well, i did say 'it's not his official opinion or anything like that - i just got that impression from his more recent work'.Tchocolatl wrote:and they where dying in the name of Allah, very certain that 500 virgins (500 v/for 1 man, the deal was, ey they were not fooled he?) were waiting for them in heaven after their death as heroes. You can think this is stupid but the fact is some people are fighting reliously in this world and that was the song is saying.
And maybe you should listen to the song again, LC never said that he was believing this. (What is the use to downloaded it in advance if it is not to listen to it better than others?)
He said "Some people say" because, in fact, people were really saying this around here, "they are hating us of old, etc." what you said.
still, i don't know where you got the idea that the cause for the attacks was religon??? from what we heard from Osama and co. it was all about US puting middle east down economicaly and freedom wise.
the line 'some people say' is obviously irronic, as Tom Sakic noticed, but i think it's a sort of double irrony: as if he was rediculing people who redicule Bush for his 'some people say'.
in other words, i think LC wanted to say:
you may think that 'some people say they hate us of old' is stupid, but they do hate us of old, and they did attack us.
we've already discussed this on Lightning's thread, and my standpoint is clear, and Tom did a good job of explaining how the last stanza can hardly be read any other way, so i'll rest my case for now (untill new evidence is presented, as they say in court).