Dan Mangan - Race To The Bottom Lyrics




And so the artist screams into an empty cup
He says that you're a soulless bunch, but you could still wake up
And the capitalist says he's born to be free
He says, "You're poor, my friends. But you don't have to be!"

Here's what we know
We don't know what we got or if we got it
And what we had, we already forgot it
The race is evidently to the bottom
We don't, we don't, we don't know what to say
I don't know what to say

And so the thumpers preach both love and hate
They say, "You're naughty filth, but you could still be saved!"
And the people wait for the bell to ring
They say, "We need a song. We need a song to sing!"

Here's what we know
We don't know what we got or if we got it
And what we had, we already forgot it
The race is evidently to the bottom
We don't, we don't, we don't know what to say

Don't know what it was but we want it back
Like every generation will repeat the last
Put a halo on a figurehead or photograph
Resist a little bit, and then become the man
Dreaming of a simpler time, it occurs to me
That the past is hypothetical fantasy
And nostalgia just ain't what it used to be

Here's what we know
We don't know what we got or if we got it
And what we had, we already forgot it
The race is evidently to the bottom
We don't, we don't, we don't know what to say
[x2]

I don't know what to say
I don't know what to say





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Dan Mangan Race To The Bottom Comments
  1. A J

    Proof Dan is doing what he was borndesigned for

  2. Soft Soleman 05

    Good song!

  3. kniveonic

    Somebody need to pay more attention to there grandpa

  4. Peter Haverkamp

    if this video was in stereo instead of mono it would already have more likes than the fan video. some "official video" this is.

    Peter Haverkamp

    dan mangans people cant upload a video properly? talk about genius wasted

  5. Michelle McRae

    This should have way more views. Fantastic song.

  6. Boilermaker Things

    Dan Mangan's best song to this point.

  7. Beatrice Maude

    I love hearing this song in the morning on my way to work. It moves me.

  8. Virginie Castonguay

    relentless Beat love it and The voice 😼

  9. Ingrid Pulpfriction

    Deep and catchy song! Love it!!!

  10. Alicia Baggieri

    I am trying to see the relevant connections of the video to the song and so far the car and the running are really the only things I'm picking up on

  11. Camilo Toro

    Love this song!!!

  12. Cyclin Films

    Great song but I don't think this video does the song justice. There is a lot happening lyrically and very little happening visually here. I don't mean to be harsh, but I think the lyric/slide show video that was previously released really captures the message a lot better.

  13. 8 equal symbol 3

    Truly great song. Perfect balance of despairing lyric and uplifting music... ( : )

  14. Judge Pootie

    Indie 88.1 baby LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    bob bobblob

    Hello, fellow Torontonian

  15. thepinkus27

    I know this song because of the radio.

  16. Sophie Whitford

    Another amazing song!

  17. Lily Alexandre

    Enjoyed this a lot, it grew on me as it went on. Smooth editing in the car scene, especially the beginning. I loved the use of anamorphic. Not sure what to make of the ending, I don't think it was literal? I hope not, at least, that'd be confusing

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  18. johnnygogo

    Simple and mesmerizing. Dan makes it great again!