Well I remember at a party
A couple a years ago when I saw an emcee.
He ripped the mic then he passed it to me,
I learned a little lesson, he helped me to see.
It's not about choosing guitar or the decks;
It's doing it yourself that gets the respect.
Stuck like a sign, now was the time
I was ready for the beat, ready for the bassline and boom!

Now we're mixing the sound for the show
So punks say Oi! B-Boys say Bo!
We've seen them come and I’ve watched the bands go,
I'd better get a dedicated outlook yo.
And that’s the reason that we came and add a twist.
I thought that punk was all about the freedom mister!
Don't want to be the sound to tick off your list,
We're bigger than this punk rock.

Well anything we call 'punk rock',
In a category called 'punk rock'.
'Punk rock' is only ever going to be punk rock.
Some things are bigger than punk rock.

Look around,
No, we aren't unified by guitars crashing down.
Revolution is more than sound.

We're better together and still we're going nowhere,
Can't see the wood for the scene.
But in the spaces between lies the truth that we've got
And it's bigger than punk rock.

Anyway, never going to never pin us down,
Any style, play it from a squat to a stage,
Strike Anywhere, spread it about like shareware.
Anyone far beyond little pond, respond,
Yet, this mindset;
Preach the converted, yet we forget
It's just Minor Threats and fanzines are
Empty of meaning if we're not being UK.

Stop pretending that it's not UK.
Not America we're in UK.
Got to sing it like we're from UK
And maybe then we'll find a way.

Look around,
Do we have all the unity we sing of in this crowd?
Revolution is more than sound.

We're better together and still we're going nowhere,
Can't see the wood for the scene.
But in the spaces between lies the truth that we've got
And it's bigger than punk rock.

Round in circles. I can't see this. Revolution.
More than just a sound.

We're better together and still we're going nowhere,
Can't see the wood for the scene.
But in the spaces between lies the truth that we've got
And it's bigger than punk rock.

But in the spaces between lies the truth that we've got
And it's bigger than punk rock.


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    General CommentThis song is great - it's addressing genre-snobbery. There's loads of people who would identify themselves as 'punks' yet scorn other types of music, even though many of them carry an identical message. As the lyrics say, change and progression exists outside of 'punk rock', so if we want change we have to work together as opposed to within our little cliques.

    Great song to come from SB6 as they straddle so many different styles of music too.

    "We're better together"!
    fearon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe idea is that punk was about freedom, right? like the freedom from the 'corporate rock' that bogged itself down in too many rules. then the punks came along and started dressing uniformly, and creating rules for punk bands, essentially stifling creativity. this contradicted the original idea of punk.

    so the bands like the Clash (who are huge influences on SB6) started to experiment more with different genres. and thats why SB6 gigs have fans that like hip-hop and punk together. just like the line
    "we're better together"
    skeggy553on January 05, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock."
    Thanks, Kurt.

    I think the words "punk rock" are subject to far too much debate. The meanings there, don't let the scenesterism get you, stay true, simple!
    kevlaa420on June 11, 2010   Link

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