Back in the day in the '80s when the
old bands would play (old school)
They managed O.K. They did fine
Although they never got paid (that's cool)
50 cent shows, no cars we walked
Both ways through the snow (up hill)
That's how it should go, but you're too busy
Counting your dough (each bill)

If you want to be punk, if you want to be cool
Don't forget the golden rule
Stay underground, you must stay poor
Don't grow up and don't ask for more

You live for the green, dead presidents
Are destroying our scene (money)
You know what I mean, you pay your rent
By selling the dream (for me)
No Individual Retirement Account
Forget you and your 401K (wall street)
I'm gonna stay as poor
As I am today (can't eat)

You can't be punk if you don't care that dollar signs are everywhere
It seems like everyone's on Victory
But I will give away all that's mine, and we won't make another dime
Money changes everything, you see
But I won't let it change me.


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    General Commenthell yes baby. fuckin 80's hardcore. thats the way it should be
    NOCMhardcoreon September 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. This shit is what hardcore is all about. When you start to worry about money you become the system you're supposed to be fighting.
    xposixXxcorexon March 27, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"50 cent shows, no cars we walked
    Both ways through the snow (up hill)"

    i think this song is fairly tongue in cheek. it's supporting the underground, but it's also making fun of people who scream "sellout" at bands trying to support themselves.

    "If you want to be punk, if you want to be cool
    Don't forget the golden rule
    Stay underground, you must stay poor
    Don't grow up and don't ask for more"

    how can you listen to that verse and think he's being totally serious?
    penitenziagiteon April 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree. And they're sending a message to VR who once was a great haven for hardcore.
    selfrighteouson June 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOf course it's tongue-in-cheek, all GCF songs are. I agree with everything else everyone's said though. They've always been like that, they're funny but they do make legitimate points and criticisms and talk about things that are actually important, but like the name asays, they make them fun.
    shadowwiththeeyeson January 09, 2005   Link

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