we'll keep ourselves in a place
where it's easy to hold onto
and then last threats came and went
and this is the way that wars are played
always heading for a front, heading for a front, heading we go
into the obscurity
of an easy to pass on feeling
objection is so cliché
a new way on
so can your pop sensibilities
sing me the end of the world?
turn gunshots and mortar blasts
into a metaphor of how we are all the same
well there's a lot of things that should be said, said
so we're hammering six strings
machine gun, inaudible voices
this is the party we came for
a new way on
we stand in amazement
of motion in a world that
is constantly revolving
with plans of invasion
and arms races racing
yeah, we rock, we rock, we rock, we rock to the new sensation
a new way on

Lyrics submitted by b-pot

Cliché Guevara song meanings
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    General CommentI reckons that this be aboot how the new shitty pop-punk bands have tried to show everyone (that watches MTV) how rebellious they are, and how it's so easy now to say that you're an Anarchist, or a non-conformist, without actually being it or feeling it: it's become trendy to be a 'punk' (in the twisted new sense of the word).

    On the other hand, there be bands like Against Me! and the whole indie old-school style bands who aren't in it for the money (yet) are just giving a statement in music form.
    kingoftheworldon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about conforming to non-conformisty ... that is 'your a rebel because you have a che guevara shirt' but everyone has a fuck che guevara shirt ... so your not much of a rebel are you... its just like those trendy mao books back in the sixties

    he saying people are always heading for a front, but never actually doing anything - then gets a little self richeous, for him his music is as powerfull as any violent revolution... well ill agree
    waitingforthevanon December 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsorry that obscenity was suppose to be fucking ... ing thx
    waitingforthevanon December 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNo, it's saying that Che has been made into such a pop culture icon that it's beginning to become sort of passe to support his ideals, when these ideals are in fact timeless and transcened stupid fucking pop sensibilities.
    NeoDeiston February 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits about pop culture taking something that used to be symbolic and turning it into a fade. I thought it was pretty simple, esp. with this line: 'objection is so cliche' which is a great line.
    cyber_sonicon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song. But I think that "revolution is so cliche" would have sounded better than "objetion is so cliche". But then again that would have been too cliche.
    thatsnotmyrealbdayon September 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI actually went to Cuba and bought a Che shirt there. They weren't fucking popular where I am when I left, but when I got back I saw them everywhere. Son of a bitch.
    funkon October 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmusic and fashion are the easiest places to proclaim support for activism. che guevara is iconic for this because the t-shirts are everywhere and people just see it as a mnemonic for rebellion. i see this song as pointing that out directly. it's an easy place to hide.
    njhunteron October 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHow Ironic.
    XxFiretrucKxXon July 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song could be the theme song to the 2008 election. I listened to this CD for the first time in ages last week, and it seriously seems to embody everything thats been playing out in the last few months.
    Audit_in_Progresson October 05, 2008   Link

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