WE WERE RAISED TO BE JUST WHAT WE ARE IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW
IF I OFFERED UP TO YOU SOME PROOF WOULD YOU LET YOUR ANGER SHOW
OR WOULD YOU LET YOUR MIND TO SLEEP KEPT WARM BY SIMPLE NOVELTIES
A HISTORY THAT'S REALLY NOT YOUR OWN
IS FREEDOM JUST THE PRIVILEGE OF HATRED GUARANTEED
IS COMPASSION JUST A SECOND THOUGH OF HOPE BROUGHT TO IT'S KNEES
CAN DIGNITY SEE FIT TO WORK PAST ALL IT DOESN'T WANT TO SEE?

SEVEN GUNS FOR DEGRADATION
THREE CHEERS FOR CRUEL TRADITION
RED, WHITE, AND BLACK EYES FOREVER

SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF RESPECT TONIGHT
THIS TENSION'S WRAPPED UP NICE AND TIGHT
THE STATIC'S FELT BUT NEVER MAKES A SOUND
A MAN FINDS NOTHING LEFT TO EAT
ANOTHER SELLS HIS BODY FOR A PLACE TO SLEEP
AS KLANSMEN FLOOD A CONFERENCE HALL DOWNTOWN
THIS TV. HAS THE ANSWERS, LET FASHION HAVE YOUR EYES
THIS JOB IS YOUR ACHIEVEMENT, THIS BIBLE YOUR PRIDE
CAN DIGNITY SEE FIT TO TRY AND FIX WHAT IT KNOWS FEAR CAN'T HIDE

SEVEN GUNS FOR DEGRADATION
THREE CHEERS FOR CRUEL TRADITION
RED, WHITE, AND BLACK EYES FOREVER

I THINK OF A STORY MY FATHER TOLD ME ABOUT A FELLA HE KNEW IN THE ARMY
THE PENTAGON TRADED HIM A CHECK FOR BOTH HIS LEGS
"FUCK THE STATES" WAS THE LAST THING MY FATHER HEARD HE HAD SAID
STILL IT'S SAID THAT THE WAR WAS WON
WELL I REFUSE TO BE JUST ANOTHER DEAD NATION'S BASTARD SON

I HAVE EYES THAT SEE, I HAVE A MIND THAT THINKS
I HAVE A MOUTH THAT SPEAKS, AND GOD DAMN IT WILL
BECAUSE I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF ALL THIS SHIT ABOUT
"MAKING DO" "PLAYING BALL" "THE WAY THINGS WERE" AND” DEALING WITH IT"
MIXING POP AND POLITICS HE ASKS ME WHAT THE USE IS
I'M NOT INTO MAKING EXCUSES
AND I'LL DIE THE DAY I’M FIND THEM FUCKING USELESS


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    General CommentMy favorite D4 song. there's a flag on my website, upside down, red white and black, inspired by this song.
    Avaranton October 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti know it's not the official lyric, but i always heard it as "three cheers for procreation"
    Storm&Stresson September 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFor anyone who didn't realize it, the last lines, "Mixing pop and politics..." is a take off a really good Billy Bragg song called Waiting for the Great Leap Forward.
    songmeanings.net/…

    The Billy Bragg lyrics are:

    Mixing pop and politics he asks me what the use is
    I offer him embarrassment and my usual excuses
    ajslamkaon January 17, 2008   Link

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