Ferguson Inspires Nickelback to Sing About Starting a Revolution

Corwin Parks | November 19, 2014
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Nickelback is back with another crappy song.

Yes, thats right Kroger and his boys are back and now inciting revolution?

In a recent interview with Yahoo, lead singer Chad Kroger talks about how Ferguson and the shooting inspired him to write this terrible song. Yahoo writer Jon Wiederhorn asked,  

 "Another new thing on No Fixed Address is you've written what might be your most poignant political song, 'Edge of a Revolution.' What motivated you to go that route?"

Kroger responds with:

I don't know if North America is on the edge of a revolution, but I wanted it to feel that way in the song, since it feels that way in so many other parts of the world. You turn on CNN and it's like, "Wow!" We'd have it on for 15 minutes and we'd have to shut it off because it was so depressing. The state of affairs in the world these days is so dismal. And I think that's where the song definitely came from. While we were working, the [shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri] was a major story and there was rioting like crazy. So it definitely felt like the seeds of revolution were being planted.

Here are the lyrics to the song:

"Edge Of A Revolution"

 

Head high, protest line

"Freedom" scribbled on your sign

Headline, New York Times

Standing on the edge of a revolution

 

Hey, hey, just obey.

Your secret's safe with the NSA

In God we trust or the CIA?

Standing on the edge of a revolution

 

Yeah, we're standing on the edge of a revolution

Revolution, revolution, revolution

 

No, we won't give up, we won't go away

'Cause we're not about to live in this mass delusion

No, we don't wanna hear another word you say

'Cause we know they're all depending on mass confusion

No, we can't turn back, we can't turn away

'Cause it's time we all relied on the last solution

No, we won't lay down and accept this fate

'Cause we're standing on the edge of a revolution

 

Wall Street, common thief

When they get caught they all go free

A brand-new yacht and a finder's fee

Standing on the edge of a revolution

 

Same shit, different day

Can't keep fed if I can't get paid

We'll all be dead if the shit don't change

Standing on the edge of a revolution

 

Yeah, we're standing on the edge of a revolution

Revolution, revolution, revolution

 

No, we won't give up, we won't go away

'Cause we're not about to live in this mass delusion

No, we don't wanna hear another word you say

'Cause we know they're all depending on mass confusion

No, we can't turn back, we can't turn away

'Cause it's time we all relied on the last solution

No, we won't lay down and accept this fate

'Cause we're standing on the edge of a revolution

 

We'll all be dead if this shit don't change

Hey hey hey hey

 

What do we want? We want the change

And how're we gonna get there? Revolution

What do we want? We want the change

Standing on the edge of a revolution

 

What do we want? We want the change

And how're we gonna get there? Revolution

What do we want? We want the change

Standing on the edge of a revolution

 

No, we won't give up, we won't go away

'Cause we're not about to live in this mass delusion

No, we don't wanna hear another word you say

'Cause we know they're all depending on mass confusion

No, we can't turn back, we can't turn away

'Cause it's time we all relied on the last solution

No, we won't lay down and accept this fate

'Cause we're standing on the edge of a revolution

 

What do we want? We want the change

And how're we gonna get there? Revolution

What do we want? We want the change

Standing on the edge of a revolution

 

What do we want? We want the change

And how're we gonna get there? Revolution

What do we want? We want the change

Standing on the edge of a revolution

Nickelback has made some pretty awful songs in the past which is why they are the butt of a lot of jokes. I think this takes the cake. It sounds really "Occupy-ish" if you ask me. Just waiting for the "spirit fingers" of disagreement. 

If you don't believe that Nickelback is a terrible music group, just look up Nickelback in the Urban Dictionary.

 

 

 

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