"Burn" as written by and H. Jones....
Beautiful to live in poverty
Just to spite what they're selling
Take a thousand hits to prove the rest and I'll move in
Millimeters still won't mean shit against well-done subversion

Fathers of invention will one day turn in their graves
When their own sons and daughters
Manifest destiny into a lesson to others
Sent away my crippled, let the old ones catagorize their deathcamps, they're all dead


It'll burn burn burn
Like they did to the Anarchists at their stakes
And it'll burn burn burn
Like the histories they stole from us
One day patriotic thugs will dance to songs of justice
And cringe, and rack guns of shame


Well it may take a team of well-rounded hoodlums
In full riot gear to unrest objection
A well-controlled media to pick out our terrorists
When beaurocrats start dying from cancer

There are already businessmen who'll market bottled water
And purified aerosol solution, guess who's their target
Seven approaching a measure off the map
And you'll see me dance in the street once again


And it'll burn burn burn like they did to the Anarchists
And it'll burn burn burn like the histories they stole from us
One day patriotic thugs will dance to songs of justice
And give apologies for immeasurably acted perfection



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    General CommentThis is the only song I have ever shed a tear over every time I listen to it.
    Pretzel Goldfishon June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI could be wrong, and I'm not setting this in stone or anything, but I think this song's about how the founding fathers of America were anarchists themselves.

    How it's viewed as "bad" or "wrong" to be an anarchist now-a-days, and how it's horrible to wish something better for our country.
    lacetonon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome fucking song, has anyone noticed that Tom uses bottled water as a reference to something mainstream and corporate. In Tonight We Give It 35% he talks about drinking bottled water with people he doesn't want to associate with. and in this:
    There are already businessmen who'll market bottled water

    Any insight or am I stating something obvious?
    Welaughedatdangeron November 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree with laceton on his/her point. Americans have such a negative view on protesters, revolutionists, and the like, even though the country was founded by revolutionists who wanted something better than the corrent form of government was offering. Gabel compares the fate of the current neocon-style patriots to that of the monarchists after the American Revolution.
    Pandameteron July 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing.
    DirtyPoonanion April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's so funny how they have the little 'Ay yay aye"'s in it. Definitiely adds a comedic effect.
    ThreexOveron May 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttake a thousand hits to prove that we're still not movin*
    negatyveon March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttake a thousand hits to prove that we're still not movin*
    negatyveon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is the best Against ME! song to have ever been released.
    ApplesInMonoon March 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song has such amazing energy. amazing. pounding beat, great singing. perfection.
    DubC4Lifeon December 06, 2005   Link

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