Dillinger Four - Like Spreewells On A Wheelchair

from by Various Artists



“This song was originally recorded for a Rock Against Bush compilation. Like many people, we felt that Mr. Bush was an ineffective president. In desperate times like those, the strong and influential responded by recording rock music. It didn't work; he was re-elected, and with history written by the winners, the track faded into obscurity. Thank you to Fat Wreck Chords for allowing its use for this great cause.

We love the Rules and miss Leah immensely! It is an honor to be on this comp with Leah's favorite bands and people!”


Not so jumpy now
No talk of concerns or fear
We'll just hand over all our tax money
And bitch about nothing but the cost of cable and beer
Oh how easy it is sometimes
To get lost in the party lines
Are we cops of the free even over seas
Or will this them and us mentality ruin our eyes
This is a message from the malcontent
We refuse to buy we're heaven sent
With our gameface on
We were a U.N. no show-bullies from the get go
Then they hit us with this love it or leave it shit
Like a dog in a cage trained to beg than sit
If that's how it's gonna be
I'm not calling this home

Mine's a little voice
Shit, I thought that was the point
Born from a freedom never realized
With manifest destiny kept like a sign from the skies
All around the world
They're ignored and pissed
Staring back at us
Like we're spoiled little kids
And how have we proven them wrong
With Hollywood, police states, embargos and pop radio songs


We're the land of the free trial membership to crap
Where adults can't find world powers on a map
Where leaders run free with absconded power
Where a flag costs more than you make in an hour
Where I stand with so many but we're told we're alone
Where I work for a living but I never feel at home


from Rock For The Rules Volume 2, released December 21, 2013
Music and Lyrics by Paddy, Erik, Billy, Lane

Performances by: Paddy, Erik, Billy, Lane, Budweiser, Jameson

Recorded and Produced by Eric Olsen
Mixed by A Spoon

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