Don't ever take away from me my pornography
We obviously don't agree on what's obscene
I have the right to choose what I
Want to see and read

Don't try to take away from me
My right to privacy what I
Do is no one's business but me

So stay in your missionary position
I hope that you get bored to death
There's no way I'm going through life
Having vanilla sex

The government's trying to get in
Your bedroom you better lock your
Door and close your shades because
There could be someone watching you today

Why do you try to make things illegal
Why do we have to be twenty one
Are you afraid that people are having
Too much fun
Why do you care what I do in my bedroom
Why do you want to know how I screw
It seems to me you've got nothing better
To do.


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    Great song. It's a pretty accurate representation of the government, and so it must rule. Plus, Rancid doesn't to fuck up a cover of it too badly.

    skapunk5000on May 27, 2002   Link
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    Direct song, as always by NOFX. Probably makes more sense nowadays, with GOVNT all over people on the internet....sheesh.

    SurferJapon June 10, 2002   Link
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    punk in drublic says... yep, pretty direct... the government can watch you every second of everyday, but they still can't find osama bin ladin.... HA!

    _punk_in_drublic_on June 10, 2002   Link
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    direct and totally on point. these days more than ever i think, with the current administration and all

    crick23on June 12, 2002   Link
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    yeah but this song is so out there "dont take away from me my pornograpy" so halerious hahhaaahahahahhahhahahahha

    badreligionpigeonon July 03, 2002   Link
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    i like rancid's version better than nofx. maybe cuz i heard it first...perhaps i dont know. but nofx's is not aggressive enough

    srunken_dailoron July 10, 2002   Link
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    I dunno.. I like Rancids just fine but theres something about a orginial that's... orginial... :)

    _punk_in_drublic_on July 19, 2002   Link
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    both versions are good

    nazipunksfuckoffon August 18, 2002   Link
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    I usually love it when a really good band covers a band's song. After all it is two different version of the song. I always end up listening to both again sometime. The Original has its high points and the cover version usually has its high points. I do like the Rancid version better, which is sort of wierd because Nofx is my favorate band, though Rancid is like my third fave, so I gotta give'em credit where credit is due. there cover of this song is awesome!

    Anyway, this song is about how their is actually a real law on the books that you can't have any sex other than missionary sex. I bet most of your didn't know that. You gotta remember when they wrote the song the internet really wasn't around yet. So the porn they refer to was magazine porn and live shows. I think during that time period the government was trying to restrict that too. This song is a song about the government trying to control people's sex habbits. Only allowed to have missionary position sex = vanilla sex.

    drkshadow03on August 25, 2002   Link
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    Thats not a law in all places. It is a law in Washinton DC amung other places, but not everywhere. Theres all sorta crazy laws, line oral sex is outlawed in places too. Thats what you get when you have a government as greedy and fickle as the American government.

    scrappydappydoon October 06, 2002   Link

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