Mass Destruction Lyrics - Faithless

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Mass Destruction (No Roots)

Whether long-range weapon or suicide bomber
Wicked mind is a weapon of mass destruction
Whether soaraway Sun or BBC 1
Misinformation is a weapon of mass destruct
You coulda Caucasian or a poor Asian
Racism is a weapon of mass destruction
Whether inflation or globalization
Fear is a weapon of mass destruction

My dad came into my room holding his hat
I knew he was leaving,
He sat on my bed told me some facts.
Son, I have a duty, calling on me
You and your sister be brave my little soldier
And don't forget all I told ya
You're the mister of the house now remember this
And when you wake up in the morning give ya momma a kiss
Then I had to say goodbye
In the morning woke momma with a kiss on each eyelid,
Even though I'm only a kid
Certain things can't be hid
Momma grabbed me
Held me like I was made of gold
But left her inner stories untold
I said, momma it will be alright
When daddy comes home, tonight

Whether Halliburton, Enron or anyone
Greed is a weapon of mass destruction

We need to find courage, overcome
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction (x3)

The skin under my chin is exploding again.
I'm getting stress from some other children
I'm holding it in.
We taking sides like a politician
And if I get friction we get to fighting.
I'll defend my dad he's the best of all men
and whatever he's doing he's doing the right thing.
It's frightening, but it makes me mad,
Why do all of these people seem to hate my dad?
And if that ain't enough now I get these spots.
I go to sleep every night with my stomach in knots
And what's more, I can hear momma next door
Explore the radio for reports of war.
And all we ever seem to do is hide the tears.
Seems like daddy been gone for years.
But he was right, now i'm geared up for the fight
and he would be proud of me,
If my daddy came home tonight.

Whether Halliburton, Enron or anyone
Greed is a weapon of mass destruction

We need to find courage, overcome
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction (x3)

My story stops here, let's be clear,
This scenario is happening everywhere.
And you ain't going to nirvana or far-vana,
you're coming right back here to live out your karma.
With even more drama than previously, seriously.
Just how many centuries have we been
waiting for someone else to make us free?
And we refuse to see
that people overseas suffer just like we:
Bad leadership and ego's unfettered and free
Who feed on the people they're supposed to lead
I don't need good people to pray and wait
For the lord to make it all straight.
There's only now, do it right.
'Cos I don't want your daddy, leaving home tonight

Whether Halliburton Enron or anyone
Greed is a weapon of mass destruction

We need to find courage, overcome
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction (x3)

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An extremely important song. | Reviewer: GRACKUS | 1/3/14

Most likely this song was inspired by the US Invasion of Iraq which began in 2003, and which by all rational accounts must be considered an unjust war. But the power of this poem is that its criticism applies to both sides of the conflict - ie a criticism of the inaction of 'good people' ON EITHER SIDE in the face of psychopathic leadership.

The obvious interpretation is this: the boy's father, a soldier, heeds his duty to fight an unjust war. It causes a conflict in the boy, because he is a child - "whatever he's doing, he's doing the right thing", because it's his dad! But other people (other kids in his case) see the war as unjust, and as usual they take it on the wrong people - the soldiers and their families, perhaps also the foreigners or minorities...'others' are always a convenient enemy used by the 'leaders' to deflect blame away from themselves. The true criminals go scott-free - the politicians, the leaders, the corporations and their lackeys and yes-men. These entities "prey on the people they're supposed to lead". The inaction of the masses of good people is the worst weapon of mass destruction. Those good people who pray and wait for their savior to make it straight - well their savior is pure fiction never shown its face in all the history of mankind... those good people stick their heads in the sand, and pray and wait, but they ain't going to nirvana or heaven. They've thrown away their power to make a difference, to act NOW, to fetter those 'leaders' and entities (eg GWB and DC and Halliburton, and Enron, Blackwater etc) that prey on us, that make your daddy leave home tonight to kill and die for them.

The second interpretation is that the boy's father is fighting a JUST war against a psychopathic leader who "feeds off the people he's supposed to lead" (eg Saddam Hussein). So the blame now goes on his people for not standing up and acting. Why his classmates would blame him or his father is unclear, except that they're suckers who fell for the propaganda (perhaps the children of a Stauffenberg would experience this?).

dutch | Reviewer: eric | 2/21/13

Adam you wrote (7/5/10) It's only in the last few years I've been old and wise enough to really appreciate what this song means. An absolute masterpiece of a song, with every word speaking the truth. The wall metaphor in the video is equally fitting - and sadly all too true.

