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Anti-Flag lyrics

Album: Underground Network [2001]

Tracks13
 01  Angry, Young and Poor
 02  This Machine Kills Fascists
 03  Underground Network
 04 Daddy Warbuy
 05 Vieques, Puerto Rico: Bikini Revisited
 06  Stars and Stripes
 07  Watch the Right
 08  The Panama Deception
 09  Culture Revolution
 10  Spaz's House Destruction Party
 11  Bring Out Your Dead
 12  A Start
 13  Until It Happens to You
all Anti-Flag lyrics



Angry, Young and Poor
ANTI-FLAG
Angry, Young, and Poor
From: Paul
E-mail: Punkbassist@aol.com

I got the lyrics from the booklet inside the CD so there's no need
to worry about them being right.


He knows he'll be alone tonight
While contemplating, "What can I do?"
Lack of hope leaves him feeling violent
It's not that he's looking for a fight, it's just...
He don't know where to turn

More stress than help, from home and school
And on the streets his life's out of control...

Chorus:

Angry, Young, and Poor
Angry, Young, and Pissed
Angry, no one cares

She never even had a chance
Mental, sexual, physical violence
Not once she heard an encouraging word
Just the phrase, "You better shut up!" and " You're going nowhere!"

Her sad stories, all left untold
So her life became something, so out of control...

(Repeat Chorus)

Politicians talk it up, about their love, for the USA's youth
But when it comes time to put up, their rhetoric falls back on every excuse
Every excuse, every excuse...

(Repeat Chorus x2)back to top
This Machine Kills Fascists
We've run out of patience, you've run out of time.
This scene will not fall victim to your violence or lies.
Your "values" are nothing but excuses to start fights.
Quit fronting like you're standing for a moral cause tonight.
United as one. We won't stand aside.
You try to fuck with our scene. We're gonna fuck your life!

This machine, this machine, this machine, this machine...
KILLS FUCKING FASCISTS!!! DEAD! THAT'S RIGHT! DEAD!

You don't have to be a racist, to be a Nazi fuck.
Your mindless nationalism gives you credentials enough.
You spew your right wing rhetoric, when we get your attention.
You've mistaken the punk scene for the republican convention.
No more infiltration. No more right wing will lies.
You don't belong in our scene - we'll fight you till we die!!!back to top
Underground Network
UnderGround Network,alternative comunication. x4

One,Two,Three,Four,GO!

The national media cover Clinton/Lewinsky.
While the world's government sell out millions on the issue of free trade.
But somewhere in the night, a force is not asleep.
And a massive organization plans to rise up to its feet.. It happens like this...

A pirate radio voice transmits into the night.
And from D.C. to Peking email warns of lost global rights.
And the hoax the world's leaders, wanted no one to see.
Comes crashing on their heads from grass roots, striking it down.
The blows coming from the world's...

Underground network, alternative communication. x2
Corporate media can't keep us beat down, brainwashed, enslaved.
Cause of our, Underground network, alternative communication.

They try to blind us but we, stand up and fight! stand up and fight!
They try to keep us ignorant but we, stand up and fight! stand up and fight!
They want to take our rights away so, stand up and fight!stand up and Fight,Fight...!

Just take a look around the world and you'll find that nearly all mass
media are owned and controlled by a handful of conservative capitalists.
We must devise and implement alternative methods of distributing our news,
our information, our ideas. People united worldwide, to take a stand,
to tell the truth!

Underground network, alternative communication. x6
Corporate media can't keep us beat down, brainwashed, enslaved.
Cause of our, Underground network, Alternative communication.
Now......Communication!back to top
Stars and Stripes
This is directly from the booklet in Underground Network.

Welcoming with open arms and with open hearts
In the end they found their arms in shackles and their hearts torn out
This country named "America" is built on graves
Of the natives who lived before genocide took place
The word "America" means "Freedom" - as in, "Free to kill the free..."

Chorus:
Don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me

It's the same today as then, as U.S. (tax) dollars are spent
To rid the native insurance in Mexico, and any other U.S. (corporate) "Interests"
The 3rd world is a modern day playground for multinational companies
And the tax dollars we're forced to pay, fund these heartless U.S. policies
Their explanations... "It's National Interest, National Security..."

At Little Big Horn National Cemetary, there's monument that reads:
"To the soldiers killed in Montana while clearing hostile Indians away..."
And there's a flag there flying high, over the fallen killers' graves
When they call on me to die for them I'll say... "Not me!"

