Ian Brown - Illegal Attacks Lyrics




So what the fuck is this UK
Gunnin' with this US of A
In Iraq and Iran and in Afghanistan

Does not a day go by
Without the Israeli Air Force
Fail to drop it's bombs from the sky?

How many mothers to cry?
How many sons have to die?
How many missions left to fly over Palestine?
'Cause as a matter of facts
It's a pact, it's an act
These are illegal attacks
So bring the soldiers back
These are illegal attacks
It's contracts for contacts
I'm singing concrete facts
So bring the soldiers back

What mean ya that you beat my people
What mean ya that you beat my people
And grind the faces of the poor

So tell me just how come were the Taliban
Sat burning incense in Texas
Roaming round in a Lexus
Sittin' on six billion oil drums
Down with the Dow Jones, up on the Nasdaq
Pushed into the war zones

It's a commercial crusade
'Cause all the oil men get paid
And only so many soldiers come home
It's a commando crusade
A military charade
And only so many soldiers come home

What mean ya that you beat my people
What mean ya that you beat my people
And grind the faces of the poor

Soldiers, soldiers come home
Soldiers come home

Through all the blood and sweat
Nobody can forget
It ain't the size of the dog in the fight
It's the size of the fight in the dog on the day or the night
There's no time to reflect
On the threat, the situation, the bark nor the bite
These are commercial crusades
'Cause all the oil men get paid
These are commando crusades
Commando tactical rape
And from the streets of New York and Baghdad to Tehran and Tel Aviv
Bring forth the prophets of the Lord
From dirty bastards fillin' pockets
With the profits of greed

These are commercial crusades
Commando tactical raids
Playin' military charades to get paid

And who got the devils?
And who got the Lords?
Build yourself a mountain - drink up in the fountain
Soldiers come home
Soldiers come home
Soldiers come home
Soldiers come home

What mean ya that you beat my people
What mean ya that you beat my people
And grind the faces of the poor

What mean ya that you beat my people
What mean ya that you beat my people
And grind the faces of the poor





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Ian Brown Illegal Attacks Comments
  1. Daniel Alexander Mclachlan Gauld

    Sinéad & Feckin Ian........BRILLIANT

  2. Ben Green

    Never a truer word spoken (or sung). Ian thank you for having the balls to release this truth.

  3. Adam Evans

    Will always be relevant

  4. nilpoint

    Pity he got that lost Irish coo involved.

  5. stuart bradley

    These are illegal attacks. It’s contacts and contracts😓

    Paul Neeson

    stuart bradley it’s contact for contracts..... contact is a military term for engaging fire

  6. Claire Hego

    Ian Brown knows 👌🏼☺️

  7. Jj Stewart

    A truthful Duo x

  8. Dan R

    So what the fuck is this UK
    Gunnin' with this US of A
    In Iraq and Iran and in Afghanistan

    Does not a day go by
    Without the Israeli Air Force
    Fail to drop it's bombs from the sky?

    How many mothers to cry?
    How many sons have to die?
    How many missions left to fly over Palestine?
    'Cause as a matter of facts
    It's a pact, it's an act
    These are illegal attacks
    So bring the soldiers back
    These are illegal attacks
    It's contracts for contacts
    I'm singing concrete facts
    So bring the soldiers back

    What mean ya that you beat my people
    What mean ya that you beat my people
    And grind the faces of the poor

    So tell me just how come were the Taliban
    Sat burning incense in Texas
    Roaming round in a Lexus
    Sittin' on six billion oil drums
    Down with the Dow Jones, up on the Nasdaq
    Pushed into the war zones

    It's a commercial crusade
    'Cause all the oil men get paid
    And only so many soldiers come home
    It's a commando crusade
    A military charade
    And only so many soldiers come home

    Soldiers, soldiers come home
    Soldiers come home

    Through all the blood and sweat
    Nobody can forget
    It ain't the size of the dog in the fight
    It's the size of the fight in the dog on the day or the night
    There's no time to reflect
    On the threat, the situation, the bark nor the bite
    These are commercial crusades
    'Cause all the oil men get paid
    These are commando crusades
    Commando tactical rape
    And from the streets of New York and Baghdad to Tehran and Tel Aviv
    Bring forth the prophets of the Lord
    From dirty bastards fillin' pockets
    With the profits of greed

