Once We Were Anarchists lyrics - Frank Turner
The demonstrations got boring â€“
Well it was obvious that the government was ignoring us.
Itâ€™s hard to drag yourself through empty streets
On an empty stomach and no sleep.
The shortcomings got clearer,
As the price we paid got dearer and dearer.
Itâ€™s supposed to be a case of give and take â€“
Well I was feeling the give and making a mistake.
And Iâ€™ve heard it said that the unexamined life
Isnâ€™t much worth living, and Iâ€™m sure theyâ€™re right.
But itâ€™s hard to keep on fighting the good fight
When no one else seems bothered, yeah,
When no oneâ€™s on your side.
Iâ€™ve got friends who are bankers,
And itâ€™s an easy rhyme to call them wankers,
But I must say I envy the way that they live
In a style thatâ€™s all take and no give,
While Iâ€™m playing the Lone Ranger,
Riding to the rescue of six billion strangers,
Armed with only unoriginal songs
And a sense that somethingâ€™s wrong.
And I must admit that Iâ€™m tired of saying â€śnoâ€ť all the time.
But I must admit that I donâ€™t really know what would be right.
And if politics is helping all the people then my political career is pretty fucked,
Because the truth is I donâ€™t like people all that much.
The times they arenâ€™t a-changing â€“
Yeah, Englandâ€™s still shit and itâ€™s still raining,
And everybodyâ€™s jaded and tired and bored
And no one lifts a finger because
Itâ€™s just not in our culture.
Our culture is carrion and weâ€™re all vultures,
And no one seems bothered by this state of play â€“
It seems that the stench is with us to stay.
So I had a go, I tried examining life.
It wasnâ€™t much worth living â€“ I guess theyâ€™re right.
And Iâ€™m tired of fighting a fight thatâ€™s not my fight.
But so is everybody else â€“ weâ€™re all on the same side.
Iâ€™m young enough to be all pissed off
But Iâ€™m old enough to be jaded.
Iâ€™m of the age where I want things to change
But with age my hopes have faded.
Iâ€™m young and bored of being young and bored â€“
If I was old I could say Iâ€™d seen it all before.
In short, Iâ€™m tired, and in short Iâ€™m probably fired.
If the revolution doesnâ€™t want me I donâ€™t give a shit.
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