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Anti-Flag lyrics

Album: Mobilize [2002]

Tracks16
 01  911 for Peace
 02  Mumia's Song
 03  What's the Difference?
 04  We Want to Be Free
 05 N.B.C. (No Blood-Thirsty Coporations)
 06  Right to Choose
 07  We Don't Need It!
 08  Anatomy of Your Enemy
 09 Undergound Network (live)
 10 Tearing Everyone Down (live)
 11 Bring Out Your Dead (live)
 12  A New Kind of Army (live)
 13 Their System Doesn't Work for You (live)
 14  Free Nation (live)
 15  Spaz's House Destruction Party (live)
 16 Die for the Government (live)
all Anti-Flag lyrics



911 for Peace
It's in the paper every day
I see it in the headlines and I feel so sick, yeah
As another life leaves this world (this world) so full of hate
But short
Short on compassion
Short on humanity
Asking myself in vain, shaken by the shock,
"do we even have a chance?"

I don't wanna die
(I don't wanna kill)
I don't wanna kill
(I don't wanna die)
We are all human.
Lets start to prove it.

This is a plea for peace (world peace)
To the oppressors of the world and to
To the leaders of nations, corporate profit takers,
to the everday citizen
Greed, envy, fear, hate-- the competition has to stop.
When you see someone down, now's the time to pick them up
Set your differences aside (never look back, no)

I don't wanna die
(I don't wanna kill)
I don't wanna kill
(I don't wanna die)
We are all human
It's time to prove it.

Isn't everybody tired of the fighting? (hey, hey)
Isn't everybody tired of the killing? (hey, hey)
Isn't everybody tired of the dying? (hey, hey)
Isn't everybody tired fo the hatred? (hey, hey)
Violence.. fighting... killing...dying.. aaaaaaah!!

(excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech)

I don't wanna die
(I don't wanna kill)
I don't wanna kill
(I don't wanna die)
We are all human
It's time to prove it.

We are all human
Let's start to prove it.
We are all human...back to top
Mumia's Song
Arm in Arm - Fists held high
"set them free" - our battle cry
Take back the streets
And our right to free speech
Locked up and put away
For fear of what they'll say

[Chorus]
Crooked cops plus crooked judges, don't equal justice
Free all political prisoners
Racist cops plus racist judges, don't equal justice
Free all political prisoners

Brick by brick - wall by wall
Wont sit back - let our brothers and sisiters fall
The unjust justice system
Our voice will overthrow

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Leonard Peltier
Father Roy Bourgeois
The Angola 3
The MOVE 9
Ken Sara Wiwa
Lori Brenson
Like Nelson Mandela
Keep hope alive... KEEP HOPE ALIVE!!!

Brick by brick, wall by wall...
We're gonna free Mumia Abu-Jamal
Brick by brick, wall by wall...
We're gonna free Mumia Abu-Jamal
Brick by brick, wall by wall...
FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL!!!

No justice, No peace, No racist police [x4]
Free all political prisoners [x3]back to top
What's the Difference?
"What's The Difference?"

The constitution crumbles beneath the weight of fascists
No right to assemble - no free speech for the masses
Seattle '99 the mayors decree
Anti-W.T.O. statements are grounds for arresting!

[Chorus]
Our leaders decry Tianamen
And dare to speak of freedom
As they unleash our cops on us
So... what's... the fuckin' difference

[Bridge]
Behind locked doors in session
World sponsored corporate politicians
Structure policy to build more coporate strength
Fight strength - with strength
At news conferences they claim, "we listen"
while they lock out their own constituents
So we march on to raise our voice
Because we are left with no choice!!!

In China, Nike pays workers fifty cents a day
In the U.S., lawmakers give China "free trade"
Human rights-based sanctions just washed away
When our lawmakers are owned by multinational's money

[Chorus]back to top
We Want to Be Free
All night out on the streets
I got the back of all my friends
We never want to go back home
Never want the night to end

[Chorus]
Because we want to be... FREE!
We want to be...FREE!

