Friday, July 18, 2014

Featured Top Unknown/Underrated Song: John Mellencamp's "The Authority Song"

This great artist from America's heartland produced quite a catalog of material for the ages to enjoy.  Although he certainly had his share of Top 10 hits, this one fell short at #15.  But "the authorities" cannot keep a good song down, and it has its day in the sun right here and now, as one of Inside The Rock Era's featured Top Unknown/Underrated Songs*:

"The Authority Song"
John Mellencamp
Lyrics and Music by John Mellencamp
They like to get you in a compromising position
They like to get you there and smile in your face
They think they're so cute when they got you in that condition
Well I think it's a total disgrace

I fight authority, Authority always wins
I fight authority, Authority always wins
I been doing it since I was a young kid
I come out grinnin'
I fight authority, Authority always wins

So I call up my preacher
I say, "Give me strength for Round 5."
He said , "You don't need no strength, you need to grow up son."
I said, "Growing up leads to growing old and then to dying
"And dying to me don't sound like all that much fun."


Oh no oh no
I fight authority Authority always wins


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