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"Racist Society"
performed by Screeching Weasel
written by Ben Weasel, published by Weasels, Inc. (ASCAP)
(C) 1998 Ben Foster
(P) 1998 Panic Button
from Panic Button release Major Label Debut
transcribed by Mike Ripplinger (openface@aol.com)

[Notes]
* (pm) = palm-muted
* All E chords = X 7 9 9 X X

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["Racist Society"]

        A                       B        E
Did you know that you live in a racist society
        A                          B
Did you know you're the privileged class
    C#(pm)             B(pm)                A(pm)
And everybody else is essentially taking it up the ass

        E                      A
Did you know that you could be free
        E                               A
Did you know that's not the way that it has to be
        E                         A
Did you know you can still change everything

        C#(pm)                             B(pm)
Did you know that there's no such thing as equality
                A(pm)     B(pm)               E
And there might never be         if you don't change
        A                       B           E
Did you know that you live in a   war zone (culturally)
        A                           B
Did you know that your parents were fucked
          C#(pm)                    B(pm)           A(pm)
When they taught you how to fear anybody who wasn't white enough

        E                      A
Did you know that you could be free
        E                               A
Did you know that's not the way that it has to be
        E                         A
Did you know you can still change everything

C#(pm)                      B(pm)
      Did you know that the older you get
        A(pm)                    B(pm)
It gets easier to blame somebody else for your own mess
C#(pm)                      B(pm)              A(pm)
      Did you know that the Jews don't run the world
              B(pm)
And all black men aren't criminals
C#(pm)                       B(pm)        A(pm)
      Did you know there's a lot of money to be made
     B(pm)           C#(pm)            B(pm)
From keeping you paranoid, suspicious, worried, frightened
A(pm)            B(pm)
All wound up and tense inside 'cause

E            B              C#            A
Big business runs the government and it's not good business
E            B        A(pm)
  If we burn down the government so they keep us occupied
E            B            C#               A
  With moron TV shows and shitty beer that wipes out brain cells
E             B                  A
  And whining about Congress and stupid fucking income taxes

C#
  And if that's not enough
A
  To keep your mind off of
E                                B
  The way you're getting dicked around
C#
  They fill you with fear and hate
A
  Give you someone to blame
E
  For all your problems
          B                        A
While the country's going down the fucking toilet

       E                       A
Do you know what they think of you
       E                          A
Do you know how contemptuous they are of you
       E                 A
Do you know how easy you are to fool
C#(pm)                                               B(pm)
       You're like a dog doing after a ball that was never thrown
                       A(pm)        B(pm)         E(pm)
Well guess what you're on your own           Good luck






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