"Thought Criminal" as written by and Quinn S Allman Robert C Mc Cracken....
I made a deal with the holy ghost
I made a plan to preserve the peace
Before I started I lost my guts
Saw traces of the past destroyed

Always thought I could write it down
Where'd it go, and you read my mind
Make an enemy like a friend that never existed

I let you get to me
I let you get to me
I let the ability to stay collected keep my head

I thought I knew everything
I thought I knew what it meant to me
Turns out I don't know anything
Just know enough to keep my head
And just play dead

Is the criminal in your thoughts
Like a poppy that blessed the fields
And the price that is on my head
Inflates the cost of smut magazines

Just take a look at what we believe
Selling freedom to slavery
You have us screaming that
War is peace
And strength is ignorance

I let you get to me
I let you get to me
I let the ability to stay collected keep my head

I thought I knew everything
I thought I knew what it meant to me
Turns out I don't know anything
Just know enough to keep my head
And just play dead
Just play dead

I let you get to me
I let you get to me
I let the ability to stay collected keep my head

I let you get to me
I let you get to me
I let the ability to stay collected keep my head

I thought I knew everything
I thought I knew what it meant to me
Turns out I don't know anything
Just know enough to keep my head
And just play dead


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"Thought Criminal" as written by Jeph Howard Daniel Whitesides

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    General CommentI wouldn't doubt that this song is about 'Thoughtcrime', mentioned in "1984" by George Orwell. The Used has, as of their 2013 EP, delved into politics and related topics. The book is wholly based on totalitarianism, thus the possibilty of 'thoughtcrime' and 'thought criminals'. I may not be 100% correct but I think it has something to do with Orwell's book.
    freckledjesusofficialon September 30, 2013   Link

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