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Authority Song

by

John Mellencamp



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When discussing this song, Mellencamp called it "our new version of 'I Fought The Law.'" It's typical of Mellencamp's rebel attitude: "growing up leads to growing old and then to dying." (thanks, Lauren - Houston, TX)
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Comments (3):

I love The Authority Song because it's about John's life and my life as well. I AM A REBEL AND DAMN PROUD OF IT! Too much Authority is a bad thing. Rock Hard for the struggling Rebel Farmer, Mr. Mellencamp!
- Leo, Westminster 1, MD
I grew up on Mellencamp"s music. These songs will always hold memories. This one especially.
- Sara, union city, TN
Reel Big Fish recorded a cover of this song on their album Fame, Fortune and Fornication. the album is just a bunch of cover songs.
- Daniel, Islip Terrace, NY
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