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NOFX – Idiots Are Taking Over lyrics

It's not the right time to be sober
Now the idiots have taken over
Spreading like a social cancer, is there an answer?

Mensa membership conceding
Tell me why and how are all the stupid people breeding
Watson, it's really elementary
The industrial revolution
Has flipped the bitch on evolution
The benevolent and wise are being thwarted, ostracized, what a bummer
The world keeps getting dumber
Insensitivity is standard and faith is being fancied over reason

Darwin's rollin over in his coffin
The fittest are surviving much less often
Now everything seems to be reversing, and it's worsening
Someone flopped a steamer in the gene pool
Now angry mob mentality's no longer the exception, it's the rule
And I'm startin to feel a lot like charlton heston
Stranded on a primate planet
Apes and orangutans that ran it to the ground
With generals and the armies that obeyed them
Followers following fables
Philosophies that enable them to rule without regard

There's no point for democracy when ignorance is celebrated
Political scientists get the same one vote as some Arkansas inbred
Majority rule, don't work in mental institutions
Sometimes the smallest softest voice carries the grand biggest solutions

What are we left with?
A nation of god-fearing pregnant nationalists
Who feel it's their duty to populate the homeland
Pass on traditions
How to get ahead religions
And prosperity via simpleton culture

The idiots are takin over [x8]

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  • u
    This song is definitely one of anger and subliminal rage. The band is trying to say that the world is getting dumber, thus making everything worse. The presidents preside over the people, and now the people preside over the poor. They're also trying to say that the people who are smart, don't stand up for themselves. If they did, the world would change. "Sometimes the smallest softest voice carries the grand biggest solutions" means that if anyone who was treated like a nonentity stands up, society gets scared, and changes to mold themselves to that character. "A nation of god-fearing pregnant nationalists Who feel it's their duty to populate the homeland" would mean that faith is valued above the well being of others, and that the women just want to get pregnant to protect their traditions, beliefs, and faiths.
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    This song is definitely trying to criticize the average American for worrying more about who wins "American Idol" than Global Warming. Or who will win "Dancing With The Stars" versus problems with the homeless population and the impoverished. He's also saying that this problem keeps getting bigger, i.e. "Tell me why and how are all the stupid people breeding" or "Someone flopped a steamer (shit, poop, feces) in the gene pool."
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