authority song lyrics – john mellencamp

they like to get you in a compromising position
well, they like to get you there and smile in your face
yeah, they think they’re so cute when they got you in that condition
but i think it’s a total disgrace
and i say…

i fight authority, authority always wins
well, i fight authority, authority always wins
well, i’ve been doing it since i was a young kid
and i come out grinnin’
well, i fight authority, authority always wins
(oh yeah!)

i call up my preacher
i say, “give me strength for round 5.”
he said, “you don’t need no strength, you need to grow up son.”
i said, “growin’ up leads to growin’ old and then to dyin’,
ooo, and dyin’ to me don’t sound like all that much fun.”
and so i’ll say…

i fight authority, authority always wins
well, i fight authority, authority always wins
well, i’ve been doing it since i was a young kid
i come out grinnin’
well, i fight authority, authority always wins

i say: oh no, no no
i say: oh no, no no
i say: oh no, no no no
i fight authority, authority always wins
i fight authority, authority always wins (kick it in)
i’ve been doing it since i was a young kid
and i come out grinnin’
well, i fight authority, authority always wins

well, i fight authority, authority always wins
well, i fight authority, authority always wins
i’ve been doing it since i was a young kid
and i come out grinnin’
well, i fight authority, authority always wins

so i said,
i fight authority, authority always wins (oh no)
well i fight authority, authority always wins (oh no no)
well i’ve doing it since i was a young kid (oh no)
and i come out grinnin’ (oh no)
well i fight authority and authority always wins

/ john mellencamp lyrics