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Igniton
01-13-2006, 10:06 AM
Alot of bands are making music with a message about the country, political ones, if you will. They had one of these categories at the VMAs I beleive too. My favorite ones are "Let Them Eat War" by Bad Religion because it is just good punk rock, "Doomsday Breach" by Only Crime because it is a good rock song with political meaning. "Fields of Agony" by No Use For A Name because it one of the best sad, soft, lyricly great songs, and I love it. All three of those songs were on the Rock Against Bush Vol. 2 CD. I also like "Time and Time Again" by Chronic Future.

and if this might belong in politics feel free to move it

>:->
01-13-2006, 10:51 AM
some people may find it corny, but I really like Aus-Rotten (and nowadays, Behind Enemy Lines) when it comes to political punk.

"...And Now Back to Our Programming"
Phillip Morris and R.J. Reynolds kill every single pack
McDonald's sues London Greenpeace for presenting the public with the facts
Disney expands its international market with help from the CIA
Coors uses consumer support to help finance the KKK
Ending oil protests with executions Nigeria belongs to Shell
Pepsi dealt with the oppressive regimes in the Phillipines to build another Taco Bell
General Motos creates competition with their "whipsawing" tactics role
Dupont alone is responsible for four percent of the ozone layer hole
Public opinion lobotomized
Civilized bloodbath
Smoke screen security
Civilized bloodbath
Populations prioritized
Civilized bloodbath
Third-world trophy
Civilized bloodbath
Texaco's diseased people of the Amazon and Indonesia
Vivisections performed by Gillette and Unilever
Walmart moves in to monopolize and rape communities
Nestle is responsible for third-world deaths from baby bottle disease
Johnson and Johnson's anti-diarrhea-drops killed children in Pakistan
Chinese immigrant slave labor make Levis Dockers in Saipan
The FDA has approved irridating food for Vindicator
Forests are clearcut by Mirsubishi, Maxxam, and Stone Container
Civilized bloodbath
Civilized bloodbath
Civilized bloodbath
Civilized bloodbath
We all like to point the finger at the faceless company
But the corporation machine consists of people like you and me
By existing in this society we all share the guilt
We're all responsible for the misery the multinationals have built
We all add to the list of victims the companies compile
By believing any of us are innocent we're living in denial
We are all a part of the problem no matter how hard we try
We help to create these conditions with everything we buy
Public opinion lobotomized
Civilized bloodbath
Smoke screen security
Civilized bloodbath
Populations prioritized
Civilized bloodbath
Third-world trophy
Civilized bloodbath
The self-riteousness of judgement is something that no human being
has the luxury to pass. Every single one of us survive at the expense
of other living things. Although our very existence contradicts our
effects our struggle is still relevant in relieving the burdens that
we create, but our involvment is based on individual beliefs and
ambitions. Hope needs to be nurtured, compassion and understanding
will not grow out of scrutiny. Encouragement and tolerance is the
only way that activism will evolve from indifference.
(This was your life)
Conditioning is simple and you keep it that way
Ignorance is bliss when you stay stale and stagnant
Too old to care and too little to matter
Anarchy is now 9 to 5, wallet's a bit fatter
Once full of piss and vinegar now full of shit and dope
Freedom isn't easy I guess you couldn't cope
You gave into the pressure someone greased your hand
Just remain passive it's the safest place to stand
So to your feelings stay immune
And the bullshit they feed you, continue to consume
Consume
We've got ways of keeping you in line
Keeping you numb, dumb, and weak
Things to keep your mind off of us
So intimidated that you dare not speak
You fucking know that we police the street
We know who to watch, we know how to beat
We know what you do and where you go
We'll dress like you and go to your shows
To sell you the shit that destroys your brain
That you snort up your nose or shoot in your vein
We'll start a riot at your police brutality benefit
And keep it from spreading contain the threat
Until you destroy yoursevles, defeat yourselves,
Burn yourselves and kill yourselves
We'll put a McDonald's on every street
That's where you'll work, that's where you'll eat
For minimum wage, for student wage
For poverty and malnutrition
And we'll stock your grocery store shelves full of shit
And keep it open for a couple of years before we torch it
That's simply the way it's going to be so get used to it
Get used to it if you're going to take our shit
So don't try to protest or organize
Because we're too fucking strong, don't you realize
That we keep you fighting amongst yourselves, we keep you seperate
And without unity you'll be no threat
