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Lyrics to "Know Your Rights" by the Clash. Hillarious and awesome at the same time :)
Combat Rock | Jan 1982 | Joe Strummer

Posted on 08/07/2009 4:51:51 AM PDT by disenfranchised agitator

This is a public service announcement WITH GUITARS! Know your rights... ALL THREE OF THEM!

Number 1 You have the right not to be killed Murder is a crime! Unless it was done by a Policeman or aristocrat politicians, and billionares Know your rights

And number 2 You have the right to food money Providing of course you Dont mind a little compulsory computor Investigation, humiliation And if you cross your fingers Rehabilitation

Know your rights These are your rights

Know these rights

Number 3 You have the right to free Speech as long as youre not Dumb enough to actually try it.

Know your rights These are your rights All three of em It has been suggested In some quarters that even these are considered EXCESSIVE! Well..............................

Get off the streets Get off the streets Run dont you have a home to go to? Smush

Finally then I will read you your rights

You have the right to remain silent You are warned that anything you say CAN AND WILL be taken down And used as evidence against you

Listen to this YOUNG OFFENDERS! KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: ib4z; noob; ramones; theclash; zot

1 posted on 08/07/2009 4:51:51 AM PDT by disenfranchised agitator
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To: disenfranchised agitator; darkwing104; Old Sarge

Looks like we got a live one here.

Nice vanity, newby...


2 posted on 08/07/2009 5:01:21 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: disenfranchised agitator

Breaking news 27 years too late.


3 posted on 08/07/2009 5:01:50 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: disenfranchised agitator

The Clash were as lefty as they came. The Damned and The Pistols kicked their butt musically anyway!


4 posted on 08/07/2009 5:06:40 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Refugee from the World of Doomed Olsens)
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To: disenfranchised agitator

Strummer Jones et al forever!

I find it very ironic that to be a true punk these days you must oppose the very socialism that the UK punks (the Clash at least) were advocating.

Green Day are still protesting the Bush administration but like so many of their ilk they are making themselves irrelevant and obsolete by opposing what’s no longer there.

The next punk movement - and no doubt there will be one - will be libertarian in nature.


5 posted on 08/07/2009 5:07:11 AM PDT by relictele
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
The Damned and The Pistols kicked their butt musically anyway!

I would say the opposite. The Damned & Pistols had more energy but musically were as rough as guts.

'Talent' was almost a dirty word in the world of punk but the Clash's seamless moves from raw punk to shimmering pop were done without 'sacrificing principles' as Joe Strummer might put it. Mick Jones was a peerless talent then and now.

6 posted on 08/07/2009 5:08:59 AM PDT by relictele
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To: disenfranchised agitator
Live version, with Mick Jones
7 posted on 08/07/2009 5:09:11 AM PDT by Rocko (Mymindisaragingtorrent,floodedwithrivuletsofthoughtcascadingintoawaterfallofcreativealternatives.)
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To: disenfranchised agitator

The old hippie anthem “For What It’s Worth” doesn’t seem so remote and distant today...

There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware
I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
There’s battle lines being drawn
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind
I think it’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side
It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away
We better stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, now, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down
Stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down


8 posted on 08/07/2009 5:11:57 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("Prosperity is just around the corner." Herbert Hoover, 1932)
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To: relictele

What can I say - I much prefer rough and energetic.


9 posted on 08/07/2009 5:18:30 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Refugee from the World of Doomed Olsens)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

The Damned were more fun/campy to listen to, The Pistols were just awful.


10 posted on 08/07/2009 5:21:35 AM PDT by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: ffusco; GodBlessRonaldReagan

What about The Ramones?


11 posted on 08/07/2009 5:22:48 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: disenfranchised agitator; darkwing104; 230FMJ; 50mm; A.Hun; abigailsmybaby; AFPhys; Aircop_2006; ...

12 posted on 08/07/2009 5:27:32 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Government's Dime)
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To: Grizzled Bear

The Ramones are the kings of all!!!!


13 posted on 08/07/2009 5:30:07 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Refugee from the World of Doomed Olsens)
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To: disenfranchised agitator
I liked the Clash. "Rock the Casbah" is still a great song.


14 posted on 08/07/2009 5:32:24 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: disenfranchised agitator
With this weird, incoherent screed, I'm guessing your drug of choice is crystal meth. Am I right?


15 posted on 08/07/2009 5:33:15 AM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: Grizzled Bear
Number 1 You have the right not to be killed Murder is a crime! Unless it was done by a Policeman or aristocrat politicians, and billionares Know your rights

Let us put the reality into these rights: You have the right not to be killed by terrorists flying planes into buildings and thugs who want to steal what you have earned so they can buy drugs. You have the right not to be killed by drunken illegal alien drivers or drug gangs doing “drive-by shootings.” You have the right not to be killed by idiots supporting laws that give those who would try to kill you more rights than you have. You have the right not to be killed by people who have intentionally contracted HIV/AIDS and other deadly diseases lying to pollute the nation’s blood supply.

