Holiday in Cambodia Lyrics

Dead Kennedys


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Bruce Slesinger, Jello Biafra, Klaus Flouride, Ray East Bay
album: Track 13 in album Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
release date: 1980-9
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Hardcore/Punk
length: 4:35
drums: Ted
vocal: Jello Biafra
bass: Klaus Flouride
guitar: East Bay Ray
lyricist: Jello Biafra
composer: Jello Biafra, Klaus Flouride, East Bay Ray, Bruce Slesinger

Cover Art

Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables cover art
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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 ******s 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 *** while you *****
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 *** 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


Track Listing


Cassette 1
  • 1 Kill the Poor
  • 2 Forward to Death
  • 3 When Ya Get Drafted
  • 4 Let’s Lynch the Landlord
  • 5 Drug Me
  • 6 Your Emotions
  • 7 Chemical Warfare
  • 8 California über alles
  • 9 I Kill Children
  • 10 Stealing People’s Mail
  • 11 Funland at the Beach
  • 12 Ill in the Head
  • 13 Holiday in Cambodia
  • 14 Viva Las Vegas