"Youth Against Fascism (Hate Song)" as written by Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley and Thurston Joseph Moore....
Another can of worms
Another stomach turns
Yeah your ghetto burns
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate

You got a stupid man
You got a Ku Klux Klan
Your fuckin' battle plan
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate

A sieg heil-in' squirt
You're an impotent jerk
Yeah a fascist twerp
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate

Black robe and swill
I believe Anita Hill
The judge will rot in hell
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate

Yeah a cross on fire
By a Christian liar
A black attack and fire
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate

Yeah the president sucks
He's a war pig fuck
His shit is out of luck
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate

Another Nazi attack
Skinhead is cracked
My blood is black
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate

We're banging pots and pans
To make you understand
We gonna bury you man
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate

I'm a human wreck
Redneck in check
I killed the teacher's pet
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate


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"Youth Against Fascism" as written by Lee M. Ranaldo Kim Gordon

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  • +3
    General CommentPretty easy to understand-They are anti-hate.
    MezDispenseron March 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, that's what I've always thought too, atthedrive-in (cool name by the way). But it is a little confusing. After all, as far as I'm aware, the band believe all these things anyway, and rightly so.
    Songmeaningsuseron February 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfuzzyslippers, I hate to burst your bubble, but Dirty came out in the early 90s. I pretty much agree with atthedrive-in, myself. His delivery is both tongue-in-cheek and earnest at the same time.
    youraveragejimboon August 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"It's the song I hate"

    Does it mean that the song of hate is the song that they hate?
    Or does it mean that it's the music of faux punk bands that they hate? (Basically saying 'I agree with your ideas, but it's your music that I hate.)
    Or is there another explanation?

    Not knowing the answer is bothering me.
    dodgethebulleton November 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its having a go at some political bands. i know sonic youth are politically outspoken, but their songs are subtle with their messages. i think they are having a go at the bands who dont know anything about politics but bombard their audience with blatant and cliched political songs.

    "yeah the president sucks
    he's a war pig fuck
    his shit is out of luck
    it's the song i hate"

    i reckon that says it all - thurston sings all the standard cliches in tongue and cheek, and then says that hearing those type of songs make him hate the song itself, not the president etc.
    atthedrive-inon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentplease tell me you know who at the drive-in is? please oh please. sonic youth new stuff in june 06. got to love em
    Pope1342on March 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentatthedrive-in, I agree with you on that, but I thought of the lyrics being about someone (I always interpreted it as people who were listening to the songs - the 'Youth' in 'Youth Against Fascism', but that's just me) who hears all these songs with very overt messages, and agrees with the sentiment of the song. The problem, though, is that 'it's the song I hate' - it's not the ideas, it's shitty music.

    Also, Ian Mackaye's guitar part on this song is pretty awesome.
    snakemistakeson June 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's "infant jerk" not "impotent jerk"
    scrimshawon September 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with atthedrive-in - funny thing is that Ian MacKaye plays on this song, and his bands are what you can actually call politics bands
    SyrFoxon July 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThurston actually didn't want to put this song on the record because he didn't like it. The rest of the band insisted, so that's why it's the "song I hate".
    mrfistoon July 24, 2007   Link

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