Punk Is Dead
Yes that’s right, punk is dead, it’s just another cheap product for
the consumer’s head. Bubblegum rock on plastic transistors,
schoolboy sedition backed by big time promoters. CBS promote
the Clash, but it ain’t for revolution, it’s just for cash. Punk
became a fashion just like hippy used to be and it ain’t got a
thing to do with you or me.

Movements are systems and systems kill. Movements are
expressions of the public will. Punk became a movement cos we
all felt lost, but the leaders sold out and now we all pay the cost.
Punk narcissism was a social napalm, Steve Jones started
doing real harm. Preaching revolution, anarchy and change as
he sucked from the system that had given him his name.

Well I’m tired of looking through shit stained glass, tired of
staring up a superstar’s arse, I’ve got an arse and crap and a
name, I’m just waiting for my fifteen minutes fame. Steve Jones
you’re napalm, if you’re so pretty why do you smarm? Patti
Smith, you’re napalm, you write with you’re hand but it’s
Rimbaud’s arm.

And me, yes, I, do I want to burn? Is there something I can learn?
Do I need a business man to promote my angle? Can I resist the
carrots that fame and fortune dangle? I see the velvet zippies in
their bondage gear, the social elite with safetypins in their ear, I
watch and understand that it don’t mean a thing, the scorpions
might attack, but the system’s stole the sting.


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    General CommentKill crass!!!! wooo they suck.

    And punk didn't die. When the ramones stoped being so "popular" and the sex pistols died off, it wasn't as popular. The scene isn't as strong and as true and it was today, but the scene is infact huge due to more commercial success of the word punk and how it is often used to describe bands suck ass greenday, blink, sum41, NFG, fenix tx... ect. I still think you cannot say a scene has big as the punk scene(especially now) is dead. There are infact true punks who are true to their scene. But lately at shows ive noticed they suck ass cause most of the fucks at shows crowd it all up. Like on Thursday i went to a Poison The Well show, and rufio was one of the opening acts, 50% of the kids JUST came to see rufio, thats it, they didn't know the rest of thebands. i guess thats just the atmopshere of the shows, but punk the shows. same thing when iwent to the plea for peace tours. there was a lot more little fucks there JUST to see antifflag than at the last antiflag show i was at(i hatye antiflag and i didnt go to see them.)
    jesssicaon June 08, 2002   Link

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