Hey baby you never felt this good
Freedom through the stereo and
you wish you could take a bite
do a dance and get lost on a crusade
Jump on this soul train with destination unknown

We're all dressed up, we got nowhere to go
I told you so

Hey baby never felt this free
A pair of new shoes and a punk rock show to see
Give acclamation to these blue ribbon babies
And check the calendar for the expiration date

We've all been bitten
We've all been underground
We've all been beaten, battered, bruised
Told to get down

All dressed up we got somewhere to go
I told you so

Adolescent beats with a new thing to see
Smashed guitars just like you've seen on TV
With burning speakers and flaming hair
We'll have a riot right here

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The Shape of Punk to Come Lyrics as written by Dennis Sven Olof Lyxzen Marco Eronen (stim)

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    General CommentGreat Song...I think refused rocks...and yea..go get there CD...so much screaming..its awesome!
    I_SMELL_LIKE_DOOKIE6on October 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably the catchyist song I have ever listened to.
    Fallchildrnon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah this song is awesome, def my fav refused song
    LastNighton April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDAMN do Refused rockin ROCK!!!
    batista_bombon September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just love refused (espacially this song) I also love the way they kind of say punk is not mainstream and it's purpose is to change something
    badnrollon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe title of this song and the album seem to be a play on:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… , an album by Ornette Coleman.
    Refused's wordplay seems more genuine if you take into consideration that the title of Coleman's album has been cited/translated elsewhere as The Form Of Jazz To Approach which makes The Shape Of Punk To Come more of a perfect opposite kinda title
    laurelinwyntreon November 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou can find out a lot about what Refused's songs mean if you read their manifestos in the liner notes of The shape of Punk to Come:

    "Are you ready baby? For the shape of punk to come. Get the equipment together and we’ll meet at the show. It’s gruesome that someone so handsome should care. We all recognise the hint of the programme screaming at the top of his lungs that “We’re all dressed up and we got somewhere to go”. Like the rebellious swing kids of the 40’s or the crazy jazz heads of the 50’s to the stylish mods of the 60’s we all need to recognise that style in contradiction to fashion is necessary to challenge the conservatism of the youth cultures placed upon us. Strict in our style but with a touch of elegance and freedom and individualism. The uniform and the production of constructive challenges comes in the most unexpected of shapes, Ornette Coleman reinvented jazz altogether and we need a new beat to move to so grab your partner and ask: Do you want to go out with me, watch me get on my knees and bleed? This blind date might take you to places unknown and it will be new and scary and vital. But nonetheless there is no danger in exploration and searching. It never tasted this great to scream “yes” and you never had more enticing cavalier to hold hands with. The new teen hysteria of noise and kisses and politics and crazy entertainment and naked fun and beats and books and poetry and travelling and style. It’s never been safe to live in a world that teaches us to respect property and disregard human life. So drop your belongings and get on this soul train, dig the static sound and think that maybe this once there is just us, the kids, playing the day away, it’s just us kicking over statues and smashing windows of houses of parliaments, just to show them who has the real power. This blind date will take us anywhere we want."
    xdarknessfallsxon January 20, 2008   Link

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