Agnostic Front

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Lyrics


1. VICTIM IN PAIN

People say that I'm insane
A victim of society just in pain
Society's rules have made me cruel
I'm just the opposite, ain't no fool
The way I act or way I dress
Doesn't make me strong or make me best
Soon they'll find my reasons why
I'm open minded and not blind

But why am I going insane
Why am I the one to blame

Open your eyes, don't tell me lies
I'll be the one to live and rise
I'll think for myself and I'm sure to find
That society's rules won't change my mind




2. PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

You spend your life on welfare lines
Or looking for handouts
Why don't you go find a job
You birth more kids to up your checks
So you can buy more drugs
Cash in food stamps and get drunk

[Chorus:]
Uncle Sam takes half my pay
So you can live for free
I got a family and bills to pay
No one hands money to me
You can go to school for nothing
Got that government grant
Get money in advance
When you're sick from shooting up
Medicaid pays full portion
When little Maria gets knocked up
She gets a free abortion

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How come it's minorities who cry
Things are too tough
On TV with their gold chains
Claim they don't have enough
I say make them clean the sewers
Don't take no resistance
If they don't like it go to hell
And cut their public assistance




3. UNITED BLOOD

Talk about unity
Talk about conformity
You don't want to support the scene
Why don't you get the fuck away from me
I'm a skin, you're a skin
Who's gonna suffer
Live in sin, where you been
You're all gonna go under
I'm a skin, you're a skin
You're gonna suffer
Fight
Push around and stab each other
Fight around and kill each other
Fight Fight Fight Riot Riot
Beat him hard, beat him dead
Beat him harder, beat him down
Break their legs
We're gonna break their legs.




4. FRIEND OF FOE

Hang out with me then you come and stab my back
Are you friend or foe?
See me on the streets you walk right by me
Are you friend or foe?
Then you tell me on the phone I'm a fucking clone
Are you friend or foe?
When you need help you come back to me
Are you friend or foe?
Friend!
Foe!
Are you friend or foe?




5. STRENGTH

Day after day
See a world grow cold and grey
Did you see it today
Youth that rage while their idols age
Need some new start
See ideals for what they really are

What does it take?
Eyes for the blind
What does it take?
Strength of the mind

That's what it has to be
To cast everything aside for me
It takes sacrifice
To find the heart and set it free
You better find the drive
While you're young and still alive
No one hands you the truth
No one can say what's right for you

Don't wait for the call
Strength above all

Don't just wait in vain
For everything to change
Don't wait for the call
Strength above all




6. BLIND JUSTICE

So they say they'll set me free
If I plead guilty and let it be
But I'm not the one who did their crimes
So why should I keep taking their jives
I'm done playing all their games
And being titled low life names
When I'm innocent and concerned
Of who I am and what I've learned
I'm not the one who did their crimes

There's no justice, there's just us
Blind justice screwed all of us
There's no justice, there's just us
We need justice for all of us




7. LAST WARNING

When I try, to do the right
You always put me down
You're always on my back
Why do you hang around?
You can't see beyond your nose
What's making you so blind
The rules you make, those you break

This is your last warning
It isn't just a threat
Choose to disregard it
Wind up with regret




8. TOXIC SHOCK

Toxins - buried underground,
Seep into the water,
Dioxin - she drank for nine straight months,
Deformed her unborn daughter,
Factories - spewing poison fumes,
The cause of acid rain, destroy crops and animals,
Lives flushed down the drain.

Radon - creeps up from the earth,
Public dies of cancer,
Danger - of chemical nightmare,
When will we find the answer,
Barrels leak the vile substance,
There's no containing them,
Contamination - of the food we eat,
Absorb plutonium.

Seconds ticking fast away,
On earth's bio clock,
Politicians allow the dumping,
Must be forced to stop,
I hope they live on an abandoned waste site,
And die of toxic shock.




