Sex Pistols: Anarchy in the U.K. Meaning
Song Released: 1976
Anarchy in the U.K. Lyrics
I am an antichrist
I am an anarchist
Don’t know what I want but
I know how to get it
I wanna destroy the passer by cos i
I wanna be anarchy !
No dogs body
Anarchy for the u.k it’s coming sometime and...
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The Sex Pistols were the FIRST punk band. People did not know how bad things were until the Sex Pistols told them. I think the song is in response to societal failures regarding youth. The economic system had Disenfranchised youth - limited their schooling and job possibilities, etc. Therefore, the state of young people was anarchy itself. I think they are saying Society has f***ed us so lets f*** them.
anonymous Mar 4th 2020 report
This is the first punk band. I’m an anarcho-punk girl myself. This song was the birth of that genre. This is what made people realize how fucking screwed up the world is
anonymous Jan 26th 2018 report
About the time when JOHNNY ROTTEN of THE SEX PISTOLS was striking out his anger on the system, like a cornered rat, turned Anarchist with this song. Who's ''REVOLTING AGAINST ALL'' the damage done by Liberalism's long run affect on his country's youth that became mad hungry and angry. Growing up with and through the confusion of the political, religious,cultural and sexual revolution of the sixties onward. Which was promoted by the ungodly radical Revolutionary left wig leaders that had have infiltrated the culture that chaotically corrupted the Christian moral values off the Brit[ish] youth in the U.K. not to act like godly human beings anymore. Anotherwords the King Of Punk Rock, known as Johnny Rotten was at the time ''throwing back The Establishment's infiltrated shitty left wing liberal ways of Marxist cultural Revolution back in Their Faces. Like an angry modern day Jesus, compare to being sarcastically labeled an antichrist, who was turning the tables on Liberalism's radical left wig revolutionaries of the time. In order to make them a little uncertain of their gamblings that was going on in his Father's House.
anonymous Nov 16th 2013 report
It's about society and the government and about how f***cked up today's government bullshit these days. The Sex Pistol's kick Miley Cyrus's ass! >:3
anonymous Oct 18th 2013 report
It's clearly about social impacts and the government.
Look, Malcolm McLaren did not copy the new york dolls. The dolls was formed in 71 and The Strand (early pistols group) in 72 on opposite sides of the pond. Much of this stuff happened organically and simultaneously. The Sex Pistols didn't sound anything like the NYD.
As far as any dolt who says the Ramones were THE FIRST punk rock band, please note they formed in 1974.
McLaren credited Richard Hell for clothing style, not musical influence.
anonymous Jan 24th 2012 report
Are they being sarcastic or not? Are they mocking anarchism and anarchists or are they, in fact, rebelling against the government?
The last verse seems to suggest that they are mocking anarchists.
anonymous May 4th 2011 report
its a joke
its the core-message
sex pistols werent the first ones
but they gave it its soul
with a sarcastic humor driven agression
anonymous Aug 3rd 2009 report
I think the first three verses are mocking the fake anarchists and the fourth is mocking government.
Perhaps the only track that moves me every time I hear it. Always it will be ...'Right..Now...' then the laughter. So menacing.
Its pretty meaningless which reflects a state of alienation. UDA,IRA,UK. Who gives a fuck when your alienated and the place is as negative as the UK was in 1976.
John Lyndon later went onto say how much he respected the Queen. The perfect gentleman.
Its now a fragment of history, but not without its raw emotion. It was never really about fashion. Youngster to day, who are much wiser than we were see through messages, but unfortunately they have lost their will to put two fingers up to the world.
anonymous Sep 22nd 2008 report
Sex Pistols have great punk songs but this would definitely be the best because it's about what all punks think about ANARCHY anarchy is anything against the government and we gotta fight for what we believe in the sex pistols did exactly this the megadeath version was shit
anonymous Sep 7th 2008 report
Actually, all the Sex Pistols believed in was Nothing. They were nihilists, and the song is intended to shock people. Of course, shocking the status quo is always good, the best way to beat dogma is to challenge it directly in the way that offends it most, but this song does nothing but defame anarchism.
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