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Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh alternative rock band that was formed in 1986 in Blackwood, South Wales and consists of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals and lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar and lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums and percussion). The band is part of the Cardiff music scene, and were at their most prominent during the 1990s. They are colloquially known as "The Manics", or simply, "Manics". Originally a quartet, the band became a trio when primary lyricist and rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards disappeared on 1 February 1995. more »


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Vintage aromas and vintage ideals,
Old men greying to a dying country's needs,
Waiting for a knighthood to while away the hours,
Listen and learn now it's time to kill your betters,

Museums are dead take a new art stance,
Paint mass suicide on the aspiration diktat,

Hospital closure kills more than car bombs ever will,
But it saves money because people are expendable,
You cold shoulder insurgents yet love arms dealers,
Everybody's taking drugs as it makes governing easier,

Museums are dead take a new art stance,
Paint mass suicide on the aspiration diktat,
Sell out the past and learn to obey,
You spit out and douse a molotov cocktail,

Revolution soon dies sold out for a pay rise,
China, Russia, England, all washed up in power abuse,
Terrorism is an excuse that the ruling class use,
Wipe out aristocracy now kill, kill, kill, kill, kill,

England makes judgements of old school propaganda,
The only threat to heads is silenced by dumb pleasure,
Museums are dead take a new art stance,
Paint mass suicide on the aspiration diktat,

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