Children are taught to hate, parents just couldn't wait
Some are rich and some are poor, others will just suffer more
Have you ever been ashamed and felt society try to keep you down?
I begin to watch things change and see them turn around

Turn around, they'll try to keep you down
Turn around, Turn around
Don't drag me down

Ignorance like a gun in hand, reach out to the promised land
Your history books are full of lies, media-blitz gonna dry your eyes
Have you ever been afraid, and felt society try to keep you down?
I begin to watch things change see them turn around

Turn around, they'll try to keep you down
Turn around, Turn around
Don't drag me down

Ignorance like a gun in hand
Reach out to the promised land
Your history books are full of lies,
Media -blitz gonna dry your eyes
You're eighteen want to be a man
Your granddaddy's in the Ku Klux Klan
Taking two steps forward
And four steps back
Gonna go to the White House
And paint it black

Turn around, they'll try to keep you down
Turn around, Turn around
Don't drag me down


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Don't Drag Me Down Lyrics as written by Michael Ness

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    fuck american government!

    djmogon June 01, 2002   Link
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    This song kicks ass, i saw social d in vegas they were so good especially when they played this song its one of my favorites.Mike Ness looked so sexy when he did his solo.

    surfkittenon June 21, 2002   Link
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    I really love this fucking song! I saw social D last year for the first time and I got goosebumps when they played it. Mike was so passionate...I remember right after the last line he got down on his knees and looked up at the ceiling and was like..."Don't drag me down...MOTHER FUCKERS." Damnit. I've got goosebumps again.

    •·¨Pøisøn·Päle¨·•on June 15, 2002   Link
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    never seen em live but still love this song

    coolstuff25on April 25, 2003   Link
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    This is one hell of a song, so much energy and feeling, and the guitar solo is just awesome. I just totally love this song. Makes me wanna go outside and start cruising i dont know why. I heard it on Dave MIrra's BMX for playstation which is a killer game by the way

    TJE_Drummer_11on April 28, 2003   Link
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    sweet, im seeing them live in about 3 weeks 2/18/05 !!! cant wait!!!!

    lilcrowon January 23, 2005   Link
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    Terrific song, this song really defines the what punk rock is all about, and I'm gonna beat you to them lilcrow, i'm seeing them the 12th,

    nnn69247on January 27, 2005   Link
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    i agree this song is excellent

    TheFedman2002on February 25, 2005   Link
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    The song isn't just about religious ignorance it's about all ignorance as it relates to racism and discrimination, to quote Mike Ness

    "This is a song about ignorance and racism and the astounding fact that it still exists. This song is also about the government cover-ups and lies. When I hear the truth about our forefathers, I'm ashamed. They don't mention in school that our forefathers exterminated a whole Native American race. I experience discrimination all the time. I know what its like to be discriminated against - being seated in the back of a restaurant because of my tattoos. Its cruel but people still judge you by the way that you look and I am reminded daily that commmercial and mainstream ideals are quite different from my own."

    Discrimination doesn't just come from the south it's from all parts of our country.

    nnn69247on June 28, 2005   Link
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    This has been my favorite song foir 4 years now and I don't think that'll change any time soon.

    i love musicon December 22, 2005   Link

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