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Arrested In Shanghai

This song is by Rancid and appears on the album Indestructible (2003).

They assumed I was guilty when I committed no crime
They said confessions bring lenience
So they put me on the line
So I protest a massacre's at the Tineman Square
My friend said yo stay away man you better not go fuckin' back there oh

They wouldn't let me write about my opinions about the state
And the freedom of expression they would never tolerate
And the military secrets that I never did steal
I didn't start no violence no and there was nobody that I killed

So I had a clear account of all the abuses of power
And the memories of homeland now gone sour
And I only got one weapon and it's so plain for me to see
My only weapon I call poetry

And I don't even know why
The truth seems like lie
In My cell there is no sky
When I was arrested in shanghai

In the wealth and privilege huh I was not born
But devotion and freedom and liberty I was sworn
So every emotion is studied watched and controlled
Who gets paid who gets disciplined and who gets rolled so

Transmitter beams my coordinates anywhere on earth
And as radio waves surviellence satalite burst
Open up your skull and let some knowledge come in
Yeah crack open the cranium and let awareness begin oh

And I don't even know why
The truth seems like lie
In My cell there is no sky
When I was arrested in shanghai

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