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"The State" is the fifth track from Porter Robinson's 2011 extended play, Spitfire.

LyricsEdit

The State, the government, the supreme, the eternal
The aggressor against the persons and property of the mass of the public
All states, everywhere
Whether democratic, dictatorial or monarchical
Whether red, white, blue or brown
The State

For centuries, the State has robbed people at bayonet point and called it "taxation"
For centuries, the State has enslaved people into its armed battalions and called it "conscription"

The State

The State

For centuries, the State has robbed people at bayonet point and called it "taxation"
Coercion and violence by the direct threat of confiscation or imprisonment
This is taxation

The State

For centuries, the State has robbed people at bayonet point and called it "taxation"
For centuries, the State has enslaved people into its armed battalions and called it "conscription"

The State

The State

TriviaEdit

  • The song contains excerpts from For a New Liberty by Murray N. Rothbard, as narrated by Jeff Riggenbach.