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​Burn Down The Malls

This song is by Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper and appears on the album Get Out Of My Way! (1986).

Original video
Wow
Yeah, oh oh

Burn down the malls
Burn down the malls
Burn down the shopping malls

I said, burn down the malls
Said, burn down the shoppin' malls
burna burna burna burna burn 'em down the shoppin' maaalls, yeah

Hey you ever get the feelin that America is turning into some kinda sitcom
Lowest common denominator
shopping mall marketing strategy from hell?
Huh? You ever get that feeling?
Well I got that feeling right now
And it's kinda getting under my skin, yeah
So get some gasoline

And go burn down the malls, say it
Burn down the malls, louder
Burn down the malls

You know, it just started out as a kind of corner store
Then it turned into a shopping center
Oh, I remember the shopping center openings, man
They used to have those big lights shinin' up
And now

Now, where do the old folks go?
Where do the young kids go?
What's America, what's America turning into?
Mondo-condo shopping mall hell

I say burn down the malls
Burn down the malls, c'mon
Burn down the malls
Burn down the malls, oh oh oh

Yeah, Nero had the right idea
Fiddle while you burn

Now another thing is kinda gettin' on my nerves
Another thing that's gettin' on my nerves is this
Is this national 21 drinking age
Huh? what do ya think about that?
A bunch of malarky
Whatever malarky is man
It's a whole bunch of it..

You know if Reagan finally gets the war he's lookin for
You think he's gonna be draftin' 21 year olds?
No man, they're gonna be draftin' 18 and 19 year olds
But ya cant buy beer, can't buy beer

You can get married and screw yourself up real good
but ya can't buy beer
ya can charge eight million dollars on the mastercharge
but ya can't buy beer
you can vote for one fool or another
but ya can't buy beer

'Cause this is America
America that's run by the lowest common denominator
The money
"How many units did ya move Mojo?"
How many things of apple juice did they sell, huh?
C'mon suckers, c'mon feel it, feel it, yeah

I said burn down the malls
Burn down the shopping malls
Burn down the malls
Burn down the malls
Is said burn down the malls
Burn down the malls
Burn down the malls

Alright all you weirdos out there
All you moralistic twisted evil little oxpeckers
You say "we wanna censor rock and roll"
We wanna decide what you read
What you watch
What you listen to

Oh oh oh, Mr. Falwell
Oh Miss Tipper Gore
Wait till I got you on the floor
We gonna tie you up inside of a shopping mall
And then we're gonna, then we're gonna

We're gonna have a war on drugs
A war on drugs
We outta have a war on war you suckers
We outta have a war on this senseless American
Shopping mall, condominium, new car hell

Burn down the malls, yeah
Burn down the malls, louder
Burn down the malls, yeah
Burn down the malls
Burn down the malls, burn down the shopping malls
Burn down the malls
Burn down the malls
Burn down the malls
Burn down the malls, oh oh oh
Burn down the malls
Burn down the malls
Burn down the malls

Burn down the shopping malls
Please go burn 'em down, okay?
Wow
Ah

Written by:

Mojo Nixon / Skid Roper Wikipedia16