Separation Of Church And Skate (NOFX Cover)

by Joker's Republic

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Lost in a sea of combat boots,
Flush the bouncers with wasted youth
When did punk rock become so safe?
(When did the scene become a joke?)
The kids who used to live for beer and speed
(Now want their fries and coke)
Cursing and birds are not allowed,
In fact let's keep noise levels down

Must separate the church and skate!

Why don't we put pads on the kids?
Helmets, head gear and mouth pieces!
Then we could pad the floor and walls,
(Put cameras inside bathroom stalls)
We'll make sure only nice bands play,
(Make every show a matinee)
Teach kids to be all they can be,
And we can sing "My Country 'Tis Of Thee"
Sweet land of liberty

When did punk rock become so safe?
I know it wasn't Mike or Justin,
Who put up the barricades
Like a stake in the heart,
They've finally driven us apart!

[Guitar Solo]

I want conflict! I want dissent!
I want the scene to represent
Our hatred of authority,
(Our fight against complacency)
Stop singing songs 'bout girls and love!
(You killed the owl! You freed the dove!)
Confrontation and politics
(Replaced with harmonies and shticks)
When did punk rock become so tame?
(These fucking bands all sound the same)
We want our fights we want our thugs!
(We want our burns we want our drugs!)
Where is the violent apathy?!

When did punk rock become so safe?!


released January 1, 2020
Austen Gray: Guitars/Vox
Cassidy Crosby: Bass/Gang Vox
Ryan Weil: Drums/Vox
Ed Mulligan: Gang Vox
Recorded and Mixed by Ryan Weil at Weilhouse Productions in Middletown, NJ
Mastered by David Irish at Pot Of Gold Recording in Orange County, CA


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