Snider, Dee - We're Not Gonna Take It (2016 Acoustic Recording) Lyrics

We've got the right to choose it
There ain't no way we'll lose it
This is our life, this is our song

We'll fight the powers that be, just
Don't pick our destiny 'cause
You don't know us, you don't belong

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

Oh, you're so condescending
Your gall is never-ending
We don't want nothing, not a thing from you

Your life is trite and jaded
Boring and confiscated
If that's your best, your best won't do

Whoa oh oh
Whoa oh oh
We're right
We're free
We'll fight
You'll see

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

We're not gonna take it
Oh no, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

Whoa oh oh
Whoa oh oh
We're right
We're free
We'll fight
You'll see

We're not gonna take it
Oh no, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

We're not gonna take it
Oh no, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

We're not gonna take it
No, we ain't gonna take it
We're not gonna take it anymore

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Snider, Dee We're Not Gonna Take It (2016 Acoustic Recording) Comments
  1. Old Harley

    Hey Dee, i font know if you will get to read this but , I agree, we should not take it, to coin a phrase. My mother in-law died from ovarian cancer in 2014. And yes i did love my mother-in law strangely enough. Her death is felt everyday by my wife and I. Thank you for doing this vid, it has put a new perspective on the song for me personally. Cheers.

  2. Krystal Cochran

    This song was originally for the support of anti DAPL.. It's kinda really shitty they turned it into this.. #waterislife

  3. Don Rutter

    I actually think Dees vocals are stronger than they were in the mid 80's. Great singer, great guy too.

  4. MARLIN ??


  5. Dreadwroth

    Fuck yes

  6. Rafael Calile

    Sem dúvida uma das melhores canções...ainda mais assim Acústico,pena não ter ela toda,do inicio ao fim.

  7. William F

    Legendary song. For every day of battle in this fucking life. Thanks Dee. Respect for you.

  8. Ulbert Istvan

    The Voice...

  9. tdunster2011

    Holy shit he can still sing like a boss. Fabulous.

  10. Patrick McKinney

    Beautiful.  He really is a singer.

  11. Alec Santoyo

    dee rips on tesla for going acoustic then sells out like a little pussy and goes acoustic, what's metal about that


    and I thought metal was about
    do whatever the fuck you want
    whenever the fuck you want
    and don´t let nobody stop you

    guess I was wrong about that

  12. KJ CY

    I actually like this more than the original

  13. Arne Hemming

    Dee Snider, age 61. Totally Amazing. Thx for upload.

  14. John Crosetto

    Motherfucking EPIC!!!!!!!!!

  15. Jeff Swayze

    That's right, let's get the people PROFITING THE MOST to pay for music copyrights and stop vilifying poor people who download music because they can;t afford to buy it. That being said, art is public domain once it's released and if you perform to get rich, tough luck. You don't see painters whining about people taking photos of their work in galleries.

  16. Captrips1

    Who the hell could thumbs-down this ?? Great version.

  17. Deivide Michel

    Glory is a quality impressinante I never expected a Britney Spears album . He has a whole thematic and follows a cohesive line , both in production and in its thematic . Britney makes Blues with Hold Scool , mix the Soul to Pop , Rock to Pop , Ragge , and the album features orchestra, harmonica, guitar ! Certainly the most organic and instrumental album Britney and showing melhpr his vocals . Deserves indication Pop Album and Album of the Year . We can not forget to Make me-- which is a part of the SHOW !

  18. 666pepi1

    ez így egy szar !!! hol a rock n" roll ????? !!

  19. Jazz Mandolin

    Fantastic version particularly in this context. You the man.

  20. Влад Кривогуб

    Yes, Dee come back !

  21. GlamourSwinexXx

    When I saw Twisted Sister a few years ago they smashed an acoustic guitar onstage stating "we are Twisted Fucking Sister, and we never did any acoustic bullshit". Uhhh... what happened Dee?

  22. John Decker

    Wicked sounds so good

  23. Terry Hudgens

    DEE SNIDER for President

  24. OnkelBermuda

    That voice really holds up!

  25. Bruce Johnson

    When did Dee Snider start sounding like Neil Diamond?

  26. screaminone

    Heavy_Metal's Neal Diamond ☺.

  27. Gog Goggerstein

    Now drop and give me 20.

  28. Oyi Kresnamurti

    how can you do this great lipsync Dee? hahahaha.. it can't be you.. 😄

    but damn, I wanna rock! your voice is high and loud! it takes me back to 30 years ago!

  29. Mike Calak

    Horrible I can't take it

  30. dan bates

    Dee, you still move souls!!!

  31. Frederick Calabrese

    Dee Snider can still really sing!

