Rats, monkeys, mice - teach 'em little tricks.
Stay far from creativity, and from politics
'Cause the multinationals need a solid work force
Or their growing profit margins will be wiped out at the source.

Conform to the status quo, set rules,
Mold your mind into their fucking tool.

Reciting back their facts and numbers - that don't make you smart,
There's much more to intelligence - and thinking for yourself would be a start.
(Start!)
Yeah, it would be a start...
(Start!)
It would be a start...
(Start!)
Yeah, it would be a start...
Start!

Pledge allegiance to a flag of wich you're taught no history.
Not Mexico, Granada, Panama, or Middle East,
But they're just a mere fraction of this country's shady past,
Skeletons locked in the closet and I doubt they'll be the last.
"National Interest", defined for you...
But who's it really serve? Who's getting screwed?

Reciting back their facts and numbers - that don't make you smart,
There's much more to intelligence - and thinking for yourself would be a start.
(Start!)
Yeah, it would be a start...
(Start!)
It would be a start...
(Start!)
Yeah, it would be a start...
Start!

Your prison warden is your school,
Training you to be a social screw.
Stage a jailbreak, swim against the flow,
Show those motherfuckers what you know!

I feel like I am suffocating,
I feel my life depreciating.
I know their teachings are riddled with lies, distortions, shit!
It kills me knowing the masses are so brainwashed by it - brainwashed by it!


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    General CommentI feel like this songs talkes about informing people giving them the truth about Americans fights and wars. For Example "Pledge allegiance to a flag of wich you're taught no history.
    Not Mexico, Granada, Panama, or Middle East,
    But they're just a mere fraction of this country's shady past,
    Skeletons locked in the closet and I doubt they'll be the last. "

    Also i think its about the rightwing in our government and schools. What we are being taught and things we tend to leave out. Lies and deceit.
    Peace-Love-Unity
    Punk_Drummer11on June 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is mostly about not listening to the lies.

    "...and thinking for yourself would be a start."
    "Stage a jailbreak, swim against the flow. Show those motherfuckers what you know."
    socialscrewon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is mostly about not listening to the lies.

    "...and thinking for yourself would be a start."
    "Stage a jailbreak, swim against the flow. Show those motherfuckers what you know."
    socialscrewon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI didn't mean to post twice, I accidentally refreshed on the "posted comment" page.
    socialscrewon April 10, 2006   Link

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