Did any punk band have worse lyrics than Crass

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    Did any punk band have worse lyrics than Crass

    Post by Soma on Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:17 am

    Bloody Revolutions

    You talk about your revolution, well, that's fine
    But what are you going to be doing come the time?
    Are you going to be the big man with the tommy-gun?
    Will you talk of freedom when the blood begins to run?
    Well, freedom has no value if violence is the price
    Don't want your revolution, I want anarchy and peace

    You talk of overthrowing power with violence as your tool
    You speak of liberation and when the people rule
    Well ain't it people rule right now, what difference would there be?
    Just another set of bigots with their rifle-sights on me

    But what about those people who don't want your new restrictions?
    Those that disagree with you and have their own convictions?
    You say they've got it wrong because they don't agree with you
    So when the revolution comes you'll have to run them through
    You say that revolution will bring freedom for us all
    Well freedom just ain't freedom when your back's against the wall

    You talk of overthrowing power with violence as your tool
    You speak of liberation and when the people rule
    Well ain't it people rule right now, what difference would there be?
    Just another set of bigots with their rifle-sights on me

    Will you indoctrinate the masses to serve your new regime?
    And simply do away with those whose views are too extreme?
    Transportation details could be left to British rail
    Where Zyklon B succeeded, North Sea Gas will fail
    It's just the same old story of man destroying man
    We've got to look for other answers to the problems of this land

    You talk of overthrowing power with violence as your tool
    You speak of liberation and when the people rule
    Well ain't it people rule right now, what difference would there be?
    Just another set of bigots with their rifle-sights on me

    Vive la revolution, people of the world unite
    Stand up men of courage, it's your job to fight

    It all seems very easy, this revolution game
    But when you start to really play things won't be quite the same
    Your intellectual theories on how it's going to be
    Don't seem to take into account the true reality
    Cos the truth of what you're saying, as you sit there sipping beer
    Is pain and death and suffering, but of course you wouldn't care

    You're far too much of a man for that, if Mao did it so can you
    What's the freedom of us all against the suffering of the few?
    That's the kind of self-deception that killed ten million jews
    Just the same false logic that all power-mongers use
    So don't think you can fool me with your political tricks
    Political right, political left, you can keep your politics
    Government is government and all government is force
    Left or right, right or left, it takes the same old course
    Oppression and restriction, regulation, rule and law
    The seizure of that power is all your revolution's for
    You romanticise your heroes, quote from Marx and Mao
    Well their ideas of freedom are just oppression now

    Nothing changed for all the death, that their ideas created
    It's just the same fascistic games, but the rules aren't clearly stated
    Nothing's really different cos all government's the same
    They can call it freedom, but slavery is the game

    Nothing changed for all the death, that their ideas created
    It's just the same fascistic games, but the rules aren't clearly stated
    Nothing's really different cos all government's the same
    They can call it freedom, but slavery is the game
    There's nothing that you offer but a dream of last years hero
    The truth of revolution, brother................... is year zero.
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    Re: Did any punk band have worse lyrics than Crass

    Post by ? Ospink on Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:04 pm

    Bloody fucking politics gonna get us all shot
    Left Wing, Right Wing - you can stuff the lot!

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    Re: Did any punk band have worse lyrics than Crass

    Post by Soma on Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:50 pm

    I'd never really heard Crass until now.

    I remember some of my classmates donning their battle patch, on their leather jacket presumably. I assumed they'd sound like they do so I never bothered to listen.

    Weird cultural space they occupy, about the same as Sham 69 maybe? Like this is what British bands who still wanted to be punk sounded like in the Simon Reynolds era, when you guys were being treated to Black Flag and Bad Brains and that bunch.

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