"The Cause" as written by and Mike Burkett....
It isn't for the money, no it isn't for the fun
It's a plan, a scam, a diagram
It's for the benefit of everyone
You gotta have a little respect
Subterranean ideals
Traditional neglect
Reflect on how you think it would make you feel

The cause
We're just doing it for the cause
No it isn't for the fortune, it isn't for the fame

It's a scheme, dream, a baterine
We want everyone to think the same
Because you know what you feel is right
And you feel what you can't ignore
And you try so hard to point the blame
Ashamed - what do we do this for?

The cause
We're just doing it for the cause
The cause
We're just doing it for the cause
The cause
We're just doing it for the cause
The cause
We're just doing it for the cause


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"The Cause" as written by Mike Burkett

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    General Commentdis song is so rad wonder why nobody posted on it...newayz...punk in drublic..best nofx album ever
    tsunamibomb420on September 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentno way i do not agry with that
    nofx does not have something called a best album on each album has its good and less good songs but punk in drublic is a good album yeah :)
    johnverheulon October 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentPID is a good album, but not as good as war on errorism or s&m airlines.

    But this song is amazingly radical
    Logan55on February 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah totally rad no ones posted on this for a year but anyway punk in drublic obviously rules! this song is radical too like dudes cme on. im bored! nice to know but yeah like awesome blahdey blah! jelly beans rule
    beyondimaginationon March 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah totally rad no ones posted on this for a year but anyway punk in drublic obviously rules! this song is radical too like dudes cme on. im bored! nice to know but yeah like awesome blahdey blah! jelly beans rule
    beyondimaginationon March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI hope I'm the only person ever to hear this song and think it's a tribute to The Cos. Yeah, Bill Cosby and, yeah, I must be a fucking retard.
    swollen uvulaon March 18, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningIn my opinion this song is a mockery of such bands like U2, who are always talking about cure this save that, but in actuality they are swimming in dough.

    It's definitely a funny song I especially like this:

    "It's a plan, a scam, a diagram"

    it's like wtf, was fat mike looking for a word that rhymes with scam, so he chose the first one that popped in his head, or is this whole song just a big joke
    mykisltuon October 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOpen your eyes, don't trust the incline.
    ZeroXFallenon March 16, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionIsn't for the money
    No it isn't for the fun
    It's a plan, a scam, a diagram
    It's for the benefit of everyone
    You gotta have a little respect
    Subterranean ideals
    Traditional neglect
    Reflect on how it would make you feel

    The cause - we're just doing it for the cause

    No it isn't for the fortune,
    It isn't for the fame
    It's a scheme, a dream, a barterine
    We want everyone to think the same
    Because you know what you know is right
    And you feel what you can't ignore
    And you try so hard to point the blame
    A shame - what are we doing it for?

    The cause - we're just doing it for the cause
    The cause - we're just doing it for the cause

    Open your eyes don't trust these lies

    What are we doing it for?

    The cause - we're just doing it for the cause
    The cause - we're just doing it for the cause
    xingalloveron June 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWhat is a barterine? I think it's a scheme, a dream, a BARTERING. (like a trade or negotiation).

    I could be wrong, but "barterine" is not even a word. At least not an english word.
    mr13lckyon November 05, 2011   Link

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