"A Simple Plan" as written by and David Shannon Bazan....
The plants and the factories are perfectly run
The workers and bosses are living as one
People are equal people are good
People are working as hard as they should be
It's food for my family and clothes for my kids
The class war is over and everyone wins
It's such a simple plan
To take it like a man
But I'm not sure I can
We fought for a decade corruption and greed
It gave me a purpose a reason to breathe
But now that it's over now that we've won
It's back to my bedroom alone with a shot gun
To think of my family no longer compels me
With all things in common they'll manage without me


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"A Simple Plan" as written by David Shannon Bazan

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    General CommentThis is not criticizing socialism. However, the narrator did fight for socialism, and he succeeded in creating a socialist system. The main part of the song is the idea that without something to fight for, he is useless. It could be somewhat of a metaphor for communism in Russia, how it began as a noble idea, and after it was put into place it lost its purpose and became something for tyranny to hide behind.
    Jateon September 17, 2015   Link

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