[Bridge]
The schools that they send us to are prisons
The same can be said for their churches too
I don't want my mind or my arms tied in bondage
I don't want to be another cloned state tool
When I'm with my friends, when I'm at a show
Thats when everything is OK
Thats why I follow my heart every single day
Single day... EVERY SINGLE DAY!!back to top
Right to Choose
"Right To Choose"

Thrown out by her family
In the midst of anger
Mom and dad can't make sense
Of her sexual preference
It seems the cars
Just drive by on this night
No one has any idea
What this feels like

You wave your flag
Tell me I'm free
Then use the word fag
To fuck with me

Judged by parents and the public
The Fingers pointed at them
Well I'll point mine right back
They Must Realize
You can't change whom you love
And gender is not the issue

That night she said, "I will be true"
Meant every word she said to you

It seems today, to be yourself
Takes so much courage and strength
If you were half the human, as people who "come out"
This world would be a better place

You wave your flag
Tell me I'm free
Then use the word fag
To fuck with me
Go and wave your flag [x3]
I'm free, fucking free!! YeaHH!back to top
We Don't Need It!
"We Don't Need It"

[Verse:]
Lost on the street because you don't know what to do,
There's something in your heart that's coming over you,
SOMETHING IN YOU-
SOMETHING IN YOUR HEART!
It takes you back to a better time and place,
The leaders of this world have shortchanged the human race,
SOMETHING IN YOU-
SOMETHING IN YOUR HEART!

[Chorus:]
We've spent our lives living in their past,
Now we're building, building a new future.
We've spent our lives living in their past,
Now we're building, building a new future.
We've spent our lives living in their past,
One look at the world and it promts these words,
"WE DON'T NEED IT!"

[Verse:]
The state of The State, it makes you feel sick,
Back stabbing, dollar driven status quo shit!
SOMETHING IN YOU-
SOMETHING IN YOUR HEART!
That's when you made a pledge to yourself,
"I'm gonna live my life to build a better world!"
SOMETHING IN YOU-
SOMETHING IN YOUR HEART!

[Chorus:]
We've spent our lives living in their past,
Now we're building, building a new future.
We've spent our lives living in their past,
Now we're building, building a new future.
We've spent our lives living in their past,
One look at the world and it promts these words,
"WE DON'T NEED IT!"

[Bridge:]
Take a good look at the sad state of the world,
(sad, state)
Don't you know it starts with you and that it starts with me?!?!

This is the new fucking millennium (BRAND NEW AGE!)
We're going to turn the world UPSIDE DOWN! (ON IT'S HEAD!)
It's time to show some true humanity,
And time to show we truly care...

For the world,
For each other,
For those we've known...
Through all our years.

[Chorus:]
We've spent our lives living in their past,
Now we're building, building a new future.
We've spent our lives living in their past,
Now we're building, building a new future.
We've spent our lives living in their past,
One look at the world and it promts these words,
"WE DON'T NEED IT!"back to top
Anatomy of Your Enemy
10 easy steps to create an enemy and start a war:
Listen closely because we will all see this weapon used in our lives.
It can be used on a society of the most ignorant to the most highly educated.
We need to see their tactics as a weapon against humanity and not as truth.

THIS IS HOW TO CREATE A ENEMY! THIS IS HOW TO START A WAR!
THIS IS HOW TO CREATE AND ENEMY!

First step: create the enemy. Sometimes this will be done for you.

Second step: be sure the enemy you have chosen is nothing like you.
Find obvious differences like race, language, religion, dietary habits
fashion. Emphasize that their soldiers are not doing a job,
they are heartless murderers who enjoy killing!

Third step: Once these differences are established continue to reinforce them
with all disseminated information.

Fourth step: Have the media broadcast only the ruling party's information
this can be done through state run media.
Remember, in times of conflict all for-profit media repeats the ruling party's information.
Therefore all for-profit media becomes state-run.

Fifth step: show this enemy in actions that seem strange, militant, or different.
Always portray the enemy as non-human, evil, a killing machine.


THIS IS HOW TO CREATE AN ENEMY. THIS IS HOW TO START A WAR.
THIS IS HOW TO CREATE AN ENEMY.

Sixth step: Eliminate opposition to the ruling party.
Create an "Us versus Them" mentality. Leave no room for opinions in between.
One that does not support all actions of the ruling party should be considered a traitor.

Seventh step: Use nationalistic and/or religious symbols and rhetoric to define all actions.
This can be achieved by slogans such as "freedom loving people versus those who hate freedom."
This can also be achieved by the use of flags.

Eighth step: Align all actions with the dominant deity.
It is very effective to use terms like, "It is god's will" or "god bless our nation."

Ninth step: Design propaganda to show that your soldiers
have feelings, hopes, families, and loved ones.
Make it clear that your soldiers are doing a duty; they do not want or like to kill.

