The Crew LyricsHere's Your Warning
Hey it's 1984,
With a glimpse of what's in store,
It looks like things are up to us,
No talk, just action in the streets,
That's what it's gonna take,
No calm youth in the U.S.A.
It's summertime, American riot!
I can't complain, unless I try it!
The heat is here, a teenage warning!
To those who fear, here's your warning!
This could be the year
That we could make some people think,
With smarter minds we'll hit the streets,
United we must make our stand,
Divided we will fall,
But it's up to us to take that step
Complacent kids, that's all they want,
But if they want trouble they'll get it!
Amidst years of youth unrest
And now someone is pissed, right!
(Repeat Chorus) Definite Choice
Take your pick and make a stand,
With no regrets or change of plan,
Keep your head, don't be afraid,
Be proud of the choice you've made.
Support your scene, you must believe,
Never stop just move ahead
Oh Oh Oh! Deinite Choice!
Be positive, no ignorance,
To mindlessness, we must protest.
'Cause we're for real, we're gonna prove
That our movement's on the move,
Fuck big business, church and war,
That's not what we're fighting for
(Repeat Chorus)Not Just Boys' Fun
Man you've gotta problem, who made you fuckin' king
A macho pig with nothing in your head.
No girls around you, their place is not at gigs,
Don't want 'em on the dance floor 'cos they're weak.
A woman's place, the kitchen, on her back,
It's time to change that attitude, and quick.
Showing us your phobias, you're scared to see 'em think,
You'd rather dress 'em up in pretty lace,
All nice and colored pink.
You feel so fucking threatened,
When they stand out in front,
A stupid, passive piece of meat is all you really want
Not just boys' fun (x4)
There's girls who put out fanzines, others put on shows,
Yet they're not allowed to get out on the floor.
Some make the music, well that you can accept.
Hell, maybe live you'll get some tits and ass
You fucking moron, your brains have run amuck,
A girl's only lot in life is not to fuck!
(Repeat Chorus)This is the Angry (part 2)
So you're tired of hearing us moan and complain,
Just 'cos you don't feel it,
Don't mean there's no pain.
Some are brought up and let down,
Then run through the course,
While they're able to fuck us and feel no remorse.
Oh Oh Oh! (x4)
Well you've turned on your own,
Kicked dirt in our faces,
We're left with no money, no work, no paces,
Just think what you'd do
If you were in our place,
While reality's waiting, you're taking up space
Are you happy? Are you proud?
Then sing real loud!
Note: The original version of this song (This is the Angry) appeared on a
7" EP called "Committed for Life," and it featured an actual chorus
(which the diehard fans used to sing whenever Kev tried to sing the
new whoa-oh chorus--he apparently found the original too negative
on later thought--live). The original version follows. This is the Angry (part 1)
Tired of hearing us moan and complain,
Just 'cos you don't feel it
Doesn't mean there's no pain,
Brought up then let down and run through the course,
Able to fuck us and feel no remorse
This is a cry for the ones who can't fight,
We're just the bad seeds who didn't turn out right,
We'll get a chance and we'll break down the door,
This is the angry, the young and the poor
Turned on your own, kicked the dirt in our face
We're stuck without money, no working, no pace,
Just think what you'd do if you were in our place,
Reality's waiting while you take up space
(Repeat Chorus)Straight On
Yeah, you do drugs, you know I don't,
Yet it's a trend just 'cos I don't,
Leave me be, can't you see,
I hate the way it fuckin' smells.
I hate the way it makes me feel.
Thumbs down to all those drugs you need,
'Cos I'll just stay high naturally,
Just more false starts, it tears apart,
Your heart, hour head, your soul, your brain
It helps the feeling, eases the pain.You Lose!
You're beatin' up on your friends,
'Cos you're so insecure,
You wanna be the toughest,
But we all know for sure,
You thrash because you know
You're gonna start another fight,
But maybe when it's too late,
You'll finally see the light,
You're tough, you fight, you win, so what! (x2)
You listen to the music,
It's the coolest thing to do,
But you don't ever listen
To what it says to you.
Your boots don't make you bigger,
Your pose is nothing new,
Someday it's gonna happen
When we watch you fuckin' lose
(Repeat Chorus x4)What if There's War in America?
A street with bodies, filled with guts,
Child's world is such a mess.
One bomb could rip this place apart,
Yet who's to blame, where'd it start.
America's! War! (x2)
Just one more war by '84,
It's killin' me and killin' you.
These enemies want a little taste
Of what's left of American waste.
Our government, they gave the world,
With non of our voices ever heard,
A silence first and then a scream,
So much for the American Dream.
(Repeat Chorus x4)The Crew
The older I become
I can't help thinking hard about,
What's really gonna happen,
And what's in store for
Us and them is bullshit,
And if we're gonna make it work
We've gotta care together
And see this too the end, see it to the end
It'll take some time to fix it up
But that is something we must do,
With solid hearts and clearer minds,
We'll raise our voice and blast right through.
We'll stop the ones who fuck it up,
And show the world that they can't stop the crew.
The crew is me, the crew is you, yeah we're the crew!
