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Only Talkin’ On the Radio

it was April 19th, I remember it still
when the bomb went off and all the people were killed
in Oklahoma City in the early mornin’
gone without a warnin’

some short time later and they had their man
he was a right wing with a military plan
a Gulf War veteran come to call
he gave his name, rank, and serial number, and that was all

and the big mouth says “not me, oh no
I’m only talkin’ on the radio”

when he was in high school he learned to play with guns
surfin’ on the internet just for fun
he found some people that he’ like to know
and the chip on his shoulder started to grow

he joined the army in ‘88
he got a bronze star in Kuwait
he read The Turner Diaries when his time was free
and the chip on his shoulder got an ideology

and the big mouth says “not me, oh no
I’m only talkin’ on the radio”

back home in stateside in ‘93
he found organized hatred was the place to be
and the rage that had no focus before
now joined up in the so-called patriot’s war

with a crazed mythological state of mind
Jewish conspiracies and Armageddon times
he swore an oath with a solemn look
and he built himself a bomb just like it said in the book

and the big mouth says “not me, oh no
I’m only talkin’ on the radio”

now I don’t know, I ain’t all that smart
but I think I can see when things are startin’ to come apart
and everybody’s callin’ everybody else names
and there’s a real mean streak in the game

and the radio talks out a constant noise
with a backroom club of good old boys
Oliver North and G. Gordon Liddy
you can hear ‘em all the way to Oklahoma City

it’s like hatred’s climbed out from under its rock
it’s got a radio show and it’s learned how to talk
and talk ain’t nothin’, like the big mouth said
until a hundred and sixty eight people are dead