Banned from the Roxy... okay
I never much liked playing there anyway
They said they only wanted well behaved boys
Do they think guitars and microphones are just fucking toys?
Fuck them,
I've chosen to make my stand,
Against what I feel is wrong with this land.
They just sit there on their overfed asses,
Feeding off the sweat of less fortunate classes.

They keep their fucking power
’Cause their finger’s on the button,
They’ve got control and won’t let it be forgotten.
The truth of their reality is at the wrong end of a gun
The proof of that is Belfast and that’s no fucking fun.

Seeing the squaddy lying in the front yard,
Seeing the machine guns resting on the fence.
Finding the entrance to your own front door is barred
And they've got the fucking nerve to call it defence.
Seems their defence is just the threat of strength
Protection for the privileged at any length.
The government protecting their profits from the poor,
The rich and the fortunate chaining up the door.
Afraid that the people may ask for a little more that the shit they get.
The shit they get. The shit they get. The shit they get.
The shit they get. The shit they get. The shit they get. The shit they get.

Defence, shit it's nothing less than war,
And no one but the government know what it's fucking for,
Oh yes they say it’s defence, they say it’s decency
Mai Lai, Hiroshima, know what I mean?
The same fucking lies with depressing frequency,
They say “We had to do it to keep our lives clean.”
Well whose life? Whose fucking life?
Who the fuck are they talking to? Whose life? Whose fucking life?
I tell you one thing, it ain't me and you.

And their systems, Christ, they’re everywhere
School, army, church, the corporation deal
A fucked up reality based on fear
A fucking conspiracy to stop you feeling real.
Well, they’re wrong, ain’t got me, I’d say they’re fucking wrong,
I ain’t quite ready with my gun, but I've got my song…

Banned from the Roxy, well okay
I never much liked playing there anyway.


Lyrics submitted by krushzed, edited by hornytheclown

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    General CommentPunk rock died when the first kid said 'Punk’s not dead, punk's not dead.'
    schimmyon April 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so fucking funny, I love Crass.
    TheAnimalsCageon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome song! it's funny because they were banned from the roxy because when they were in the middle of their 5-song show, the cord was pulled on them because they were too drunk and stoned and they couldn't play for shit. so they started a fight with the bouncers which eventually became a mini riot. :)
    goodbaron March 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commentpolitical! Thats what they stood for! haha!
    Marrrtinon April 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentActualy, thats not what they stood for...yeah they were drunks in the begining. But soon after they realized that they could make a difference thru their music they stoped the drinking and focused on the music and the message.
    -SubHumAnon June 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCrass rocks there a fun good band

    browntown13on January 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey have the best accents ever. EVER!
    WouldItBeYouon February 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThey have the best accents ever. EVER!
    WouldItBeYouon February 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbut i thought they were nonviolent
    resilianceon June 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentpunk IS dead.

    and yeah, this song is pretty amazing. it's funny how he starts with the roxy, then with the wealthy, then with what they do with their power, how the government protects their privileges, and then they end up talking about whole systems right before returning back to the roxy again.

    kinda genius.
    ()on December 17, 2005   Link

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