12 FACTS ABOUT ROBERT TRUJILLO FROM THE METALLICA GROUP
October 23, 1964 was born Robert Trujillo, an ex-member of Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne and the current bassist of Metallica. On the birthday of Robert…

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10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MARILYN MANSON
Brian Hugh Warner, better known under the pseudonym Marilyn Manson (born January 5, 1969, Canton, Ohio, USA) is an American rock singer, songwriter, artist and former music journalist. , founder…

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15 BEST HEAVY METAL GROUPS OF ALL TIMES AND PEOPLES (part 1)
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The Story of One Song: Don’t Drag Me Down – Social Distortion

The only political song

“I’m an activist, a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and an anti-racist, but the only political song I have ever written is Don’t Drag Me Down.”

The Story of One Song: Don’t Drag Me Down – Social Distortion
From personal experience

“I wrote this song in 1994 after I had to deal with racism throughout the country, even at our concerts. I know how it feels when you are discriminated against – sitting in the back of the restaurant because of tattoos. It’s awful, but people still judge you by how you look. I am reminded daily that commercial ideals are very different from my own. ”

The Story of One Song: Don’t Drag Me Down – Social Distortion
Rewritten story

“Ignorance like a gun in hand / Reach out to the promised land / Your history books are full of lies” – these lines from the song by Mike Ness explains as follows:

“This song is also about lies and its concealment by the government. When I hear the truth about our ancestors, I am ashamed. The school does not mention that our ancestors exterminated an entire Indian race. ”
Russian version

In 2012, Elysium recorded a Russian-language version of “Don’t Drag Me Down,” titled “Let Them Know!” For their mini album, “Cover Day”.
Unfulfilled hopes

Don’t Drag Me Down is an anti-racist song. I wrote it in 1994 in the hope that the next generation of children who will hear it will ask themselves: “What is racism?” It’s amazing that it’s still relevant. ”

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