"180 Degrees" as written by and Mike Burkett....
It's so easy to defend the Status Quo
With everyone so cool and cynical
But when you see the end don't justify the means
It's just that 180 degrees

The great thing about bein' a human
The ability to reason
But reasoning don't work when no one cares
2 parts apathy, one part despair

Guess what, this might come as a surprise
I'll no longer roll my eyes
A change of heart to let the conscience breath
One quick twist, just 180 degrees

Yeah, I now know the right thing to do
Yeah, anti tradition tried and true
Yeah, a world where wrong has right of way
Yeah, fuck that world, fuck that hierarchy

Go ahead, work, waste your life away
Fuck that world, go fuck that right away

Lyrics submitted by punk_in_drublic99

"180 Degrees" as written by Mike Burkett

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    General CommentI think this song is more about people uncaring what is going on around them whether it is government or life in general or helping their fellow man. And then when something finally hits you as a person and starts to make you care, you do a total 180. We are so caught up in our own thing we pretty much say "fuck the world", "I don't care!" Just focus on work and the things that matter to me, but eventually by not caring things get corrupt and it will effect you and you will start to care when it is too late. Anyone else see this the way I do?
    drkshadow03on August 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSimultaneously social commentary, and a little anarchistic propaganda, not that that is a bad thing. Its pretty much turning the world upside down, hence the 180 degrees line. The social commentary being that pervasive apathetic attitude that seems to have infected our society. The anarchistic propaganda being the turning the of current state of affairs upside down. In other words, where there once was vertically structured society with social hiearchies then now is a horizontally organized one. Yes, drkshadow03 I think most people see it your way.
    wrinkledPholeon April 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnofx is awsome so long and thanks for all the shoes was a good cd except for the part where howard stern made fun of them howard sten can kiss my ass nofx is such a great band
    badreligionpigeonon July 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfuck yeah drkshadow, you fucking said it. i hear ya brother. i love this song. event though fat mike isnt noam chomsky or anything his songs defintiely do have political impacts.
    rainydayboyon August 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationBasically its saying that it's okay to change your mind. It's actually a form of intelligence.
    dumbcanuck42on March 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is fuckin awesome, fuckin awesom
    white trash two heebs and a been is fuckin cool
    alec stevenson June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's cruel and cynical i think..
    emotional suicideon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust in case your not aware alec stevens, that song is off of So Long and Thanks For All The Shoes.
    ThePolarExpresson June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnow you know the right thing to do after listening this fucking great song : make your punk
    moons-kon June 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great
    i think ints about just do the complete opposite of what the government wants you to do hence the 180 degreez take a look at the government and then look at yourself hopefully there is that much of a difference
    nazipunksfuckoffon July 19, 2002   Link

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