Monday, August 14, 2006

Johnny Rumble:
Spirit of '81...

So I was flipping through the archives this evening when I stumbled upon my old lyrics to Spirit of '77. Re-reading them, i thought i could do better. So here's the revised and revisited lyrics. Now called Spirit of '81.

I remember from back in the day
Way before we became a fashion
Back when Hardcore was fun and full
Of the energy that I crave today
Where did the life go and how much
Longer are we gonna be around
Let’s return to our roots, return
To the days of old, when only thing
That mattered was the next show.

Let’s get back to the spirit
Back to energy and back to the fun.
Let’s get back to the Spirit of ‘81.

Back then a good day
Was one when you woke up, still alive
And able to go drink in the park with
Your friends and street family.
With nothing on our minds and few
Cares to ever think about, we set out
Always on the look out for a cheap brew
We got caught drinking in the sun
But we didn’t care. We had our fun.


The Whiskey was our home
We used it as a haven for reckless attitude
And the owners never cared, they kept bringing
Us back. Never worried and never lacking
Now our home is gone, corrupted by other scenes
Does anybody care? The city gives no damn.
Let's go spray city hall, and kill all the ham.


Let’s get back to the days when hardcore was real
Back to DOA, Back to Bad Brains.
The Exploited, and Oi Polloi.
To the days when we had a message
A message of fun and rampant destruction
So here’s my plea, let’s get back before
The chaos, let's return to Hardcore '81.



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