Ever read 1984? No? Well, you should have. That's what this song is about. It's choc full of references.

This song is supposed to be bass heavy. In fact, you really only need the bassist and singer, but you still should have at least one guitar, maybe two, and a drumset. The bass carries the melody and rhythm along with the singer, the drums help maintain the beat, the rhythm guitar provides a background tone, and the lead guitar supports the bass quietly.

Rectify

Verse 1
In a world of false assumptions,
Where two and two is five,
Are those we call the know-nones,
They are more dead than alive.
Their name properly describes them,
They know nothing true at all,
They believe granites a precious gem,
And that ants are ten feet tall.

Chorus
Thus I return,
Thus I resend,
Thus I recall,
And thus I relend.

Thus I recut,
Thus I retear,
Thus I remend,
And thus I repair.

Thus I restrike,
Thus I reply,
Thus I relent,
And thus I redie.

Thus I rebuke,
Thus I retry,
Thus I redo,
And thus I rectify.

Verse 2
The know-nones have a boss,
Big Brother is his name,
His identity's a loss,
And lying is his game.
He enslaved the know-nones,
With face and word and smile,
He silenced their discussions,
Which made it all worthwhile.

Lead guitar solo

Chorus
Thus I return,
Thus I resend,
Thus I recall,
And thus I relend.

Thus I recut,
Thus I retear,
Thus I remend,
And thus I repair.

Thus I restrike,
Thus I reply,
Thus I relent,
And thus I redie.

Thus I rebuke,
Thus I retry,
Thus I redo,
And thus I rectify.

Verse 3
One day arose a champion who said,
"The know-nones, make them live!
"You are not one who should have led,
"And the truth you do deprive."
Big Bro' did not approve of this,
Very upset he did become,
He mailed the man a deathly kiss,
And the insurrection was undone.

Drum solo

Chorus
Thus I return,
Thus I resend,
Thus I recall,
And thus I relend.

Thus I recut,
Thus I retear,
Thus I remend,
And thus I repair.

Thus I restrike,
Thus I reply,
Thus I relent,
And thus I redie.

Thus I rebuke,
Thus I retry,
Thus I redo,
And thus I rectify.

Rhythm guitar and bass solo

Chorus
Thus I return,
Thus I resend,
Thus I recall,
And thus I relend.

Thus I recut,
Thus I retear,
Thus I remend,
And thus I repair.

Thus I restrike,
Thus I reply,
Thus I relent,
And Thus I redie.

Thus I rebuke,
Thus I retry,
Thus I redo,
And thus I rectify.