Listen to the fife and snare marching through the square
Stenciled flags of insurrection dancing through the air
Read the rants of a Thomas Paine of modern day
I have felt a spirit that has not yet gone away

Boycott me and boycott this and mute your children's mouths
As they sing along with this very song and spread word all around
FOP boycott me for I am standing up
I'd rather taste a rebel's glory than drink blood from your cup
I'd rather taste a rebel's glory than drink blood from your cup

Read the rants of those in jail the ones who rode the rails
Then lay down on these roads we've paved eat the crumbs we used for trails
Discredit all the rogues liberty's crack within the bells
The demons in your heavens and the angels in your hells

Boycott me and boycott this and mute your children's mouths
As they sing along with this very song and spread word all around
FOP boycott me for I am standing up
I'd rather taste a rebel's glory than drink blood from your cup
I'd rather taste a rebel's glory than drink blood from your cup

The scorned few of today are the heroes of tomorrow
There'll be a holiday times of regret and sorrow
And when they're pressed on stamps we'll hope they're not forgotten
So let's go down in history black-listed and boycotten

Boycott me and boycott this and mute your children's mouths
As they sing along with this very song and spread word all around
FOP boycott me for I am standing up
I'd rather taste a rebel's glory than drink blood from your cup
I'd rather taste a rebel's glory than drink blood from your cup


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    General Commentabsolutely brilliant song writing, erik is by far one of the best lyricists out there. if only more people took the bother to listen to anything outside of mainstream then they'd realise music isn't just about bitches n' hoes
    take_up_ur_life_acton August 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a great song, but you got the lyrics wrong. It's FOP. Mischief Brew is so energetic when played live.
    Prince Of Peaceon January 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFOP= Fraternal Order of Police
    I believe this song is about how how the FOP in Philadelphia were boycotting any company or band that supported a convicted cop killer from 1981. The convicted cop killer wrote a book in jail or something like that. I am not sure exactly how the story went but you can look further into it.
    skamaster2590on February 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. It is about the F.O.P. or Fraternal Order of Police, in Philidelphia, standing on the pulpit of moral superiority and organizing boycotts of certain media due to controversial content. The song, however, has a much deeper underpinning of ideas which paint modern-day events with a Revolutionary-era idealism, and bring to question the very society today which supports the abdication of our fundamental rights.

    The song hints strongly at the fact that for many whom count themselves part of todays society in the U.S., it has reached a point where the ideals our forefathers fought for during the American Revolution hold very little meaning when confronted with an oppressive and frankly run-amok government. For many, our Freedom of Speech holds very little value, and is taken for granted, as long as it's not their speech being censored.

    Oh, and a couple lyrics are wrong... In the first verse, it's "Listen to the Fife and Snare, marching through the square." In the chorus the "FOB" should be "FOP" and it's not "I'd rather taste a rebel's lure." it's "I'd rather taste a rebel's glory." Finally, it's not "Boycott 'em." in the last verse, it's a word which Erik took some artistic license in using (as it's not a "real" word, but works just fine), "Boycotten." which would be defined as the state of being boycotted.
    Pyrodoxon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt actually is "lure" not glory, it was right the first time.
    cdoe13on December 06, 2012   Link

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