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A List of Great Political Punk Rock Songs. Please Help Make It Lengthy.

This Post was created to compile a list of Reverent Punk Rock Songs that touch a nerve in our movement. It can be used as a source for others to do whatever. Play at parties, concerts, protests, online videos, those who work at college radio stations, on and on and on. For This Revolution to survive and thrive there must be Music.

Ron Paul once Said:
"My theory...if you ever can bring about revolutionary changes two things will be required; young people will have to be involved and you will have to have music."

(Source: "For Liberty: How the Ron Paul R3volution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty" c. 2009)(mm47:50)

If your considering on making posts of Liberty or Revolutionary Music under other genres, provide a link below to that post and I will add it here at the top. Linking your post with this and via-versa will increase chances of being viewed and spreading. Too much good material is being lost in the dissidence. Maybe one day we can can force a forum on the Daily Paul devoted to music.

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  1. Against Me -- Those Anarcho Punks Are Mysterious*
  2. Reagan Youth -- USA (Post By D-503)*
  3. Stiff Little Fingers -- Wasted Life (Post By vincebodie)*
  4. Mark Gunnery and Ryan Harvey -- Oh Yeah (Posted By RP_nexus)
  5. Anti-Flag –- This Is The End (For You My Friend) (Post By ClydeBarberVotesRP)*
  6. Leftover Crack -- Rock the 40 oz (Posted By Ref the sly)
  7. Matt Ames -- Who (Posted By Wes Pennsyltucky)
  8. Box Car Racer -- Watch the World *
  9. FEAR -- Let's Have a War (Post By D-503)*
  10. Sex Pistols -- Anarchy in the UK (Posted By lizmadden)
  11. Angels and Airwaves -- Secret Crowds *
  12. Pennywise -- Society (Posted By Neo307)
  13. Bouncing Souls -- Letters From Iraq (Post By f-buzz)*
  14. The Ramones -- Bonzo Goes To Bitburg (My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down) (Posted By has)*
  15. NOFX -- You're Wrong (Posted Here By JoshMc)
  16. The Clash -- Guns Of Brixton (Posted By Betty Liberty)
  17. Green Day -- Working Class Hero (Writen By John Lennon)
  18. Ryan Harvey -- Peace, Justice, And Anarchy (Post By RP_nexus)*
  19. Authority Zero - Revolution (Post By ClydeBarberVotesRP)*
  20. Dead Kennedys - California Über Alles (Post By Unblinded)*
  21. Lambs of Abortion - New American Century (Post By FallenTabris)
  22. Ignite - Know Your History (Posted by andysavestheday)*
  23. Rancid - Liberty and Freedom (Posted by Flex)*
  24. Circle Jerks -- Paid Vacation (Post By ZeroFiction)*
  25. Rise Against -- Satellite*
  26. Michael P -- WMD (Posted by LP Fan; Their First Comment on the DailyPaul!)*
  27. The Jam -- Going Underground*
  28. Propagandhi -- Bulls-hit Politicians*
  29. The Interrupters (Aimee Allen) -- Liberty (Post By mnayden)*
  30. Rage Against The Machine -- Killing In The Name (Live) (Post By Cyril)*
  31. System Of A Down -- ADD (American Dream Denial) (Post By mauip3)*
  32. Operation Ivy -- Unity (Post By SC Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ)*
  33. !!!!!Patty Smith -- Rock 'N' Roll N***** (Post By VR) RESTRICTED!!!!!
  34. Rise Against -- Ohio (Live Cover at Kent State) (Post By Richelle)*
  35. Dropkick Murphys -- Far Away Coast (Post By C__Bowen)*
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Damn...

I forgot how much I used to love Op Ivy.

I was really big into the punk/ska scene back in my high school days. That band was a staple for me.

When I went away to college I totally stopped listening to that genra. I got into the Dead, reggae, jazz, and various other sorts of instrumental music, which I still listen to. Somehow I totally lost track of my punk/ska roots.

Here's another recommendation, not sure if somebody else has submitted it. I haven't read through the thread.