The threat of war ain't over,
And yes I fear it's getting near,
With all this hate inside us,
It all may just start.
Here now will you listen,
Or would you rather just ignore
You say we have no future,
Do we have a chance? Do we have a chance?!
(Repeat Chorus)Clenched Fists, Black Eyes
You say you're scared, we're not to blame
'Cos mindless violence ain't our claim,
A new breed's here, we're gonna stay,
And break down all your shallow ways
'Cos we are the new kids,
We've got our heads,
We'll keep on fighting,
'Til old ways are dead.
Clenched fists, black eyes! (x2)
We're aiming for a different goal,
Succeeding where the hippies failed.
But one thing's sure and you can bet,
We'll be more than a drugged-out threat!
I don't feel that prejudice,
Can't see divided lines.
To me we are all just the same,
Our difference in our souls and minds.
You tell me that the difference,
Is red, brown, black and white.
A world of such variety,
To you becomes an excuse for hate.
We've gotta learn, have hope, unite
And care enough to end this fight.
You're hating with no real insight,
And burning crosses in the night.
A hundred years of barriers,
Yet still we can't see fit
To bring about world unity
And learn to live with it.
Now I'm not just complaining
And I won't preach to anyone,
But we should think about it
'Cos this war has not just begun.
(Repeat Chorus) Aim to Please
What do you mean when you say
We've changed our ways?
Say we're just too political,
Or we don't have much to say.
The ones who criticize our reasons,
Always seem to disagree.
No matter what we do,
It's them we just can't seem to please.
Forgot the things we've said,
We're only clones.
Not cool enough to make it on our own.
Judged by the elitist chosen few.
Their labels aren't for me,
Are they for you?
You say some years ago our songs were fine.
And our debut EP was just divine,
But now a shadow haunts us through and through
And songs we wrote before you never knew
(Repeat Chorus) Boss
How come everything you say is right,
How come everything I say is wrong.
You never ever open your mind,
You never seem to hear the things I say.
'Cos you're the boss, have a say,
Everything must go your way,
But count me out, I'm not about to listen!
You judge me from your "upper" point of view,
Judge from what I say and what I do.
Tell me that you understand, you care,
But when I speak you're never fucking there.
(Repeat Chorus) Young 'Til I Die
You waited long for 21.
For me the fight has just begun.
You get in clubs, drink alcohol,
It makes you feel you're ten feet tall.
I don't wanna grow up,
I'm never getting old.
I'd rather work from 9 to 5
Than drink to stay alive.
I'm gonna stay young until I die! (x2)
You grew up fast, now you'll die soon.
I'll never fucking be like you.
You finish college, grab a wife,
You're dead before you're 35.
(Repeat Chorus)Red and Black
Something's creeping up your way,
With cans of pain and things to say.
We wait until the dead of night,
Then nail everything in sight.
We will attack in red and black,
Cover the buildings, the walls and the street.
We will attack in red and black,
Graveyard graffiti this whole fucking city.
Lots of kids, with nothing to do,
Important in the eyes of few.
A town with nothin' for the young
An so our crusade has begun.
Action's being taken 'cos of this,
You fucked with us and now we're really pissed.
A hundred times you tried to shut us out,
But silence isn't golden, hear us shout.
Can't you see we're just too fast,
youth we're made to last (x2)
youth we're comin'!I Have a Dream
Hatred I can't stand it anymore.
The color of our skin we must ignore.
Do you feel the pain or see the hurt,
Or do you let it pass right by instead?
This fighting, dividing, y'know we'll only lose (x2)
How come we can stand for such a crime,
Racial hate, a real sign of the times.
We've gotta raise our voice, begin the fight
And equal world held high is in our sight.
Is this prejudice a way of life, tell me!
Do you wanna be just like your friends, pressure!
Is it 'cos you just jumped by someone, is it?
You're condemning those who choose to live, unfair!Bully
All you talk about is you,
But we've got better things to do.
You're proving that you're tough and shit,
But we're for real and don't forget.
We're fun, you're not,
We play, we fight,
You're off, we're not,
That chip is all you got!
You go out and fight the world,
Beat up boys and beat up girls.
And nothing's gonna change your ways,
You look at us, but we just say:
Now another bully comes,
Beats your ass, away you run.
He'll be here to wear the crown,
'Til another comes around.
Hey now I've this feeling
That I've never felt before,
I know it ain't cool to say this now,
But I can't help the way I feel inside.
Around you I can be the way I am,
Be happy, pissed or sad,
But the things I always think about
Are of feelings we have shared.
'Cos when we are together there is something
That I have with you, Trust!
And as we're growin' closer I can feel it
Flowing out from you, Trust!
I hope you can feel the same way
That I do, Trust!
If there's one thing down between us
That's a must, it's Trust!
Look now, we can share emotion
Something that we both thought was just too tough,
Aggression, love and honesty,
There could never be enough.
All I wanna do is just let you know that I care,
And when things get too hard for you,
Look back and I'll be there.
You inspire me intensely
Without any doubt.
You keep me thinking, help me try,
Show that I can do without,
With you there's more foundation,
More than any other time,
And when it comes to you my heart is true,
Until the day I die