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Urine Speaks Louder Than Words
Wingnut Dishwashers Union Lyrics

I swear that someday
I'll tell you without lying
I was born to quit smoking
I was born to quit dieing
On that day, not doing heroin
Will be easy as piss and on that day
I'll stop talking so much shit about the government

'Cause urine speaks louder than words
On a politician
Or on a prison warden
Urine speaks louder than words

I swear that today
I was born to be living!
I was born to be singing!
I was born to be fighting
But will somebody say
Is this resistance or a costume party?
Either way I think black with bandanas is a boring theme
I don't gotta tell ya
Crackers are great with amnesia
When you wanna forget something like
Centuries of racism
They say look at the man on
Center stage and pay no attention
While millions get locked in a cage
Riots break out in oakland

Urine speaks louder than words
On a prison warden
Or on a Bart policeman
Urine speaks louder than words

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Skeletor Rocks

@anarchist weasel I noticed that you didn't mention a lot of classic Punk names at the end there.

It's like earlier I was listening to Fear but I was driving through Nebraska. That's a band I'd never hear on the mainstream radio. another example of that would be a band called The League.

Or perhaps the Modern Lovers or the band called The Slits which reformed eventually and became Sevenge Of The Slits. Perhaps The Motors and Television for another decent example. Even though I think they kind of fit into the alternative form of punk.

Kind of like Gary Newman which amazingly made it out of the punk scene into the mainstream. unlike the guy who wrote the song warm leatherette. which I always thought for a long time was Gary Newman.

But there's a lot of things from that era that are still obscure.

Gary Newman makes it out. But Tubeway Army it's forgotten. one could say The Replacements made it out. But they were more of a transition style band.

One thing I do know though is I like the regional sound and how there used to be actual differences between areas. Kind of like there's a difference between Midwestern country and Ozark and deep south.

One particular band that though some of their stuff clearly is punk. That gets categorized as Punk I'd argue that I've always kind of dug was the band Wire.

I guess the thing about a lot of 90s music when it came to what was classified as Punk. is it was really Pop Punk and they play that crap on the alternative stations all the time.

Sad to say because it was on the radio some of the songs still remind me of Good Times. But to say that it was Punk is a far stretch.

As far as underground bands they came out in the 90s and 2000s. I'm not saying they're not talented. because a lot of them clearly are.

But when I'm kicking back smoking a cigar and drinking a couple 40 oz. I'm going to listen to classic Punk or weird obscure music from all over the world.

Side note. weirdly enough for some reason right now I'm hooked on elevator music and cheesy Lounge music from the 60s and 70s.

Sometimes I feel like an archaeologist of sound. Anyhow you take it easy.

anarchist weasel

@Skeletor Rocks idk about all that. there are somenamazing punk bands that aren't from the eras you're referencing (see Against Me!, Off With Their heads, Anti-Flag, The Distillers, Dead to Me, Not Half Bad, etc).

In the book "Please Kill Me: An Oral History of The Punk Movement" the Velvet Underground is categorized as punk because of their lyrical content and the places they played (poorer, gayer areas of New York). from there came The Stooges and The MC5 from Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Violent Femmes literally pioneered folk punk.

punk has always been against the mainstream, poor, bad at playing music, doing drugs, and sometimes political. the only difference with Pat is he played an acoustic guitar and not power chords. there is a huge subgenre known as folk punk/riot folk (see Mischief Brew, Pedals on our Pirate Ships, Rumbletramp, Local News Legend, etc).

idk. as someone who has listened to punk since she was a wee teenage boy and is in her 30s now, punk definitely comes in many forms.

ska punk, street punk, political punk, riot girl, riot folk, glam punk, rockabilly, cowpunk, crack rock steady, hardcore punk.

punk is so much more than the
Sex Pistols
Dead Kennedys
Bad Religion
Operation Ivy

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God this is never more real than now

Juan Kamsyretl

@Ben G i understand that, the things ive seen some police do with my own eyes (not internet videos) I would rather cut my hand off than do. The police have become far more aggressive and violent in recent decades. I dont think that is a police officers fault as they dont question their orders, although Im optimistic that some do. Im just going to stop because some of yall are upset I don't really care for the police. Liquid egg shells is telling me to shut the fuck up for saying the very very select few people run world governments and control through many means their economies and political/social groups.


@Juan Kamsyretl oh my fucking god dude. I didn't read anything you said, you just won't stop writing college essays. Put your keyboard down jesus christ

Juan Kamsyretl

@LiquidEggShells yeah. Are you sure you werent trying to listen to lil xan or bhad bhabie? Ignorance is bliss right? Why should anyone care about how the world really works when you can just be spoon fed garbage newsertertainment. Im not talking about this music at all as I love it. Sounds like you would go along with anything the mob does but most would. Im not talking about recent events but world geopolitical economic history. Im sure you're a well meaning person, but you sound like you just follow whatever the crowd does and that has always worked out perfectly in history. I dont know what I've said that bothers you. Im not on the side of the police or any theatre right/left politics. Why does that anger you? Im just stating information that is freely available. So I must assume you are for the european-borne elitism ideology which I despise. I dont fault you for that as it is so complex, well crafted, fluid 99.9% of people dont question it. I urge you to learn for yourself and question everything. Im sorry if I said anything that insulted you. I was tryjng to find common ground but most people enjoying hating on a visceral level. i like this music because its independent and real. I always thought it was against oppression in any form but if you have any historical knowlege you know the oppressed become the oppressors and its never directed at those truly responsible.. im sad because people used to be a lot more respectful and willing to listen. I'm sure you've read a lot more than I have but please bring some facts. Telling me to shut the fuck up because I say the financial elite has so much power is strange to me.


@Juan Kamsyretl god can you shut the fuck up man no one gives a shit

Ben G

@Juan Kamsyretl but people have trained and need to make money

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Comrade Firbolg

When I was a hs freshman I did an essay on a couple lyrics from this song. Needless to say I got a bad grade on it for being too "vulgar." Even though that was the first English project I ever had any passion in writing.


"Those who can't do, teach." A quote I've heard over and over.. but is it true? Or are systems only made of bricks?.. I think our society is just sick. The collective keeps hacking at leaves instead of roots. But Global consciousness.. people are thinking for themselves more and more. Sometimes we're made examples of; doesn't change the truth.


@Joshua Petrie k this is AMAZING

Joshua Petrie

I pissed off the principal, was told I couldn't go to prom, showed up anyways, and the gang all came out the front door and held the doors open and we partied out there. Infront of the principal, thinking of one of the punk things I did lol... Acctually in a relationship with the girl now I was supposed to go to the dance with, having started dating 8 years after😅

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