"Sorry, Brooklyn. Dancing Won't Solve Anything." as written by and Jeffrey Ernest Rosenstock....
Baby, grab your things. Let's hit the show
'Cause when the world's on fire, it's the one place we can go
Where we can just dance until we're dead
And it never really matters what they said.
So put a cork in the guy up front.
Don't make the world stop dancin'.

The kids will just dance until they're dead.
It never really matters what we said.
We gotta just shut the fuck up and let the kids keep dancing.

Step back. Everything's alright.
We all know the facts, but we're drunk tonight.
Oooh! It looks like somebody read a book! Wow!
But there's no solace found in listening to the underground.

'Cause when your ear's put down to the bottom of the street
You can't dance, man, it's really hard to move your feet.
Shut up, shut up and say, shut up, shut up and say
It's not that bad.
I mean it's obvious that something isn't right but if ignorance is bliss would you rather smile or fight?
Well, I'll take fight.

The kids just dance until they're dead.
It never really matters what we said.
So we gotta just move on out and let the kids keep dancin'.


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    General CommentWhen the man has your face between the bottom of his foot and the pavement, are you gonna smile or fight?
    Are you gonna remember the good times you had dancing, or are you gonna make damn sure you live to dance another day.

    Without protestors, the world would become a dictatorship tommorow.

    That's what this song is saying.
    freddyknuckleson February 04, 2007   Link
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    General Comment[Jeff]: This jam has been sitting around for a long time, but I never could finish writing it until I moved to sunny sunny Queens New York! It's basically about those kids who say that punk rock shouldn't concern itself with politics, y'know, the jaded ones. The ones who figure that we really can't change anything, so fuck it, let's get drunk and just go out and party. And sure, that's everyone sometimes but it shouldn't be anyone all the time! Crank the speakers! [/Jeff]


    My first real attempt at an evaluation of a song... Jeff mentions most of what I'd have to say if I were to go into it myself. You know, having wrote and recorded the song and all. First listen to this song I understood it all because I know how all the scene kids are, not caring about the message, just how many hooks are in it.

    But I'd just like to point out a possible curb stomping reference in the second last paragraph as written above.
    TenaciousXDon January 31, 2007   Link

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