Bad Religion - 21st Century Digital Boy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN6kCgMUjFw

What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose; the right to create for
yourself the alternative of choice. Without the responsibility and exercise
of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing.
-- Archibald Macleish

Hmm,

not sure if it's punk rock but Green Day comes to mind:
American Idiot
Holiday

and then there is System of a Down:
BYOB (Bring your own bombs)

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine

Here are a few

NOFX - Murder the Government.

The Clash - Capital Radio One; Capital Radio Two; Career Opportunities; When Ivan Meets GI Joe.

Skrewdriver - Mr. 9to5.

Eddy Grant - War Party.

[F]orce can only settle questions of power, not of right. - Clyde N. Wilson

Slipped this one in (Just for fun ;-)...

But oh so true:

Tim Hawkins - The Government Can

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO2eh6f5Go0

(Hey everybody! Gather 'round! I'm here to give you
anything you like! You want free college, Energy,
mortgages?! Whatever you like! You have come to the
right place! Why? I'll tell you why!)

Who can take your money? (Who can take your money?)
With a twinkle in their eye? (With a twinkle in their
eye?)
Take it all away and
Give it to some other guy

[Chorus]
The Government (the Government)
The Government can! (The Government can!)

Who can tax the Sun rise? (Who can tax the Sun rise?)
Who can tax the trees? (Who can tax the trees?)
Let you run a business and
Collect up all the fees

[Chorus]
The Government (the Government)
Ooh The Government can! (The Government can!)

And The Government can 'cause
They mix it up with lies and
Make it all taste good! (Make it all taste good!)

The Government takes
Everything we make
To pay for all of their "solutions"
Healthcare, Climate Change, Pollution

(Throw away the Constitution)

Who can give a bailout? (Who can give a bailout?)
Tell us to behave? (Tell us to behave?)
Make the Founding Fathers
Roll over in their graves

[Chorus]
The Government (the Government)
Oh oh The Government can! (The Government can!)

And The Government can 'cause
They mix it up with lies and
Make it all taste good! (Make it all taste good!)

The Government takes
Everything we make
They're power hungry
And malicious

The economics are fictitious
Soon we'll have to eat our dishes
Mmm! Delicious!

Who can be a failure? (Who can be a failure?)
In so many ways? (In so many ways?)
Instead of getting fired, HEY!
We'll give ourselves a raise!

[Chorus]
The Government (the Government)
Oh oh The Government can! (The Government can!)

And The Government can 'cause
They mix it up with lies and
Make it all taste good! (Make it all taste good!)

And your uncle Sam can 'cause
He mixes it with lies and
Makes it all taste good! (Makes it all taste good!)

And I feel so good
Because the Government
Says I should! Oh!...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO2eh6f5Go0

Thanks

This is one of my children's favorites!

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

English bands

Discharge - Aint no feeble bastard

CRASS - Big A little A

Charged GBH - Generals

Exploited - Army Life

Addicts - Troubadour

Clash - Hate and War

Vice Squad - Stand Strong Stand Proud

Gotta get back to work - peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

New York

Dead Boys - Sonic reducer

New York Dolls - personality crisis

Ramone's - Entire first three albums

Richard hell - Blank generation

Johnny Thunders - Blame it on Mom

Agnostic Front - Public Assistance

Liberty = Responsibility

The Ramones first 3 albums

The Ramones first 3 albums were anything but political lol. Not sure where you came up with that.

A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves.

Ramones

Cannot be separated from their place in time. Nihilism was a political statement of the disenfranchised youth. Glad the thought made ya smile!

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

That's a stretch!

That's a stretch!

A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves.

Cali bands -

Vandals - Anarchy Burger, or Pat Brown

Social Unrest - Red, White and Blue

Code of Honor - All of the Skate or Die EP

Adolescents - Kids of the Black Hole

Black Flag - Rise Above

X - Nausea

Will post a NY and English List shortly.

Liberty = Responsibility

Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream - Attica! Attica!

Simon and Garfunkel cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz62wpdqCsM

Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

Another

The Clash - Know Your Rights

Ignite - Our Darkest Days

Nearly the entire album.