And number 2 You have the right to food money Providing of course you Dont mind a little compulsory computor Investigation, humiliation And if you cross your fingers Rehabilitation

A little more reality for these rights: You have the right to food money Providing of course… you earn that money through an honest pursuit. You do not have the right to food money taken by force or threat of force or extortion by government sanctions on citizens who do not charitably want to give it you unless you meet the criteria these people set for their gifts.

Number 3 You have the right to free Speech as long as youre not Dumb enough to actually try it.

Yet more reality for these rights: You have the right to free Speech as long as you realize that freedom under discussion is from government interference. You have the right to free Speech as long as you realize that there may be consequences from the exercise of this freedom from sources other than government. You have the right to free Speech as long as you realize that there are reasonable limits on this freedom.
16 posted on 08/07/2009 5:34:11 AM PDT by Lucky Dog
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To: Old Sarge; disenfranchised agitator
W. T. F.

I have a feeling we will smell ozone in the near future.

17 posted on 08/07/2009 5:34:49 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Jimmy Carter - now the second worst POTUS ever. BHO has #1 spot in his sights.)
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To: disenfranchised agitator
Put down the Bong and step slowly away from your keyboard.


18 posted on 08/07/2009 5:35:09 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: disenfranchised agitator
Get out of your mommy's basement (after cleaning up all the pizza boxes, dope and garbage) and try to get a job. Earning money is a good thing. It just might make something of yourself instead of showing how much an idiot you are by posting this drivel on the Internet. You are a fool. And by doing this you're proving it to millions of people. I'd say grow up, but I'm not sure you're sufficiently cognizant to understand the meaning of those two simple words.

ZOT!


19 posted on 08/07/2009 5:36:59 AM PDT by bcsco (Obama Administration: The Whizzers of Oz)
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To: Condor51; Old Sarge; disenfranchised agitator

Did you read this guy’s home page? What a bunch of drivel. He’s clueless about himself, the world and life in general. What a waste of human ability (I’m giving him some degree of intelligence, however romote).


20 posted on 08/07/2009 5:44:05 AM PDT by bcsco (Obama Administration: The Whizzers of Oz)
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To: Fresh Wind

Buffalo Springfield........

Now THAT brings back memories.


21 posted on 08/07/2009 5:51:33 AM PDT by roaddog727 (Onward into the Breach, and Faciendum est!)
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To: trisham
A different take on Rock the Casbah...
22 posted on 08/07/2009 5:51:36 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Impeach the sumbeech)
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To: disenfranchised agitator
Typical want to be musician, Sucks to bad to get a real gig, so he gives guitar lessons to school kids.

Sad thing is this guy can vote. (wonder who he voted for)

Hay pal take the studs out of your face and get a job.

23 posted on 08/07/2009 5:52:19 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: bcsco
Did you read this guy’s home page?

No. I didn't see any point in it.
He's obviously deranged ;-)

24 posted on 08/07/2009 5:52:31 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: disenfranchised agitator; 4mycountry; TheBigB; VRWCmember; Zavien Doombringer; jriemer; mhking; ...

Items with *’s are from your profile page ...

- - - - -

**I have a distrust for the media, **

Well, yeah!! As we all should.

- - - - -

** ...as well as both left wing and right wing parties. I think they are both shaking hands behind closed doors and laughing their heads off at how well they have the populous fooled. **

Huh?? The only ones on the RIGHT that are doin’ that MAYBE
are what we call “RINOS” (Republicans In Name Only), and
they are just plain NO GOOD and need to be REPLACED and
PRONTO !!

- - - - -

“Sniff!” This one is young and perhaps salvageable. :)


25 posted on 08/07/2009 5:59:46 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: reagan_fanatic

What a bunch of loons.

I still love the original video. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAkfHShATKY&feature=fvw


26 posted on 08/07/2009 6:01:34 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Condor51; disenfranchised agitator
No. I didn't see any point in it.
He's obviously deranged ;-)

I only went there to see if he'd already been zotted. Deranged is right. What's there is just as much nonsensical drivel as what he posted.

27 posted on 08/07/2009 6:03:09 AM PDT by bcsco (Obama Administration: The Whizzers of Oz)
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To: MeekOneGOP
This one is young and perhaps salvageable. :)

*****************

He does have good taste in music. :)

28 posted on 08/07/2009 6:04:56 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MeekOneGOP; disenfranchised agitator
I think this young man has to answer the age old question for himself: Will money get you through times of no drugs better than drugs will get you through times of no money?

