Class​(​war) Room

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state the facts / it's an economic achievement gap / there's no equality in abject poverty / first things first / they were left behind at birth / taught to fail / while we prevail / it's not a school / it's a prison system / it's class in a room / and they can't bloom / in this darkroom / at home it's hell / no support / no way to quell / and the anguish swells / while we exhale / it's a viscous life / the stem of youth and the knife / 12 grades of strife / while we bloom under warm light / it's not a school / it's a prison system / it's class in a room / and they can't bloom / in this darkroom / we pledge allegiance to greed / to the haves having everything they need / with odds like this the nots won't succeed / the irony of the milk and honey creed / equal opportunity will remain the talk of fools / until every kid in the ghetto has a five star school

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from Split 7" with Know Your Saints, released December 18, 2012

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Great Apes San Francisco, California

Jan. 13: Fireside Lounge, Alameda
March 3: Oakland

Insert hype-up descriptors here. Plain and simple, Great Apes are a lyrical punk band from San Francisco. While we all have been or are in an array of more complex projects, this band is founded on pop-sensible simplicity and the notion that music, much like a bio, is often at its best when it’s spit out intensely, with concision and honesty. ... more

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