It’s on the radio, it’s on the TV news
Conservatives and liberals, with ever clashing views
But as the days go by I can’t tell which side is talking
Their left is in the center, and labeled “Liberal Doctrine”


Chorus
They do nothing for you…
They do nothing for me…
NO! They give us nothing to believe
Watch your right
Watch your left
Watch the right
Watch the center
AND WATCH YOUR BACK!


Let the Feds pass a law, that takes your rights away
`Cause, “You gotta sacrifice if you want to stay safe!”
Till the day you find the Feds in your back pocket
Locking you away for saying “Question”, “Think”, or “Stop It”


Chorus

Joseph McCarthy and Reagan, set the mother fuckin’ stage
For the right leanings that now grip the USA
They framed and jailed the Reds- lost the keys to the cell
Set up the Capitalist Machine to go in for the kill… yeah… yeah… yeah…


Social divisions - encouraged by the few- FEW!
Those few in power - suckerin’ suckers like you- YOU!
As corporate welfare, flows from troughs of the state- STATE!
Yeah big business, takes more than their fair take- TAKE!
But in the end it is suckers like you- YOU!
Who buy that the poor, are givin’ you the screw- SCREW!
Don’t you realize that it’s just talk, talk, talk, talkin’…
Like tax men at your door, fuckin knockin’ knockin’ knockin’


Lyrics submitted by anti-flagmaggot

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    General CommentThis song is really..non-hyper. But live, ITS SOOO GOOD!
    Skankinrudegirl101on July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAnother amazing anti-American law making masterpeice b Anti-Flag!
    hhpunkon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti've always loved playing this song in my room when im alone.....great song....i love this line>> "They do nothing for you…
    They do nothing for me…
    NO! They give us nothing to believe"
    ashison July 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthhpunk is right. They aren't Anti-American. To think so is ignorant and short-sighted. They are questioning the Capitalist policies of both the left AND right of the American Political Spectrum which is extremely right to begin with.
    Joseph McCarthy as you may know, was a famous senator, I believe, in the late 40's and throughout the 50's. He was a stark anti-communist and jailed many believed to be "Soviet Sympathizers" just because of their radical left views.
    And I must assume you know who Reagan is. His right wing policies only furthered American imperialism and corporate domination. His administration indirectly killed tens of thousands in what is today known as the Iran-Contra affair. His affect on American politics is still being felt today, especially in their foreign policy and economic sectors.
    But in the end, what this song comes down to is, as I said, the right-wingization of the supposedly "Liberal" Democratic party.
    Skacoreon August 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentargh they are not anti-american
    WouldItBeYouon October 03, 2004   Link

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