Pittsburgh Punk Rock
Underground Network Lyrics

Underfround Network|13 Song CD
Fat Wreck Chords
Who Made It Happen:
Guitar/Vox: Justin Sane
Drums: Pat Thetic
Guitar: Chris Head
Bass: #2
"Angry, Young And Poor"

he knows he'll be alone tonight while contemplating, "What can i do?" lack of hope leaves him feeling violent it's not that he's looking for a fight, it's just... he don't know where to turn more stress than help, from home and school and on the streets his life's out of control... angry, young and poor angry, young and pissed Angry no one cares She never even had a chance sexual, mental, physical violence not once she heard an encouraging word just the phrase, "you better shut up!" and "you're going nowhere!" her sad stories, all left untold so her life became something, so out of control... angry, young and poor angry, young and pissed angry no one cares don't know where to turn don't know what to do... Politicians talk it up, about their love, for the u.s.a.'s youth But when it comes time to put up, their rhetoric falls back on every excuse every excuse, every excuse...

"This Machine Kills Fascists"

we've run out of patience, you've run out of time this scene will not fall victim to your violence or lies your "values" are nothing but excuses to start fights quit fronting like you're standing for a moral cause tonight united as one we won't stand aside you try to fuck with our scene we're gonna fuck your life! this machine, this machine, this machine, this machine... kills fucking fascists! dead! that's right! dead! you don't have to be a racist, to be a nazi fuck your mindless nationalism gives you credentials enough you spew your right wing rhetoric, when we got your attention you've mistaken the punk scene for the republican convention no more infiltration no more right wing lies you don't belong in our scene. we'll fight you till we die!

"Underground Network"

the national media cover clinton/lewinsky while the world's governments sell out millions on the issue of free trade but somewhere in the night -- a force is not asleep ad a massive organization plans to rise up to its feet... it does it like this... a pirate radio voice transmite into the night and from D.C. to Peking email warns of lost global rights and the hoax the world's leaders, wanted no one to see comes crashing on their heads from grass roots -- striking it down the blows coming for the world's... underground network - alternative communication corporate media can't keep us beat down, brainwashed, enslaved cause of our... underground network - alternative communication they try to blind us but we... stand up and fight! stand up and fight! they try to keep us ignorant but we... stand up and fight! stand up and fight! they want to make our rights away so... stand up and fight fight...! just take a look around the world and you're going to find that nearly all mass media are owned and controlled by a handful of conservative capitalists. we must devise and implement alternative methods of distributing our news, our information, our ideas -- people worldwide working together to make a stand, to tell the truth!
"Daddy Warbux"

our thoughts and our lives controlled by pocket books of rich politicians, like a rich daddy warbux they pay for the deaths of those who speak of revolution while they keep us at each other's throats while we still pay their tax notes revolting against the few the rich, the bigoted few they pay for the deaths of those so we're revolting against the few our thoughts and our lives controlled by pocket books of rich politicians, like a rich daddy warbux they pay for the deaths of those who speak of revolution while they keep us at each other's throats while we still pay their tax notes stand up don't fall don't live don't die for them revolting... revolting against the few... the few...
"Vieques, Puerto Rico: Bikini Revisited"

all united, all as one, let's make a stand we've got a privilege in the power that we command so let's not drown in ignorance and let our strenght waste away as the richest nation in the world, we've got a responsibility. vieques, puerto rico, a protectorate -- of the U.S.A. part a home to native families, the rest... a navy bombing range! shells misfired kill civilians there, and napalm hangs in the island air but the government beats down protests against this misuse. so... stand up! fight back! resist-refuse! cause if we don't do it, no one's going to so... stand up! fight back! resist-refuse! cause if we don't do it, no one's going to i look into the eyes, of a dead island boy's face his (eyes) remind me of another's, from different time and place where a-bombs baked the ground, on bikini's tropical lands where a culture was erased, families misplaced, by a nazi-esque like plan! all done, in your name, by uncle Sam so if we don't fight it - then we're guilty too! so... stand up! fight back! resist-refuse! cause if we don't do it, no one's going to i think it's 'bout time that we had a change i think it's 'bout time that we make a change...
"Stars And Stripes"

