(That is the vision of the anarchist...it is also a boy's dream)

True to Warsaw, glad we did it
Beat him down with a baseball bat
Police retreated the riot scenes in fear of a baseball bat
Working class intellectuals, disillusion you for sure
Broken dreams in Warsaw, where all the dreams fall down

American baseball bat!
Demolish the discotheque!
And how many blows to his forearm and neck
'Til he lay in the schoolyard, bludgeoned to death!

December 13, '81, who remembers a loaded gun?
Who remembers the first morning of martial law?
Hey, you should bring that Louisville
Yeah man, I'll know where
Yeah man economic (??? army), hardship in Warsaw

American baseball bat!
Demolish the discotheque!
And how many blows to his forearm and neck
'Til he lay in the schoolyard, bludgeoned to death!

Hey! All alone, bludgeoned to death!


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    The lyrics here are wrong, it's September 13 '81, its about when the Polish government declared Martial Law and arrested all the leaders of the Solidarity Trade Union apart from Lech Walesa. Riots broke out as a result.

    Kamikaze2kon April 23, 2003   Link
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    lyrical correction: Yeah man ECNOMIC, hardship in Warsaw

    j0k3r_31on November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    this song is great!

    Captain_Anarchyon July 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    what is about? someone inform me please : )

    lyrastaron April 01, 2003   Link
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    Uhhh you've never heard of Warsaw? It's a town in east germany. The rest should be self-explanitory

    Scavenger Typeon April 14, 2003   Link
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    warsaw is Polands capital, isnt it?

    RejEkTon April 22, 2003   Link
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    The date should be December 13, 1981. That's the day when martial law was formally declared in Poland. Solidarity posters from this time period (early 1980's) look like RANCID album art.

    uuon September 30, 2007   Link
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    Also, I think that line of speech before the song is: "And that is the vision of anarchist..."

    uuon September 30, 2007   Link
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    The line of speech comes from a debate between Noam Chomsky and a former minister of defence in Holland(I think). The debate was as far as I can remember about Chomskys book Manufacturing Consent. Parts of the debate is presented in the Canadian documentary Manufacturing Consent which deals with Chomskys theory. Rancid probably got it from there.

    Thlomon November 16, 2008   Link

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