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Arrested in Shanghai

Rancid19 Aug 2003

Arrested in Shanghai Lyrics

Arrested In Shanghai - Rancid

Yeah

They were sure I was guilty but I committed no crime

They said: confessions bring lenience so that put me on the line

So I protest the massacres at the Tiannamen Square

My friends say yo stay away man you better not go f**king back there

Oh

 

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One night I might 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

No

So I had a clear account of all abusers of power

And the memories of homeland all gone sour

And I only got one weapon 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 a lie

In my cell there is no sky

When I was arrested in Shanghai

 

Now in a world of privilege I was not born

But the devotion of freedom and liberty I was sworn

So every emotion is studied watched their control

Who gets paid who gets disciplined who gets born

So transmitting beams my coordinates anywhere on Earth

And as radio waves surveillance satellite bursts

Open up your skull and let some knowledge come in

Ya crack open the cranium and let awareness begin

Oh

 

And I don't even know why

The truth seems like a lie

In my cell there is no sky

When I was arrested in Shanghai

When I was arrested in Shanghai

When I was arrested in Shanghai

Woo

 

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