I Was A Teenage Anarchist

Album: White Crosses (2010)
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  • I was a teenage anarchist, looking for a revolution.
    I had the style, I had the ambition.
    I read all the authors, I knew the right slogans.
    There was no war but the class war.
    I was ready to set the world on fire.
    I was a teenage anarchist, looking for a revolution.

    Do you remember when you were young and you wanted to set the world on fire?

    I was a teenage anarchist, but the politics were too convenient.
    In the depths of their humanity all I saw was bloodless ideology.
    And with freedom as the doctrine, guess who was the new authority?
    I was a teenage anarchist, but the politics were too convenient.

    Do you remember when you were young and you wanted to set the world on fire?

    I was a teenage anarchist, but then the scene got too rigid.
    It was a mob mentality, they set their rifle sights on me.
    Narrow visions of autonomy, you want me to surrender my identity.
    I was a teenage anarchist, the revolution was a lie.

    Do you remember when you were young and you wanted to set the world on fire?

    I was a teenage anarchist. Publisher: ROUGH TRADE PUBLISHING
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