Oct 26, 2007

#24 Feel-good Flick for Friday

RED FLAG - Billy Talent
I only recently found out about this band and the punk rocker in me immediately took a liking to them. I think this song is characteristic of how young people feel about the world we are handing them down. They're mad at us (and rightly so). Maybe -just maybe- they'll set things right.



Cast off the crutch that kills the pain,
The red flag waving never meant the same
The kids of tomorrow don't need today,
When they live in the sins of yesterday

Well I've never seen us act like this,
Our only hope is the minds of kids,
And they'll show us a thing or two

Our only weapons are the guns of youth,
It's only time before they tighten the noose,
And then the hunt will be on for you

The red flag waving never meant the same...
Cast off the crutch that kills the pain,
The red flag waving never meant the same
The kids of tomorrow don't need today,
When they live in the sins of yesterday

Like the smallest bee packs a sting,
Like a pawn checkmates a king,
We'll attack at the crack of dawn

Build a ladder if there's a wall,
Don't be afraid to slip and fall,
Speak for yourself, or they'll speak for you

The red flag waving never meant the same...

Cast off the crutch that kills the pain,
The red flag waving never meant the same
The kids of tomorrow don't need today,
When they live in the sins of yesterday

Like a fire, don't need water
Like a jury, needs a liar
Like riot, don't need order
Like a madman, needs a martyr

We don't need them!

Cast off the crutch that kills the pain,
The red flag waving never meant the same
The kids of tomorrow don't need today,
When they live in the sins of yesterday

We don't need them!

1 comments:

Rick said...

Aren't kids always concerned about what they're handed? Gimme, gimme, gimme... what the hell is this? ;-)