Don't trust them as far as you can throw them
'Cause as strong as you may be you won't be able to move them an inch
But you don't have to believe me go ahead and be the corporate stooge
that they trained you to be and...

They call it "down sizing" but that's just a backhanded saying
For the phrase:
"We're gonna screw you, till you're down on your knees...
And you better not try to complain 'cause there's another
Hundred stiffs like you, all who'd plead...I'D KISS YOUR ASS JUST FOR A CHANCE

You see it every day, everywhere, on the t.v. screen
Each time a different face or family, but it's always the same
"We worked here all our lives, gave them everything we had and now
they say they're gonna move the factory, to a third world country where
the labor is cheap."

But the fact my friend that you don't see
Is the money you spend on the goods they make
Supports their methods of abuse on the third world scene
And in your very own backyard, yes your country

So I won't be the consumer that they want me to be
Because the goods I own, aren't going to set me free
So I won't buy that crap, they want to sell me
Because the goods I own, won't set anyone free

Lyrics submitted by Kpizzle

The Consumer's Song Lyrics as written by Patrick C. Bollinger Christopher Lee Barker

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing

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    General CommentUh, why does this have the lyrics to This is NOT a Crass song...anyway, as for The Consumer's song, it is a cool little deviation from the usual sound of Anti-Flag, and the lyrics are pretty self explanatory. You know, just how unjust the whole marketplace is, with factories in third world countries and everything. It's a great song.
    Madcappunkon April 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentand yet nobody writes posts about it cause they're all consumers. as are we all. but the thing to realise is that our possessions mean fuck all. :D
    evil_killer_phoneon April 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is about getting fucked up by companies. If they don't screw you while working there they will do buy selling you shit whille abusing people in a third world country. I don't think it's that simple but the idea is nice at least they make you think about it.
    arno_von January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI feel that every day. It's such a complex problem that one could not even find the heart of it for a dagger thrust. But the song describes the situation so well... I wish that everyone could hear it to realize what's really going on.
    CupRaceron September 03, 2008   Link

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