also, as a side note, the league of nations became the United Nations anyway, which has become a waste. the very people responsible for committing and funding terrorism are member states in the UN.

Good quality, face-melting metal | Reviewer: Forest or Burn it | 6/10/11

I am just happy there is a band out there that can deliver tight, melodic, intelligible metal that stirs deep muscle flexing rage, a la early Sepultura. Being able to put an opening like "Grace" next to a song like this shows some real artistic intent.
The fact is that war is a waste of blood and treasure unless you are demolishing competitors in the process (see WWI and WWII for examples of how this helped our economy). So unless we are putting up "glass parking lots" in places where economic conditions rival ours here at home... why waste the money??? Ohh what a dark and sinister view, but the power-elite laugh at its persuasiveness in leading men to destroy one another for advantage. (Note: the elite do not spend their own blood) BURN IT and REIGN IN BLOOD!

whirlingdervish | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/12/11

iv had anough of all you douches commenting on this song, it's fucking epic, and everyone else who loves this song, your all fucking legends.

And a small message to Anon of United States Marine Corps, as much as i admire your ability to do such a job (a job i could never do) bringing the second world war into this is a disgrace,the USA joined in late, in both world wars the second of witch would have been avoided compleatly is the USA had joined the legue of nations after WW1.

oh and Muhammedx.... just no.... your opinion is not valid....

antipatriots | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/27/11

that was 1 billion dollars of economic stimulus...it gave blackwater jobs. soo it wasnt a total waste? just cause the govt doesnt spend money on your minority party doesnt mean its money wasted. quit bitching about our system and move back to france

Devil Dogs love LoG | Reviewer: Muhammedx | 11/9/10

For what its worth, this shit (bad ass music by LoG) is raging in ipods all over the middle east. No doubt the cast aspersions on a segment, but the fucking energy and adrenaline that pumps through LoG songs is a realtime motivator. They take a stance on some shit (not sure if they really believe that shit or are just telling a side that some believe-i.e. Slayer singing about the devil but they are not devil worshipers) who knows....I am a right wing supporter of our men and women not to mention the "Contractors" that put it on the line as well protecting the spineless politicians when they parade around a warzone for photos... LoG is bad to the mutherfuckin bone. They will have to start writing shitty music before I would turn them off because of shitty lyrics. But the line in this song, "Black liquid assets fuck the mujahideen
Paint their picket fences red with the American dream
Lay the hammer hammer down, get the job done right
Jacked up and clocked in into a fire fight!!" fires me up. Keep it up LoG. I have many friends and family members giving it up over there and they all listen to this and rock out.

Ok really | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/5/10

I'm really sick of reading shit like this where you guys are ripping on the military, I'm in the United States Marine Corps and the truth is we're over there to keep your panzy ass's safe because with out people like the great men and women in the military your bitch ass's and your families would have been speaking German for the last 60-65 years. So lay of the comments that you don't know shit about. You'll never understand what's going on unless you are over there in hellfire. Thank you

Ok listen | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/5/10

I'm really sick of reading shit like this where you guys are ripping on the military, I'm in the United States Marine Corps and the truth is we're over there to keep your panzy ass's safe because with out people like the great men and women in the military your bitch ass's and your families would have been speaking German for the last 60-65 years. So lay of the comments that you don't know shit about. You'll never understand what's going on unless you are over there in hellfire. Thank you

my opinion | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/21/10

During the Iraq War, the United States spent $1 billion a day on it. With $1 billion, the United States could buy 142,000 people health insurance. And where did that $1 billion go? Did it go to protecting our soldiers? Did it go to training Iraqi police and security forces? No- most of the money the Bush administration spent in Iraq went to private military contractors. Our country is in massive debt because throughout an entire war we gave massive subsidies to blood junkies. As if war wasn't a great way for PMCs to profit already, our government cut out the middle man and contracted the Iraq War out to them. This war was never about nation building- it was about PMCs snorting the bottom line. The contractors were a very dangerous part of the war- they exist outside the realm of military command and therefore have the power to do whatever they want. What's most criminal is that even after Blackwater killed 17 civilians, they were still in Iraq. Apathy is a pretty good indicator of dirty deeds.
Anyway, Contractor is an absolutely sick song. Props to Lamb of God for telling the truth and raising awareness.

groove metal | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/7/10

Wheeeeeeeeeew!!!!!!!! This is one of my favorite songs by lamb of god! Contractor tells it like it is, showing how the whole situation in the middle east is utterly out of any one groups control!!! THATS HOW THE BIG BUSINESS, MILITARY CONTRACTORS PREFER IT! "Big business is booming like its the fourth of july" Its totally lawless over there, civilians dying at the hands of insurgents, PMC's and the military; no ones hands are clean in this blood bath! What's more you've got american politicians slinking around in their bullet proof luxury vehicles conducting "American affairs." What it comes down to is political war mongers making a "killing" at the expense of hundreds of millions of international and American people! IT'S A TOTAL F***ING FREE FOR ALL!!!! SHIT!

@beenbothsides again | Reviewer: Nobody | 4/9/10

You know what, dude, you're alright. Haha. I can see what you're saying, but like I said I work for Walmart, and I know they fuck the world on a daily basis without telling the grunts (me) about it. I figure many large business entities do it. I'm glad I came back here, because your comments have resurfaced in my mind many times since last year. Let's look at it this way: the last song on this unbelievably badass album is Reclamation, which is a concept song about the Earth reclaiming itself and destroying civilization. Maybe Contractor is a concept song, too? Haha. That's a long shot. Anyway, this is all healthy discussion and I'll do with just a few lapdances. Ha. Metal forever, indeed. Thanks for educating me a little on PMCs, and now that I've calmed down a little I can admit I've actually considered writing some fiction set in a time long from now with PMCs involved at least in a moderate part (in no more demonized a way than so much of humanity is in reality). I hope you're doing well wherever in the world you are beenbothsides, and I hope LoG is writing new stuff but not too soon because my mind is still blown. Kudos to J-Money and Justin. Good points. I agree.


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