I never thought about the universe, it made me feel small
Never thought about the problems of this planet at all
Global warming, radio-active sites
Imperialistic wrongs and animal rights! No!

Why think of all the bad things when life is so good?
Why help with an 'am' when there's always a 'could'?
Let the whales worry about the poisons in the sea
Outside of California, it's foreign policy

I don't want changes, I have no reactions
Your dilemmas are my distractions

That's no way to go, Franco Un-American
No way to go, Franco Un-American
No way to go, Franco Un-American
No way to go, Franco, Franco Un-American

I never looked around, never second-guessed
Then I read some Howard Zinn now I'm always depressed
And now I can't sleep from years of apathy
All because I read a little Noam Chomsky

I'm eating vegetation, 'cause of fast food nation
I'm wearing uncomfortable shoes 'cause of globalization
I'm watching Michael Moore expose the awful truth
I'm listening to Public Enemy and Reagan Youth

I see no world peace 'cause of zealous armed forces
I eat no breath-mints 'cause they're from de-hoofed horses
Now I can't believe; what an absolute failure
The president's laughing 'cause we voted for Nader

That's no way to go, Franco Un-American
No way to go, Franco Un-American
No way to go, Franco Un-American
Where can we go, Franco Un-American

I want to move north and be a Canadian
Or hang down low with the nice Australians
I don't want to be another 'I-don't-care-ican'
What are we gonna do Franco, Franco Un-American


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  • +4
    My OpinionI think that this song talks about what is happening with the Americans. Nofx tell us that American people are ingnorant, about the society and the enviroment in general.
    They also talk about apathy and specially about people who don't care about others.

    But, why are Americans so ingnorant?

    Based on the lyrics of Franco Un-American, NoFx try to show us that this is the EASIEST way to make people feel happy. They just don't care.

    But it's the BEST way?

    Fat Mike (singer and compositer) doesn't think that way, now he is always depressed, it's true, but now he knows the Truth, now he he's started to have a stand on the issues of our world. Now, he's an activist.
    That's the way to go !!!!!!
    htSon May 24, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song talks about some attitudes of young people, they don`t care about the environment and social problems. They only care about themselves and do not open their eyes to what is really going on in our world.
    Then the singer changes his mind and now he cares about the world. He is always depressed and can`t sleep from years of apathy but now he knows he isn`t a "I-don't-care-ican".
    blackdevilson May 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this song because it's anti-Bush and I love songs against that dick.
    Fire19on July 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is from 2004 but it still makes a lot of sense.
    I think it has a very important message because it opens our eyes to reality.
    I like the following stanza very much:
    "Let the whales worry about the poisons in the sea
    Outside of California, it's foreign policy", because many times people act as if Earth problems have nothing to do with them. "That's no way to go"!




    AlexOlivieron May 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is a clear criticism of the US government and youth apathy. It tells us the story of this passive young boy who, at first, didn’t care about anything at all, except for himself, until the day he read Howard Zinn which completely changed him. From that moment on he started to care about the world and all the issues related to it, like fast-food, greenhouse effect, politics, pollution, animals cruelty, etc. And more important, he started to be active, doing things to solve these problems.

    Alexandre and Vasco from Coimbra, Portugal.
    aleximper96on May 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pretty self-explanitory. I like it a lot though. The best song off of War on Errorism.
    Rain_O_Painon June 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah I agree.
    Cliffyon June 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNow I can't believe; what an absolute failure
    The president's laughing 'cause we voted for Nader

    Pure genius.
    fuckyouallon June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeres a question:
    Why are most of the lyrics of the songs different to the lyrics in the little cd booklet?
    Cliffyon June 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbecause Fat mike is like hmmm this would sound wierd if i put this word on this word so he takes out some to make it fit so its not like super fast singing and not bein able to make it out and he also changes words because they make more sense and jsut because he is Fatmike
    xXsieferNOFXxon June 18, 2003   Link

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