Bastards Lyrics

Machine Head
Yesterday I told my sons:"Sometimes the bad guys win"
And that it made me scared about the world that we live in
But I had to reassure them that it wouldn't be for long
"Sons, we have to be ourselves, we have to be strong"

I said, "Boys you are the future, so let this be a lesson"
"There may come a day you have to fight off their aggression"
"Cause fear and hatred won today, the darkness ate the light"
"But both of you look in my eyes, it'll be all right"

In every step you take I'm with you all the way
Cause I would die for you to do what's right for you
In hopes that when I'm gone, you'll carry on these words I wrote for you

'Til then, I'll sing:

Stand your ground
Don't let the b******s grind you down
Be bold, be strange
Don't let their fears make you afraid
There's hope, they'll change

Well I looked out to the world today, thought "What a b***** mess?!"
They stripped our morals from us, put 'em under house arrest
"Liberty" and "country" are the words they need to speak
A little "God", a little "freedom", if we don't agree, we're weak

And every politician stood there idle and so smug
Empowering the racists and Second Amendment thugs
Wall Street and the billionaires, convinced us they're so smart
Screaming, "Vote with your wallets, instead of with your hearts!"

But we won't go away!
You won't forget our name!
The p**** generation, the PC and the brave
The protesters that slink along these streets of misery

And so I'll sing!

Stand your ground
Don't let the b******s grind you down
Be bold, be strange
Don't let their fears make you afraid
There's hope, they'll change
We'll change, change!

No, no, no, no, no! f*** no!
No, no, no, no, no! f*** no!
No, no, no, no, no! f*** no!

So give us all your f*****s and your n****** and your spics!
Give us all your Muslims, the so-called terrorists!
We'll welcome 'em with open arms and put 'em in our mix
We're better off together now, embrace our difference!

Remember there is love!
Our words can stop their guns!
Forget the rednecks, living in the past
We're never going back now, we've reached critical mass!

And so I'll sing

Stand my ground
Won't let the b******s grind me down
I'm bold, I'm strange
Won't let their fears make me afraid
There's hope, they'll change