I've figured out how to paint by numbers
by one shade of lipstick
To easily amused to be a poetic or a mystic
contented clipping coupons from the tabloids for redemption
for attention

I was seventeen, sat on the lap of a local rebel
he was living in a world so safe he had to look for trouble
I thought, 'how unlucky is he to be so overprotected
and neglected'

he said
I wanna be anarchy

I've always been here, it's been like i never existed
overlooked by the authorities, who sanitize the district
suddenly they're onto me and i can't keep a secret
they always find it

When i was 17 i thought i had a cause to champion
I was hopeful and naive, it was easy to believe in
I thought how hard can it be?
I'm not afraid of giving everything

I'd give anything for passion

I, I'm already free
I wanna be anarchy

I wanna be anarchy

Lyrics submitted by dustybreeze

Anarchy in the UK song meanings
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    General CommentHaha you're everywhere!

    Is this a cover? Or just a blatant allusion? Either way it's straightforward and genius. Especially the "wahhh".
    tinylittlewordson June 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlol, i heard that she took the chorus but made up the verses herself.
    dustybreezeon July 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat "wahhh" are you referring to?
    dustybreezeon July 22, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"waah can it be? i'm not afraid of giving everything."

    it makes me long for being one year younger again. since i'm still finding a cause. the visual imagery in the song is just so powerful, from casual opening remarks about subtle passive female traits, to how clean a burnout can be... for passion.
    tinylittlewordson September 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoops i edited the wahh part, i guess i typed that in wrong.
    and haha you're everywhere too.
    dustybreezeon September 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhy are people even questioning if this is a cover? This is obviously a completely different set of lyrics
    lloorrenon August 06, 2010   Link

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