Come And See The Violence Inherent In The System

Album: First World Manifesto (2011)


  • 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.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Best Band Logos

Best Band LogosSong Writing

Queen, Phish and The Stones are among our picks for the best band logos. Here are their histories and a design analysis from an expert.

Joe Elliott of Def Leppard

Joe Elliott of Def LeppardSongwriter Interviews

The Def Leppard frontman talks about their "lamentable" hit he never thought of as a single, and why he's juiced by his Mott The Hoople cover band.

Amanda Palmer

Amanda PalmerSongwriter Interviews

Call us crazy, but we like it when an artist comes around who doesn't mesh with the status quo.

Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al YankovicFact or Fiction

Did Al play on a Beach Boys record? Did he have beef with George Lucas and Coolio? See if you can spot weird but true stories.

Intentionally Atrocious

Intentionally AtrociousSong Writing

A selection of songs made to be terrible - some clearly achieved that goal.

Second Wind Songs

Second Wind SongsSong Writing

Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.