You've been told
all your life that
you're the youth of a modern nation
but all you see in your eyes is a modern disaster
you spend your life slaving to get an education
even though they say
that it wont be enough
to get you the job
to get you the home
to give you the life
that makes life worth living

chorus:
You're the youth of the modern world
you're the youth of the modern world
the future is yours
dont let the present cheat you
you're the youth of the modern world
you're the youth of the modern world
the future starts now
and it belongs to you

Public servants of the community
talking about how much they care for the youth
but with no vote you become
only a photo-op to shoot
by way of visits to your underfunded schools
and the mall where
they taught you how to consume
nevermind the curfew saying
we dont trust you
we dont believe you
when you're on the street
no good is what you're up too

chorus:
You're the youth of the modern world
you're the youth of the modern world
the future is yours
dont let the present cheat you
you're the youth of the modern world
you're the youth of the modern world
the future starts now
and it belongs to

They say, they say
the youth are angry
they say, they say
the youth are mad
but they dont know about
you or me
no, they dont know about
you or me
no, they dont know about
you or me or you or him or her or you or me

oh no
oh nooooo
yea!

Sometimes i feel
so enraged
wondering if things will ever change
why the hell does everybody
have to buy into the game
a society that lives to work
and a government that spends more money on bombs than schools
no wonder the kids are always looking
for something new

This is the computer age
this is the modern age
this is the age of saphistication
yet there are so few out there
amoung the hi-tech genius'
that even have a clue
what is important to the youth
or know what the youth can do
whaaooo ohhh
and what the youth can do
is so unbelievable
so unforgettable
so incredible
and dont forget it!
dont fucking forget it!



Lyrics submitted by afipunk84

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    General Commentthis is a great song..justin has a way with lyrics so that the meaning is always very clear...this song is about how the government always claimes that they want to help the youth, but never do...its about how teenagers are stereotyped as trouble makers for no reason....its also about how all our society cares about is making money and getting rich anyway they can...and about how some people work so hard all their lives and still struggle to get by bc it is soo expensive here..this song is really eye opening, just like the rest of justin and anti-flags songs...brilliant
    afipunk84on May 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah this song rocks
    Rapala46on January 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe's right, the youth are the ones to get things done. well once they're old enough I suppose. but kids are the passionate and compassionate ones. Adults tend have their passion drowned, it's gone from them, they're too busy with work and family and, ya know, typical stuff that distracts them from the things that need attention in the world.

    but for kids, they're full of passion and compassion and their hearts tend to bleed for things worthy of their attention. Songs like this won't let my passion drown.
    stayfluffyon July 13, 2011   Link

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