What if Punk never happened?

Alex (@staylucky) 9 years, 2 months ago

There’s a lesson to be learned, one that I will take home,
When I return to my normal reality zone,
Punk rock has the power to change the world,
It lies in every single punk rock boy and girl,
So don’t let anyone tell you you’re not worth the earth,
These streets are your streets, this turf is your turf,
Don’t let anyone tell you that you’ve got to give in,
Cos you can make a difference, you can change everything,
Just let your dreams be your pilot, your imagination your fuel,
Tear up the book and write your own damn rules,
Use all that heart, hope and soul that you’ve got,
And the love and the rage that you feel in your gut,
And realise that the other world that you’re always looking for,
Lies right here in front of us, just outside this door,
And it’s up to you to go out there and paint the canvas,
After all, you were put on the earth to do this,
So shine your light so bright that all can see,
Take pride in being whoever the fuck you want to be,
Throw your fist in the air in solidarity,
And shout “Viva la punk, just one life, anarchy”

http://www.lyricsreg.com/lyrics/the+king+blues/What+If+Punk+Never+Happened/

this song is perfect. please read the lyrics.

March 3, 2013 at 6:54 am
TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 9 years ago ago

@staylucky, just found this today. Unfortunately, I have to say, a lot of the bad stuff that the singer was afraid would’ve happened came to pass anyway, even with punk rock. Personally I feel that what I like best about punk rock is the overwhelming sense of energy, optimism and empowerment, the courage to stand on your own. I know there’s a lot of political and protesting parts of it, and a lot of people take it that way, but I don’t really relate to that part anymore. I like it more on a personal level, and just the songs about letting the good times roll.

It was definitely a catchy tune though. And I liked the shout outs to Rancid and Op Ivy :)

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Hitomi (67) (@kidvisions) 9 years ago ago

This is a pretty cool video! thanks!

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Alex (345) (@staylucky) 9 years ago ago

@theskafish, Punk Rock changed my life. It was my first mini-awakening when I was 14 or so. A lot of stuff may have changed, but the positive is that it changed my attitude.

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Anonymous (512) (@) 9 years ago ago

@staylucky, Really appreciated this post, although probably not quite as much as yourself.

The first band I was shown, and coincidentally, the first band I ever fell in love with, was a group called Sunny Day Real Estate if you’ve ever heard of them. Emotional punk, man. It was good stuff. They started it all for me. I owe the genre much credit.

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 9 years ago ago

@staylucky, oh, me too. Punk changed my life as well. It was the first glimpse of confidence I had in my life. It was the first time I ever felt like anytime anyone tried to give me shit, I could throw it right back in their face. Good thing I didn’t listen to punk in hs, or I would probably have been given a lot of grief for fighting. But it’s more than that. To me it was the first time I felt empowered as an adult, and that grown-up life didn’t have to suck, that I could still feel energetic and hopeful.

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Alex (345) (@staylucky) 9 years ago ago

@optimystic, Yeah SDRE are cool!

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