    These are commercial crusades
    Commando tactical raids
    Playin' military charades to get paid

    And who got the devils?
    And who got the Lords?
    Build yourself a mountain - drink up in the fountain
    Soldiers come home
    Soldiers come home
    Soldiers come home
    Soldiers come home

    What mean ya that you beat my people
    What mean ya that you beat my people
    And grind the faces of the poor

    What mean ya that you beat my people
    What mean ya that you beat my people
    And grind the faces of the poor

  9. Paul

    Offended by lack of views on this.

  10. thief25

    Viva La Palastine ❤

    thief25

    Viva La Peace

  11. Safkhan786

    So what the fuck is this UK
    Gunnin' with this US of A
    In Iraq and Iran and in Afghanistan

    Does not a day go by
    Without the Israeli Air Force
    Fail to drop its bombs from the sky?

    How many mothers to cry?
    How many sons have to die?
    How many missions left to fly over Palestine?

    Cause as a matter of facts
    It's a pact, it's an act
    These are illegal attacks
    So bring the soldiers back
    These are illegal attacks
    It's contracts for contacts
    I'm singing concrete facts
    So bring the soldiers back

    What mean that you beat my people
    What mean that you beat my people
    And grind the faces of the poor
    So tell me just how come were the Taliban
    Sat burning incense in Texas
    Roaming round in a Lexus
    Sittin' on six billion oil drums
    Down with the Dow Jones, up on the Nasdaq

    Pushed into the war zones
    It's a commercial crusade
    Cause all the oil men get paid
    And only so many soldiers come home
    It's a commando crusade
    A military charade
    And only so many soldiers come home
    Soldiers, soldiers come home
    Soldiers come home

    Through all the blood and sweat
    Nobody can forget
    It ain't the size of the dog in the fight
    It's the size of the fight in the dog on the day or the night
    There's no time to reflect
    On the threat, the situation, the bark nor the bite

    These are commercial crusades
    'Cos all the oil men get paid
    These are commando crusades
    Commando tactical rape
    And from the streets of New York and Baghdad to Tehran and Tel Aviv
    Bring forth the prophets of the Lord
    From dirty bastards fillin' pockets
    With the profits of greed
    These are commercial crusades
    Commando tactical raids
    Playin' military charades to get paid

    And who got the devils?
    And who got the Lords?
    Build yourself a mountain - Drink up in the fountain
    Soldiers come home

    What mean ya that you beat my people
    What mean ya that you beat my people
    And grind the faces of the poor.

  12. TUFF GONG GB

    SOULJAHZ COME HOME

  13. TUFF GONG GB

    SOULJAH

  14. TUFF GONG GB

    Wake Up O Sleeper

  15. Paul

    Realist musician out there both of them.

  16. Lesley Smith

    Remember when they banned this song from the radio and music channels.
    The only free speech we have is when we’re towing the line.

    Seyyed Naqvi

    He's a Don. He cussed the Isreali Airforce in this song. Man goes down in history. Man can't be owned.

  17. Andrew Grant

    Oh ian brown my foot in hero bale to put that in pice Liverpool the clapping klopold German robotic

  18. Steve CU

    Still relevant! Fuck Israel, fuck imperialism

  19. Rob Manjarez

    Usa in Pakistán

  20. BIG-NABZ

    Rip Sinead O'Connor

    Paul Bolton

    she's not dead.

  21. BIG-NABZ

    I was in jail doing 8 years when I first heard this, time flies.....

  22. 76BANKSY

    2018 and still dropping bombs. Can't believe the UK has teamed up with US again. Dont believe anything in the media. Two Wrongs don't make a Right.

  23. Jenni Banks

    Still applies today sadly..... Syria #notinmyname

  24. Gordon Campbell

    End Zionist Terrorism/Genocide

    Free Palestine

    God bless the innocent young service men and women that die in vain, under the illusion and deliberate corporate lies that states they are fighting to protect homeland freedom and liberty...the greatest lie ever told. Lambs to the slaughter, to line the pockets of Capitalist elites.

