The Nickelback song inspired by Ferguson that no one asked for is here

This Nickelback song is inspired by events in Ferguson, Missouri in August when the shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old black teenager, Michael Brown, by police sparked riots.

As River Front Times, who flagged up the news, note there can only be one response to this development: "Finally".

Nickelback's frontman Chad Kroeger revealed what inspired Edge of a Revolution in an interview with Yahoo Music, saying:

You turn on CNN and it's like, "Wow!" We'd have it on for 15 minutes and we'd have to shut it off because it was so depressing. The state of affairs in the world these days is so dismal. And I think that's where the song definitely came from. While we were working, the [shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri] was a major story and there was rioting like crazy. So it definitely felt like the seeds of revolution were being planted.

Sentiment neatly expressed in the song's lyrics, which we have reproduced below.

Head high, protest line "Freedom" scribbled on your sign Headline, New York Times Standing on the edge of a revolution

Hey, hey, just obey. Your secret's safe with the NSA In God we trust or the CIA? Standing on the edge of a revolution

Yeah, we're standing on the edge of a revolution Revolution, revolution, revolution

No, we won't give up, we won't go away 'Cause we're not about to live in this mass delusion No, we don't wanna hear another word you say 'Cause we know they're all depending on mass confusion No, we can't turn back, we can't turn away 'Cause it's time we all relied on the last solution No, we won't lay down and accept this fate 'Cause we're standing on the edge of a revolution

Wall Street, common thief When they get caught they all go free A brand-new yacht and a finder's fee Standing on the edge of a revolution

Same shit, different day Can't keep fed if I can't get paid We'll all be dead if the shit don't change Standing on the edge of a revolution

Yeah, we're standing on the edge of a revolution Revolution, revolution, revolution

No, we won't give up, we won't go away 'Cause we're not about to live in this mass delusion No, we don't wanna hear another word you say 'Cause we know they're all depending on mass confusion No, we can't turn back, we can't turn away 'Cause it's time we all relied on the last solution No, we won't lay down and accept this fate 'Cause we're standing on the edge of a revolution

We'll all be dead if this shit don't change Hey hey hey hey

What do we want? We want the change And how're we gonna get there? Revolution What do we want? We want the change Standing on the edge of a revolution

What do we want? We want the change And how're we gonna get there? Revolution What do we want? We want the change Standing on the edge of a revolution

No, we won't give up, we won't go away 'Cause we're not about to live in this mass delusion No, we don't wanna hear another word you say 'Cause we know they're all depending on mass confusion No, we can't turn back, we can't turn away 'Cause it's time we all relied on the last solution No, we won't lay down and accept this fate 'Cause we're standing on the edge of a revolution

What do we want? We want the change And how're we gonna get there? Revolution What do we want? We want the change Standing on the edge of a revolution

What do we want? We want the change And how're we gonna get there? Revolution What do we want? We want the change Standing on the edge of a revolution

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