Seven Words

Album: Adrenaline (1995)


  • Lead singer Chino Moreno: "I wrote it back when I was 16 years old. It's probably one of the angriest songs I've ever written. It was about being oppressed by people around me, the authorities, I felt like the whole world was against me. It was like I was lashing out at those people." >>
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    Tim - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Comedian George Carlin did a popular routine about the "7 words you can't say on television." The list was in no way official, but provided a good example of the words that could get you in trouble with the FCC.

Comments: 1

  • Derek from Akron, OhSeven Words; " You got the right to remain silent"

    That is the 7 words they are talking about. its that simple. as Chino is quoted above "... being oppressed by people around me, the authorities..."
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