Authority Song

Album: Uh-Huh (1983)
Charted: 15
  • They like to get you in a compromising position
    They like to get you there and smile in your face
    They think, they're so cute when they got you in that condition
    Well I think, it's a total disgrace

    I fight authority, authority always wins
    I fight authority, authority always wins
    I been doing it, since I was a young kid
    I've come out grinnin'
    I fight authority, authority always wins

    So I call up my preacher
    I say: "Gimme strength for Round 5"
    He said: "You don't need no strength, you need to grow up, son"
    I said: "Growing up leads to growing old and then to dying,
    And dying to me don't sound like all that much fun"

    I fight authority, authority always wins
    I fight authority, authority always wins
    I been doing it, since I was a young kid
    I've come out grinnin'
    I fight authority, authority always wins

    I fight authority, authority always wins
    I fight authority, authority always wins
    I been doing it, since I was a young kid
    I've come out grinnin'
    I fight authority, authority always wins
    Oh no
    Oh no
    I fight authority, authority always wins

    I fight authority, authority always wins
    I fight authority, authority always wins
    I been doing it, since I was a young kid
    I've come out grinnin'
    I fight authority, authority always wins
    I fight authority, authority always wins
    I fight authority, authority always wins
    I been doing it, since I was a young kid
    I've come out grinnin'
    I fight authority, authority always wins Writer/s: John Mellencamp
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 11th 1984, "Authority Song" by John Mellencamp entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #69; and nine weeks later on May 13th, 1984 it peaked at #15 for one week...
    Also reached #15 on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart...
    Was track three of side one on his fourth studio album, 'Uh-Huh', and the album reached #9 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart...
    Two other tracks from the album also made the Top 100 chart; "Crumblin Down" {peaked at #9} and "Pink Houses" {reached #8}...
    Mr. Mellencamp will celebrate his 64th birthday this coming October 7th {2015}.
  • Leo from Westminster 1, MdI love The Authority Song because it's about John's life and my life as well. I AM A REBEL AND DAMN PROUD OF IT! Too much Authority is a bad thing. Rock Hard for the struggling Rebel Farmer, Mr. Mellencamp!
  • Sara from Union City, TnI grew up on Mellencamp"s music. These songs will always hold memories. This one especially.
  • Daniel from Islip Terrace, NyReel Big Fish recorded a cover of this song on their album Fame, Fortune and Fornication. the album is just a bunch of cover songs.
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