Keep punching, Ralph and thanks for the ping...

;O)

29 posted on 08/07/2009 6:24:02 AM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: disenfranchised agitator

How about this song dedicated to the clown fest in Washington?

Dirt Room by Blue October.

I’m like a ghost
I’ll be living in a dirt room
Waiting for the day to be closer
To the window when you’re home
I’ll be standing by your back door
Reaching for the knife in my coat
I’m going to put it to your throat
Sweaty piggy, you’re a bad man
What a freaking sad way to go
Your mother raised you as a joke
I should have wiped away a burden
Use the curtain in the kitchen to choke
You

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family’s plate
You think you’ll use me
I’m stronger than you
You take my money, but it’s useless
When see what I do to you
Look what I do to you

Oh god then you awoke
You started screaming through the duct tape
Don’t ever think I’m letting you go
I’m busy digging you a hole
Now you’ll be living in a dirt room
Breathing through the straw of your own
Come on
I really think that this is fun for the money
I’ll make it comfy for the time wasted making you rich
I want to cover you in ants, bees and honey
Then take a picture for the cover of our album!

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family’s plate
You think you’ll use me
I’m stronger than you
You take my money, but it’s useless
When see what I do to you

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family’s plate
You think you’ll use me
But I’m stronger than you
You take my money, but it’s useless
When see what I do to you

And now I see you, oh
‘Cause your back’s against the wall
And finally you’re mine
You’re mine

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family’s plate
You think you’ll use me
I’m stronger than you
You take my money, but it’s useless
When see what I do to you

I really think that this is fun for the money
We’ll make you comfy for the time wasted making you rich
I want to cover you in ants, bees and honey
Then take a picture for the cover of our album


30 posted on 08/07/2009 6:28:40 AM PDT by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: Old Sarge

To “Hotel California”

(Chorus)

Welcome to the Government-Run Health Care
Such a deathly face, national disgrace.
Controlled birth on up on the Government-Run Health Care
You will take it anytime we want, and you will never leave.


31 posted on 08/07/2009 6:30:04 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Fili et Spiritus Sancti.)
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To: combat_boots

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at that post.


32 posted on 08/07/2009 6:37:38 AM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: trisham

Drunk and stoned?


33 posted on 08/07/2009 6:46:42 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

?


34 posted on 08/07/2009 6:49:31 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I refer to the photo you posted.


35 posted on 08/07/2009 6:51:05 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota
Oh. Well, I don't know. They look tired and malnourished to me.
36 posted on 08/07/2009 6:52:42 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MeekOneGOP
I think they are both shaking hands behind closed doors and laughing their heads off at how well they have the populous fooled. **

Well, if you think back to the Amnesty-era picture of the four senators (McCain, Kennedy, Martinez and Graham?), he may have a point there.

Doesn't know how to spell "populace", though.

37 posted on 08/07/2009 7:29:45 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Not a fan. But gave them props. I prefer post-punk (Joy Div & NO, Cramps...)


38 posted on 08/07/2009 9:01:20 AM PDT by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: disenfranchised agitator

IBTZ


39 posted on 08/07/2009 9:21:18 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: trisham

That’s really the only song of theirs that I know, and “Should I Stay Or Should I Go”. I like the Casbah video, the armadillo is cool.


40 posted on 08/07/2009 10:08:24 AM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: disenfranchised agitator
Excuse me...you dropped your crack pipe.

See? Yeah, right there by your left foot...

41 posted on 08/07/2009 12:17:30 PM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: bcsco

Romote?


42 posted on 08/09/2009 1:24:25 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: disenfranchised agitator
I'm gonna have to rig some kind of alarm, every time I take a nap I miss out on some action!

Jim Thompson ought to give folks phone calls when things get interesting!

43 posted on 08/09/2009 3:45:55 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: antceecee
Romote?

Ha! Missed that one. But then, couldn't we say romote is akin to donotes, conatation or camotion?

44 posted on 08/09/2009 5:11:14 AM PDT by bcsco (Obama Administration: The Whizzers of Oz)
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To: bcsco

He’s still young. This could be a teachable moment.


45 posted on 08/09/2009 5:17:22 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
This could be a teachable moment.

I suspect it will take more than a teachable "moment"...

46 posted on 08/09/2009 5:30:12 AM PDT by bcsco (Obama Administration: The Whizzers of Oz)
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To: 50mm

I like that one! Looks like my VK.


47 posted on 08/09/2009 4:45:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog (No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session. I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: smokingfrog

I could Photoshop in a can of wolf chili for you. LOL


48 posted on 08/09/2009 4:55:58 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: bcsco

LOL!


49 posted on 08/10/2009 12:05:48 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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