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I saw the best minds of my generation
Destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical
I should be allowed to glue my poster
I should be allowed to think

I should be allowed to glue my poster
I should be allowed to think
I should be allowed to think
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    larikaz
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    Jan 20th, 2009 1:16pm report


    The opening lyrics of this song are from Allen Ginsberg's poem 'Howl'. As the main theme of this song is repression of thought, this song clearly speaks about censorship, which Allen Ginsberg endured. He was a political activist about the Vietnam War as well as other causes. Ginsberg also said his poem was about his feelings about his schizophrenic mother, so the title of the song may take on an additional meaning there.




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