Chorus (repeat x2)back to top
Watch the Right
it's on the radio,
it's on the TV news
conservatives and liberals,
with ever clashing views

but as the days go by,
i can't tell which side is talking
their left is in the center,
and labeled "liberal doctrine"

they do nothing for you...
they do nothing for me...
no!
they give us nothing to believe

watch your right
watch your left
watch the right
watch the center
and watch your back!

let the feds pass a law,
that takes your rights away cause,
"you gotta sacrifice if you want to stay safe!"
til the day you find the feds in your back pocket
locking you away for saying, "question", "think", or "stop it"

they do nothing for you...
they do nothing for me...
no!
they give us nothing to believe

watch your right
watch your left
watch the right
watch the center
and watch your back!


joseph, mccarthy and reagan,
set the motherfuckin' stage
for the right leanings that now grip the u.s.a.
they framed and jailed the reds
lost the keys to the cell
set up the capitalist machine to go in for the kill

social divisions
encouraged by the few - few!
those few in power
suckerin' suckers like you - you!
as corporate welfare,
flows from troughs of the state - state!
yeah big business,
takes more than their fair take - take!
but in the end it is suckers like you - you!
who buy that the poor
are givin' you the screw - screw!
can't you realize that it's just talk, talk, talk, talkin'...
like tax men at your door
fuckin' knockin' knockin' knockin'...back to top
The Panama Deception
Their 2+2 doesn't equal 4
Their 2+2 equals whatever
they wants us to die for

Chorus:
ABOUT FACE! snap to attention
FORM YOUR OWN CONclusion to things you see
ABOUT FACE! sometimes the explanations
DON'T ADD up to the facts

Time and again they manufacture a cause
And rally the public around it, Check out the movie "Wag The Dog"
Killing To further the interest of private corporations
Killing To control global economic situations
Killing For personal gain (i.e. Bush in Panama)
Learn the fuckin' TRUTH you won't be so quick to sign on!

Chorus

Our lives reflect TV sitcoms and tragedies Like a bad joke,
I ask, "How many of you don't see...?
And just how many... How many of you swallow the lies...?
How many of you do not realize...?"

Gung ho and true to the stars and stripes
They fuckin brainwashed you, to do their bidding...
And like a flock of sheep, with wool over your eyes
You never stop to question, you just fall into the line

The media's a business, that provides entertainment
Heir bottom line: Money, And stories that will make it...
So they run with stories, that promotes the lies
To keep the ratings coming, wealth from promoting world strife

Life must be so easy, when you don't have to think
Black and white like printing, from the newspaper's ink
I wish I had the chance, to reveal the lies
But you're so fucking brainwashed, would it even help to try...
TO GET THROUGHT... TO YOU!?!?

To get through, through, through, through, through, through...
To get through to you!back to top
Culture Revolution
Get ready to - make a stand
Get ready to - make a move
'Cause if - we don't
Fuckin' - do it
Then no one's going to!
NO!

Have you seen the - scene on the street?
Do you care what's - going on?
Thousands - homeless
In the land of the free - but no one seems to think it's wrong!
That's why we fuckin' wrote this song

Take to the streets - cause it's time to make a stand
We're not gonna back down!
Culture revolution!
Take to the streets - cause it's time to make a stand
We're not gonna back down!
Culture revolution!

This ship is sinking
It's time we set it right
Take to the streets - cause it's time to make a stand
We're not gonna back down!
Culture revolution!

When the standards of - society
Are based - solely on greed
Humanity - compassion
Do not - define
What it means to succeed!
NO!

For the poor - contempt and hate
From the rich - middle class, the state
Compassion - dumped for
Apathy - the greatest nation ever seen?
That's fuckin' real hard to beleive...

Take to the streets - cause it's time to make a stand
We're not gonna back down!
Culture revolution!
Take to the streets - cause it's time to make a stand
We're not gonna back down!
Culture revolution!

This ship is sinking
It's time we set it right
Take to the streets - cause it's time to make a stand
We're not gonna back down!
Culture revolution!

Socialized - socialized
Mechanized - mechanized
To consume everything in the world

Saturate - saturate
Accumulate - accumulate
Your happiness... can be bought and be sold

Environment - environment
Detriment - detriment
Is not an issue of concern

Humanity - humanity,
Or this insanity - insanity
The choice is yours, and your choice alone
You won't be alone no, you won't be alone...
YEAH!

