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1. ANGRY, YOUNG AND POOR

Go.......oh yeah.............go

He knows he'll be alone tonight,
While contemplating, what can i do?
The 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...

Angry, young and poor!
Angry, young and pissed!
Angry no one cares!
[x2]

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...

Angry, young and poor!
Angry, young and pissed!
Angry no one cares!
[x2]

Don't know where to turn
Don't know what to do...

Angry, young and poor!
Angry, young and pissed!
Angry no one cares!

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...

Angry, young and poor!
Angry, young and pissed!
Angry no one cares!
[x2]

Don't know where to turn
Don't know what to do...

Angry, young and poor!
Angry, young and pissed!
Angry no one cares!




2. 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 tried 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 rascist,
To be a nazi, fuck !
Your mindless nationalism
Gives you credentials enough.

You spew your right wing rhetoric,
When we got your attention...
You've mistaken the punk scene
For the republican convention !

No more infiltration, no more right wing lies,
You don't belong in our scene... We'll fight you till we die !!!

This machine, this machine. This machine... This machine,
Kills fucking fascists !
Dead... Ahhh... Die !

3. UNDERGROUND NETWORK

The national media cover clinton/lewinsky
While the world's governments 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 for the world's...

Underground network - alternative communication
Underground network - alternative communication
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!
Stand up and fight! Fight!

[spoken:]
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
Underground network - alternative communication
Underground network - alternative communication
Underground network - alternative communication
Underground network - alternative communication
Underground network - alternative communication
Corporate media can't keep us
Beat down! Brainwashed! Enslaved!
Cause of our...
Underground network - alternative communication
No! Communication!




4. DADDY WARBUX

Our thoughts and our lives controlled by pocket books of rich politicians, like a rich daddy warbux they pay for the deaths of those who speak of revolution while they keep us at each other's throats while we still pay their tax notes revolting against the few the rich, the bigoted few they pay for the deaths of those so we're revolting against the few our thoughts and our lives controlled by pocket books of rich politicians, like a rich daddy warbux they pay for the deaths of those who speak of revolution while they keep us at each other's throats while we still pay their tax notes stand up don't fall don't live don't die for them revolting... Revolting against the few... The few...




5. VIEQUES, PUERTO RICO: BIKINI REVISITED

All united, all as one, let's make a stand...
We've got a privilege in the power that we command !
So let's not drown in ignorance,
And let our strenght waste away...
As the richest nation in the world, we've got a responsibility !

Vieques, puerto rico, a pretectorate -- of the usa.
Part a home for native families, the rest...
A navy bombing range !!

Shells misfired kill civilians there,
And napalm hangs in the island air.
But the government beats down protests against this misuse...

So...

Stand up, fight back, resist-refuse !!
'Cause if we don't do it, no one's going to...
So,
Stand up, fight back, resist-refuse !!
'Cause if we don't do it, no one's going to...

I look into the eyes, of a dead island boy's face.
His (eyes) remind me of another's,
From a different time and place...

Where a-bombs baked the ground,
Of bikini's tropical lands.
Where a culture was erased,
Families misplaced,
By a nazi-esque like plan !!!

All done, in your name, by uncle sam...
So if we don't fight it, then we're guilty to !

So...

Stand up, fight back, resist-refuse !!
'Cause if we don't do it, no one's going to...

I think it's 'bout time that we had a change...
I think it's 'bout time that we make a change !!




6. STARS AND STRIPES

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 here before, genocide took place
The word america means freedom - as in, free to kill the free...

Don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me, for me
Don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me, for me... For me!

It's the same today as then, as u.s. (tax) dollars are spent
To rid the native insurgence 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 explanation... it's national interest, national security...

Don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me, for me
Don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me, for me
They stand for greed, they stand for hate, for nothing i believe
Don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me, for me

At little big horn national cemetery, there's a 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!




Don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me, for me
Don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me, for me
They stand for greed, they stand for hate, for nothing i believe
Don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me, for me

Don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me...
Don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me...
They stand for greed, they stand for hate, for nothing i believe...
Don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me...

Don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me, for me
Don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me, for me
They stand for greed, they stand for hate, for nothing i believe
Don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me... Me... Me!!!




7. WATCH THE RIGHT

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

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! [x2]

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! [x2]

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... Yeah... Yeah... Yeah...

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'...
Watch your right watch your left watch the right watch the center and watch your back! [x4]




8. THE PANAMA DECEPTION

Their 2 + 2 does not equal 4 their 2 + 2 equals whatver, they want us to die for about face! - snap to attention form your own conclusions to the 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! 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 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 through... To you! To get through, through, through, through, through, through... To get through to you!




9. CULTURE REVOLUTION

Get ready to - make a stand
Get ready to - make a move
Because 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 believe

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!
But 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!




10. SPAZ'S HOUSE DESTRUCTION PARTY

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 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 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. Patrick's day, with submachine and the bad genes
In a basement full of debris
From kicked in doors, broken glass, knocked down 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... Yeah, it is.

[chorus]




11. BRING OUT YOUR DEAD

Spend a lifetime working for these people
To make what is earned in one day
There are options to choose, i call it social progress
Progress to not be abused

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

Yeah!!!

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

They were arrested for their views
It was the protesters they screwed
And still had the 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!!!

I won't remain
I won't remain silent
I won't remain
I won't remain silent!!!!

Bring out your dead...
Oppression
Intimidation
Suppression




12. A START

Rats, monkeys, mice - teach 'em little tricks stay far from creativity, and from politics cause 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... Start! Pledge allegiance to a flag of which you're taught no history not mexico, granada, panama, or 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? Your prison warden is your school training you to be a social screw stage a jailbreak, swim against the flow show those motherfuckers what you know! I feel like i am suffocating i feel my life depreciating i know their teachings are riddled with lies, distortions, shit! It kills me knowing the masses are so brainwashed by it - brainwashed by it!




13. 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!