my father told me
son it's okay to have ideas
but beliefs against your government
well that wont pay your bills
but you can raise your first
publicly resist
but in the end corruption still exists
and no protest song will ever change the world
when everybody does exactly as they're told
in the end every man works for what is his
you can fight the world

but that's just how it is

your words are not meaningless to me
and i feel their honesty
it's my life; they're not gonna figure out for me
it's what i've always done
now what i have become
and i know the consiquences that will come
if i never reach the world
or speak to peoples souls
it's a passion that wont die as i grow old
it's what i choose to do
and it may not work for you
but to myself i know i must be true
and no protest song will ever change the world
when everybody does exactly as they're told
in the end every man works for what is his
you can fight the world

but that's just how it is

and i not ashamed
to stand right where i've stood
my beliefs they are unchanged
cause i believe they shouldn't
and i'll measure my success
one word at a time
if the truth is spoken will i stand the test of time?


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    General Commentzero down are fucking awesome.
    teenagefuckupon June 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSo, I should check out this song, then?
    Bobo192on June 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJim Cherry, the bass/vocals of zero down passed away of a drug overdose.
    SandwichPunkon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHe didn't die of a drug overdose. That was thought at first but it was from a lifelong heart condition.

    teenagefuckup, AGREED. "Will I stand the test of time?" Fuck yes.
    clamumon June 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAAAAAHHHH!!!! I love this band.

    And I'm so torn, one hand hand I would have loved Jim to stick around and make more, but on the other hand, this single album is so great that nothing could compare.

    We miss you Jim, but this album is the best legacy a Punk Rock star can ask for.
    MickyPainon January 07, 2010   Link

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