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in abuses of power. The refrain echoes the political “we’re making war to ensure peace” rhetoric of the Cold War; stanzas chronicle the history of government leaders trumpeting fear to justify their warmongering (echoing the influential tone of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs”). 5 In an interview with heavy music web site Blabbermouth.net, regarding “Jet Fighter Plane,” Jyrki said: “The song has a dark early ‘80s kind of vibe. I wrote the lyrics with those Col