For a dutch 45 year old male its not easy to totally understand the english lyrics, but i try. Yours are soo true. I totally agree. The older i get , the better in understand the lyrics . I am a big fan of faithless, and its growes, the more i understand the lyrics of the songs. deep respect for mj. grts eric

whether halliburton, enron or any1, greed is a weapon of mass destruction | Reviewer: Apache | 10/23/12

I've been listening to n reading a lot abt M.Jazz n he's got wisdom

key to understand the lyric:
whether halliburton, enron or any1, greed is a weapon of mass destruction

his dad went to war coz of those greedy apes who r thirsty 4 petrol n power

Many get blindfolded like his dad n its sad

Media blindfolds us

Its the mind that is the weapon. The mind of those who design long range
weapons n the mind of those leaders who approves production n usage
of those technologically advanced weapons.

really nice lyrics | Reviewer: Josh | 2/3/12

I also find the part where he obviously signs up for service as well very interesting. Although he sees his mother suffering he follows the same path.

Now this is actually a quite important part. Not only politicians and rich men control whats going on, but also the common folk.
Breaking out of a generation-old hate or conflict is not easy thing to achieve.

You dont understand the lyrics Robert | Reviewer: Kris | 10/6/11

There is part about his father going to war, and the song is about fight, but not in battle field. "Cos I don't want your daddy, leaving home tonight" How can you save anybody going on a war? We "just" have to stop fear, stop watching news without doubts, be more caution about religion (politics, sells man etc. generally authoritys), share, and act in that way. Thats hes idea, and message.

Sorry i know its old post, but i just have to react when i read it.

Revelation | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/13/10

For the longest time, I thought the lyric at the end of the chorus as "An action is a weapon of mass destruction" speaking to the power of people who act... that by taking action, we can cause great things. Perhaps destroy some of the greed, the fear, the racism. Weapons of mass destruction can eliminate other weapons.

The actual lyric (or at least was is written here) seems to be saying the same thing. Mass destruction is a byproduct of inaction. The end result between the two versions, "an action" or "inaction" are nearly opposite, but the intent seems similar.

Inspirational | Reviewer: Adam | 7/5/10

It's only in the last few years I've been old and wise enough to really appreciate what this song means. An absolute masterpiece of a song, with every word speaking the truth. The wall metaphor in the video is equally fitting - and sadly all too true.

It's usually followed by 'we come 1' in gigs. If only the people of the world would unite 'as one', we might just be able to face the challenges our planet faces in the coming years.

Nobody understand the lyics | Reviewer: Robert | 6/25/10

The comments about are good but fathless are singing about going to war. "we have to fin the courage, overcome" is about going to war and saving other coutnries from teh leaders "Who feed on the people they're supposed to lead". Letting leaders like Mugabi and Hussain contiune to rule is "inaction" which in inself a "weapon of mass destruction". He is singing about his dad and how pround he is of his dad for going to fight for what is right.

Deep Song; Deep Video | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/4/09

This song is truely an amazing comment on society and the world as a whole. The video for this song only serves to further highlight the deep truth to this song. The image of Maxi Jazz singing/talking to the brick wall is a poignant comment at societies ignorance and apathy towards the terrible things that happen in the world. Their use of children committing the violent acts that so often occur in life was also quite stirring. This song deserves a spot beside "Eve of Destruction" and "Stop (What's That Sound?)" as one of the best Socio-Political songs.

speaking for the people | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/26/09

great song but people really need to understand that faithless are using media as a way of changing minds. before i listened to this song i thought war was right now i realize that to many people suffer because of it.

Deep Song | Reviewer: luke | 4/11/08

the thing is we all no there wont be peace ever politicians make money from war and death over millions of life's laws are a way of the government takin control of people. gaining more power.To Tell Us How To live Our Lives

Faithless has faith :) | Reviewer: Cristian | 9/17/07

All his music seems to have a purpose, seems to be inspired from truth, so i love Faithless, and i hope it inspires other people as it does inspire me in living

good lyrics disapppointing video | Reviewer: Claire | 8/22/07

Such a good song -> expected more of the video! too much filming if the band : the video could have captured so much more reality

.. | Reviewer: Amar /s0cialized | 6/14/07

Agree on all the facts..

peace, love and harmony ..

red regards from croatia/bosnia & herzegovina

War is bad | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/11/05

me and my people all know about war and the peoblems as my dad when off to fight in the 2nd gulf war and he was killed so people need to take the words of this song to heart.

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