authority song lyrics – reel big fish

(originally by john mellencamp)

let’s go

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

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

well, i call up my preacher and i say, “gimme strength for round five”
he said, “you don’t need strength, you need to grow up, son”
i said, “growing up leads to growing old and then to dying
and dying to me don’t sound like all that much fun”

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

i said, oh, no, oh, no, oh, no
i fought the law and the law won
i fought the law and the law won
i fought the law and the law won
i fought the law and the law won

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

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

/ reel big fish lyrics