Why can't I be on MTV?
Why can't I be on MTV?
Why can't I be on MTV?
Cos they just don't like me
Why can't I be on MTV?
Why can't I be on MTV?
Why can't I be on MTV?
Cos I'm trying to help you see

Coporate capitalistic pigs, all your ads are fake
Keep lying to the sheep out there
But I won't take the bait
Use Pepsi and Nike, oh, and Vh1
Calvin Klein, and Tommy Jeans make it look so fun
By using all of the popular bands
They're selling out for more money
When will all of this end?
Let's exploit sex some more through our videos...

Why can't I be on MTV?
Why can't I be on MTV?
Why can't I be on MTV?
Cos we won't lose integrity

What you like is popular cos you have all the dough
Turn the kids to zombies they don't care cos they don't know
Feed us lies and greed and garbage on the radio
There's better music out there but you don't want us to know
So advertise through mainstream movies
Show off your logo
Stick it to some dumb pop superstar that everybody knows
Totalitarian America that's just how it goes

Why can't we be a part of your game?
Why can't we have your fortune and fame?
Why can't we all just be the same?
Cos we're not clones, and we can think for ourselves!

Lyrics submitted by ZaoFreak05

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    General Commentthis song isnt about them whining about wanting to be on MTV, like that title may suggest. this song is about how MTV sucks, and it draws the younger generation into all that pop crap that we see and hear on TV and radio. I dont really like this song or band, but i do love these lyrics.
    AugustWintermanon September 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentright buddy. as u said, the song is about how MTV is silly and shallow. funny band, good cd too.
    punkrockchick217on March 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti don't know, i never really liked this song. it seems so long because he just spends the whole time bitching about mainstream america, he really needs to let it go.
    shadows_fallon June 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI like this song, but the same point is made over and over throughout the cd, it gets kinda redundant
    perfectimperfectionon June 21, 2003   Link

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