Quiet Anarchist

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This song is inspired by my late Dad. He was a very quiet peaceful fella with a fiercely independent streak and a healthy disrespect for authority.

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At school he liked to bend the rules, while teachers looked away
Smoke behind the bike sheds, rebellion was child's play
Subversive pics and messages scratched on the toilet door
Little did the staff room know with him they were at war

He was an anarchist - loved to live that way
A quiet anarchist - he was into anarchy
But in a quiet way - he'd rock the boat gently
And be an anarchist - and that's the way he'll stay
A quiet anarchist - bap bap badada daa
A quiet anarchist - bap bap badada daa

Now you won't see him on the streets facing down the riot shields
No black flag or Molotovs but that don't mean he yields
Yes he'll always find a way to cheat authority
Not a life of dull subservient compliant mediocrity

He was an anarchist - loved to live that way
A quiet anarchist - he was into anarchy
But in a quiet way - he'd rock the boat gently
And be an anarchist - and that's the way he'll stay
A quiet anarchist - bap bap badada daa
A quiet anarchist - bap bap badada daa
A quiet anarchist - bap bap badada daa
A quiet anarchist - bap bap badada daa
bap bap badada daa
bap bap badada daa

Keep off the grass Don't lick your knife
Don't run with scissors, it could end your life
Take your elbows off the table Speak when you're spoken to
Do as I say, not as I do
There'll be tears before bedtime I'm gonna count to three
Don't you that tone with me
I can wait all day I don't mind
Don't do that or you'll go blind

Too many rules The state's decree
Find a way to fight back and you'll be free
Don't toe the line Reject newspeak
Don't sell out. You could be unique

And be an quiet anarchist - love to live that way
A quiet anarchist - be into anarchy
But in a quiet way - rock the boat gently
And be an anarchist - and that's the way you'll stay
A quiet anarchist - bap bap badada daa
A quiet anarchist - bap bap badada daa
A quiet anarchist - bap bap badada daa
A quiet anarchist - bap bap badada daa
bap bap badada daa
bap bap badada daa

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from You've Changed, released April 23, 2016

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