welcoming with open arms and with open hearts in the end they found their arms in shackles and their hearts torn out this country named "america" is built on graves of the natives who lived here before genocide took place the word "america" means "freedom" - as in, "free to kill the free..." don't fly those stripes, those stars-and-stripes for me it's the same today as then, as U.S. (tax) dollars are spent to rid the native insurgence in Mexico, and any other U.S. (corporate) "interests" the 3rd world is a modern day playground for multinational companies and the tax dollars we're forced to pay, fund these heartless U.S. policies their explanation... "it's national interest, national security..." at little big horn national cemetery, there's a monument that reads: "to the soldiers killed in montana while clearing hostile indians away... 'and there's a flag there flying high, over the fallen killers' graves when they call on me to die for them i'll say... "not me!"
"Watch The Right"

it's on the radio, it's on the TV news conservatives and liberals, with ever clashing views but as the days go by, i can't tell which side is talking their left is in the center, and labeled "liberal doctrine" they do nothing for you... they do nothing for me... no! they give us nothing to believe watch your right watch your left watch the right watch the center and watch your back! let the feds pass a law, that takes your rights away cause, "you gotta sacrifice if you want to stay safe!" til the day you find the feds in your back pocket locking you away for saying, "question", "think", or "stop it" joseph mccarthy and reagan, set the motherfuckin' stage for the right leanings that now grip the u.s.a. they framed and jailed the reds - lost the kays to the cell set up the capitalist machine to go in for the kill... yeah... yeah... yeah... social divisions - encouraged by the few - few! those few in power - suckerin' suckers like you - you! as corporate welfare, flows from troughs of the state - state! yeah big business, takes more than their fair take - take! but in the end it is suckers like you - you! who buy that the poor, are givin' you the screw - screw! can't you realize that it's just talk, talk, talk, talkin'... like tax men at your door, fuckin' knockin' knockin' knockin'...
"The Panama Deception"

their 2 + 2 does not equal 4 their 2 + 2 equals whatver, they want us to die for about face! - snap to attention form your own conclusions to the things you see about face! - sometimes the explanations don't add - up to the facts time and again they manufacture a cause and rally the public around it, check out the movie "wag the dog" killing - to further the interest of private corporations killing - to control global economic situations killing - for fuckin' truth you won't be so quick to sign on! our lives reflect tv sitcoms and tragedies like a bad joke, i ask, "how many of you don't see...? and just how many... how many of you swallow the lies...? how many of you do not realize...?" Gung ho and true - to the stars and stripes they fuckin' brainwashed you, to do their bidding... and like a flock of sheep - with wool over your eyes you never stop to question - you just fall into line the media's a business, that provides entertainment heir bottom line: money, and stories that will make it... so they run with stories, that promotes the lies to keep the ratings coming, wealth from promoting world strife life must be so easy, when you don't have to think black and white like printing, from the newspaper's ink i wish i had the chance, to reveal the lies but you're so fucking brainwashed, would it even help to try... to get through... to you! to get through, through, through, through, through, through... to get through to you!
"Culture Revolution"

get ready to - make a stand get ready to - make a stand cause if - we don't- fuckin' - do it then no one's going to! no! have you seen the scene on the street? do you care what's - going on? thousands - homeless - in the land of the free but no one seems to think it's wrong! that's why we fuckin'wrote this song take to the streets - cause it's time to make a stand we're not gonna back down! (we're talking...) culture revolution! this ship is sinking - it's time we set it right when the standards of - society are based - solely on greed humanity - compassion - do not define what it means to succeed! no! for the poor - contempt and hate from the rich - middle class, the state compassion - dumped for - apathy the greatest nation ever seen? that's fuckin' real hard to beleive... socialized - socialized, mechanized - mechanized to consume... everything in the world saturate - saturate, accumulate - accumulate your happiness... can be bought and be sold environment - environment, detriment - detriment is not... an issue of concern humanity - humanity, or this insanity - insanity the choice is yours, and your choice alone but you won't be alone no, you won't be alone... YEAH! revolution! on the street! in your head! move!
"Spaz's House Destruction Party"

