four sins past sainthood it's like i'm dying to forget all the sleepless nights lying perfectly alone and still i can drink 'till victory i'll drink to the mighty drink until i die or at least until the sunrise when honesty as popular as a plague comes to remind me that the dead's winning the race with me going nowhere right down the street a prostitute is selling the closest thing to love that this country has to offer and alachua still sleeps we fought for the republic while the catholic sun filled every eye from the atlantic to the pacific ocean we drank to the mighty we died for oil, died for borders, killed for democracy still believed every platform can you handle the death, accept what we create together i still know every politician's a fucking monster culture kills bureaucrats and all other undesirables history said we died for freedom but today no justice was served and america still sleeps tonight and i hope it doesn't wake up we boasted that we were champions each country singing it's own praise like a rock thrown into the ocean humanity was rising 2 world wars later countless military interventions we erect monuments to history and give apologies to the dead all that was fought for the living is quickly forgotten we don't remember the dates we don't remember the reasons we have no idea what's going on building histories of western corporations it doesn't even turn my stomach to see the pictures of atrocities anymore going numb to the new order of the new century and the world still sleeps tonight

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    General Commentthis is their best song. no doubt about it.
    Lusyphuron May 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI wonder why they don't play Crime live anymore..
    Justin_Watton September 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. In case anybody's wondering, Alachua is the county Gainsvilles in, where AM! is located. And I think they don't play Crime because Kevin isn't in the band anymore, out of respect to him, paritally that and the fact that with the release of "As the eternal cowboy", the band is going away from it's anarchist roots, which floods the "Crime" cd, and speaking more against commercialism. But maybe that's just me.
    EZLNon October 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI just always thought it was because Warren didn't know how to play the songs...
    anneymalon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about how history is made on hypocritical terms. its a senseless loss of life, but when its over they say it was for a cause well worth it, but where are the results? its still the same trade off, life for money and greed. but noone cares and everyone can still sleep tonight confortably, when the situation was justified for "a good cause."

    i could be wrong
    so.pyon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnarchists know the truth and they don't ever lose their belief. Preaching anarchy to hardcore underground punks is just preaching to the choir. Preaching it to a more mainstream audience could cause a revolution.
    AnarchyWeaseLon August 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThey do play from Crime somtimes I heard a live acoustic bootleg where they played songs from Clarity but also played Impact!
    Violentpacifiston December 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is forever stuck in my head...... one of my favorite songs of all time
    schnitzon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcannafield is exactly right about the whole against me! has realised the flaws in anarchy. thats probably why they dont play the songs much, they may every once in a while just because all of us, the fans love these songs.
    supernothing691on December 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthey hold on. against me moving away from anarchy? i don't think so. Supernothing and cannafield: how do you know anarchy is flawed? have you ever seen a 100% anarchist country? of course not. theorecticaly, the idea seems impossible. at the same time, milton freeman's neo-liberalism is supposed to end poverty...
    Rocky1867on November 09, 2008   Link

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