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Enter Shikari – Gandhi Mate, Gandhi lyrics

Now, I don't know about you, but I don't think the primary purpose of your life, of my life and the entirety of the human race's is just to blindly consume to support a failing economy and a faulty system, forever and ever until we run out of every resource and have to resort to blowing each other up to ensure our own survival. I don't think we're supposed to sit by idle while we continue to use a long outdated system that produces war, poverty, collusion, corruption, ruins our environment and threatens every aspect of our health and does nothing but divide and segregate us. I don't think how much military equipment we are selling to other countries, how many hydrocarbons we're burning, how much money is being printed and exchanged, is a good measure of how healthy our society is but I do think I can speak for everyone when I say, we're sick of this shit.

Time to mobilize
Time to open eyes
We are not a quiet pocket of resistance
This is real, but we cannot afford to fail
Act with, act with persistence
This is real, but we cannot afford to fail
Army, establish order
Respect me and fear me
Fuck you
We have no respect
And when tomorrow comes
We're gonna stamp on your head (pig)

Woah, woah
Calm down, (calm down mate), calm the fuck down
Gandhi Mate, Remember Gandhi (Jesus, just remember)
Alright, Alright I'm fine

See if we keep them silent then,
They'll resort to violence and that's how we criminalize change


Awhhhh,
Yabba Dabba Do One son, We don't want your rules
Who you fooling son, we've got all the tools
We need to build a whole new system
To correct these flaws
(You know what), I've already listed them

You're a communist
You're a fucking utopianist
Ah here come the emulsive labels
But they're attempted fails

Cos man, we so far out your comfort zone

We stop, think, begin to revive
We stop, think, begin to revive
We stop, we think, we begin to revive
We begin to revive

Put a call out to the frontline
Get the message out to the the contact squad
Transmit emergency frequencies
Put a call out to the frontline
Get the message out to the the contact squad
Put a call out, put a call out, put a call ouuuuut

Oh and the jigsaw starts to build
Oh and the jigsaw starts to build

Piece
By
Piece

Open their minds

Transmit emergency frequencies

Open their minds

Transmit emergency frequencies

Emergency frequencies

Emergency frequencies

Emergency frequencies

Emergency frequencies



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    UnregisteredMar 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    This is how the world is going down hard. I mean about all the taxes that go up for the poor and get deducted for the rich how is that fair?. Why should be fight over resources instead we should be working together to utilize what is left on this planet not waging wars for unexplained reasons how the government keeps us in the dark on hoe screwed we really are. We should stand up and be heard we are now weak!
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    UnregisteredFeb 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    No need to complicate it - its about capitalism and how those who benefit keep control - by knowing this we can work around their schemes to help bring about the change that will benefit us all. Throwing bricks at pigs isn't the way, intellectual debate and getting people to drop the value systems taught to us as kids is. Go educate - we all need to spread the word so we can turn the world around to benefit us instead of 'the pack of thieves' that turn us over at the moment.
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    UnregisteredFeb 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    Its embarrassing all the people who listen to this song without understanding its meaning. This is an attack on capitalism which is crippling the average hard working people and benefiting the small minority of overpaid wankers who exploit us. The rich suppress us through their media, indoctrinating us and preventing us from making a stand. This song is telling us not to stand for corrupt government and do something. People have the power.
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    UnregisteredFeb 3, 2012 at 6:27 pm
    This world is complicated, difficult to comprehend and often at times unfair, decisions are made, sometimes for the benefit of the decision maker, sometimes because it is believed it is the best thing to do.
    He argues that he does not like the labels of communist or utopianist, however, he's pulling out the flaws in society when looked at from a refreshed and disengaged view seem logical but when scrutinised, it is society making the decisions. We decide to burn the hydrocarbons in our cars and homes. We are the people who push for further advancements in technology.
    As for war, it's human nature to be greedy and to continue expanding as far as we can, war is an essential part of life, if wars weren't started by x country then they would be started by Y.
    He sounds like he has pretty ideological veiws to me, but w/e. It does what a song should. Thought provoking, interesting and entertaining. Awsome song.
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    UnregisteredJan 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    As with all art it's ambigious, you put your own meaning to it. It's not as if they've just chucked a song together, it's thought about, and anyone who comtemplates philosphy or politics will usually realise it's all a circle and as such is almost impossible to dictate. Personally, I think the song ironically comments on that and the album and band as a whole strives for a pursuit of solidarity by any means.

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