Who Sang Authority Song? John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp Uh-Huh cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1983-8-7
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock/Hard Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 3:50
producer: Don Gehman and John Mellencamp
mixer: Don Gehman and David Thoener
composer: John Mellencamp
lyricist: John Mellencamp
They like to get you in a compromising position
They like to get you there and smile in your face
They think, they're so cute when they got you in that condition
Well I think, it's a total disgrace

I fight authority, authority always wins
I fight authority, authority always wins
I been doing it, since I was a young kid
I've come out grinnin'
I fight authority, authority always wins

So I call up my preacher
I say: "Gimme strength for Round 5"
He said: "You don't need no strength, you need to grow up, son"
I said: "Growing up leads to growing old and then to dying,
And dying to me don't sound like all that much fun"

I fight authority, authority always wins
I fight authority, authority always wins
I been doing it, since I was a young kid
I've come out grinnin'
I fight authority, authority always wins

I fight authority, authority always wins
I fight authority, authority always wins
I been doing it, since I was a young kid
I've come out grinnin'
I fight authority, authority always wins
Oh no
Oh no
I fight authority, authority always wins

I fight authority, authority always wins
I fight authority, authority always wins
I been doing it, since I was a young kid
I've come out grinnin'
I fight authority, authority always wins
I fight authority, authority always wins
I fight authority, authority always wins
I been doing it, since I was a young kid
I've come out grinnin'
I fight authority, authority always wins

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Crumblin' Down
  • 2 Pink Houses
  • 3 Authority Song
  • 4 Warmer Place to Sleep
  • 5 Jackie O
  • 6 Play Guitar
  • 7 Serious Business
  • 8 Lovin' Mother fo Ya
  • 9 Golden Gates