Tio Sam
Ska-P Lyrics


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Tío Sam, muñeco de homicidio
Tío Sam, jugamos a matar
Tío Sam, comienza el exterminio
Tío Sam, operación Irak

Suenan los pepinos en Bagdag
inician la ofensiva militar
la sangre ha comenzado ya a brotar
cuidado no te vaya a salpicar

Tío Sam, muñeco ultrasádico
Tío Sam, todo por su interés
Tío Sam, misiles diplomáticos
Tío Sam, te van a convencer

why nos venden sus mentiras por televisión
engañando al personal yendo de salvador
no hay acuerdo, procedamos a la destrucción
mataremos sin piedad

Mil muertos más, qué más da, es mi guerra
voy a lanzar mi arsenal a la tierra
los muertos los ponen los demás, la miseria
yo tengo licencia pa matar, a la mierda!!

Siempre en la vanguardia militar
son los aliados de la OTAN
máquinas perfectas de matar
asesinan en el nombre de la paz

why nos venden sus mentiras por televisión
engañando al personal yendo de salvador
no hay acuerdo procedamos a la destrucción
mataremos sin piedad

Mil muertos más, qué más da, es mi guerra
voy a lanzar mi arsenal a la tierra
los muertos los ponen los demás, la miseria
yo tengo licencia pa matar, a la mierda!!

ALIADOS ASESINOS, A LA MIERDA!!

Asesinos del Tratado Atlántico: os saludan los muertos de Irak...





Los muertos los pone el Pueblo...

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Ska-P's song "Tio Sam" express a strong criticism towards the United States government and their military interventions in Iraq. The lyrics describe Uncle Sam, the personification of the US government and its values, as a homicidal toy that enjoys playing with death and destruction. The song denounces the lies and manipulation used to justify military actions as well as the collateral damage caused by these actions, which mostly affect innocent civilians.


The lyrics depict the horrors of war, describing the sounds of bombs and the bloodshed that results from military intervention. They also criticize the idea of using diplomacy to convince other countries to support their actions, as a way to mask their true intentions of furthering their own interests. The song emphasizes the idea that the US government and military act without regard for human life or suffering, and that the war only serves their own purposes.


Overall, the lyrics of "Tio Sam" are a powerful critique of the US government's military interventions and the harm they cause. Through their lyrics, Ska-P attempts to emphasize the importance of questioning and scrutinizing the actions of those in power, as well as advocating for peaceful conflict resolution and the preservation of human life.


Line by Line Meaning

Tío Sam, muñeco de homicidio
Uncle Sam, a homicide puppet


Tío Sam, jugamos a matar
Uncle Sam, we play to kill


Tío Sam, comienza el exterminio
Uncle Sam, the extermination begins


Tío Sam, operación Irak
Uncle Sam, the Iraq operation


Suenan los pepinos en Bagdag
Guns are sounding in Baghdad


inician la ofensiva militar
Military offensive begins


la sangre ha comenzado ya a brotar
Blood has already begun to flow


cuidado no te vaya a salpicar
Be careful not to get splattered


Tío Sam, muñeco ultrasádico
Uncle Sam, sadistic puppet


Tío Sam, todo por su interés
Uncle Sam, everything for his interest


Tío Sam, misiles diplomáticos
Uncle Sam, diplomatic missiles


Tío Sam, te van a convencer
Uncle Sam, they will convince you


why nos venden sus mentiras por televisión
Why are they selling their lies on television


engañando al personal yendo de salvador
Deceiving people by acting as a savior


no hay acuerdo, procedamos a la destrucción
No agreement, let's proceed to destruction


mataremos sin piedad
We will kill mercilessly


Mil muertos más, qué más da, es mi guerra
A thousand more dead, who cares, it's my war


voy a lanzar mi arsenal a la tierra
I am going to launch my arsenal to the ground


los muertos los ponen los demás, la miseria
Others put the dead, the misery


yo tengo licencia pa matar, a la mierda!!
I have a license to kill, screw it!!


Siempre en la vanguardia militar
Always at the military forefront


son los aliados de la OTAN
They are NATO allies


máquinas perfectas de matar
Perfect killing machines


asesinan en el nombre de la paz
They kill in the name of peace


ALIADOS ASESINOS, A LA MIERDA!!
KILLER ALLIES, SCREW IT!!


Asesinos del Tratado Atlántico: os saludan los muertos de Irak...
Killers of the Atlantic Treaty: the dead of Iraq greet you ...


Los muertos los pone el Pueblo...
The people put the dead...




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ALBERTO JAVIER AMADO HUETE, JOSE ANTONIO LOPEZ PANCORBO, JOSE MIGUEL REDIN REDIN, JULIO CESAR SANCHEZ SUAREZ, LUIS MIGUEL GARCIA PLANELLO, RICARDO DELGADO DE LA OBRA, ROBERTO GANAN OJEA

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