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Artist: NOFX

where are all the stupid people from?
and how did they get to be so dumb,
bred on purple mountain range,
feed amber waves of grains
to lesser human beings,
zero feelings

blame it on
human nature,
man's destiny
blame it on the greediocracy
the fear of god,
the fear of change,
fear of truth.

add the bill of rights subtract the wrongs
memorize and sing star spangled songs
there's no answers when the questions aren't ever asked is anybody learning from the past,
were living in united stagnation
father...what have i done,
i took that 22,
a gift for me from you,
to bed with me each night,
kept it clean,
polished it well,
cherished every cartridge every shell,

by the creek,
under brush,
under dirt theres a carcass of my second kill,
at the park,
under stone,
under pine there's the carcass of my brother william.
brother where have you gone to i swear
i never thought i could see so many times
they told me to shoot straight,
don't pull the trigger squeeze,
that will insure a kill,
a kill is what you want,
a kill is why we breed.

the christians love their guns
the church and nra.
pray for their salvation,
prey on the lower faiths.
the story book's been read and every line believed.
the curriculum's been set logic is a threat reason searched & seized.

jerry spent some time in michigan,
a 20 year vacation after all he had a dime,
a dime is worth a lot more in detroit,
a dime in california...a 20 dollar fine

jerry only stayed a couple months
it's hard to enjoy yourself while bleeding out the ass
asphyxiation is simple and fast
it beats 17 fun years of being someone's bitch

don't think,
drink your wine,
watch the fire burn,
his problems not mine,
just be that model citizen.

i wish i had a schilling,
for every senseless killing,
i'd buy a government.
america's for sale,
and you can get a good deal on it,
and make a healthy profit,
or maybe tear it apart,
you start with assumption,
that a million people are smart,
smarter than 1

serotonins gone,
she gave up,
drifted away.
sara fled thought process gone,
she left her answering machine on,
the greeting left spoken sincere,
messages no one will ever hear,
10,000 messages a day
a million more transmissions lay
victims of the laissez faire
10.000 voices 100 guns, 100 decibels turns to one, one bullet one empty head
now with serotonin gone

the man that used to speak performs a cute routine.
feel a little patronized.
don't feel bad about what they found a way inside your head.
and you feel a bit misled.
it's not that they don't care.
the televisions put a thought inside your head
like a barry manilow
jingle i'd like to
teach the world to sing
in perfect harmony
a symphonic blank stare.
it doesn't make you care.
not designed to make you care.
they're betting you won't care.

they'll place a wager on your greed.
a wager on your pride
why try to beat them when a million others tried
we are the whores
intellectually sprayed
we are the queer
dysfunctionally raised

one more pill to kill the pain,
one more pill to kill the pain,
one more pill to kill the pain,
living through conformity

one more prayer should keep us safe,
one more prayer to keep us warm,
one more prayer to keep us safe,
there's gonna be a better place,

lost the battle
lost the war
lost the things worth living for
lost the will to win the fight
one more pill to kill the pain

the going gets tough the tough get debt
don't pay attention pay the rent
our next of kins pay for your sins
a little faith should keep us safe

save us
the human existence
is failing.
resistance essential.
the future
written off.
the odds
are astronomically against us only
moron and genius
would fight a losing battle
against the super ego
when giving in is so damn comforting
and so we go
on with our lives
we know the truth
but prefer lies lies
are simple.
simple is bliss.
why go against tradition when we can
admit defeat.
live in decline.
be the victim of our own design
the status quo
built on suspect.
why would anyone stick out their neck
fellow members
club we've got ours,
i'd like to introduce you to our host
he's got his and
i've got mine,
we got decline


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