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Well there's blood on the hands Of the rich politicians Red is the color of the sand and the sea Blood on the hands of an arrogant nation Who start all the bleeding Over their policies "Well there's blood on the hands of the rich politicians" the American politicians who allowed themselves to be bribed by special interest groups who support Israel and by people like Abramoff are responsible for the bloodshed in the Middle East, "Red" bloody, filled with death "is the color" influence "of the sand" the history of Israel, 'the sands of time' "and the sea" its people, also the Red Sea. "Blood on the hands" death on the conscience, the responsibility "of an arrogant nation" Jews have often been called arrogant "Who start all the bleeding" who start the bloodshed in the Middle East "over their policies" their policy of oppression of the Palestinians, apartheid; note the word "their." This is the key to the fact that this poem is about a country OTHER THAN the United States. So she blamed it all on whispering secrets She blamed it on the moon and the sky She thought she broke the back of the city She thought she thought she knew she had lied "So she blamed it all on whispering" libelous as in a whisper campaign secrets not openly made known, anti-Semitism, shades of the movie "A Gentleman's Agreement" that dealt with anti-Semitism "She blamed it on the moon" reaching for something unattainable "and the sky" and trying to preserve the future of the Jews "She thought she broke" had divided with violence "the back of the city" the Arab part of Jerusalem which is in back of the Old City "She thought" she thought Israel tried to convince itself "she knew she had lied" but when the Arabs started rioting during the intifada Israelis realized it was not that easy to break the Palestinian spirit. She changed direction with the gas fires burning Racing for protection what could she possibly find Children with no legs out on the highways crawling Looking for an angel but they ran out of time
"She changed direction" changed political direction "with the gas fires burning" as a result of the Holocaust - the crematoriums, the gassings "Racing for protection" trying to find a safe haven "what could she possibly find?" why pick Palestine which only played a minor role in the Holocaust "Children with no legs" a country with no support, on its last legs "out on the highways crawling" whose people were driven out by the Jews to Gaza and the West Bank in Palestinian Diaspora "Looking for an angel" and who looked for a leader to guide them "but they ran out of time" but they were killed and dispersed before they could find one! She had blood on her face so she had to get even She hemorrhaged and bled all over the land There's blood on the hands of those that keep silent Who won't count the bodies dead in the sand "She had blood on her face" the Jews suffered so much death that it was embarrassing; 'egg on your face' "so she had to get even" she wanted revenge "She hemorrhaged and bled all over the land" so she took it out on the Palestinians "There's blood on the hands of those that keep silent" there's responsibility on those who don't mention this fact "Who won't count the bodies dead in the sand" and who refuse to count the bodies of dead Palestinians in the entire history of this struggle. So you can feast on your stories but it won't stop the bleeding When the truth is found the house will surely fall down There's blood on their mouths of all lies and liars The bloody red eyes of the rodeo clown Well, there's blood in the streets from the lies and liars The bloody red eyes of the rodeo clown
"So you can feast on your stories" so you can control the media in America "but it won't stop the bleeding" but it won't stop the resistance "When the truth is found" when Americans realize they are being manipulated "the houses surely fall down" the House of David, Israel will be destroyed "There's blood on their mouths of all lies and liars" the media, the American Enterprise Institute, AIPAC, the Hudson Institute etc "The bloody red eyes" the bloodthirsty thoughts, the one who guides, is the 'eyes and ears of' "The bloody red eyes of the rodeo clown" Mellencamp is not the brightest light on the Christmas tree.