I carry history with me · I carry hope · All the nameless faces before us · let’s carry them all ¶ I wanna carry the dead · Wage war on the palaces ¶ You carry judgement and privilege · With morals to spend · Can’t see the grids for the structures · You’re just one of them · Who talk about freedom and progress · with a corpse in your mouth · You’ve never tasted the violence · that gave us our rights ¶ How did you think we got here? · You took our gains for granted · you Think we stumbled upon them on our way to find ourselves ¶ Let’s carry the dead · Wage war on the palaces ¶ Because you know: we’ll be judged too · What did you fight for, exactly what did you do? · Let’s get rhetorical without going too far · Tell me: who’s responsible? · You fucking are ¶ Let’s carry the dead · War on the palaces
Swedish rock band Refused wasn’t just ruminating about the lasting impact of popular culture when it began its 1998 album The Shape Of Punk ...