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Holiday in Cambodia
Dead Kennedys Lyrics


So, you've been to school
For a year or two
And you know you've seen it all
In daddy's car
Thinking you'll go far
Back east your type don't crawl

Playing ethnicky jazz
To parade your snazz
On your five-grand stereo
Braggin' that you know
How the niggers feel cold
And the slum's got so much soul

It's time to taste what you most fear
Right Guard will not help you here
Brace yourself, my dear
Brace yourself, my dear

It's a holiday in Cambodia
It's tough, kid, but it's life
It's a holiday in Cambodia
Don't forget to pack a wife

You're a star-belly snitch
You suck like a leech
You want everyone to act like you
Kiss ass while you bitch
So you can get rich
While your boss gets richer off you

Well, you'll work harder
With a gun in your back
For a bowl of rice a day
Slave for soldiers
Till you starve
Then your head is skewered on a stake

Now you can go where the people are one
Now you can go where they get things done
What you need, my son...
What you need, my son...

Is a holiday in Cambodia
Where people are dressed in black
A holiday in Cambodia
Where you'll kiss ass or crack

Pol Pot, Pol Pot, Pol Pot, Pol Pot

It's a holiday in Cambodia
Where you'll do what you're told
It's a holiday in Cambodia
Where the slums got so much soul
Pol Pot

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: BRUCE SLESINGER, JELLO BIAFRA, KLAUS FLOURIDE, EAST BAY RAY

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Kevin Sutton

Kevin Sutton
1 second ago
So, you've been to school
For a year or two
And you know you've seen it all
In daddy's car
Thinking you'll go far
Back east your type don't crawl
Playing ethnicky jazz
To parade your snazz
On your five-grand stereo
Braggin' that you know
How the niggers feel cold
And the slum's got so much soul
It's time to taste what you most fear
Right Guard will not help you here
Brace yourself, my dear
Brace yourself, my dear
It's a holiday in Cambodia
It's tough, kid, but it's life
It's a holiday in Cambodia
Don't forget to pack a wife
You're a star-belly snitch
You suck like a leech
You want everyone to act like you
Kiss ass while you bitch
So you can get rich
While your boss gets richer off you
Well, you'll work harder
With a gun in your back
For a bowl of rice a day
Slave for soldiers til you starve
And your head is skewered on a stake
Now you can go where people are one
Now you can go where they get things done
What you need my son (x2)
Is a holiday in Cambodia
Where people dress in black
Is a holiday in Cambodia
Where you'll kiss arse and crack


Pol Pot, Pol Pot, Pol Pot, Pol Pot

It's a holiday in Cambodia
Where you'll do what you're told
It's a holiday in Cambodia
Where the slums got so much soul
Pol Pot



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james weber

People used to think Dead Kennedy's was some sort of insult against the killing of JFK when in reality in an interview the lead singer, Jello Biafra says they named the band because they believe the downfall of American society started with the assassination of JFK. I love punk music, it's simple music but the lyrics are the key. At least in most punk bands of this era.

richard Fernando

Honestly the civil rights act was the last of Kennedy in America from there it went downhill. This will probably age horribly

Mister Derp

@BlueBeluga So is "1619"

Surgé Land

@Palpatine I have. The country itself is built on the back of racism and genocide. It will continue to spread these things about the entire world unless it is brought down and rebuilt from the ground up.

Palpatine

@Surgé Land but you still haven’t explained why we need to shut down the country for that🗿

Surgé Land

@Palpatine No, to completely reform the entire system of law and government.

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Tristan

Holy shit, the lyrics are hilariously spot-on! This song rings very true in the late 2010s.

rkb 1723

@Dave Anchovies They would have a very rude awakening when comrade Pol would give them the choice of either tending to the fields or becoming fertilizer for them.

Some Donkus

@a its what happens to those who dont know it.. :(

Rip Roarin' Game Rig

@The Logical Twit we either get it done together or we have to find out who is stabbing holes in the boat. The result is we all drown.

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