"R**k The Vote" as written by and Jeffrey Walker....
HANDS IN ANOTHER'S POCKET,
THE BED THEY MAKE,
IS NOT THE ONE IN WHICH THEY LIE,
THE SAME OLD FACES,
THE SAME OLD ESTABLISHMENT,
THE SAME OLD LIES,
CROSS YOUR "X",
IT'S YOUR ONLY VOICE,
DO AS YOU'RE TOLD,
DON'T ROCK THE BOAT,
AND BUY WHAT YOU'RE SOLD,

BELIEVE THE LIE,
THE LINE THAT YOU TOE,
DOING FINE,
IF YOU JUST DO AS YOU'RE TOLD,

NO DISSIDENT VOICES,
THE FACES MERGE,
ARE ONE, ABSOLUTE,
A COMFORTABLE, PRIVILEGED,
WHITE OVER BELLY,
REVOLUTION,
NO THREAT, NO CHANGE,
NO GAIN, JUST PAIN,
THE SAME OLD SCHEME,
NO HOPE, NO CHOICE,
NO FUTURE, NO VOICE,
THIS IS NO PIPE DREAM,
ALL IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS,

BELIEVE THE LIE,
THE LINE THAT YOU TOE,
YOU'LL DO JUST FINE,
IF YOU JUST DO AS YOU'RE TOLD,
YOU BELIEVE THE LIE,
THE LINE THAT YOU TOE,
DOING FINE,
IF YOU JUST DO AS YOU'RE TOLD,
IS THIS ROCK'N'ROLL OR A FORM OF STATE CONTROL?

IS THIS REALLY ROCK'N'ROLL?
OR A FORM OF STATE CONTROL?


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"R**k the Vote" as written by Jeffrey Walker

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    General CommentIt can be, to bible thumpers and the like. But I think this song messages the powerlessness of the people. We're only given a right to vote but it doesn't really change anything since the candidates are all the same.
    vaultdwelleron June 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is the 'rock the vote' scheme, which tries to get young people to vote using 'rock' music. It could equally apply to people like Bono supporting Bush and Blair.
    Ad_Nauseamon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhy do they call it r**k the vote? rock is not a bad word
    AOTDMon March 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGood lyrics, I think "R**k the vote" means actually F**k the vote. I agree with the Carcass idea.
    dankeyon December 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRock the vote is an organization that was developed to get young people to vote. Probably started only a year or two before Carcass making this song.
    This is simply Carcass bagging on the idea and pointing out that the popular acts such as madonna, snoop dog and the voters buying into this shit are all puppets to the politicians that designed it to get votes from the living dead."Just do as your told." Is this really rock n roll? No just a fat politician making us think its cool and hip like rock n roll to vote and use us to get votes.
    uhjigalion March 21, 2014   Link

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