Bleeding, Fear is our Tradition and Know Your History stand out for me.

Know Your History is basically a Ron Paul speech in 2:00.

"The world bank creeps in sheeps clothing...the truth is now the enemy...better know your history."

Love it.

"The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle."

Influence

Michael P - WMD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNl8rI7UOCQ

The key point of the song is that it is a faulty system that makes the individuals in government corrupt (not the other way around). Key lyric: "most of them weren't bad, they were just drawn that way".

Full Lyrics:

WMD

There’s a club on the left
And a club on the right
The process of admission
Is forgetting about what’s right
Shielded from the problems
They cast upon their droves
Uniting briefly in agreement
To constrain the GAO

The games of the few
They’re the weapons of mass destruction
The weapons of mass destruction

Feds fling their dollars
Big business wrangles breaks
Policy to deep pockets
They give then they take
Lots of clubbers winning
From info they accrue
Money gushing everywhere
But seldom to me or you

The weapons of mass destruction
(We owe them a great debt)
Weapons of mass destruction

Unions pay their club dues
Plucked freshly from their waged
So many members valued
Based on how long they’ve been aged
Building “world-class” teams
Based on chronologic fit
How many Oscars have there been
When the casting’s all preset

It’s a never-ending party
Of special-interest-fueled mayhem
They’re takin’ care of everyone
Except for those not them
Most of them weren’t bad
They were just drawn … that … way
Gen XYZ picks up the tab
It’s the new American way

Politicians led by special interests on a mission
Takin’ care of everyone
Except for those deficient
They’re the weapons of mass destruction
(We owe them a great debt)
The weapons of mass destruction

Is this the Artist of the Song?

If So...

Wow

Your the Man!

~Good Night, And Good Luck~

Thanks!

Thanks!

The best Punk Political song ever!

You've Got to Die for the Government
By Anti-Flag

"You're gonna die gonna die gonna die for your government, die for your country thats $HIT!"

You just got PAULED!

Wikipedia has a list

Well I'll Be

I think you just sunk my Battleship.

Thanks for the link. :)

~Good Night, And Good Luck~

Great thread...

I think I read every entry and I didn't see one of my favorite bands represented...

- Rancid - Liberty and Freedom
(I think this song fits perfectly into what you were looking for)

Also...along the lines of political songs, here are two with a common theme that I loved musically when I was younger, and I still do...
- Youth Brigade - Sink with California
- 7 Seconds - Walk Together, Rock Together

"Villains wear many masks, but none as dangerous as the mask of virtue." - Washington Irvin

When ya get drafted

Dead Kennedy's
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A95yLXVgrn4

Are you believing the morning papers?
War is coming back in style
There's generals here, advisors there
And Russians nibbling everywhere
The chessboard's filling up with red
We make more profits when we blow off their heads

Economy is looking bad
Let's start another war when ya get drafted
Fan the fires of racist hatred
We want total war when ya get drafted

Drooling fingers
Panic buttons
Playing with missiles like they're toys
There's easy money, easy jobs
Especially when you build the bombs
That blow big cities off the map
Just guess who profits when we build 'em back up
Yeah, what Big Business wants Big Business gets

It wants a war when ya get drafted
Trilateral Commission goonies laugh
and scheme for more when ya get drafted
Call the Army!
Call the Navy!
Stocked with kids from slums when ya get drafted
If you can't afford a slick attorney
We might make you a spy

Forget your demonstrations
Kids today sit on their ass when ya get drafted
Just a six-pack
And you're happy
We're prepared
For when ya get drafted

A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves.

Thrice!

Thrice don't tell and we won't ask,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGrEVloLqU8

paint the target
we don't need no evidence
flood the market
we do it all in self defense
you're a smart kid
never work without your gloves
if you're a smart kid
you'll stay the hell away from love

and if it comes to murder
don't tell and we won't ask you how
you sleep at night when the lights go out
and you're all alone
with all the ghosts of lesser humans
whose lives you've spilt to suit your own

sit and think of
all the dollars and the cents
and your blue blood
you'll see it all makes perfect sense
drink from this cup
a better life awaits us all
you're one of us
remember conscience comes before the fall

your actions all are justified
your actions all are justified

and if it comes to murder
don't tell and we won't ask you how
you sleep at night when the lights go out
and you're all alone
with all the ghosts of lesser humans
whose lives you've spilt to suit your own
but don't we all bleed red blood?
don't we all bleed red blood?

