Well I go from town to town
Just me and my guitar
You can see me at all the protests
Up on stage I'm such a star
But when the cops start charging
You can find me at the back
I'll be keeping safe my fingers
While all you kids' skulls get cracked
And afterwards I'll write songs poking fun at your whole crew
I'm a better folk singer than you

All this time spent traveling
It gets lonesome on the road
And you know I can't stand these rockstars
But I've got these seeds to sow
Why should I consider the power and privilege I possess
Baby when I get nervous up on stage, how 'bout I picture you undressed?
Save your talk of patriarchy, I'll go out and screw
I'm a better folk singer than you

And why eat dumpstered food that at Whole Foods could be bought?
And why wear patched up clothing when there's new clothes from sweatshops?
Your cultures of resistance are just silly and passe
Unless, of course, those cultures support gigs for me to play
Trite exaggerations of anarchists are cool
I'm a better folk singer than you


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    General CommentSome artists (David Rovic and Atom and His Package) will make songs about how anarchists try too hard to be "true" anarchists. Well, it's almost like they poke fun at anarchists. This song is Tom's way at getting back at David's song, "I'm a better anarchist than you." This song is saying that you shouldn't insult the resistance and the movement because atleast people are putting fourth an effort to resist.
    AnarchyWeaseLon September 06, 2006   Link

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