We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

We've got the right to choose it
There ain't no way we'll lose it
This is our life, this is our song

We'll fight the powers that be, just
Don't pick our destiny 'cause
You don't know us, you don't belong

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

Oh, you're so condescending
Your gall is never ending
We don't want nothin', not a thing from you

Your life is trite and jaded
Boring and confiscated
If that's your best, your best won't do

Whoa
Whoa

We're right (yeah)
We're free (yeah)
We'll fight (yeah)
You'll see (yeah)

Whoa, whoa, we're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

No way

Whoa
Whoa

We're right (yeah)
We're free (yeah)
We'll fight (yeah)
You'll see (yeah)

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

We're not gonna take it (no)
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

Just you try and make us

We're not gonna take it (come on)
No, we ain't gonna take it
(You're all worthless and weak)
We're not gonna take it anymore
(Now drop and give me twenty)

We're not gonna take it
(A pledge pin)
No, we ain't gonna take it
(On your uniform)
We're not gonna take it anymore


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We're Not Gonna Take It Lyrics as written by Daniel Dee Snider

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  • +3
    General Comment

    this song is about the gov. telling us how to live, in an error where we are put last, as americans..it's about long haired rockers taking whats rightfully ours, our own freedom and dignity.. and thats why the gov banned this song in the 80's but now in 2003 as u may know the banned pact on this song revoked, cause there is way too much music to banned everything, ex: eminem

    CoNjOutsidersLsSmon March 05, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    This is one of the best songs of all time. It still gets my blood pumped up into a frenzy when I hear it!

    mydarkesthouron May 28, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    madison look at your address bar. it says "Song meanings" so u cant say "WHO THE FUCK CARES WAT THIS SONG IS ABOUT". this website is split into three parts when u comment:

    1. Wat u think the song means
    2. Wat u think of the previous posters (flame war alert)
    3. Wat you think of the song

    =P This song rocks no matter what it means. Personally I think of it as rebelling against the mold society has prepped for us before we were even born..."BUY THIS SHIT WEAR THIS SHIT DO THIS SHIT LISTEN TO THIS SHIT". Society is turning us into robots, live how u wanna live not how others want u to live.

    ledz4evr77on February 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    this song OWNS. nuff said

    PinkFloydrulezon November 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This song defined teen rebellion in the 80's. I've

    BTW the interject lyrics at the end of the song above are wrong. They should be:

    You're all worthless and weak Now drop and give me twenty A pledge pin On your uniform

    Straight from Animal House when Niedermeyer harasses Flounder.

    talley10on October 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    Question

    Great song, one of their best, but the one line I've never understood is "Your life is . . . confiscated". What the hell is that even supposed to mean? Anybody got a clue?

    dean111133on October 06, 2023   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Just about how we have the right to choose whatever music we want to listen to. It's a classic. I actually kind of laugh when I hear it now. Thanks.

    b

    zipped6648on May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    wow um .........this song rocks.Kind of old,Very cool, lot's of meaning. We have the right to do what ever we want.The music video is cool and sort of funny. " Where not going to take it "

    creed_rocks13on August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i think this song meanins that they had it and they had and they wont take it anoymore HA Ha no really this is a great song

    ryanilano11on September 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    didnt less than jake song this song too?

    new_racer182on May 02, 2003   Link

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