"anyone listening" as written by Ira Gershwin and Harold Arlen....
far below beneath a burning hot sun our civility's waking up hate your neighbor cause he's not your kind fell out of favor now he's out of luck get in your car fuel up and get a job you got no worries you don't care that much pass the beggars as they lie out on the street just look away and roll your windows up you don't have to worry - he's not one of us yeah

is there anyone listening to this beautiful tragedy is there anyone watching this wonderful nightmare don't care much you'd rather kill

check out johnny as he plays out in the street keeps to himself he doesn't say too much can't get along with the kids in school likes to make bombs and blow things up his mom and dad think everything's fine they got no worries they don't care that much all that tension bottled up inside one day soon now he's gonna erupt


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"Anyone Listening" as written by Fletcher Douglas Dragge Byron C. Mcmackin

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    General CommentPennywise saying people are apathetic to the problems right in front of our faces. Doing this makes the situation worse and worse, until finally backlashing. Thats what I think at least. Johnny goes on a a killing spree or some crap..
    jasonnov118on June 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpennywse is an awsum and truly great band
    Man§oni†eMaGg0T666on June 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love thins one! my favorite on "land of the free"
    millensoadinon July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentjasonnov,i agree, it is like "vicarious" from tool - only lyrically.
    the good guyon September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the US and war, they'd rather fight and kill instead of fixing the problems in the home front because they think those problems aren't theirs to deal with. When will the US become one again? Probably never, that's the tragedy.
    sobermindisawasted1on March 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwow... all I have to say is this is a powerful song. this just describes all the ignorant people who are in the world today.
    XXXp0t1eXXXon April 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsober, your wrong.

    The song is about how people don't listen to those who really need help: a homeless man, a seemingly normal kid who's actually violent and his parents were obvlivious to it.

    American society is a tragedy, because no one is really well off, and you don't care much, you'd rather "kill" (enable these things to get worse)
    epicmikenomoreon June 26, 2010   Link

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