Take to the streets - cause it's time to make a stand
We're not gonna back down!
Culture revolution!
Take to the streets - cause it's time to make a stand
We're not gonna back down!
Culture revolution!

This ship is sinking
It's time we set it right
Take to the streets - cause it's time to make a stand
We're not gonna back down!
Culture revolution!

Revolution!
In your head!
On the streets!
Move!back to top
Spaz's House Destruction Party
Band - Anti-Flag
Song Name - Spaz's House Destruction Party
Submitted by - Nicholas (think_blink_182@hotmail.com)

I want to tell you a little story 'bout a party that went all right, but went all wrong
I want to tell you 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 plane, of legendary punk rock kid
His name was "Spaz", S-P-A-Z...

An eviction notice sent to his house sparked off an idea
"I should have one last party at my place..."
So off he set with his master plan, the invitations in his hand read,
"You're invited to my house destruction 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.Patricks 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 it's 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, or a three-day long party

The cops showed up and all the kids went pilling 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... yeah, it is."back to top
Bring Out Your Dead
ANTI-FLAG
Bring Out Your Dead
From: Paul
E-Mail: Punkbassist@aol.com

I got the lyrics from the booklet inside the CD so there's
no need to worry about them being right.



Spend a lifetime working for these people
To make what they earn in one day
There are options to choose, I call it Social Progress
Progress to not be abused

Chorus:

They were arrested fopr their views
It was the protesters they screwed
And still had teh nerve to ask
Who I was voting for
Cause when you silence our youth
Then you silence the truth
Our right not to remain...
Silent...

Start funding lives that move for changes
Not funding leaders that oppress and use
When politicians become nothing but major corporations
Posing as humans, real humans lose...

(repeat Chorus)

I won't remain silent...

Bring out your dead...
Oppression
Intimidation
Suppressionback to top
A Start
rats, monkeys, mice-teach em little tricks
stay far from creativity, and from politics
cuz the multinationals need a solid work force
or their growing profit margins will be wiped out at the source

conform to the status quo, set rules
mold your mind into their fucking tool

reciting back their facts and numbers-that don't make you smart
there's much more to intelligence-and thinking for yourself would be a start
it would be a start
it would be a start
it would be a start
START!

pledge allegiance to a flag of which you're taught no history
no mexico, granada, panama, of middle east
but they're just a mere fraction of this country's shady past
skeletons locked in the closet and i doubt they'll be the last
'national interest' defined for you...
but who's it really serve? who's getting screwed?

reciting back their facts and numbers-that don't make you smart
there's much more to intelligence-and thinking for yourself would be a start
it would be a start
it would be a start
it would be a start
START!

your prison warden is your school
training you to be a social screw
stage a jailbreak, swim against the flow
show these motherfuckers what you know!

i feel like i am suffocating
i feel my life depreciating
i know their teacings are riddled with lies, distortion, shit!
it kills me knowing the masses are so brainwashed by it
brainwashed by it!back to top
Until It Happens to You
You walk past an activist, who is talking on the street
About political prisoners, locked up in your own home state
And you think just for a minute, you think just a second
Then you say, "That can't be true!
Cause I live in the land of the freedom... where no one gets the screw!"

You turn your face, you turn your back
You say, "That can't be true!"
You stay safe lost in your prefab world
Cause you're sure it won't happen to you
You're sure it won't happen to you
Just wait till it happens to you!

You’ve heard it every day, since the first day of your life
But you never stopped to think, what you heard was full of lies
You can't think just for a minute, can't think just for a second
Cause you're nothing but a tool
Whose thoughts are tailored and fashioned
Each night by the evening news

You turn your face, you turn your back
You say, "That can't be true!"
You stay safe lost in your prefab world
Cause you're sure it won't happen to you
You're sure it won't happen to you
Just wait till it happens to you!

You could stand on the street, talk 'til you're blue in the face
And they would not make you stop, cause you have no power base
But if Dan Rather got on the Evening News,
And said, "It’s time for revolution!"
The F.B.I. would fuck him up so bad
He’d wish he wasn't living!

They call it America, "land of the free, home of the brave"
And they call it America, "land of the free, home of the brave"
Yeah they call it America, "land of the free, home of the brave"
More to the truth it's a murderer, it's the land of the Enslaved!

You turn your face, you turn your back
You say, "That can't be true!"
You stay safe lost in your prefab world
Cause you're sure it won't happen to you
You're sure it won't happen to you
You’re sure it won’t happen to
Sure it won’t happen
Sure it won’t happen to you!back to top
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