  25. Merin Fraser

    ft Sinead OConnor

  26. lorne mcneil

    SHARE THE FUCKING SONG

  27. lorne mcneil

    this fucking track from polydor 22otwenty its fact ,has been shelved in zeros and 111111111111111111ns

  28. Brodie Logue

    bong very interesting song i was interested in joining up but after this im not up for it

  29. RyanP

    He is a legend I hope he will do one more gig as Ian Brown fucking amazing man

  30. peter wilmot

    illegal attacks??? all off them!!!!!!!

  31. TCOCharlesDexterWard

    Tony Blair bitch

  32. supravista

    Brown is Legend...

  33. mellowfellow100

    fuck the bankers

  34. Haircut

    it's the the size of the fight.

  35. zoltansocrates

    Illegal attacks...9/11, 7/7, Bali, Madrid, Sweden, Australia, Tunisia, Egypt, Nigeria, China, Germany, Netherlands, Paris , we won't apologise, we didn't start the fire

    zoltansocrates

    +BroI〈 en drum Machine sure they were Einstein, it really gets me mad when people buy into Islamic propaganda

    Broken Drum Machine

    @zoltansocrates So what about John Anthony Hill's court case in 2011 when the British state tried to throw him in jail for perverting the court of justice because he sent copies of his document film 7/7 Ripple Effect to the jury present at the court case of the 7/7 bombers? He spent 2 days in court explaining why he thought 7/7 and 9/11 were inside jobs citing evidence such as the BBC reporting the collapse of building 7, 20 minutes before it collapsed. He received no charge and a standing ovation from the court and jury after the verdict was read out.  Then there was the Tony Rooke case in 2012 when they tried to criminalize him for not paying his tv license. He represented himself in court and used the famous BBC reporting the collapse of building 7 as evidence. He walked away free. Or how about uk Police intelligence analyst Tony Farrel who was asked what he thought was the biggest threat to British security and he replied the government. He said 7/7 and 9/11 were inside jobs. Islamic propaganda? hahahahaha we blamed Saudi and flattened Afgahnistan. We funded al Qaeda in Syria but they were responsible for 9/11 and 7/7? you are a fool. I am willing to bet that you have never looked at the argument or evidence (which there is an overwhelming amount for). Just accepted what the msm told ya eh?

    zoltansocrates

    +BroI〈 en drum Machine as you say, what about it? No one is suggesting the american authorities didn't take advantage of what happened but that is a different conversation, Islamists still did it, and continue to do so

    Broken Drum Machine

    +zoltansocrates Nope. Nope and no. Yes of course islamists body snatched the employees at the BBC to lie live on air. lolz. .Have you even listened to the first responders? The police, the firemen and medics? Have you listened to the eye witnesses, the janitor? The police who said no plane hit the pentagon? The insurance policies taken out by Silverstein a month before? His statement saying they had to pull building 7? The bombs going off in the basement of the twin towers before the planes hit? The science doesn't support the official narrative. The families of people who died in the towers are the biggest 9/11 truthers out there. Dancing Israelis. NORAD doing exersizes and failing its job. I could go on forever as the list of anomalies is huge. Its a shame uninformed people like you keep the lies alive 15 years on....smh

    zoltansocrates

    @BroI〈 en drum Machine lol,besotted with Islamic propaganda

  36. simon clarke

    Right on brother.

  37. NoSuchThing99

    when's he comin' out w/ new stuff?

  38. Stephen Elliott

    God like genius..

  39. Iain Flintoff

    IAN BROWN ANOTHER REAL HUMAN BEING AND DON'T THEY JUST STAND OUT AGAINST THE BORG POPULATION THAT MAKES UP MOST OF THE UK!!!! - RESPECT BROWN

  40. Steven Wallace

    Adicted to this song now

  41. Tosh Lines

    The band will continue to play so long as people are picking sides.

  42. Eliš D

    The end game in democracy is always to pick up a gun.

    no gods no masters.

    Chris Wilkinson

    That is so true. I once read a book that proved statistically that democracies have caused more war than other ideologies. It is also do with the fact that most democracies are Christian nations as well, but I don't have the time or inkling to go into why that is so. But you put it so beautifully.