i want to tell you a little story 'bout a party that went all right, but went all wrong i want to tell you a little story 'bout a party in this song... it happened back in '93, in the pittsburgh punk rock scene an event that will go down, in infamy it was all the master plan, of one legendary punk rock kid his name was "spaz", S-P-A-Z... an eviction notice sent to his house sparked off an idea, "i should have one last party al my place..." so off he set with his master plan, the invitations in his hand read, "you're invited to my house destruction party!" spaz's house destruction party, it was chaos with no end if you were crazy enough to make the house destruction party then you know you're lucky that you lived we played there st. patrick's day, with submachine and the bad genes in a basement full of debris from kicked in doors, broken glass, kicked in walls the place was trashed the house was now missing its support beams the bathrooms had no toilets or sinks left in them there was nothing in the kitchen left to break aus rotten spray painted on walls, drunk punks passed out in the halls and this was just the second night, or a three-day long party the cops showed up and all the kids went piling out the back i remember running away and hiding out in the lot behind the squirrel hill mellon bank the cop said, "i want to speak to someone who lives here!" and this punk kid said she did he asked, "is this the condition this house has always been in?" she answered, "ah... yeah, it is."
"Bring Out Your Dead"

spend a lifetime working for these people to make what they earn in one day there are options to choose, i call it social progress progress to not be abused they were arrested for their views it was the protesters they screwed and stil had the nerve to ask who i was voting for cause when you silence our youth then you silence the truth our right not to remain... silent... start funding lives that move for changes not fundingleaders that oppress and use when politicians become nothing but major corporations posing as humans, real humans lose... bring out your dead... oppression intimidation suppression.
"A Start"

rats, monkeys, mice - teach 'em little tricks stay far from creativity, and from politics cause the multinationals need a solid work force or their growing profit margins will be wiped out at the source conform to the status quo, set rules hold your mind into their fucking tool reciting back their facts and numbers - that don't make you smart there's much more to intelligence - and thinking for yourself would be a start it would be a start... start! pledge allegiance to a flag of which you're taught no history not mexico, granada, panama, or middle east but they're just a mere fraction of this country's shady past skeletons locked in the closet and i doubt they'll be the last "national interest, " defined for you... but who's it really serve? who's getting screwed? your prison warden is your school training you to be a social screw stage a jailbreak, swim against the flow show those motherfuckers what you know! i feel like i am suffocating i feel my life depreciating i know their teachings are riddled with lies, distortions, shit! it kills me knowing the masses are so brainwashed by it - brainwashed by it!

"Until It Happens To You"

you walk past an activist, who is talking on the street about political prisoners, locked up in your own home state and you think just for a minute, you think just a second then you say, "that can't be true! cause i live in the land of the freedom... where no one gets the screw!" you turn your face, you turn your back, you say, "that can't be true!" you stay safe locked in your prefab world, cause you're sure it won't happen to you you're sure it won't happens to you! you heard it every day, since the first day of your life but you never stopped to think, what you heard was full of lies you can't question for a minute, can't question for a second cause you're nothing but a tool whose blueprints are tailored and fashioned, each night by the evening news you could stand on the street, talk 'til you're blue in the face and they would not make you stop, cause you have no power base but if Dan Rather got on the Evening News, and said, "it's time for revolution!" the F.B.I. would fuck him up so bad, he'd wish he wasn't living! they call it America, "land of the free, home of the brave" more to the truth it's a murderer, it's the land of the Enslaved!