We keep pointing the finger at you and you
Never really knowing who turns the screw
And now you're trapped like a rat on a sinking ship
And it's sinking fast so get used to it
Get used to it you're going to take our shit
All you'll get is what we'll fucking let
Your college campus with your liberal views
An education or your head in a noose
And after you graduate where will you go
You'll have nowhere to live and nothing to show
Come put on a suit and come work for us
You'll become everything you hate and all you disgust
You'll forget who you were, what you did, and what you stood for
You'll be trapped in your office
You'll be trapped in traffic
You'll be trapped in your home
You'll be trapped in your church
You'll be trapped in your mind
Trapped like rats on the same sinking ship
Trapped again and getting used to it
And when you grow old with your husband or with your wife
You'll be used to it, you'll be used to it
And to think that your whole fucking life
You took our shit
Capitalism is responsible for the lifestyle you've enjoyed
Who cares about the people slain be thankful you're employed
It's not about comsumer choice, it's not about convenience
It's not about the billions made, it's all about indifference
So lay your trust upon us it's your quality of life we'll enhance
Realize the benefits and the fact that without us you don't stand a chance
We've built dependence upon a structure that you have to trust
So if you try to destory our system we're going to take you with us
The public relations industry studies our every move
Constantly advising corporations how they can improve
Their profits, their monopolies, their uncompromising growth
And how to beed the consumer for everything they're worth
Their wealth exists off of our labor and our willingness to consume
Manipulated by every medium the public just assume
That their innocent, unbiased forums exist solely to entertain
While the industries we work for are just out to reclaim
The wages they've paid us to produce the markets demands
Every cent we've ever earned makes it back into their hands
Enhancing their wealth, enhancing their claim, achieving their domination
Maintaining their power, maintaining their reign, they're gaining from exploitaton
Sacrificing humanity for the good of industry
Is the fault the result of them or our own stupidity
Do they possess that much influence over everything we do
Are the consequences of our actions ever really thought through
Do we truly understand how one person can make a difference
By developing individual thought free from outside interference
Our own struggle for survival comples us to drop it
Should our compassion be cashed in for profit
When you are the victim of your government's attack
It should only be natural to want to fight back
But when they've relentlessly progammed you your entire existence
We tried to make a difference but what have we actually achieved
Have we put up any obstacles or just helped them to succeed
Have we constructed any bridges or just built another wall
Have our beliefs and our ideals accomplished anything at all
Have we ever caused our leaders to change a single thing
Have we ever been a threat or just puppets on a string
Have we wasted all of our time painting pictures for the blind
While we've created isolation have we changed a single mind
Have we had enought sense to learn from our mistakes
Are we prepared for personal sacrifices no matter what it takes
Are we willing to work together putting differences aside
Or is compormise too much to rish damaging our pride
Do we have enough hope to still find trust in someone else
Do we have the compassion to fight the problems that don't directly affect ourselves
Have we ever stood a chance or have our efforts been naive
Have we bought into their lies of what they tell us to believe
It still is your option what path to choose
Don't let the only change yo make be in your views
Like if you can't fight everything why bother to try
You can learn from the hypocracies you used to deny
Is it all a charade or do you actually mean it
Do your ideals only surface when it's politically convenient
You're stuck in society's trap and although you're tryin to cope
If you can't change yourself, you'll lose more than just hope
So the next time you're down on your knees just remember
The plight of the oppressed ends with the oppressor
And if it's easier for you to live under that oppression
They they've already got you as their possession

BREAK
01-13-2006, 11:11 AM
Black Eyed Peas - My Hump

Igniton
01-13-2006, 11:13 AM
Black Eyed Peas - My Hump

oo yeah i forgot that one, we all know how and why the senates descions are made because of that. its because of their hump, their humps their humps their humps, their lovely lady lumps, check it out

Igniton
01-17-2006, 02:58 PM
what songs would you consider political by the offspring?
i can see tehran, baghdad, kill the president, and LAPD but people are seeing others...

