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​Intro

This song is by O.Torvald and appears on the album Ти є (2014).

spoken:

I don't have to tell you things are bad
Everybody knows things are bad
It's a depression
Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job
The dollar buys a nickel's worth, banks are going bust
Shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter
Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody
Anywhere who seems to know what to do
And there's no end to it
We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat
And we sit watching our TV's while some local newscaster
Tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes
As if that's the way it's supposed to be
We know things are bad - worse than bad
They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy
So we don't go out anymore
We sit in the house, and slowly the world
We are living in is getting smaller
And all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms
Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials
And I won't say anything
Just leave us alone'
Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone
I want you to get mad!
I don't want you to protest
I don't want you to riot
I don't want you to write to your congressman
Because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write
I don't know what to do about the depression
And the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street
All I know is that first you've got to get mad
You've got to say
'I'm a human being, God damn it!
My life has VALUE!'
So I want you to get up now
I want all of you to get up out of your chairs
I want you to get up right now and go to the window
Open it, and stick your head out, and yell
"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
I want you to get up right now, sit up
Go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell
'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!'
Things have got to change
But first, you've gotta get mad!
You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!'
Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis
But first get up out of your chairs, open the window
Stick your head out, and yell, and say it:
"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"