Roman Catholics, Muslims, homosexuals, Americans... The band of Syracuse University students called Nursing Home leaves no one safe. Sample lyric, from the song "Muhammad Was a Terrorist": "We flew a plane into the Pentagon/we know that they are wrong." Other song titles include "Rape" and "Gay priest." Band members often cover their heads with paper bags printed with Satanic symbols. Last semester, an appearance at a South Asian cultural festival led the university to charge one member, a junior, with harassment.
"It's not just what you see on the surface; it's layers of meaning that you can take out," a band member explained to the Daily Orange, after taking a long drag on a cigarette.