  32. ExhumedByScryingEyes

    Dee has put the whole of the music industry on his back for decades when no (or few to be fair) artists were willing to even stand up for their own rights. I own all the Twisted Sister Albums, from Secret Records before Atlantic to their Christmas album. Many on vinyl, tape and of course cd as well as Dee's Never let the bastards wear you down, Widowmaker Cd's, Dee Does Broadway etc... I support the artists I love, but this delves much deeper than that and it's great to see an artist stand up for their convictions and continue to fight for what they believe in. Dee was a great role model to me growing up and continues to be so for many others and a whole new generation!

  33. or hargash

    Love u dee

  34. Linda Doggett

    Love Dee Snider.

  35. Alan Byam

    Love it

  36. jason johnson

    Man i jammed that song for so long ago , loved it. Dee can really sing ...hope they do change the laws. Only seems fair.

  37. Ryhla I am blown away by that version.

  38. Tony Vance

    This video is taking more than 10 minutes to load. What on earth is going on?

    Greg Bellan

    Your Internet connection sucks.

  39. J Walters

    Love it!

  40. Joseph Cyr

    Damn this sounds like Neil Diamond singing ..."We're coming to America." or maybe it's just me.

  41. Rich Shillitoe

    Holy crap Dee that's awesome Sir! Keep up the good work mate. The more I hear and learning about your work the more awesome you get. Sorry to sound like a fan boy but fair fkin play...

  42. ericzum

    This is totally badass. Make a full version!!!


    they did 8)

  43. James Goodwin

    F'n nailed it! That's what a real voice without an autotuner sounds like kids! :D

    Mustafa Adaoglu

    Dee and Dio. Two of my
    favorite D's lol

    Detest Star

    WHat about the other D?

    Lowkey Lyesmith

    David Lee Roth maybe? I've never been a huge fan of Van Halen, but I have to admit, Dave is one of the greatest rock frontmen ever.

  44. Tebi Pedernera

    Woo, great !

  45. singer198003

    Asum version! (c:

  46. MrRidleyDog

    Anyone want to bet against Dee not paying for the photographs he used in this video?

  47. Max Rose

    What a voice...Great Campaign - Best of Luck with it....

  48. Scott Lambert

    This is amazing! Dee sounds better than ever!

  49. Christina

    I am just wondering why this video is unlisted...


    I know! I want to share it, but won't until it is listed.


    That's exactly the point he's making in the song. You play the song, you pay for it. No free sharing.


    Ah.  It takes me a minute.  Thanks! :)

  50. Nick St

    Still got the power !
    Thank you dad for showing me Twisted Sister , now im livin my dream and writing my own music with in my band :)) !

  51. Bianca S

    I want the full song <3 put it on Itunes please <3

  52. Psy-Ko

    Beautiful version of the song!

  53. Joey Petroni

    Dee is the man!

  54. Fist Fury

    best frontman in the biz Ness

  55. StoråsStudio

    Great version Dee! You sure still sound very good!

  56. HUGSaLOT Valkyrie

    What about fair use Dee? I find it sad that you have to bitch and moan about not getting fair pay for your work from over TWO DECADES AGO, when you've been living the life of luxury for decades. Most people have to work nearly all their life to make ends meet, and you just sit on your ass milking your old songs for money you don't really need to just make ends meet.

    I'm sick and tired of corporate greed, and government corruption.. yet you're voting for Hillary of all people.. epitome of government corruption long before she was the first lady.


    You clearly don't have a clue how the music industry actually works. Unless a band actually owns the rights to their own music (which most don't) any money they get from air play/record sales is determined by the record company who owns the rights. Twisted Sister, was most likely singed by a record company back in the later 70s/early 80s when a record would sell for around $7-8, out of that the band only received 10-20% of the money the record label gets, which is only about 25% of the total price (the rest goes to retail). Most bands who started out around this time period are still stuck on these same contracts today making little to no money from album sales/air play. Because of this new artists are also getting stuck into similar contracts, simply because there is no one preventing it from happening. The only way to make significant money in today's music industry is through touring and merch sales. Here is a link which will validate what I have said Please do you're research before making accusations! It is VERY hard to make a living (especially today) in the music industry. The only greed in this industry is the record labels, NOT the artist, there are numerous accounts of labels abusing their power over artists, a quick google search will reveal a lot. So please, stop pointing fingers until you've done you're research, Dee and all the other artists in this movement are trying to make the industry a better/fairer place for ALL artists involved.

  57. Aleksander Smode

    Respect! :)

  58. joeleaux

    Is this the same doucheknuckle that said Tesla ruined Metal by releasing an acoustic album?

  59. FruittisMaris

    Awesome version of this song I grew up on!

  60. Gajah Wesi 888

    Can't believe I'm saying this but deamn... This song makes me feel very patriotic... And I'm not American...
    You rock, Snider!

    Kewl Beans

    all good brother...patriotism isn't owned by us. we all should be proud of where we come from. :D