Dead Rabbits Gang – Learn To Take (The Punk Song) 1988



The Dead Rabbits Gang 1988 Tascam 4 track cassette recording of Learn To Take aka The Punk Song considered to be Post Modern rock at the time of recording. Recorded in Shelby, North Carolina on the second floor of the long-demolished Ellis Bike Shop in Shelby, NC courtesy of our landlord Audrey Beam.

Guitar: David E. Wilson
Vocals: Bill Gheen
Bass: Mike Claprood
Drums: Kevin Bridges

Lyrics

Children playing in the playground
on their toys spin round and round
but through the wires and through the gates
the outside world for them awaits

there’s a poison in their bloodstreams
in their minds and in their hearts
their mother’s scream bout discipline
as if they cared right from the start

you always take what you want
you always take what you want

mother Mary by the fire
praising God Jesus inside her
but he cannot pay her bills
and surely cannot light her fire

man on TV screams religion
old folks listen what to do
send me all your pocket money
even though you eat cat food

you always take what you want
you always take what you want

now we find them off at college
gathering the fruits of knowledge
taught about success success
and how to push your brother down

everyone is screaming madly
everyone’s saying what to do
they’re like children in the playground
on their toys spin round and round

you always take what you want
you always take what you want!

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