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Written by band member Tyler Spencer , under the pseudonym Dick Valentine, it was released in June as the second single from their debut studio album, Fire While both the song and music video received significant airplay, lyrics mentioning war were edited due to their possibly offensive nature since the song made its air debut at the start of the Iraq War. The actual lyric is "She's just the girl, she's just the girl, the girl you want". In the censored version of the song, the words "nuclear" and "war" in the line "let's start a war, start a nuclear war" are cut out and a whip lash sound is used instead. A radio version in Japan exists in which the same lyrics are replaced with "let's do an edit, do a radio edit". The video depicts a series of Abraham Lincoln look-alikes in the White House , portrayed primarily by the band's lead singer Dick Valentine, but stand-ins were used for some scenes.
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The raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement outside the bar on Christopher Street, in neighboring streets and in nearby Christopher Park. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. The s and preceding decades were not welcoming times for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT Americans. For instance, solicitation of same-sex relations was illegal in New York City.
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