Keep listening to songs from the '80s and they feel so 2013. The other night it was "Burning Down the House" from the Talking Heads. Tonight it's X and "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts", a song that came out in the height of Reagan era paranoia. Back then the lyrics were definitely THEN. But now they sound so NOW. Enjoy-o-rama, oh new Kinja rollout, if this actually rolls out somewhere...

The facts we hate
We'll never meet
Walking down the road
Everybody yelling, "Hurry up, hurry up!"
But I'm waiting for you
I must go slow
I must not think bad thoughts

When is this world coming to?
Both sides are right
But both sides murder
I give up
Why can't they?

I must not think bad thoughts

I must not think bad thoughts

I must not think bad thoughts

The civil wars and the uncivilized wars
Conflagrations leap out of every poor furnace
The food cooks poorly and everyone goes hungry
From then on, it's dog eat dog, dog eat body and body eat dog
I can't go down there
I can't understand it
I'm a no good coward
An american, too
A North American, that is
Not a South or a Central or a Native American
Oh, I must not think bad thoughts

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And I must not think bad thoughts

And I must not think bad thoughts

I'm guilty of murder of innocent men
Innocent women, innocent children, thousands of them
My planes, my guns, my money, my soul,
My blood on my hands, it's all my fault
I must not think bad thoughts
I must not think bad thoughts

I must not think bad thoughts

The facts we hate
You'll never hear us
I hear the radio is finally gonna play new music
You know, the British invasion
But what about The Minutemen, Fleasheaters, DOA, Big Boys and The Black Flag?
Will the last American band to get played on the radio please bring the flag?
Please bring the flag!
Glitter-disco-synthesizer night school
All this noble savage drum drum drum
Astronauts go back in time
To hang out with the cave people
It's about time
It's about space
It's about some people in the strangest places
Woody Guthrie sang about b-e-e-t-s not b-e-a-t-s
I must not think bad thoughts
I must not think bad thoughts

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I must not think bad thoughts

The facts we hate

Will never make walking down the road

everybody yelling hurry up hurry up hurry up

but i'm waiting for you

I must go slow

I must not think bad thoughts

what is this world coming to?

both sides are right

but both sides murder

i give up

what can i think?

I must not think bad thoughts

I must not think bad thoughts

I must not think bad thoughts

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