"Firecracker" as written by and Fred/zabrecky Schneider....
The other day I swear to God
I got a letter in the mail that
Said register with us or you're
Gonna go to jail
You'll be put inside a cage, then
Forced to enlist
Well I laughed out loud, said I
Won't comply
To be labeled as one of those
Who qualify to be shipped off to
Fight some fucking war
'Cause war's not about policy-religion
It's about economy and I'm not dying
to set your country free

I'll never bow to your expectations
I never have I never will
I'm not a puppet, pawn, or
Figure head I'm a man of my
Own free will
Our freedoms are slowly surrendered
As they take more than their fill
How much power is ever enough for
The men, the men on Capitol Hill

They're cuttin's back on welfare
IL legalizing harmlessness, am I the
Only one to see there's something
Wrong with this
I don't have the answers won't
Pretend to say I will but to put
My trust in government, I think I'd
rather kill

Off mighty word democracy
Spells freedom for you and me
The books have all been written
And the prophets denied
Little by little watch this state
Begin to fall as we awaken from
This dream and find ourselves
Nailed to the wall

Oh firecracker patriotic lire, you were
Burnin' bright the day the country
Died, in all your glory in all your
Pride
Light the way torch of Liberty
Light the sky for the whole world
To see, in all your glory in all
Your pride


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"Firecracker" as written by Robert Zabrecky Fred Schneider

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    General Commentthis song is about resisting the rules of a stupid government, particularly the draft rules and the patriotism they try to forge into the american youth
    it reminds me of my friend nick in a way, but different because he wanted to enlist and they wouldn't let him cuz they were afraid he'd put his poopydick on mad army officers... the kid is GWB.
    rxbrotheron April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentindeed. Any band can write a "fuck the government" song, but Strung Out goes far deeper with a lot more thought and reasoning put into it.
    sweetjesuson August 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song kicks ass. war is stupid!!!
    Jemmaon September 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great, never really listened to the lyrics before but now it has a helluva lot of meaning with this crap in Iraq
    mrtownzjooon March 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwere you enlisted into the military for the war on terror townzjoo? did u get a letter in mail saying you had to join the fight? no? then it has no meaning for you then does it, all you see is whats on cnn, they sold a war to cnn and thats what you base your feelings on for this song. but dont worry, you're safe behind your tv screen, no bullets are gonna come whizzing by you while you sit on your couch, supper in hand as you watch people fight for your so-called freedom fighting president
    Inside_Myselfon September 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthaha and what the fuck is your problem?
    Artuson December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a criticism of the draft system. People shouldn't be forced to fight in wars for their country, hell, we have enough right now to win a war on volunteers alone!

    I love how Strung Out makes political songs that aren't typical "I hate Bush cause it's cool too" bullshit. Their political messages are refreshing in a sea of conformity
    epicmikenomoreon June 14, 2010   Link

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