  43. Riada McDonagh

    I love the song:)

  44. Rob Nesbit

    funny how the people who talk war don't send their sons 

    thief25

    well if its a war worth fighting for.... otherwise were all Fukin puppets

  45. john mcguckin

    Tony Blair War Criminal 

    ARCH STANTON

    YES HANG THE CUNT

    Fingers Crossed

    john mcguckin
    And the rest...

  46. Dublin 17 Anon

    Brits out EIRE32

    goodengine

    +Ken o'brien Irish out of Britain

    freeman bill

    your pope gave Ireland to the crown,to keep us divided so we would not find out our true history

    123 G

    goodengine too late. now one in four english people has at least one Irish granparent.

  47. Christian gonzalez ramirez

    de lujo esta ancion :)

  48. punkcat77

    Great song, great video, and still very relevant today

  49. bmxmattylemoth

    first time I've heard this, really good tune

    Dav G

    JOY DIVISION FAN I SEE,U GOT GUD TASTE BRUV,BELTER OF A BAND ,DIGITAL IS THE 1.FAIR PLAY 2 U

  50. Nanc Jader

    Hard to believe it is 2014 and this is the very first time I am listening to this song/video.  Back in 1965 in elementary school I was taught that war was over.  Yeah, I guess so ..........

  51. Santi Pérez

    Nice one man

  52. BloodSweatTungsten

    This is not Brave...
    Brave is knowing you might be wrong ...
    (or thinking you maybe)...& carrying on..
    This is the Truth & therefor just is....
    One need have have no fear...If one tells the truth..

  53. Duncan Roberts

    immense

  54. Carl Evz13

    SOLDIERS,COME HOME!

  55. Bluzme

    wow
    nice one

  56. windigglesUK

    It doesn't half hit home doesn't it?

  57. MightyTorten

    It's really not.

  58. Civil Sitis

    There are not all my countryman, but that doen not means that i want to shoot them. The idea "all the earth is my country" is the same idea from those who send the plane bombing.

    lorne mcneil

    NOT ALL all men r equal but !some more than others yes we r all men and we die the same

    lorne mcneil

    animal farm

  59. Lawrence Lee

    meaningfull if have law well properly measure matters

  60. MightyTorten

    I can't believe you feel so strongly about the patch of land that you were born on. I like to think I was born on this planet and everyone around me is my countryman.

  61. Cadwaladr2012

    even the cold war....was a war for resources

    Im starting up with others...a group called "movement for the ground up independence of the british isles"....time for real freedom! peace

  62. Saiful Amir

    FUCK WAR!!!

  63. jhwalsh93

    Ian Brown is a lyrical genius. Fact.

  64. Jackie Dolman

    love ian brown,love the song but sinead oconnors voice is amazing in it x

  65. LRD

    Yep. Great lyric.

  66. John Barrett

    very profound lyrics.Ian brown not scared to speak the truth

  67. Sharon Quail

    lyrical genius this man x

  68. violeman

    Good Story Line..
    Music was solid but could be mixed a bit better !!
    Over all 7/10 my books !!
    ROCK ON!!
    DEv

  69. The One

    PEOPLE, people send this this to everybody, send it to everybody that you now, everybody use this as a ringtone, fucking post it to all facebook pages, play it out loud on all the streets around the whole world, people with powerful car audios stop in front of parliament and play it, play it for everybody to hear this word!!!
    Ian Brown, you are amazing !!!

  70. 03hancod

    fuckin shutup and enjoy yaself

  71. Czeekaj

    Just make it ;D

  72. Bussarin Boi

    "This video is not available on mobile" Ugh! How annoying is that!

  73. Gav Bradley

    KEEP PRODUCING THE TRUTH IAN, THE APATHETICALLY DELUDED SHEEPLE ARE AWAKENING FROM THEIR SLUMBER...SLOWLY BUT SURELY!!

    TOGETHER WE ARE ONE....TOGETHER WE ARE THE CHANGE!!

    WAKE UP!

  74. Marco Venosta

    voice of truth!

  75. DarylJCheetham

    1) what strong shit are you on?
    2) Where can I buy some?

  76. windigglesUK

    Bring them home safe.

