"Anarchy For Sale" as written by Eric Reed Boucher, Raymond John Pepperelle, Geoffrey Lyall and Darren Henley....
Step right up folks

Anarchy for sale!
T-shirts only ten dollars
Badges only 3.50
I nicked the design, never asked the band
I never listen to them either

Buy buy buy from Circle A
Like hula hoops, it's a disposable craze
Another fast-food fad to throw away

Get your anarchy for sale
Anarchy for sale
Anarchy for sale


Lyrics submitted by Ice

"Anarchy for Sale" as written by Jello Biafra

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    General CommentSo true - this is even more relevant than ever, now we're all being sold nu-metal, kiddie-punk, whatever. REBEL! Don't listen to the motherfuckers who try to tell you 'how to be punk' - do it the way you think is cool.
    PunkGothon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the commercialization of the punk rock movement.
    OceanOfChaoson May 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI fucking LOVE the way this song mocks the people who are buying in so that they don't sell out. It's fucking hilarious. People these days are all too consumed with the whole "trying to be different just like everyone else" thing that it amuses me and makes me physically ill all at the same time. Jello is a genius. SUPPORT AN ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES BAND NEAREST YOU! :)
    •·¨Pøisøn·Päle¨·•on June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthehe .True^
    StrayKattOion July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthehe .True^
    StrayKattOion July 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI was born with a mohawk, no need to buy into it :)
    Vickion August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthaha Vicki. This song is so awesome, and I'm sick of the media stereotyping punk, then marketing it to the trendies. Also about how anarchy means nothing to people any more... disturbing...
    battybat17on September 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHaha, there's this guy and he's got a reputation for being punk and he made me laugh cos he was standing outside the detention room singing 'anarchy, anarchy, anarchy.' Haha. One day I'm gonna ask him if he knows what it means.
    *Lechuza*on September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Comment*Lechuza*, that kid is my hero! Tell him some strange girl on songmeanings.net is setting the date for their marrage.
    disco_blows_dogs_on March 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits funny the kids in my school think they need to have the right gear to be punk and look a certain way and its like the dont listen to the lyrics to good songs like this one, hot topic and the casualties are fucking things up
    GuerrillaXthreaTon June 10, 2003   Link

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