>:->
01-17-2006, 03:03 PM
Sociopolitical:

Jennifer Lost the War
Hypodermic
(No Hero) - maybe
(Genocide) - maybe
Come Out and Play
It'll Be a Long Time
What Happened to You?
The Kids Aren't Alright
Conspiracy of One

Sinister
01-17-2006, 03:11 PM
my fave political song : Kill the President. Seriously. "In a world without leader, who'd start all the wars?".

although I don't recommend killing the president, if you want to live and eventually see such a world.

Igniton
01-17-2006, 03:12 PM
Sociopolitical:

Jennifer Lost the War
Hypodermic
(No Hero) - maybe
(Genocide) - maybe
Come Out and Play
It'll Be a Long Time
What Happened to You?
The Kids Aren't Alright
Conspiracy of One

i can see genocide

0r4ng3
01-17-2006, 03:45 PM
omg smash, i'm not a trendy asshole!!!

Actually, mine is Sad State of Affairs by Descendents. For a band that has done very few political songs, they pull this one off well.

>:->
01-17-2006, 04:38 PM
Will not anyone comment on the ridiculously long song I mentioned earlier?

jacknife737
01-17-2006, 05:08 PM
Tehran - The Offspring

Drummerguy123
01-17-2006, 05:13 PM
I'd say either Tehran or LAPD, but I don't know very many political songs by anyone other than them, SOAD, and Green Day. Btw, if anyone says any songs from American Idiot, you are retarded and probably need a lashing or two.

Igniton
01-17-2006, 05:21 PM
I'd say either Tehran or LAPD, but I don't know very many political songs by anyone other than them, SOAD, and Green Day. Btw, if anyone says any songs from American Idiot, you are retarded and probably need a lashing or two.

isnt BYOB political?

T-6005
01-17-2006, 05:56 PM
Definitely Worst Hangover Ever.

Jakebert
01-17-2006, 05:56 PM
"Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfa llapart" by the Manic Street Preachers.

"Piggies" by the Beatles.

Andy
01-17-2006, 06:13 PM
If The Government Could Read My Mind by the Vandals

Jakebert
01-17-2006, 06:16 PM
That song is a classic.

>:->
01-17-2006, 06:24 PM
Aus-Rotten
"Xenophobia"

Restricitng immigration won't solve this country's problems
The refugees are only our leaders scapegoats
Bigoted politicians claim that immigration is unemployment's source
So th INS are given unending power to enforce
The restrictions regulated by immigrants descendants
Who project open border plicies as national resentments
Unwilling to provide the same opportunities they've been given
To desperate refugees whose passage has been forbidden
By a government who's often reponsible for their countries situation
But they just intensify the suffering by restricting immigration
Denying immigrants from corssing a line
They're closing the borders like they've closed their minds
Regardless of citizenship we're all the same
No human is illegal like governments claim
Exploiting foreign markets with capitalisms principles
NAFTA was created to benefit the multinationals
Big business cuts their expenses with their sweatshop wage
Keeping foreign labor in an economical cage
They've created the incentive to ship the jobs out of this country
Making Americans more receptive to minimum wage and bigotry
The government maintains approval when their fault remains concealed
They'll just find another scapegoat after they pass the anti-immigration bill
Denying immigrants from crossing a line
They're closing the borders like they've closed their minds
Regardless of citizenship we're all the same
No human is illegal like the governments claim
Creating xenophobia is another tactic in which our leaders have managed
To redirect blame to someone other than themselves or big business
The media lap up the reports of increasing poverty, unemployment, welfare an
Government aid supposedly caused by refugees while largely ignoring the
Countless reports of rapes, beating, and general harassment by the
INS and US border patrols Not to mention Americana servicement
Actually crossing the Mexican border to rape women or New York police
Officers gang raping a Haitian immigrant with a plunger These atrocities
Occur because xenophobia has instilled the thinking that refugees are
Problems and not people...Xenophobia kills
Patriotism plants the seens of ignorance and hate
Destroying the people and all compassion to protect the state
Every person is entitled to live, no human should be banned
It only benefits the wealthy to own a piece of land
It only divides the people by the borders, by the countries
It's only another obstacle blocking any chance of equality
We've got to smash their walls our efforts must persist
We've got to wake the people up to see what they've dismissed
People are not expendable, government is

