What You Would Call Socialism (I Would Call Civilization)

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I think I’ll take my tea with some hypocrisy.
Someone went and gave the patients the key,
A media empire, and made an old joke official:
The most trusted news comes from Comedy Central.

You can’t call yourself grassroots when Fox News has you spoken for.
Occupy didn’t even get a bullhorn.

No, not everyone gets to be a millionaire,
But not one person should die for lack of healthcare.
I know it’s hard to doubt Beck, Palin and Limbaugh,
But deregulation’s only freedom from the law.

The only thing that I think we could ever agree upon
Is that Jesus Christ got one part wrong.
The only thing to see new money from your policies
Is the colonial costume industry.

Proudly built on a platform of anti-intellectualism.
You don’t get smaller government by amending the Constitution.
Not every problem can be solved with tax cuts and privatization.
What you would call socialism, I would call civilization.


from Goodbye from the Future, released May 13, 2014
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Johnny Straube - Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Adrian Garver - Guitar, Keys
Brian McCrossen - Drums, Percussion
Gar Hooker - Bass, Vocals
Music by Post Adolescence
Lyrics by Johnny Straube
Engineered and mixed by Mark Clem
Recorded at Soul Kitchen Studios, Shoreline, WA
Mastered by Steve Turnidge of Ars Divina, Seattle, WA
Produced by Mark Clem and Post Adolescence



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Post Adolescence Seattle, Washington

Drawing from 80s post-punk sounds of the Buzzcocks, Placebo, and Manic Street Preachers, Post Adolescence and their album “My Nothing” demonstrate a British Post-Punk-Glam sound that belongs only to them. These pure pop sounds find the “young and angry” pleasure center for which all of us lust. In the truest sense, they are at the leading edge of the next wave of the post-modern rock movement. ... more

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