YOUTH AGAINST FASCISM
   
Originally Released on:

DIRTY

also appears on:

  • Youth Against Fascism single (clean-ex mix)
  • Dirty deluxe reissue 2CD/4LP
  • Corporate Ghost DVD

Line-up:
Thurston - guitar/vocals
Kim - bass
Lee - guitar
Steve - drums
Ian MacKaye - guitar

Lyrics   status: confirmed

Another can of worms
Another stomach turns
Yeah your ghetto burns
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
You got a stupid man
You got a Ku Klux Klan
Your fucking battle plan
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
Sieg heilin' squirt
You're an impotent jerk
Yeh fascist twerp
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
Black robe and swill
I believe Anita Hill
The judge will rot in hell
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
Yeah, a cross on fire
By a Christian liar
A black attack with fire
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate

Yeh the president sucks
He's a war pig fuck
His shit is out of luck
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
Another Nazi attack
Skinhead is cracked
My blood is black
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
We're banging pots and pans
To make you understand
We're gonna bury you man
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
I'm a human wreck
A redneck in check
I killed the teacher's pet
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate
It's the song I hate

Track length: 3:36

First Known Performance: 06/29/92
Last Known Performance:  03/06/93

NOTES:

  • The 2nd single from Dirty.
  • The clean-ex mix had several alternate lines (also used for the video).
  • Ian MacKaye of Fugazi contributes extra hardcore geetar (recorded before the song had lyrics). Also note that "Nic Fit" was written by Ian's brother Alex's band The Untouchables.
  • Recorded for a 1992 Mark Goodier session.
  • A very early demo of this, heard on the Dirty 'deluxe' reissue, offers a totally chaotic spin on the song, beginning with Inhuman-esque noise, only the familiar 'Fascism' bassline bearing any resemblance to the finished song. By the time the rest of the band catches up, it rocks into what is essentially captured on the LP.

ALTERNATE VERSIONS:

  • "Clean-Ex Mix" - ALT. LYRICS - 3:36

    A few lines are changed for radio/video play:

    "Your fuckin battle plan" becomes "A funky battle plan".

    "Yeh, the president sucks, he's a war pig fuck" becomes "Yeh the president clucks, he's a war big duck".

    "His shit is out of luck" becomes "I'm here to shoot him up" (or "His spit is out of luck").

  • "Youth Against Fascism" - DEMO - 5:03

    Featured on the Dirty deluxe reissue CD. A total screeching noisefest, spinning in squealing circles around Kim's grounded bassline, before building up into total rock and subsequently dissolving again. A must!