"Give My Taxes Back" (D.R.I. on taxation)

"Give My Taxes Back"
They block out the landscape with giant signs
Covered with pretty girls and catchy lines
Put up fences and cement the ground
To dull my senses, keep the flowers down
I want 'em back
Spend my money on a race to space
Wasting my money, slapping my face
They've taken a peek over future's fence
Taken a peek at my expense
They've wasted human lives
And they've fucked up mine
I want it back
I'm not into the material scene
Polyester, polyethylene
At least give me a chance to say what I want
The more you waste, the more you want
I want 'em back
Give 'em back!

I Don't Need Society(D.R.I. on the war machine)
Your number's up, you have to go
The system says, "I told you so"
Stocked in a plane like a truckload of cattle
Sent off to slaughter in a useless battle
Thousands of us sent off to die
Never really knowing why
Fuck the system, they can't have me
I don't need society

"Stupid World"(Dayglo Abortions on consumerism)

Lisa washed her hair on Monday
Lisa washed her hair on Tuesday
Lisa washed her hair on Wednesday
Lisa washed her hair in Thursday

Then her husband noticed that her shampoo
Had upset her pH balance
Her hair was all dried out and frizzy
So he shot the bitch and moved to the city

Her husband got a job at a roller rink
He tried to pick up chicks but he had a little dink
He brushed his teeth with Aim but it didn't matter
Nice fresh breath but his dink didn't get no bigger
Oh what a stupid world

Subliminal(Suicidal Tendencies on Propaganda)
Flashing pictures on my screen
Shown too quickly to be seen
Does not register in my conscious mind
Propaganda of another kind
They're fucking with me subliminally
They're fucking with me subliminally

Danger-nightmare
Doomsday-nightmare
Murder-nightmare
Nightmare-nightmare

Watching TV, I start to cry
For no reason, I don't know why
Could it be from messages on my TV
Which I'm getting subliminally?

Mind control the easiest way
Sponsored by the CIA
It's a weapon you cannot see
It's propaganda subliminally
They're fucking with me subliminally
They're fucking with me subliminally

De Do Do Do(The Police on Mass Media)
Don't think me unkind
Words are hard to find.
They're only cheques I've left unsigned
From the banks of chaos in my mind.
And when their eloquence escapes me
Their logic ties me up and rapes me.

De do do do de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do de da da da
Their innocence will pull me through.
De do do do de da da da
The meaning less and all that's true.

Poets priests and politicians
Have words to thank for their positions
Words that scream for your submission
And no-one's jamming their transmission
'Cos when their eloquence escapes you
Their logic ties you up and rapes you.

No Suicidal Tendencies yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQNCqI9gGKs

Give it Revolution

Throughout all time and history The world's been mauled by tyranny Now we're refusing to take it

The worst evil the world has saw Were crimes defended by the law Deny our rights and we'll break it

You got to break the chains that hold you down Crush the tyrants to the ground Freedom cannot be legislated

We'll bow down to no other one Except The Father and His Son They can't deny what he's created

Most wars never should have been thought But this is a war that must be fought We'll take a wrong and we'll right it

The greatest weapon of the fascist Is the tolerance of the pacifist We've got to stand up and fight it, we'll give it

You got to give it revolution, give it revolution We're gonna give it revolution, give it revolution You got to give it revolution, give it revolution We're gonna give it revolution

Now, you can put a bullet in my head But you can't kill the word I've said You got the disease, I got the solution

No matter how much or more you try You can never ever make this martyr die I give it revolution

Revolution
You could put a bullet in my head But you can't kill the word I've said Give us revolution

No matter how much or what you try You can never ever make a martyr die Viva the revolution

Revolution

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

Nicely done

LOVE this thread!

