"1%" as written by Cornell Haynes and Waiel Yaghnam....
Well in the steam of the man hole cities slum
Like a ghost it takes form in the sludge and the scum
Well Jose said he knew him but not for very long
You know the Mexican kid well we all called him john
He was cut down quickly his legs wouldn't run
You see it all came down to big Danny's gun
He was a devil to most but an angel to some
He ruled his block with a gang load of men

COZ I'M A GENERATION TERROIST AND
WHEN I SHOOT
YOU KNOW I NEVER MISS
AND ITS
MY LIFE MY WAY I can't RESIST
IL SCRATCH YOU OUT IF YOUR ON MY LIST

COZ I'M A GENERATION TERROIST AND
WHEN I SHOOT
YOU KNOW I NEVER MISS
AND ITS
MY LIFE MY WAY I can't RESIST
IL SCRATCH YOU OUT IF YOUR ON MY LIST

Swastika tattooed on his head
At the age of 24 he ate a bullet in bed
Well big Danny cleaned up the mess that he left
As he explained it to me
Well he wept and he wept
He said ' IT don't MAKE NO FUCKIN' SENSE!'
He told me ' little Lars' keep it under your breath
Revenge was coming from the tip of his tongue
I guess it was served when Jose didn't run

COZ I'M A GENERATION TERROIST AND
WHEN I SHOOT
YOU KNOW I NEVER MISS
AND IT'S
MY LIFE MY WAY I can't RESIST
IL SCRATCH YOU OUT IF YOUR ON MY LIST

COZ I'M A GENERATION TERROIST AND
WHEN I SHOOT
YOU KNOW I NEVER MISS
AND IT'S
MY LIFE MY WAY I can't RESIST
IL SCRATCH YOU OUT IF YOUR ON MY LIST

COZ I'M A GENERATION TERROIST AND
WHEN I SHOOT
YOU KNOW I NEVER MISS
AND IT'S
MY LIFE MY WAY I can't RESIST
IL SCRATCH YOU OUT IF YOUR ON MY LIST



COZ I'M A GENERATION TERROIST AND
WHEN I SHOOT
YOU KNOW I NEVER MISS
AND ITS
MY LIFE MY WAY I can't RESIST
IL SCRATCH YOU OUT IF YOUR ON MY LIST

Well I was 11 years old
There was a bang at my door
There was some trouble in my manor
Its outta control
Well big Danny's handcuffed he's on the floor
Yeah he told me to run and he told me to bolt
As my mother cried you know my father lied
Well big Danny was there he was at my side
He taught me how to love he taught me how to be free
YEAH FREE






Lyrics submitted by Taltos

"1%" as written by Timothy Armstrong Lars Frederiksen

Lyrics © STARTLING MUSIC LTD C/O BRUCE V. GRAKAL , Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commenti think it it is about one of lars's friends, i'm not sure though
    skunxlron January 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is LF&tB's best song. At least from Viking, anyway. A nice hardcore ballad and a catchy way of pushing the boundaries of what is and is not taboo. Namely the word "terrorist." It takes a bit of clout (or stupidity) to claim such a title, especially given the times. But honestly, does it surprise anyone?
    Taltoson January 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentno. but its also from his point of veiw, hell i've herd of some people calling punks in general terrorists
    skunxlron January 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about the Hells Angels.
    Examples:
    -1% refers to the study that found that only one percent of bike gangs or "clubs" give bikers a bad name.
    -Gangload of men would mean the gang of bikers.
    -"He was a devil to most but an angel to some"
    StrongstManInThWrldon January 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit could be about Hells ANgels. there was a whole shitload of them in cambell when lars was growning up there
    skunxlron January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit could be about Hells ANgels. there was a whole shitload of them in cambell when lars was growning up there
    skunxlron January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti dunno any which way this song gets me ready for a fight, Hells Angels are wicked shit man they own a bar here thats getting turned back into the old punk scene hang out wich is going to kick ass due to the fact that THE ALLEY WILL BE BACK god that was a wicked ass place... i just think its about somone who was a Skin obviously and he got shot by a black person (im being nice) and then his other friend goes and shoots the guy and then the cops come and take him away and yeah you know the rest lol
    oldskoolpunker23on August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the use of the word 'terrorist' in this song because, givin the current political climate, it evokes such a negative reaction, even out of context. Then you have Lar's bragging about being one.... a nice little 'fuck-you' to society in general.

    As to the nature of Big Danny, I've always read him as being something of a neighboorhood vigilante, keeping things 'in order'. I think he shot the dude with the swatstika on his head, and was cleaning up the scene when he speaks to lars. All in all, a tribute to someone who's ideals clearly influenced lars' own, for better or worse.
    SaintJimon June 12, 2006   Link

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