a start lyrics – anti-flag

rats, monkeys, mice – teach ’em little tricks
stay far from creativity, and from politics
’cause the multinationals need a solid work force
or their growing profit margins will be wiped out at the source

conform to the status quo, set rules
mold your mind into their f*cking tool

reciting back their facts and numbers – that don’t make you smart
there’s much more to intelligence – and thinking for yourself would be a start
it would be a start…
start!

pledge allegiance to a flag of which you’re taught no history
not mexico, granada, panama, or middle east
but they’re just a mere fraction of this country’s shady past
skeletons locked in the closed and i doubt they’ll be the last
“national interest,” defined for you…
but who’s it really serve? who’s getting screwed?

reciting back their facts and numbers – that don’t make you smart
there’s much more to intelligence – and thinking for yourself would be a start
it would be a start…
start!

your prison warden is your school
training you to be a social screw
stage a jailbreak, swim against the flow
show those motherf*ckers what you know!

i feel like i am suffocating
i feel my life depreciating
i know their teachings are riddled with lies, distortions, sh*t!
it kills me knowing the m*sses are so brainwashed by it – brainwashed by it!

/ anti flag lyrics