Step right up folks

Anarchy for sale!
T-shirts only ten dollars
Badges only 3.50
I nicked the design, never asked the band
I never listen to them either

Buy buy buy from Circle A
Like hula hoops, it's a disposable craze
Another fast-food fad to throw away

Get your anarchy for sale
Anarchy for sale
Anarchy for sale


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Anarchy for Sale Lyrics as written by Jello Biafra

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    So true - this is even more relevant than ever, now we're all being sold nu-metal, kiddie-punk, whatever. REBEL! Don't listen to the motherfuckers who try to tell you 'how to be punk' - do it the way you think is cool.

    PunkGothon May 01, 2002   Link
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    Rebel along the paths we pick

    i love that line so much. its so true. every time i go see a band at a show theres all these guys outside with their huge coloured hair and so many chunks of metal through their noses that they repel eachother like magnets. and they think theyre so goddam alternative and non conforming even though they look identical. and they sneer at eachother and think themselves more superior and "punk" because their hair is a shade brighter and they have an extra rip in their pants.

    its funny that the general philosophy of "punk" is to think for yourself but there are so many rules to follow. like you have to hate the conservative party (or republicans if you're american) and you have to throw away opportunities and leave school early and have the same hairstyle and have the same clothes

    who cares? wow, you kids can all look identical. nice work.

    cheddaringoon May 20, 2006   Link
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    i believe that we should tare this world down with anarchy and rebiuld it with socialisim, but that's just me. i don't really like violence either, but i think we need to tare down this fucked-up society and you need the violence, even if i don't condone it.

    cookieeatineninjaon April 29, 2007   Link
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    This song is about the commercialization of the punk rock movement.

    OceanOfChaoson May 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    I fucking LOVE the way this song mocks the people who are buying in so that they don't sell out. It's fucking hilarious. People these days are all too consumed with the whole "trying to be different just like everyone else" thing that it amuses me and makes me physically ill all at the same time. Jello is a genius. SUPPORT AN ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES BAND NEAREST YOU! :)

    •·¨Pøisøn·Päle¨·•on June 18, 2002   Link
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    hehe .True^

    StrayKattOion July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    hehe .True^

    StrayKattOion July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    I was born with a mohawk, no need to buy into it :)

    Vickion August 13, 2002   Link
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    haha Vicki. This song is so awesome, and I'm sick of the media stereotyping punk, then marketing it to the trendies. Also about how anarchy means nothing to people any more... disturbing...

    battybat17on September 05, 2002   Link
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    Haha, there's this guy and he's got a reputation for being punk and he made me laugh cos he was standing outside the detention room singing 'anarchy, anarchy, anarchy.' Haha. One day I'm gonna ask him if he knows what it means.

    *Lechuza*on September 29, 2002   Link

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