The song was revealed in parts from a worldwide search. USB drives were hidden in various cities, with clues provided for fans to find them. When found, the next section of the song was available to listen to on the microsite.
It is a characteristically epic song, influenced both by eastern-european music and distinctive Queen riffs.
Collateral Damage is the extended ending of the song. It features an altered version of Chopin's Nocturne Op.9 No.2 in Eb; along with ambient sounds of children laughing and ending with a jet fighter. This, along with the title, highlights the innocent victims of war, and its and unintended but predictable consequences.
The intro to USofE was played before Sunburn at the Grand Prairie Nokia Theater gig in Texas in 2007.
|United States of Eurasia Lyrics|
You and me are the same
And these wars they can't be won
And must we do as we're told?
You and me fall in line
And these wars they cant be won
1. Uprising ·
2. Resistance ·
3. Undisclosed Desires ·
4. United States of Eurasia +Collateral Damage ·