Sunday, October 12, 2008

Civics Lessons: You Are (The Government)

"Hey, sit down and listen and they'll tell you when you're wrong
eradicate but vindicate as ´progress´ creeps along
puritan work ethic maintains its subconscious edge
as old glory maintains your consciousness

there's a loser in my House and a puppet on a stool
and a crowded way of life and a black reflecting pool
and as the people bend the moral fabric dies
then country can't pretend to ignore its peoples' cries

you are the government
you are jurisprudence
you are the volition
you are jurisdiction
and I make a difference too..."

´Nuff said.

Between ´88 and ´90, L.A.´s Bad Religion ruled thinking man´s punk rock, paving the way for punkpop hitmakers Green Day, Offspring and countless others. In singer Greg Graffin the band had an articulated songwriter (with a Ph.D. in zoology no less) adressing society´s many ills.

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