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you can swear by who the fuck you like but you're still on the roof i'm not gonna change the system they're not gonna change the system we're not gonna change the system where does that leave you? where does that leave me? jumping up and down to a bunch of tools the organisation treat us like fools they can't help it, they didn't make the rules it's just the system again, bollocks bind us round with ignorance fit us up with a petty stance fill us up with cheap romance leave no option, no chance what've they got? fuck all? no what've they got? a swimming pool? where do you get it? follow the rules system, system, system keeping their fingers on the breaks down the ladders, up the snakes buy the band and call the tune, nah.

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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song I was almost rolling around the floor wailing out in tears over how terribly hilarious this song sounded to me. I had never heard music so terible and I wondered how it could pass as music. Now it's one of my favorite songs by CRASS. We're stuck in the system, many of us bound by ignorance, thinking we are where we need to be, that the ones in power, the ones "on the roof" are right. This song also calls people out on their romance, basically labelling it as bullshit, that we are staged up and set out like toy figures to fall in love and have "cheap romance." People become completely content with having found love that they become so filled up with that satisfaction that they do nothing else with their lives. The system is like the rungs on a ladder. It also says at the end that the popular music of nowadays (technically those days thirtys years ago but it still applies today) could have been called nah nah nah nah nah and people would still lsiten and buy it. Like most of CRASS's work, very sloppy yet equally profound.
    WorldInferno67on June 06, 2007   Link

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