I thought I'd begun to see a change
But the more things change, the more they stay the same
Back stabbing and name calling, the trade marks of your act
You talk and talk of unity, but divide with your attacks

(You say), "I'd like to see a change,
I'd like to see a change,
I'd like to see a change, but I'm too busy...
Tearing everyone down..."

All us kids, we try to make a change
Some kids start a band, others start a zine
YOU, no matter what your path
You throw a curve in what could be achieved,
Then give up and move onto some other thing

(You say), "I'd like to see a change,
I'd like to see a change,
I'd like to see a change, but I'm too busy...
Tearing everyone down..."

Take a break
from your fights,
try to open up your mind tonight
When you feel
that's complete
then we can tackle this society!

You may not like
everything in life I do...
But that doesn't mean,
I'm not trying to change
the same problems as you

(You say), "I'd like to see a change,
I'd like to see a change,
I'd like to see a change, but I'm too busy...
Tearing everyone down..."


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    General Commentone of the best anti-flag song ever
    L.O.S.E.R.on April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.
    antagoniston April 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSane did it again. he is the best. im telling u!!!!!!!!!!
    antisocial02on May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentok I have a story...

    I have this little friend from Brazil that has a band called Ya Basta! and he sent me some mp3s of his band's songs. He told me he did a cover of this song "tearing everyone down" by anti-flag. I listened to his cover and thought "DANG!! that has to be one of the best punk songs I have heard in a long time. And his accent sounds so good. He really speaks great english!

    Well I had never heard the original. So I downloaded the original. To my suprise it was the exact same file he sent me!!!

    the little bastardo downloaded it off the internet, renamed the file, and sent it to me as his own!!

    I feel stupid...

    damn!
    never the less this song kicks major ass!
    I'd don't blame him for trying to pass it off as his own.
    defubuskornon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great, its about stuff.
    sk8mastaon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBut hey, if it's not about stuff...then what could it be about? idiot
    BigWillyStyleon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is most definitely one of the best a-f songs ive ever heard and ive heard them all.
    fightwar_n_uniteon August 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love the "take a break from your fights" part. Everyone should stop all their arguing and bickering and just open their eyes and mind see the bigger picture. Anti-Flag rocks.
    Madcappunkon August 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsaw them in concert. Awsome band big fan!!
    OSVguitariston August 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthey are yelling at the conservatives because they wont conform to their views. if they want change, they have to be willing to compromise.
    H2OGOPunxon March 22, 2003   Link

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