Out in the open, they ain't gonna hide
Police state upon us, prepare to collide

They're gonna keep you down, step on your neck, can't move no more
The weapon of their choosing is censorship and war
And I can see the line up now, everyone is just partisan
You see one side claims victory but it's just a zero sum

Liberty and freedom in quotations spray painted on the wall
Verbalized explosion
We will come back some day

If your ideas are suspect now your in contempt
Report to the committee, no one is exempt
And the Zealots and crusaders, they can't justify
With threats and intimidation designed to terrify


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    My InterpretationCorrect lyrics from the booklet:


    Out in the open, they ain't gonna hide
    Police state upon us, prepare to collide

    They're gonna keep you down, step on your neck, can't move no more
    The weapon of their choosing is censorship and war
    And I can see the line up now, everyone is just partisan
    You see one side claims victory but it's just a zero sum

    Liberty and freedom in quotations spray painted on the wall
    Verbalized explosion
    We will come back some day

    If your ideas are suspect now your in contempt
    Report to the committee, no one is exempt
    And the Zealots and crusaders, they can't justify
    With threats and intimidation designed to terrify
    Deadbornon June 12, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaning“Plain and simple, this song is about the systematic suppression of ideas and censorship. It’s also a protest song in the folk tradition of Woody Guthrie. Scare tactics to keep us in fear are perpetuated by terror threat alerts and TV news programs who never concentrate their efforts on positive sides of life. While the powers at the helm argue for their own agendas that keep them in disagreement, it seems they agree, side by side, to the greed and lust for more of their fair share of the American dream. Some of us might be content on sharing a glance or a conversation. Fat cats eventually sleep to long while the starving rabble stay awake waiting for a moment to strike. The graffiti on the walls will always leave clues. Follow them.” — Rancid
    acidmaniacon May 30, 2009   Link

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