Here we go.

And now at number one is a cover version
Badly sung by someone who won a TV competition.
To start a full career that lasts all of one year,
Public don't shed a tear, here comes another one!

They only in it for the money but they're callin' it punk-pop.
Another boy band on a video in Top Shop.
Forgot the message of The Clash and Public Enemy
To be graduate of fucking Fame Academy.
Tonight Matthew they'll be head to toe
In their skater clothes singing a song about a punker show.
While punk bands count their fans on one hand
It ain't easy being independent.

Question...

Why do they say it's a shame
That every song is the same
When they only have themselves to blame?
(Get ready for another one.)

Another sound to consume (Yeah, get ready for another one.)
But we be dancing to a different tune.
They've hardly even begun (Yeah, get ready for another one.)
To manufacture the rape of punk to come.

Record company, mandem tell me
That radio need music be a likkle friendly.
Just like Di-bi-de they want to change we
But Laila got de individuality, check this...

Another number one is by a group that once
Had something good that's gone
But then they took the money and run.

That woman used to be a role model for females
Until the boom in trucker cap and baggy jean sales.
And now she's just representative for retail
And never dresses independent.

Question...

Where is the anger that burned
Against the wheels that turn?
I won't believe that it's dead and gone.
(Get ready for another one.)

Another sound to consume (Yeah, get ready for another one.)
But we be dancing to a different tune.
They've hardly even begun (C'mon, get ready for another one.)
To manufacture the rape of punk to... rape of punk come.

Yeah, must be the money!

So stand, be proud of this underground
That we have found, this is our sound.
Inside (We see them in their videos.)
this room (We see them on the TV shows.)
We are (Parading in their stolen clothes.)
as one, (It's rebellion for six year olds.)
Beyond (The public is addicted.)
The rape (To homogenised pop-crack.)
Of punk (They pump it in your living room.)
To come. (It's time to take it back.)

Another sound to consume (Get ready for another one.)
But we be dancing to a different tune.
They've hardly even begun (Yeah, get ready for another one. Ohh!)
To manufacture the rape of punk to... rape of punk to...
Rape of punk to... rape of punk to come.


Lyrics submitted by Psychedeliasmith

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