"The Angry Mob" as written by Nicholas Hodgson, Charles Richard Wilson, Nicholas Baines, James Rix and Andrew Robert White....
I can prove anything
I'll make you admit again and again
I can prove anything
The way that it's read again and again

And its only 'cause you came here with your brothers too
If you came here on your own you?d be dead
Its only 'cause you follow what the others do
Its no excuse to say your easily lead

You can choose anything
You choose to lose again and again
You could do anything
Why should you do anything again

And its only 'cause you came here with your brothers too
If you came here on your own you?d be dead
Winding yourself up until your turning blue
Repeating everything that you've read

So here we go with the letter
Well can you fix it for me
'Cause we need entertainment
To keep us all off the streets

So tonight you'll sleep softly in your bed

You can try anything
And no-one would know apart for you and me
You can stop anything
It's starts with just one and two then three

Its only 'cause you came here with your brothers too
If you came here on your own you?d be dead
Raise a glass or two
You raise a fist or two
And get a shopping basket wrapped round your head

Here we go with the letter
Oh can you fix it for me
Twenty four hour drinking
To keep us all off the streets

So tonight you'll sleep softly in your bed

We are the angry mob
We read the papers everyday day
We like who like
We hate who we hate
But we're also easily swayed


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"The Angry Mob" as written by Danny Elfman

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    General CommentI find it outrageous that some people are classing the working class and chavs as the same category. Chav's don't work, that's why they aren't working class.

    Anyway rant over.
    Great song and i agree that this must be about modern day britain, everyone believing what they read in papers.
    The video shows different social classes fighting so you can't just say its all about chavs.
    WYMSon March 20, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this songs is about street justice, and evidence manipulation
    Dgramusseton May 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWoo, first comment!

    Anyway, I love this song. I bought the CD today, and there's like 6 tracks I love (not that the other 7 aren't great, I just prefer those 6). The Angry Mob is one of those 6.
    strider3005on February 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell let's be fair - as much as I like the Kaiser Chiefs not all of their song writing has the deepest meaning.

    But the first thing that struck me about this is that it may be a little bit fo a refelction on Briatin. Britain is the Angry Mob. and the repeated lines towards the end about reading the papers and being easily swayed could refer to British Tabloids...

    Basically we get angry and wound up quickly , but with little or no reason to??

    Just my thoughts?!
    nidanon March 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's about condmening britain these days (especially younger people) , basically.... drinking all the time (24 hour drinking to keep us all off the streets), fighting on the streets (shopping basket qrapped round your head), going around in gangs (it's only cos you came here with your brothers too, if you came here on your own you'd be dead)... and generally being scum
    dc03on March 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song. explores the absolute power yet fickleness of the working class. think the chiefs are treading on the killers' toes though.
    MelancholyMatton April 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it refers to Ned/Chav culture in todays Britain. They do what they want, they are "easily swayed", papers like the Sun, the NOTW make them even more ignorant. They act like muppets and will play the hardman to impress their friends, but if their friends werent there to back them up, they would get the shit beaten out of them.
    SuperAllyon April 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha, yeah, kinda sounds like Britain.

    Oooh but this song is AWESOME. Kaiser Chefs must take tradition in making addictive songs, because every time this song ends I push the back button just like I did with "Oh My God." It's like drugs, seriously...
    Chaomeyon May 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo tonight you'll sleep softly in your bed
    I dunno why, but when he sings this, it kinda reminds me of franz ferdinand
    and i think its about britain indeed
    and that people go along with the mob.
    "Repeating everything that you've read"
    not thinking anymore, just repeating
    TheFallenon May 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome Song... great vocal/tamborine'ing
    SyroVisionon June 09, 2007   Link

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