Don't Download This Song

Album: Straight Outta Lynwood (2006)
Play Video
  • Once in a while maybe you will feel the urge
    To break international copyright law
    By downloading MP3's from file sharing sites
    Like Morpheus or Grokster or LimeWire or KaZaA
    But deep in your heart you know the guilt would drive you mad
    And the shame would leave a permanent scar
    'Cause you start out stealing songs, and then you're robbing liquor stores
    And selling crack and running over school kids with your car
    So don't download this song
    The record store's where you belong
    Go and buy the CD like you know that you should
    Oh don't download this song
    Oh you don't want to mess with the RIAA
    They'll sue you if you burn that CDR
    It doesn't matter if you're a grandma or a seven year old girl
    They'll treat you like the evil, hard bitten criminal scum you are
    So don't download this song
    Don't go pirating music all day long
    Go and buy the CD like you know that you should
    Oh, don't download this song
    Don't take away money from artists just like me
    How else can I afford another solid gold Humvee?
    And diamond studded swimming pools, these things don't grow on trees
    So all I ask is everybody, please
    Don't download this song (don't do it, no, no)
    Even Lars Ulrich knows it's wrong (you can just ask him)
    Go and buy the CD like you know that you should (you really should)
    Oh, don't download this song
    Don't download this song (Oh please don't you do it)
    Or you might wind up in jail like Tommy Chong (remember Tommy)
    Go and buy the CD (right now) like you know that you should (go out and buy it)
    Oh don't download this song
    Don't download this song (no no no no no no)
    Or you'll burn in hell before too long (and you'd deserve it)
    Go and buy the CD (just buy it) like you know that you should (ya cheap bastard)
    Oh, don't download this song

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Early Days of MTV

Early Days of MTVFact or Fiction

If you can recall the days when MTV played videos, you know that there are lots of stories to tell. See if you can spot the real ones.

Danny Clinch: The Art of Rock Photography

Danny Clinch: The Art of Rock PhotographySong Writing

One of rock's top photographers talks about artistry in photography, raising funds for a documentary, and enjoying a County Fair with Tom Waits.

Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed)

Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed)Songwriter Interviews

The co-writer/guitarist on many Alice Cooper hits, Dick was also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album.

Graham Nash

Graham NashSongwriter Interviews

Graham Nash tells the stories behind some of his famous songs and photos, and is asked about "yacht rock" for the first time.

Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"

Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"They're Playing My Song

With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Jello Biafra

Jello BiafraSongwriter Interviews

The former Dead Kennedys frontman on the past, present and future of the band, what music makes us "pliant and stupid," and what he learned from Alice Cooper.