  77. bejustlikethem

    and fufilling our minds and soul whit shit in tv channels .. ..so obious, so evident .. but people just dont want to know that is just insane that theres people dying of starv, that it just shuldnt be happening, that is just so stupid .. its all goin to shit ..lame, shame!

  78. bejustlikethem

    Word! .. but is just amazing how people just dont get it ..and stay in its confort zone, how we are just not thinking, not doing nothing, not teaching our children war is stupid and a sacamb and teaching hate instead .. so sad ... the same whit political 'corporation' , politicians only work for the owners of the doll and for themselves and take it to the next level cheating and robing the people, beating the weak and the poor,

  79. Czeekaj

    Okay, Ian was talking about war. The kid ended up in the middle east. He raided a house and you see him taking off his helmet after he entered a little kids room, he had toy airplanes just like he did in his room. the smashing of the family portrait symbolizing breaking the family apart. The video and lyrics show alot just listen and watch closely

  80. stickypool

    Ian and Sinead. Two great wordsmiths.

  81. Mark redfern

    TUNE!!!!!

  82. binkiie4dictator

    Diago Garcia........NUFF SED

  83. TooCoolForAUsername

    sooo...um...i understood tht he needed a job but at the end was tht his house? was his family dead?

    im confused! help me youtube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. JayJaySoul

    BRING THE GREAT BRITISH FORCES BACK FROM MUSLIM COUNTRIES.
    DO SOMETHING ABOUT MY £700 PETROL BILL.
    STOP PAYING THE USELESS TO DO NOTHING.

    One day soon they will learn its not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.

    But this war will not be for god.
    or oil.
    or land
    or for what you think is right.

    it will be for survival

  85. Carol MacRae

    @letmeusethisnamenow Yeah... let's all just listen to the music and stay unaware of the state of the World. USE YOUR BRAIN!

  86. BuGp0wDerDuSt

    @letmeusethisnamenow I don't care about what you think about how clever they all think they are. Turn off 'caps lock' and move on.

  87. misstechnique

    NIce one for this track! :) R.I.P Lee Ellis 1 <3

  88. Sugar Ray

    @911cads Scary times. Privatisation of public services is anti democratic as there is no implied necessity of disclosure to the public of a private companies KPI or expences, therefore accountability. When these companies exist on public money it is amazing that the wider public cannot understand that their rights and services are being eroded. Its a scam and a sham and a shame. The national debt was much higher post war than it is even now and yet they could afford house building and NHS.

  89. 911cads

    @sugarraygras then Maggie let young men die for there country because she didnt see taking someone's country a taboo and dont get me started with poll tax, anti movement campaign stopping young people having a good time or living in there chosen life style, well cameron can sell the countrys back to the owners

  90. CapitalMen

    This song and video make me cry ;'[

  91. windigglesUK

    @arcz10 Cock

  92. binkiie4dictator

    a film titled, "stealing a nation" by John Pilger, will give you a deeper understanding about the world we live in. If you think you are free, think again, the aforementioned film, as well as "the power of nightmares" and "the century of the self" by Adam Curtis, will undoubtedly open your eyes to reality

  93. Sugar Ray

    @spritey16 He has no mandate. At least Maggie won an election before she ripped this country to shreds and deregulated the financial industry to create the monster we are currently paying for. Cameron's solution is to sell off what's left to foreign billionaires whilst dancing to the true Brit fantasy.

  94. jhwalsh93

    Ian Brown: lyrical genius. fact.

  95. romm95

    Its the job of fathers to educate their children on the realities of modern warfare, how corporations profit, how coward politicians send others to do their killing and dying for them and how they dress it up with patriotism and duty to the 'nation'. Meanwhile at home bankers get bailed out and we pay our mortgages (mort = death in latin). Wakeup , Ian great song and video.

  96. KalahariKAri

    ooooh..this was a very powerful song that hit me right in the gut, as that recruiter convinced the young boy to go to war because he couldn't find a job. That was my son, right there. :-((((( Bastards, bring those soldiers home!

  97. scann311

    @Foxxeee Devide and conquer..............!

  98. nergis ermin

    ingiliscene gurban olduğumun adamım yaa...

  99. internetprovidings

    One of his most underated tunes ever. Work of a genius. All stand for DA MAN!