Tenth step: Create and atmosphere of fear, and instability
and then offer the ruling party as the only solutions to comfort the public's fears.
Remembering the fear of the unknown is always the strongest fear.

THIS IS HOW TO CREATE AN ENEMY! THIS IS HOW TO START A WAR!
THIS IS HOW TO CREATE AN ENEMY!


We are not countries. We are not nations.(enemy)
we are not religions. w are not gods. We are not weapons. We are not ammunition. (enemy) we are not killers.We will NOT be tools.


Mother fuckers
I will not die
I will not kill
I will not be your slave
I will not fight your battle
I will not die on your battlefield
I will not fight for your wealth
I am not a fighter
I am a human being!!!back to top
A New Kind of Army (live)
LOOK BACK... on history, nothing much has changed
THOUSANDS... of soldiers of all countries, all marching the same
Every nation's leader says that our side is right
Every nation's leader says the time has come to fight
But they use the common people to settle their scores
IT'S TIME THAT WE REFUSE TO FIGHT IN ANY OF THEIR WARS!

We're looking to start a new army, (that's) too smart to fight, too smart to die
We're looking to start a new army, (that's) too smart to fight, too smart to kill
For you
For you!

JOIN NOW... the ranks of all nations who refuse to go to war
REFUSE... to pull the trigger of a gun for leaders 'round the world
I'd rather fight to spread some tolerance & unity
Than buy into their nationalistic brainwashing
Killing mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, common human beings
Not savages but people, like you, like me!

We're looking to start a new army, (that's) too smart to fight, too smart to die
We're looking to start a new army, (that's) too smart to fight, too smart to kill

We're looking to start a new army, (that's) too smart to fight, too smart to die
We're looking to start a new army, (that's) too smart to fight, too smart to kill
For you!

We're looking for a few good men
We're looking for a few good womyn
Who are not afraid to fight against tyranny
But who refuse to fight....with tyranny...tyranny
(Refuse!) [x15]

We're looking to start a new army, (that's) too smart to fight, too smart to die
We're looking to start a new army, (that's) too smart to fight, too smart to kill

We're looking to start a new army, (that's) too smart to fight, too smart to die
We're looking to start a new army, (that's) too smart to fight, too smart to kill
FOR YOU!
FOR YOU!
FUCK YOU!

[note: the spelling of the word "womyn" is not a mis-spelling but a result of feminist conscience]back to top
Free Nation (live)
politicians talk of freedom they-talk in this country that we live in they-talk free to be harassed and be beaten by the pigs your rights-no rights till your fucking broken, crippled, or until you're fucking dead they pass laws unfair to gays their-work and separatist laws to keep the non-whites in their place their-work family values as a smoke screen blowing in your face their truth-no truth family values isn't something that shouldn't be based on hate justice presides over them, late into the night a blind fold covering their eyes but something isn't right... under their arms there are shackles on her legs and the hands that once held up her scales are bound, are bound in chains and behind their closed doors they conspire through the night more work-sick work and they won't stop until this nation is all straight and all white they call it a free nation, but all it is, is a nazi nationback to top
Spaz's House Destruction Party (live)
i want to tell a little story 'bout a party that went all right, but went all wrong
i want to tell a little story 'bout a party in this song...

it happened back in '93, in the pittsburgh punk rock scene
an event that will go down, in infamy
it was all the master plan, of one legendary punk rock kid
his name was "spaz", s-p-a-z...

an eviction notice sent to his house sparked off an idea,
"i think i'll have one more party at my place..."
so off he set with his master plan, the invitations in his hand read,
and this was just the first night, of a three-day long party

[Chorus:]
spaz's house destruction party, it was chaos with no end
if you were crazy enough to make the house destruction party
then you know you're lucky that you lived

we played there st. patrick's day, with submachine and the bad genes
in a basement full of debris
from kicked in doors, broken glass, kicked in walls the place was trashed
the house was now missing its support beams

the bathrooms had no toilets or sinks left in them
there was nothing in the kitchen left to break
aus rotten spray painted on walls, drunk punks passed out in the halls
and this was just the second night, of a three-day long party

[Chorus]

the cops showed up and all the kids went piling out the back
i remember running away and hiding out in the lot behind the squirrel hill mellon bank
the cop said, "i want to speak to someone who lives here!" and this punk kid said she did
he asked, "is this the condition this house has always been in?" she answered,
"ah... fucking right pig"

[Chorus]back to top
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