Fuck the politically minded, here’s something I want to say, about
the state of the nation, the way it treats us today. At school they
give you shit, drop you in the pit, you try and try to get out, but you
can’t because they’ve fucked you about. Then you’re a prime
example, of how they must not be, this is just a sample of what
they’ve done to you and me.

Do they owe us a living? Of course they do, of course they do.
Do they owe us a living? Of course they do, of course they do.
Do they ow us a living? OF COURSE THEY FUCKING DO.

They don’t want me anymore, cos I threw it on the floor. They
used to call me sweet thing but I’m nobody’s plaything, and now
that I am different, they’d love to bust my head, they’d love to see
me cop out, they’d love to see me dead.


The living that is owed to me I’m never going to get, they’ve
buggered this old world up, up to their necks in debt. They’d give
you a lobotomy for something you ain’t done, they’ll make you an
epitome of everything that’s wrong


Don’t take any notice of what the public think, they’re so hyped
up with t.v., they just don’t want to think. They’ll use you as a
target for demands and for advice, when you don’t what to hear it
they’ll say you’re full of vice.


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  • +2
    General CommentI was hoping to read comments regarding the political lyrics of one of the better Crass songs, not some irrelevant argument about a British soccer team which wasn't even mentioned in the lyrics to begin with.
    JohnnyLurgon March 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy would "fuck manchester united" be perfect? As far as i can tell, this song has nothing to do with manchester united, or even to do with football in general.
    remmeon June 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRemme misses point...
    crazycasualtyon July 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf I'm so oblivious, then why don't you explain to me what the point is? Instead of making vague, pointless statements.
    remmeon August 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe point is that he THOUGHT it said "fuck manchester united". It didnt have anything to do with Manchester United or football in general. He misheard it. You knob...
    crazycasualtyon August 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat kind of pointless point is that? His statement implies that he believed the lyric "Fuck manchester united" would of been perfect for the song. I don't even know what you're talking about.
    remmeon August 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe said he misheard it AND THEN mentioned that if it were in there it would be perfect. I guess he just doesnt like them or thinks that it sounds like a solid statement.
    Cpt_Blood_Sausageon August 22, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song's pretty self-explanatory.

    i used to think it said, "fuck manchester united, there's something i wanna say." that would've been perfect.
    ()on December 17, 2005   Link

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