This song is generally about the fact that actions have consequences and that we should learn from our mistakes rather than arrogantly or obliviously repeat them.
More specifically, the song is about the U.S.’s practice of meddling in foreign countries in pursuit of oil. It causes the listener to consider how certain U.S. policies and military actions related to the pursuit of that oil in the Middle East have helped provoke Middle Eastern animosity toward the U… read more
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