Drummerguy123
01-17-2006, 06:26 PM
isnt BYOB political?
yeah, along with about 3/4 of the rest of their songs. Read what I said again.

original_prankster
01-17-2006, 07:17 PM
Aus-Rotten
"Xenophobia"

Restricitng immigration won't solve this country's problems
The refugees are only our leaders scapegoats
Bigoted politicians claim that immigration is unemployment's source
So th INS are given unending power to enforce
The restrictions regulated by immigrants descendants
Who project open border plicies as national resentments
Unwilling to provide the same opportunities they've been given
To desperate refugees whose passage has been forbidden
By a government who's often reponsible for their countries situation
But they just intensify the suffering by restricting immigration
Denying immigrants from corssing a line
They're closing the borders like they've closed their minds
Regardless of citizenship we're all the same
No human is illegal like governments claim
Exploiting foreign markets with capitalisms principles
NAFTA was created to benefit the multinationals
Big business cuts their expenses with their sweatshop wage
Keeping foreign labor in an economical cage
They've created the incentive to ship the jobs out of this country
Making Americans more receptive to minimum wage and bigotry
The government maintains approval when their fault remains concealed
They'll just find another scapegoat after they pass the anti-immigration bill
Denying immigrants from crossing a line
They're closing the borders like they've closed their minds
Regardless of citizenship we're all the same
No human is illegal like the governments claim
Creating xenophobia is another tactic in which our leaders have managed
To redirect blame to someone other than themselves or big business
The media lap up the reports of increasing poverty, unemployment, welfare an
Government aid supposedly caused by refugees while largely ignoring the
Countless reports of rapes, beating, and general harassment by the
INS and US border patrols Not to mention Americana servicement
Actually crossing the Mexican border to rape women or New York police
Officers gang raping a Haitian immigrant with a plunger These atrocities
Occur because xenophobia has instilled the thinking that refugees are
Problems and not people...Xenophobia kills
Patriotism plants the seens of ignorance and hate
Destroying the people and all compassion to protect the state
Every person is entitled to live, no human should be banned
It only benefits the wealthy to own a piece of land
It only divides the people by the borders, by the countries
It's only another obstacle blocking any chance of equality
We've got to smash their walls our efforts must persist
We've got to wake the people up to see what they've dismissed
People are not expendable, government is
Aus Rotten is AWESOOOOME.

Anywayyy...here are some of my favorites in no particular order:

Aus Rotten - The Crucifix and the Flag/The Second Rape
Crass - Banned From The Roxy/Do They Owe Us A Living?
Dead Kennedys - California Uber Alles/Government Flu
The Unseen - Weapons of Mass Deception
TSOL - Abolish Government (Silent Majority)
Dropkick Murphys - Citizen C.I.A.
NOFX - 180 Degrees/Franco Unamerican
Subhumans - Who's Gonna Fight In The Third World War?

I will probably add more later.

coke_a_holic
01-17-2006, 07:17 PM
Probably either Holiday in Cambodia or We've Got a Bigger Problem Now (both by The Dead Kennedys), but I also like Too Many Puppies by Primus.

Drummerguy123
01-17-2006, 07:32 PM
Probably either Holiday in Cambodia or We've Got a Bigger Problem Now (both by The Dead Kennedys), but I also like Too Many Puppies by Primus.

lol. I love the Richard Cheese version of Holiday in Cambodia.

Jakebert
01-18-2006, 01:04 PM
Oh, I forgot about Too Many Puppies.

>:->
01-18-2006, 03:32 PM
Me and original prankster are going to start a band over the internet.

original_prankster
01-18-2006, 03:54 PM
And it will be the best band in the world.

