this is what i want. i want all the punks to take to the streets playing their guitars. this is what i want. black kids and white kids sharing all the songs that their grandmamas taught 'em. and we'll play 'em on our horns, we'll bang 'em on our drums, we'll play 'em on our guitars. singing songs that our mothers sang to us when we were young. songs that we may remember reading. songs we heard a stranger sing or humming on the streets. songs we made up yesterday on the porch in the rain on our guitars. and we'll never sing a song we heard on your radio, or a song someone else was paid to write or sing. and we'll never sing of sex the fakest kind of love. those songs will not be played on our guitars.


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    General Commentthis is the unofficial anthem of folk punk.
    bigiggmacon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just amazing. It's one of those songs that just makes you wanna sing and dance (and play the guitar =])
    UnderagedxThinkingon October 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is best heard with my three year old sister accompaning on vocals. isn't this what everybody wants?
    fuckedupdogon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awsome.It makes me wish i could play the guitar, but im stuck with the flute.
    jla224on February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't get the "we'll never sing of sex the fakest kind of love" part. Why not sing about sex? And how is Sex the fakest kind of love?
    ansgaron November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm sure its says "sex or the fakest kind of love" and I guess you'll have to ask them the other question.
    Violentpacifiston January 19, 2008   Link

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