Seems like the more
I think I know
The more I find I don't
Every answer opens up so many questions anarchy sounds good to me
Then someone asks, "Who'd fix the sewers?"
"Would the rednecks just play king
Of the neighborhood?"
How many liberators
Really want to be dictators
Every theory has its holes
When real life steps in
So how do we feed
And make room for
All the people crowded on our earth
And transfer all that wealth
From the rich to those who need it

Where do ya draw the line
Where do ya draw the line

I'm not telling you I'm asking you
Ever notice hard line radicals
Can go on start trips too
Where no one's pure and right
Except themselves "I'm cleansed of the system."
('Cept when my amp needs electric power)
Or-"The Party Line says no.
Feminists can't wear fishnets."
You want to help stop war?
Well, we reject your application
You crack too many jokes
And you eat meat
What better way to turn people off
Than to twist ideas for change
Into one more church
That forgets we're all human beings
Where do ya draw the line?
In Toronto someone blew up
A cruise missile warhead plant
Ten slightly hurt, four million dollars damage
Why not destroy private property
When it's used against you and me
Is that violence
Or self-defense
You tell me


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Where Do Ya Draw the Line Lyrics as written by Jello Biafra

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    General CommentI adore these lyrics.

    Cause sorry folks but anarchy is just a hopeless ideal. just as flawed as the next.
    HarlequinStarson August 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti believe that anarchy can never work, solely due to the sick kind of people in this world...but if it weren't for that, punk wouldn't exist...
    gofuckyourselfon February 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou idiots, the song isn't saying that anarchy wouldn't work. It's saying that every theory has its advantages and disadvantages and that people should make up their own minds as to what they believe in. It's directed at the people who get all their political views from DK songs.
    subverton January 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentand one of those theorys that jello's talking about IS anarchy... and he has made his views about anarchy known before... 'I believe society isnt ready for anarchy yet' - quoting biafra (more or less accurate)
    iceyflameon February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPunk would still be around without anarchy but it would probably cling to communism or fascism.
    Violentpacifiston January 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnaw, bro. listen to nazi punks, fuck off. or i shall quote
    Newfieon April 22, 2009   Link
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    Newfieon April 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics remind me of chickenshit conformist i think the main difference is that chickenshit conformist focuses on how the punk scene "fights best amongst itself". Where do you draw the line puts that idea on entire political or social movements
    bobby860on August 08, 2017   Link

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