There was a song with a video I saw like a decade ago. The video I believe mostly showed images of the war on terror and was of course meant to be a criticism of it and Bush in general. It would've been released sometime in the early-mid 2000s. I think I saw it before hurricane Katrina, but I'm not sure.

It was an all-male group that performed it, and the singer in the video was bald.

The only lyrics I can remember said something about how the administration was silencing criticism of the war. I think one of the lines was something like 'hold me down/shut me down'.

edit: Just to clarify, the video showed actual footage of the war on terror at the time. I think it also showed a brief clip of Bush saluting a soldier. The parts with the band playing were really dark, with a very dark green lighting. Or maybe it was in black and white.

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When I read your question title, I immediately thought of System of a Down's B.Y.O.B

  • All male group
  • Hard rock / heavy metal
  • One bald guy in video (not the lead singer though)
  • Anti-war
  • Bush-era
  • War on terror themed video

The only thing that doesn't match is the lyric you remembered.

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    Its not them sadly. Or ministry even. They're probably far more obscure than SOAD.
    – user4865
    Dec 21, 2017 at 15:52
  • Haven't heard that one in a while - love it :). I can't stand metal usually... however, SoaD manage to do it with so much intelligence & tongue-in-cheek 'knowing' that it just works so well. Damn tight too. Upvote just for making me smile.
    – Tetsujin
    Dec 21, 2017 at 15:59

Is it 11th Hour by Lamb of God ?

The music video shows various images of war and was released in 2003, so two tears after George Bush was elected.


First to come to mind:

Nine Inch Nails - Capital G

Capital G is very anti Bush with many "actual" current events footage. However, no bald guy.

Second to come to mind:

A Perfect Circle - Imagine


Is it No W by Ministry? Although it doesn't depict Bush himself but a puppet of him