Igniton
01-18-2006, 05:20 PM
what kind of band will it be?

original_prankster
01-18-2006, 05:25 PM
A band that plays music.

(Note: We're not being serious.)

Igniton
01-18-2006, 05:26 PM
sounds like my kind of band

Edit: i thought you were

original_prankster
01-18-2006, 05:28 PM
Anywayyy...getting back on topic...

I just downloaded that Descendents song (Sad State of Affairs) that 0r4ng3 mentioned and it is like...the best Descendents song ever.

Igniton
01-18-2006, 05:30 PM
i am really starting to like baghdad now

adombomb222
01-19-2006, 06:34 PM
i'd say Boom! and B.Y.O.B. . both by S.O.A.D.

alistair13
01-19-2006, 06:49 PM
i like alien by pennywise and not the one by the offspring... just a couple

original_prankster
01-19-2006, 06:50 PM
I just remembered...there is another political Descendents song. I believe it is called "'Merican". It rules.

We flipped our finger to the king of England
Stole our country from the indians
With God on our side
And guns in our hands
We took it for our own

<3

0r4ng3
01-19-2006, 07:02 PM
I was going to say 'Merican, but Sad State of Affairs is so much better.

adombomb222
01-19-2006, 07:30 PM
I dont know if its really political but i like Sum 41's We're All To Blame and Open Your Eyes

That_Guy91
01-19-2006, 07:59 PM
I was going to say 'Merican, but Sad State of Affairs is so much better.
FAIL AT LIFE.

Sorry, I couldn't stop myself.

yay
01-19-2006, 08:00 PM
Probably Holiday by Green day.

0r4ng3
01-19-2006, 08:03 PM
I just prefer Sad State of Affairs because it's obviously more mature than 'Merican. I know, as a Descendents fan, that I really shouldn't care about maturity, but it helps in this case. Also, 'Merican is only a minute and a half.

Zack
01-19-2006, 08:36 PM
I would have to say, soad- Violent pornography

>:->
01-19-2006, 08:38 PM
Snuff films
Rape/Revenge

That_Guy91
01-19-2006, 08:40 PM
I just prefer Sad State of Affairs because it's obviously more mature than 'Merican. I know, as a Descendents fan, that I really shouldn't care about maturity, but it helps in this case. Also, 'Merican is only a minute and a half.
Ok, fair enough. I'm also looking at song structure for this topic, not just lyrics, though. I prefer 'Merican musically.

Wait, no Descendents fan would criticize a song for being too short!

wheelchairman
01-19-2006, 11:40 PM
I can think of two right off the top of my head:


There once was a song called "Arrest The President."
Contemporary music, a hit with the kids, it was a top ten.
I wasn't pop then, so I missed the bus a bit,
But politics was on everybody's hot this summer list.
The cool kids were all rocking votes,
I shit you not, I was pistol whippin' cops for hip hop. [Booyea!]

On my soap box yelling into megaphones.
Killing hard rocks using carcasses as stepping stones.
Had to promise that I'd stop holding my marches
The day that Chris Columbus got crucified on golden arches.
My pedestal was too tall to climb off,
In fact that's the reason for the high horse.
And from up here I see Marines and Hummers on a conquest;
Underdogs with wonderbras in a push-up contest,
All for the sake of military recruitment.
It felt like Kent State the way they targeted the students,
I galloped off whistling "Ohio."
The rest of them, stuck doing stand up at a cricket convention.
What would they die for? (repeat)
Is it the same machine that leaves the quality of life poor?
An abominable colony of cyborgs?
Clogging up the property that I bought with eyesores?

That clever ad campaign ain't worth
The time taken from minimum wage labor;
I don't care how half-naked or fake she looks,
She smells like dirty cash and aged paper books.
What would she die for?
Slow down Gandhi, you're killin' em
Slow down Gandhi, you're killin' em.

