third graders holding hands indians and pilgrims celebrating new found lands
they tried to teach me that at school
make the white race look superior it's always been their rule
now i can't believe we celebrate thanksgiving as a holiday of unity and peace
if i had my way, we'd all dress in black
and daddy would serve up the white meat
cuz genocide is nothing to celebrate, extinction doesn't deserve a parade
and we perpetuate these lies witht he turkeys that we buy
i tried explaining to my mom but she's too afraid to admit to herself
that her race is a killing machine
take a look around your town and who do you see?
the native american is surprisingly absent in his own indigenous land
do you want to know why? it's cuz we killed them all
it's not that hard to understand, yeah
so i go to college and you know what i learned?
that 80 million people were killed by my grandpa, your grandpa and all of their friends
they bleached out our continent but that's not the end
the last full blooded aborigine died a century ago
if it's possible there's a place in the southern hemisphere with a history even worse than our home
no one finds it peculiar that a tropical island is full of people just like you and me
but astralia's a piece of shit floating in the pacific
buoyed by the blood of the aborigine.
buoyed by the blood of the aborigine.

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    General Commentwhy are none of these songs commented on? this is an awesome band!
    tylenolon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthere an amazing band if you want to hear another amaing band thats just a lil less political check out the lawrence arms...brendan kelly = coolest guy ever
    Iaintapoeton July 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWho's the "illeagal alien", PILGRIM?!
    ihateamerikkkaon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe Broadways are an amazing band. "Everything I Ever Wanted to Know About Geneocide I learned in 3rd Grade" is a great song. I hope they have a reunion tour.
    MisledPromise4uon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBroadways and Lawrence Arms are so amazing, and there is so much to discuss. I'm disappointed that not many have posted.

    America was built on genocide and slavery. It is estimated that from 1492-1650 that 25+ million indigineous peopled were murdered by Europeans in North, Central and South America.
    Zedd138on July 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn my America, Howard Zinn will be required reading instead of these history books they make us read only telling you one side. "Well, Columbus crossed the ocean blue in the year of 1492 and now there is a holiday honoring him, not to mention he was an asshole."
    descendent528on March 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love the broadways more than they will ever know. Chris and Bren were in the Broadways... which broke up... Chris and Bren started the Lawrence Arms. They aren't broken up, thank god. "genocide is nothing to celebrate, extinction doesn't deserve a parade" is classic. and "BUOYED BY THE BLOOD OF THE ABORIGINE."
    truble breathingon June 14, 2005   Link

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