9. UNITED AND STRONG

A scene all divided with no unity
We gotta stick together
And fight for what we believe

There won't be a second chance
We've got to have it soon
Got to stick together
And fight 'em all now

Our friends are more important
We gotta stick together
Support one another
United and strong




10. CRUCIFIED

They ask why do we dress this way
Live for now - Don't understand today
See the kids - But don't hear what they say
Close your eyes and look the other way
Say the end justifies the means
Gonna lock us up and throw away the keys

Crucified - Crucified for your sins
Crucified - Crucified for your sins

They don't know our feelings - only desperate cries
They see reflections through distorted eyes
We don't care because it breaks their views
Got to learn to fight to live
Before they grind us under heel

We're the targets so easy to find
And we're the ones that won't stay in line
I find myself nailed to a cross
For something that I didn't do
It's your fault you've ruined our lives
And we're the ones you crucify
You're the ones who commit the crimes
But it's always us who do the time




11. LIBERTY AND JUSTICE

Anger as sharp as the broken glass
Burning cars and tear gas
Every race riot - is the last one
A dying culture's final gasp

Every decade - yet no one learns
And it's always their own homes they burn
Crushed by a quorum-driven-state machine
A nation's will, cannot be turned

Memories lost in a nation's sleep
In the dreams of contented sheep
Can we ever hope to find solutions
When our country has sold the Constitution

All too wrong to be right
The answer's there, we just lack the sight
Race wars fed by prejudice and fright
The love of a nation for its people
burned through the night

Monochrome blood sport - we never tire
So many things feed the fires
To repeat History - a world conspires
So many years have fed the desires




12. DISCRIMINATE ME

Freedom of my life, give it back to me
I wanna live can't you see
Discriminate me, call me a bum
But I'll survive, it's your fault
Freedom of my life, why make it a mess?
Give me a job, I've got to survive
Discriminate me, why can't you help?
Everybody thinks I'm a scum
Freedom of my life, give it back to me!




13. YOUR MISTAKE

We're here to be and the ones to succeed
No need for you to tell us how to be
Can't seem to find your reasons why
You tell us lies and think you're wise

Why can't you think before you're sink
Why can't you see, then come to me
Tell us lies and ask us why
We hate society
And we're here to fight
I won't shake their hands
Cause they're not our friends
Won't talk to you cause you can't be true

You've got problems, yet you keep hiding them
You entered their gate but now it's too late
It's your mistake.




14. ANTHEM

Changes that were hardly noticed
Until time itself became a chain
Once hot blood began to cool
My ever slowing heart - beat in vain

From the nightmare I wake in another dream
And stare at an unbroken sky
Try to distill a cure for the plague
That's put to rest everything - I once felt inside

To never again be bound by United Blood
A sense of purpose lost forever more
Is this the way I'll die? No!
I'll find the sense of honor - that I held once before

The Blood - The Honor - The Truth
Thought it would never end
The Blood - The Honor - The Truth
Can be part of our lives again




15. WITH TIME

What have I done, why am I hated
Everything has just begun to be updated
Have I been aware of my friends
Or just unfair of myself and of my pride
Should I change for my best
Or should I live my life in a mess
I'm the one who's lost inside
But you're the one I can't find

Feel confused and lonely at this moment
But maybe with some time, everything will
Pile off my mind




16. GENESIS

The birth of man was the birth of Hell

The wrathful flames dance around my head
Falling figures, burning dead
A well once filled with flowing water
Now an endless tunnel of hate and squalor

Covered, once, with locks of hair
All burned off, to leave me bare

A hand that once reached out to feel
Now gropes about for something real
I try to hold onto what I've found
But the heat of the touch melts all to the ground

Pulling back, Inside my head
I watch for hours, the listless dead

From my hear flows the tears
Giving no life to that which is seared
I wait for the day when only ashes appear
Nothing gained - and no more fear

And once again I will be pure




17. THE PAIN SONG

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18. FASCIST ATTITUDES

Why should you go around bashing one another
If they look or think different, why let it bother
Everyones got their own style, their own thoughts
Don't let it bother you, don't let it get caught
Your fascist attitudes - we need the least
With a scene that's fighting for unity & peace
Don't need more anger; no more danger
Don't need to hate; stop before it's too late
Learning how to respect each other is a must
So why start a war of anger & danger among us
It's time to grow out of your nazi hypocrism
When you really don't want part of a fucked up system




19. THE ELIMINATOR

Killing's my business and business is fine
Money's my interest, life isn't kind
You know you can run but there's nowhere to hide
Payback's a bitch boy
Now you're gonna die
Hand me the contract, I've got no remorse
The more cash I get, the bloodier the worst
You claimed their way out, life is up in flames
How 'bout doin' it my way
Beheaded or slain

[Chorus:]
Hanging or lethal injection
Gas chamber - take a last breath
Firing squad, electrocute, we'll execute!
More than one face of death
Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out
A soldier of fortune, I'll wipe 'em all out
Having no home, I have no shame
I'll take a life, another victim in pain
Try turning the tables or make it a frame
You can't snuff me out
Because you're my game
You know you're my target
Your time stands still
But no job's too tough
I love to kill