Stiff Little Fingers - Wasted Life

(Irish punk rules! I wonder if SLF are aware that Charles Darwin ranked the Irish dead last out of the 57 races in his [in]famous book "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life"? See here)

I could be a soldier
Go out there and fight to save this land
Be a people's soldier
Paramilitary gun in hand
I won't be no soldier
I won't take no orders from no-one
Stuff their fucking armies
Killing isn't my idea of fun

Chorus
They wanna waste my life
They wanna waste my time
They wanna waste my life
And they've stolen it away

I could be a hero
Live and die for their 'important' cause
A united nation
Or an independent state with laws
And rules and regulations
That merely cause disturbances and wars
That is what I've got now
All thanks to the freedom-seeking hordes

Chorus

I'm not gonna be taken in
They said if I don't join I just can't win
I've heard that story many times before
And every time I threw it out the door

Still they come up to me
With a different name but the same old face
I can see the connection
With another time and a another place
They ain't blonde-haired or blue-eyed
But they think that they're the master race
They're nothing but blind fascists
Brought up to hate and given lives to waste

SLF - Tin Soldiers

He joined up to get a job
And show he wasn't scared
Swapped boy scout hat for army cap
He thought he'd be prepared
At the age of 17 he was
forced to choose
Now at the age of 21 he's in Catch 22

He joined up for just three years
It seemed a small amount
But they didn't tell him
That the first two didn't count
At the age of 17 how was he to know
That at the age of 21 he'd
still have one to go?

[Chorus:]
Tin soldier
He signed away his name
Tin soldier
No chance for cash or fame
Tin soldier
Now he knows the truth
Tin soldier
He signed away his youth

He joined up cos Dad knew best
To do right by his son
Now he hates and counts the dates
That mark time on square one
At the age of 17 he did as he was told
Now at the age of 21 tin
still won't turn to gold

SLF - Barbed Wire Love (Peel Sessions version?)

This one reminds me of Kira trying to escape communist Russia at the end of Ayn Rand's "We The Living".

I met you in No Man's Land
Across the wire we were holding hands
Hearts a-bubble in the rubble
It was love at bomb site

All you give me is barbed wire love
All caught up in barbed wire love
Tangled up in barbed wire love
Throw my leg over barbed wire love
Barbed wire love snags my jeans

When I fell it was awful nice
Though I did not suspect device
The night was rife with wasteland life
You set my arm alight

Chorus

Blasted by your booby traps
I felt the blow in both knee-caps
Your eyes did shine
Your lips were fine
And the device in your
pants was out of sight

Chorus

TSOL - World War III

AWESOME lyrics!

Jimmy carter ran for President again
You voted for who you want but the Government wins
It's not a question of who can do the job
It's just a matter of how much money you have

In the world war three
World war three
Where do I stand in this form of power?
Where do I fit in this Government?
I find no choice
Third world war
And you're the victims
Third world war
And you're the victims

If I don't register, I have to pay
I refuse to go there's no fuckin' way
The systems lookin' for a drastic change
Don't look at me 'cause I'm out of your range

In the world war three
World war three
Where do I stand in this form of power?
Where do I fit in this Government?
I find no choice
Third world war
And you're the victims
Third world war
And you're the victims

In the world war three
World war three
Where do I stand in this form of power?
Where do I fit in this Government?
I find no choice
Third world war
And you're the victims
Third world war
And you're the victims

Don't go
Don't go
Don't go
Don't go

I won't go
I won't go
I won't go
I won't go

Don't go
Don't go
Don't go
Don't go

I won't go
I won't go
I won't go
I won't go

Don't go

Letters from Iraq by the bouncing souls

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=csF1uPSvTAE&desktop_uri=%2Fwa...

Should be number one.

Leftover crack left a broken switchblade in my car, it was stuck open and I got pulled over the next day... That was the last time I gave a ride to transient gutter punk squatters

Well.....

I don't know if this counts, but here's a political song I wrote :)

http://www.dailypaul.com/271249/a-political-song-i-wrote

"No physical quantity explains it's own existence, and no amount of time can consume an infinite series of events to bring you to the present, which means all of these somewhere have to be explained by one self-existent cause which is not physical."