Protest 100: Crumbsuckers – ‘Just Sit There’

Artist:          Crumbsuckers

Song:           Just Sit There

Album:        Life of Dreams

Producer:    Norman Dunn

Label:          Combat

Year:           1986

Notes:
This song is what it sounds like it is, a condemnation of those willing to just sit around when there’s stuff to fix, with a bonus parting shot at the fat cats running the system.

I remember the day in 1986 I bought ‘Life of Dreams.’ My friend Dan and I drove to the next town up the coast to check out its record store, having already gone scorched-earth on the bins in our hometown. The place had a great metal section (I had bought my first issue of Kerrang! there on a previous visit) and among the new eye-catching titles on hand were ‘Life of Dreams’ and Agnostic Front’s ‘Cause for Alarm,’ which he bought. We went back to his house, dubbed each onto cassette so we could both enjoy them fully, and called it a win, punk (Dan) and metal (me) having found the music in between: hardcore.

Go to the bottom of the post to see Mr. Bungle performing ‘Just Sit There’ earlier this year in Brooklyn.

Excerpt from ‘Unreality’  —
Such a long face nowadays. Just sitting there.

Lyrics
Sit there and let destruction take its course
Sit there and let nothing occupy your mind
But, I know that there’s something left inside
Yes I know what the future will provide

It’s up to us to fight the war
As Ronnie screws up more and more
But he don’t care his life is past
It’s up to us to make things last

Sit there and let destruction take its course
Sit there and let nothing occupy your mind
But, I know that there’s something left inside
Yes I know what the future will provide

Brainwashed by hates and fears
Jeopardizing precious years
Fancy cars and diamond rings
For they live the life of kings.

SIT THERE!

 

‘Protest 100’s mission is two-fold: dispelling the myth that heavy metal is a brainless, socially unaware music genre, and raising awareness of the issues facing our country in the Nov. 3, 2020 election. The path won’t be exclusively metal—some punk and rap and other stuff will be in here too, including the classics—and is not a ranking. All songs are songs I’ve heard while putting this list together, ordered in a manner designed to entertain and educate.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s