Festival Song

from by Jeff Rosenstock

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It feels completely ridiculous
That I’m a willing participant
Gazing at the purples and pinks
In the shadow of a bank-sponsored skyline.

“Unite against the establishment!”
(While drones transmit the images
To a server farm in the valley
for a culture that'll eat its own insides.)

Oh, they wouldn’t be your friend if you weren’t worth something.
They wouldn’t be your friend if you weren’t worth something.
They wouldn’t be your friend if it wasn’t worth it.
If you didn’t have something they could take

Take a long look at the billboards that
swallow the air so you can’t ignore ‘em.
They’re selling you department store crust punk chic
‘cause Satan’s trending up and it’s fashion week but
this is not a movement
it’s just careful entertainment
for an easy demographic
in our sweatshop denim jackets
and we’ll wonder what just happened
when the world becomes Manhattan
where the banks steal the apartments
just to render them abandoned.

Oh, they wouldn’t be your friend if you weren’t worth something.
They wouldn’t be your friend if you weren’t worth something.
They wouldn’t be your friend if it wasn’t worth it.
If you didn’t have something they could take.

We’re not stupid people but this
financial oppression has got
everyone believing
all that we can do is nothing
‘cause we organize through avenues
they lace with advertisements
so the ones we try to rage against
are still lining their pockets.

Oh, they wouldn’t be your friend if you weren’t worth something.
They wouldn’t be your friend if you weren’t worth something.
They wouldn’t be your friend if it wasn’t worth it.
If you didn’t have something they could take.

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from WORRY., released October 14, 2016

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tags: punk New York

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Jeff Rosenstock New York

Hello. I'm Jeff Rosenstock. In 2007 I started a free/donation-based digital label called Quote Unquote Records. I also used to be in the band Bomb the Music Industry! and then that band stopped. Now I just do this stuff. Hope you like it!

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