Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:34:46 GMT
presented on Mystery Lyrics on Tuesday March 21st 2017 by Dave
Todays presentation is a 1998 song by this American alternative rock band. It was an international hit, the first and most successful single from their album Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too. It reached number 30 on Billboard Hot 100 Airplay in January 1999, number 36 on the overall Hot 100 and number eight on the Billboard Modern Rock chart.It reached number five in the United Kingdom and number one in Canada and New Zealand
Much of the media attention received centered on the closing lyrics:
_ "Health insurance, rip-off lying
FDA, big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson,
Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson
You're all fakes, run to your mansions
Come around, we'll kick your ass in."_
According to the writer of the song, he had written this section for the song as a test: to see whether the media would focus on the important political issues of the first few lines, or the petty celebrity-diss ing. As suspected, a considerable amount of press began to appear about the name-dropping, and the other political issues were largely ignored.
Rumour has it that the band earned so much money with this song that they went into retirement.
[New Radicals - You Get What You give](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL7-CKirWZE)