Gratitude And Thanks

from Songs From Under The Sink by Mischief Brew

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I asked a student of higher schooling
He said he didn't care
When I asked about the sixties
They simply said "long hair"
Saw a child getting programmed
Getting programmed while she waits
And I heard a raving elder
Cursing twenty years too late
"Oh, how the bastards screwed me,
Son, life's too short to wait."
And then the students of higher schooling
Hid more pills inside his plate

So, I'd like to send gratitude and thanks
To those who had the courage to defy the mighty ranks
Send it to the students who waved the banners
Who held flowers up to the tanks
And to the ones who are still fighting
Yes, all my gratitude and all my thanks

So as you sit, baked and hammered
So grateful to be dead
Saying, "Freedom's here to chilll out,
So sit and rest your head."
Think of those who fought for your right
The path you walk, they paved
And those who fought for their right
To carry into today
When it was they who fed the hungry
Spun the Pentagon for peace
While the army rounded strangers up
Made them instant police
They who made a Union
Dodged the draft and filled the jails
And spread a message of unity
Across the nation's rails

And said, "We're destroying the house that man built"
Kicking down the doors and pulling nails
And you've the nerve to tell me
That everyone has failed

No, you should send your gratitude and thanks
To those who had the courage to defy the mighty ranks
Send it to the students who waved the banners
Who held flowers up to the tanks
And to the ones who are still fighting
Yes all my gratitude
Yes all my thanks

I'd like to send out a head, help, heart, and hand
To those who had the courage
To reach and rise and span
Send it to the lovers and the fighters
To those who stood up and still stand
Those who unchained their wrists
And clenched their fists
Both here and in faraway lands

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from Songs From Under The Sink, released June 6, 2006

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Mischief Brew Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Emerging from the undead ashes of PA punk troupe The Orphans, Mischief Brew started with a scratchy demo tape in 2000 and has since spread the good word of anarchy, hilarity, and rebellion across state lines and even the Atlantic Ocean a few times. We've managed to exist for over 13 years in one form or another by kissing nobody's ass and doing everything ourselves, for the most part. No rules! ... more

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