Now it's whistle blower vs. the pistol holder;
Case dismissed, they'll lock you up and throw away the key witness.
Justice is the whim of a judge, check his chest density,
It leaves much room for error, and the rest left to destiny.
The West Memphis 3 lost paradise,
It's death penalty vs. suicidal tendencies.
All I wanted was a fucking Pepsi.
Institution.
Making you think you're crazy is a billion dollar industry.
If they could sell sanity in a bottle
They'd be charging for compressed air,
And marketing healthcare.
They demonize welfare,
Middle class eliminated,
Rich get richer til the poor get educated.

But some of y'all still havenít grown into your face,
And your face doesn't quite match your head.
And I'm waiting for a brain to fill the dead space that's left,
You're all, "Give me ethnicity or give me dreads."
Trustafundian rebel without a cause for alarm,
Cause when push turns to shove
You jump into your forefathers arms.
He's a banker, you're part of the system,
Off go the dreadlocks in comes the income.
The briefcase (the freebase)
The sickness (the symptom)
When the cameras start rollin' stay the fuck outta the picture pilgrim!
The briefcase (the freebase)
The sickness (the symptoms)
When the cameras start rollin'...
Slow down Gandhi, you're killin' em.

Mr. Save The World, spare us the details,
Save the females from losing interest.
And Miss Save The Universe,
You're a damsel in distress,
Tied down to a track of isolated incidents.
Generalize my disease,
I need a taste of what it's like.
Living off the fat of kings,
I play the scab at your hunger strike.
Slow down Gandhi, you're killin'em.

One love, one life, one too many victims.
Republicrat, Democran, one party system.
Media goes in a frenzy,
They're stripped of their credentials.
Presidential candidates can't debate over this instrumental.
Let 'em freestyle, winner takes all,
When the musicís dead, I'll have Ted Nugentís head hangin' on my wall.
Kill one of ours, we'll kill one of yours.
With some friendly fire, thatís a funny term, like civil war.

Six in the morning, police at my crib.
Now my nights consist of two toothpicks and eyelids.
The crucifix and vitamins, music that is pirated.
New flavored food made of mutated hybrids.
Uh, they tell me that it's not that bad.
It fucks you up good, but its not that bad.
They hold on to these tales till it's the dog that wags.
God save us all if he lets the cat out the bag.

Who's the one to blame for this strain in my vocal chords?
Who can pen a hateful threat but can't hold a sword?
It's the same who complain about the global war,
But can't overthrow the local joker that they voted for.

They call the shots
(but they're not in the line of fire).
I call the cops
(but they're breakin the line of duty).
Lets call a stop to the abuse of authority.
The truth keeps callin' me, and I'ma live to tell the story.

So look for truth, quit seeking forgiveness.
You need to cut the noose, but you don't believe in scissors.
You support the troops by wearing yellow ribbons?
Just bring home my motherfuckin' brothers and sisters.

Cause they don't call the shots
(but they're in the line of fire).
I'd like to call the cops
(but they're breakin' the line of duty).
It's time to call a stop
(To the abuse of authority).
The truth keeps calling me
And I'ma live to tell the story.

Jakebert
01-20-2006, 03:55 PM
I was going to say 'Merican, but Sad State of Affairs is so much better.

For my english class this year, we had to interpret a poem and then find a song that relates the same theme/meaning. My poem was about having a love/hate relationship with America, so naturally, I used 'Merican.

notoriousdoc
01-23-2006, 09:27 AM
Spiders-SOAD

Actually, pretty much every SOAD song

And how come no RATM songs have been mentioned?

That_Guy91
01-29-2006, 10:24 AM
Spiders-SOAD

Actually, pretty much every SOAD song

And how come no RATM songs have been mentioned?
Holy shit, now I feel stupid. I've been a RATM fan for years.

I guess all of their songs count too.

GBH2
01-29-2006, 11:07 AM
nofx - the decline

adombomb222
02-01-2006, 04:56 PM
I would have to say, soad- Violent pornography

i dont think this is political song......

Nineteen Seventy Nine
02-03-2006, 03:08 PM
Holy shit, now I feel stupid. I've been a RATM fan for years.

I guess all of their songs count too.

I just realized RATM has been political