Favorite anti-administration, anti-patriotic songs?

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Personally I've always loved 'Lives in the Balance' by Jackson Browne. Of course most anything from the 60's and early 70's works on some level.

I?ve been waiting for something to happen
For a week or a month or a year
With the blood in the ink of the headlines
And the sound of the crowd in my ear
You might ask what it takes to remember
When you know that you?ve seen it before
Where a government lies to a people
And a country is drifting to war

And there?s a shadow on the faces
Of the men who send the guns
To the wars that are fought in places
Where their business interest runs

On the radio talk shows and the t.v.
You hear one thing again and again
How the u.s.a. stands for freedom
And we come to the aid of a friend
But who are the ones that we call our friends--
These governments killing their own?
Or the people who finally can?t take any more
And they pick up a gun or a brick or a stone
There are lives in the balance
There are people under fire
There are children at the cannons
And there is blood on the wire

There?s a shadow on the faces
Of the men who fan the flames
Of the wars that are fought in places
Where we can?t even say the names

They sell us the president the same way
They sell us our clothes and our cars
They sell us every thing from youth to religion
The same time they sell us our wars
I want to know who the men in the shadows are
I want to hear somebody asking them why
They can be counted on to tell us who our enemies are
But they?re never the ones to fight or to die
And there are lives in the balance
There are people under fire
There are children at the cannons
And there is blood on the wire


Wow...other countries are bit more open about their protests than ol Jackson was.

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Platypus

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Here are a few, not favorites by any means, and some are more anti-establishment..

Anti-Flag - Anatomy Of Your Enemy (lol bush)
Propagandhi - Antimanifesto, Stick The Fvcking Flag Up Your Goddamn Ass
The Refused - Rather Be Dead, Coup D'Etat, The Deadly Rhythm (Of The Production Line), New Noise, The Apollo Programme Was A Hoax
Rage Against The Machine / System Of A DOwn - most of their stuff
 

Zenmervolt

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"Alice's Restaurant", "The Pause of Mr. Claus", and "I'm Changing my Name to Chrysler". All by Arlo Guthrie.

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Originally posted by: Zenmervolt
"Alice's Restaurant", "The Pause of Mr. Claus", and "I'm Changing my Name to Chrysler". All by Arlo Guthrie.

ZV

Nice additions. He was here in town a couple months ago. Was a very cool show to see right now.
 

Gibsons

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Some folks are born made to wave the flag,

Ooh, they're red, white and blue.

And when the band plays "Hail to the chief",

Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord,

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son.

It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no,

Yeah!

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,

Lord, don't they help themselves, oh.

But when the taxman comes to the door,

Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes,

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no.

It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no.

Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,

Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord,

And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"

Ooh, they only answer More! more! more! yoh,

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, son.

It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, one.

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no no no,


Written in 1969 or so!
 
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Originally posted by: Gibsons
Some folks are born made to wave the flag,

Ooh, they're red, white and blue.

And when the band plays "Hail to the chief",

Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord,


Written in 1969 or so!

Ahhhhh, CCR, good choice.

Should also add some Springsteen I suppose...maybe a little WAR.