Kick it

You wake up late for school, man you don't want to go
You ask you mom, please? but she still says, no
You missed two classes, and no homework
But your teacher preaches class like you're some kind of jerk

You gotta fight for your right to party

Your pops caught you smoking, and he says, "No way"
That hypocrite smokes two packs a day
Man, living at home is such a drag
Now your mom threw away your best porno mag (bust it)

You gotta fight for your right to party

You gotta fight

Don't step out of this house if that's the clothes you're gonna wear
I'll kick you out of my home if you don't cut that hair
Your mom busted in and said, what's that noise?
Aw, mom you're just jealous it's the Beastie Boys

You gotta fight for your right to party
You gotta fight for your right to party

Party
Party


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(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party) Lyrics as written by Adam Horowitz Rick Rubin

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    Wow, it is true. The irony of this song is lost on many listeners. Misaimed fandom, much? NEWSFLASH: This song is making fun of the very people who subscribe to this type of thinking. death by catapult is right: blender.com/guide/articles.aspx. Read the last two paragraphs.

    Arc and Cielon June 04, 2008   Link
  • +3
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    Now your mom threw away your best porno mag (Bust it!)

    it's busted not bust it

    man on tvon February 06, 2005   Link
  • +2
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    This song was actually making fun of all the songs that are like "Leave me alone, I can do what I want!" but everyone loved the song so much and thought it was serious so the Beastie Boys had to pretend it was serious. Check the Sounds of Science Anthology.

    death_by_catapulton June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    such a kickass song, to bust it out. you always gotta fight for your right...

    annemarie_on May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    listen the beastie boys are white boy new york rap to the finest/fullest and i thank god for gracing our green earth w/ 3 jews from brooklyn that knew how to tell it how it was..........

    miloon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    This song is great this is my favorite beastie boys song everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

    beastieboyon May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    This song was actually making fun of all the songs that are like "Leave me alone, I can do what I want!" but everyone loved the song so much and thought it was serious so the Beastie Boys had to pretend it was serious. Check the Sounds of Science Anthology.

    Bertxxon November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    They don't like this song and won't do it live, my friend met them and they said so, so that's how I think of it

    MattieCampon January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    This is the most classic Beastie song, maybe not the best, but a classic!

    kmk_natashaon March 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    i love it, total teen kick song...... FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT!.........PARTY!!!!

    Danie_Won December 27, 2005   Link

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