Come And See The Violence Inherent In The System

Album: First World Manifesto (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This song continues the album's theme of "the first world manifesto" by claiming that American society is dominated entirely by the wills of large corporations: They tell people what to like, what to buy, and not to ask too many questions. The singer laments in the end that he doesn't know what to do now.
  • The title is taken from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The line is spoken by Dennis, a repressed peasant played by Michael Palin. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alec - Yorktown Heights, NY, for above two
  • The lyrics tell us to "Check out Chomsky and Zinn." Noam Chomsky is a renowned linguist, philosopher, and social critic; Howard Zinn was an American historian/political scientist and socialist thinker who wrote the influential non-fiction book A People's History Of The United States (1980). Zinn died in 2010, a year before First World Manifesto was released.

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