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The Press Corpse
Anti-Flag Lyrics


The (Downing Street) memo says

We gotta work to make the facts fit the false charges
Pull the wool over the eyes of the filthy masses
Stab the people in the back for the corporate choice
Roll the propaganda out using The People's Voice

We don't want to talk about it

The press scribble scribble every half-truth spoke
Then shoot it round the country like an April Fools joke
Hype the nation for a Desert Storm love affair
Wave the stars and stripes like you just don't care!

They talk it up all day, talk it up all night
Talk until their face turns blue - Red white and blue!
But when the truth escapes the night and crawls into the day
We find the picture still askew

They don't want to talk talk talk talk talk about it
They want tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and mindlessly salute
They don't want to talk about it
They want tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and cowardly salute

And on the TV screen
Diversion and aversion is the flavor of the day
Was it WMDs? Or Democracy?
Blame it on MI-6 or the CIA
The White House Press Corpse only has one thing to say...

"We don't want to talk about it!"

The White House boils over, "Al Jazeera got it wrong!"
The Press Corpse jumps onboard singing the White House song
While over in Iraq thousands are dead because of lies
The spineless war drumming-press corpse have taken lives

They talk it up all day, talk it up all night
Talk until their face turns blue - Red white and blue!
But when the truth escapes the night and crawls into the day
We find the picture still askew

They don't want to... talk talk talk talk talk about it
They want tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and mindlessly salute
They don't want to talk about it
They want tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and cowardly salute

Fires fueled on endless lies
Black shrouds coat desert skies
A nation's viewpoint blurred and led
As embeds report what they're fed

We don't want to talk about it
We don't want to talk about it
We don't want to talk about it
We don't want to talk about it

(We don't want to talk about it)
We don't, don't want to, we don't wanna talk about it
(We don't want to)
We don't, don't want to, we don't wanna talk

They don't want to, talk talk talk talk talk about it
They want tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and cowardly salute
They don't want to talk about it
They want tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and cowardly salute

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing
Written by: CHRISTOPHER LEE BARKER, PATRICK C. BOLLINGER, JUSTIN CATHAL GEEVER, CHRISTOPHER MARK HEAD, PATRICK C BOLLINGER

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[Verse 1]
The memo says
We gotta work to make the facts fit the false charges
Pull the wool over the eyes of the filthy masses
Stab the people in the back for the corporate choice
Roll the propaganda out using The People's Voice
We don't want to talk about it...

[Verse 2]
The press scribble scribble every half-truth spoke
Then shoot it round the country like an April Fool's joke
Hype the nation for a Desert Storm love affair
Wave the stars and stripes like you just don't care!

[Pre-Chorus]
They talk it up all day, they talk it up all night
They talk until their face turns blue - Red white and blue!
But when the truth escapes the night and crawls into the day
We find the picture still askew

[Chorus]
They don't want to... talk talk talk talk talk about it
They wanna tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and mindlessly salute
Woah, woah
They don't want to talk about it
They wanna tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and cowardly salute

[Verse 3]
And on the TV screen...
...Diversion and aversion is the flavor of the day
Was it WMDs? Or Democracy?
Blame it on MI-6 or the CIA
The White House Press Corpse only has one thing to say...

"We don't want to talk about it!"

[Verse 4]
The White House boils over, "Al Jazeera got it wrong!"
The Press Corpse jumps onboard singing the White House song
While over in Iraq thousands are dead because of lies
The spineless war drumming-press corpse have taken lives

[Pre-Chorus]
They talk it up all day, they talk it up all night
They talk until their face turns blue - Red white and blue!
But when the truth escapes the night and crawls into the day
We find the picture still askew

[Chorus]
They don't want to... talk talk talk talk talk about it
They wanna tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and mindlessly salute
Woah, woah
They don't want to talk about it
They wanna tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and cowardly salute

[Bridge]
Fires fueled on endless lies
Black shrouds coat desert skies
A nation's viewpoint blurred and led
As embeds report what they're fed
We don't want to talk about it...
We don't want to talk about it...
We don't want to talk about it...
We don't want to talk about it...

(We don't want to talk about it...)
We don't, don't want to, we don't wanna talk about it
(We don't want to...)
We don't, don't want to, we don't wanna talk

[Chorus]
They don't want to... talk talk talk talk talk about it
They wanna tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and cowardly salute
Woah, woah
They don't want to talk about it
They wanna tiptoe, walk around it
Wave the flag and cowardly salute



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ShadowPresident 420

Anti-flag is more relevant than EVER! The band delivers hard hitting political commentary in their very NAME! "Wave the flag and mindlessly salute" indeed! That's certainly the order of the day, it would seem. We're told exactly what to think about the flag. We're told we have to bow down to this piece of cloth; To worship it. I say, FUCK THAT! I'd rather stay true to what that flag actually represents, which is FREEDOM.

We get to decide for ourselves whether to engage in jingoistic flag worship. I'll be damned if some NFL owner or politician is going to tell me what I think about the flag. The fact they would even attempt to do so is an insult to all of those who have fought and died for that flag.

nathan gamer 250

love it when punk bands get political and use they'r influence for somthing good

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Lady snake84

This is how you bring 70s punk rock back especially in times of fear corruption and endless agony that we're dealing with right now. How you breathe Punk is not dead it's just asleep it's up to us Millennials and Generation Z kids to wake it. ✊

Jesse Brown

Hell yeah

Patrick Boulet

Punk never died, society just can’t handle the ugly truth

Iwona Sobejko

im 13 and adore this song

Fucku69

I love punk I am 13 so I guess u are right 🤘

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Chelsea Womeldorff

7 years later and the lyrics and subject matter of this song is so relevant to the nightmare going on in America. Anti Flag knew what was up! If only people would really listen and take it to heart!

Kevin Willems

I mean they didn't stop manufacturing Consent.

The Greatest Fallout

I'm not sure if this aged like spoiled milk or fine wine. It's just gotten worse and they still plan on going further

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