They can't hear a word we've said
When we pretend that we're dead
Written by L7 frontwoman Donita Sparks, this song is a call to action, making the point that doing nothing is exactly what the powers-that-be want from their opposition.
What was the band fighting for? For one thing, the war in Iraq (which they cover in another Bricks Are Heavy track, "Wargasm
"), but also reproductive rights. Around this time, they formed an organization called Rock For Choice in an effort to combat the anti-abortion push of the George H. W. Bush administration. Supporters in L7's effort included Nirvana and Pearl Jam.