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They, they, they
Control our lives, lives
We never meet
We just assume that we've known each other
Since our birth, they've been scheduling, assigning
Writing, deciding, and watching like Big Brother

So hey (hey hey hey)
The man said, the man said
Who the fuck are They?

They turned on the lights
They want it bright
Yet black, as our ignorance
They are all the men behind the masks
On the TV, gilded with false substance

They're the police making us walk the line
They, I'm going crazy
They make me go crazy

Give what they can take
Take what they can get
Reassured from behind those shades
That our lives are secure, we'll be alright
They measure our standard of living
But they create it as well
Mark the expenditures, set up the economy
Walk around the basement
They fail-safed a society
With the threat of Hell
The questioners fell
They desire the nihilists be expelled
From their dream of an ignorant world
The threat of defiance infertile
Where the almighty word is what they said
Til you never wonder, who the fuck are They?

They turned off the lights
Remaining sights have now been darkened and been dimmed
Who, why, how and then ask where?
Behind the mirror
Mirror's one-sided, one-way
And it's always been

Who the fuck are They?


from Raise The Youth, released August 10, 2004


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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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