Let Them Eat Thomas Paine!

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Let Them Eat Thomas Paine!

  • Richard Masta

    What’s up! I’m Rich. Cool idea for a group.

    I think D4 is the paradigm of originality in the punk scene. This song has a particular theme to it that I think some of us may enjoy. How many liberal kids scream every word of this song without even getting the point? (that’s why D4 also has a song called How many punks does it take to change a lightbulb?) For the record, I have no idea if any of these dudes have poltical affiliations. And does anyone have any idea what “minimum wage is a gateway drug” means? I’ll have to find that song…

    Here are the lyrics. What’s up?

     

    It’s a simple as fear, just as stupid as hate
    It’s as fragile as humility
    It’s the way that we deal, what we truly feel
    About everything we see
    Rally ’round a cage or act your age
    I gauge old messages scratched forever in a prison wall
    We know what we’re capable of but don’t seem to care at all
    Rally ’round a cage and don’t make a fuss
    Rally ’round a cage
    Who am I if I’m not aware that I’m one of us
    It’s a question of trust

    Rally ’round a cage, cringe at the paper then place the blame on “these days”
    As if we don’t know what we’ve seen ’til we view it on the big screen
    Understand it’s not getting any better and it’s growing outside
    A price paid in full for the conscience that lied
    All the billboards in the world can’t cover our eyes
    I don’t understand

    Don’t tread on me

    But we act like we didn’t know, then kids shoot kids or community defies its role
    Then of course it’s everyone’s fault except anyone we might know
    Tell me are the colors of the flag much prettier to see
    When viewed from the requisite comfort of the knees
    We’re the loyal little chorus still singing out “please”
    I can’t understand

    Don’t tread on me

    One little, two little, three little pink slips, four
    Where “family values” are a value most can’t afford
    Rally ’round a cage, to the new hit song
    Rally ’round a cage, called “how could we be wrong”
    Rally ’round a cage, c’mon do the goose step to a state-subsidized sing-along
    With one side yanking a line called damage control
    While groaning cuz they feel that the national razor went dull

    But the other is a place I call home
    Where solidarity is seldom shown
    Where taxes paid is like spade to a dog with a thrift-store bone
    This isn’t me, it couldn’t be, this isn’t me
    It will never

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