Mangan, Dan - 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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Mangan, Dan Race To The Bottom Comments
  1. Anthony Caminiti

    Dan has to be one of the best singer/songwriters there is

  2. Jhony Cari

    Es realmente una de las mejores músicas que he escuchado... un saludo desde Perú Dan Mangan... espero que un día estés por aquí (y)

  3. Scotty Plays Guitar

    "What we had, we already forgot it." So true. Great song. Typing "race to the bottom" into Google paid off!

  4. Saktel' Hukonip

    Not sure if those stock pictures are put there ironically or not

  5. Music On The Court

    Great song! I love it

  6. APEX

    good song but too many socialist undertones with the images

  7. Catrina Haqqi

    this is the soundtrack of 2016/2017

  8. symphorien peke

    we don't know what we've got or if we've got it. these words confuse me..

  9. Anne-marie Bouchard

    i can t figure out why that vidéo does not pass on musicale Chanels often it is some facts of the reality of life over the world right now and soon futur but peoples are blind and lie inside deny the true.

  10. TRipPiN BAIIS

    Instant classic!

  11. Siim Veskilt

    Love it!

  12. NorthernThinker

    A catchy tune with great lyrics, thank you.

  13. shortnewfiebabe

    fuck yeah! Dan's the man. great job

  14. Warren Montague

    I thought this was Hey Rosetta

  15. Fuarian

    What's the meaning behind this piece of art?

  16. Jordan V

    Amazing.

  17. Greenishblue Icecream

    In my opinion, one of the best songs I've ever listened to. Keep it up ^-^

  18. ndog454

    epic slideshow

  19. Peet van der Walt

    Dan the man u never disappoint, i personally find you to be one of the most talented writers of our time. Your music changed my perspective of music itself and inspire me when writing my own music

  20. letonelive

    This entire EP is fantastic, thanks for putting it out there Dan!

  21. kieran testa

    that slideshow was epic lol

  22. Cyclin Films

    The anthem of 2016. I can't believe this video doesn't have more views/listens.

  23. sithseven

    so, so good.

  24. Daniel Trottier

    best slideshow

  25. Dman3981

    Wow that third verse / interlude was amazing.
    "Dreaming of a simpler time it occurs to me
    The past is a hypothetical fantasy
    And nostalgia just ain't what it used to be"

    Dan Mangan really is a lyrical genius

    iesus68

    read and agreed

  26. Tom Loughin

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you, Dan Mangan. Every piece of this song is excellent, and the video does it justice.

  27. Mr Seen

    Always about white people like usual. fuck your white guilt bullshit

  28. Fiona Panduri

    This deserves a million views, this is amaznig...

  29. 奧利脫Oritto

    m
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  30. Ryan Perry

    Beastly Loel drum tracks

  31. HAIDARAVEN

    Genius,say thanks to your parents Dan,they did a great job giving you a wide vision of the world

  32. lisayears

    Amazing

  33. Subject_17

    Fantastic amazing stuff

  34. Johnny Moonshine

    Love it!

  35. Hauke Sokollek-Lied

    [email protected] ripping guitar solo pics xD

  36. RedVein3106

    Sounds like Hey Rosetta.

  37. Harry M

    nice melody, rippin guitar solo

  38. Mike Bourgeault

    Looked over at screen just as Gordon's ripping solo face frame came up. I lolled. Great songs.

  39. Vegan Master Chef

    Please be released on vinyl 🙏🙏🙏

  40. Vegan Master Chef

    New album!!!???

  41. Dragana Erjavšek

    I LOVE THIS!!

  42. iesus68

    Thank you Dan, really.

  43. Lorne Laliberte

    Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like.

    id est: catchy and lyrically clever -- this elicited an immediate and viscerally emotional love response. Very nicely done.

  44. Lee Burrows

    Thanks for sharing. Great music as ever

  45. Gravity Pistol

    well written. interesting. I say. let's do something to help the earth today. just a bit more then yeterday

  46. Gravity Pistol

    well written. interesting. I say. let's do something to help the earth today. just a bit more then yeterday

  47. Gravity Pistol

    well written. interesting. I say. let's do something to help the earth today. just a bit more then yeterday