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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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On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.
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"Let me smell the moon in your perfume..." It took a rough mix and an extra verse, but Steve found his "calling card" song, which is always the encore.
They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be Giants
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.