"Citizens of Tomorrow" as written by and Wright Hook....
No we can't

See the ruins of the old world below
That's what our ancestors left us
Our robot masters will know
How to clean this mess up and build a better world

For man and machine alike
For the boys and the girls
Who are slaves building spaceships at night
In the fluorescent light, that's 2009

No we can't
No we won't
No we can't
No we won't

On cold frosty Martian mornings
The chill on my breath is red
Redder than my mother's blood
When she turned to me and said

This is not how we planned it
But we've gotten ahead of ourselves
Computers rule the planet
And the moon and mars as well
We lost the fight, that's 2009

I have a microchip implanted in my heart
So if I try to escape the robots will blow me apart
And my limbs will go flying
And land before the ones that I love

Who would wail and would weep
But the robots would keep them at bay
While I shut my eyes for the very last time
Citizens of tomorrow be forewarned



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"Citizens of Tomorrow" as written by Hook Alsop

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    General Comment"read it on my mother's blog"

    haha guys. good call on 2009. see you in three years.

    love,
    interpolnyc.
    paul_bankson July 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenta couple mistakes in the lyrics.
    she turned to me and said "this is not how we planned it, WE'VE GOTTEN AHEAD OF OURSELVES, COMPUTERS RULE THE PLANET "
    and also...
    I HAVE A MICRO-CHIP implanted in my heart, so if I try to escape, robots will blow me apart...while I SHUT my eyes for the very last time.


    I love this song so much.
    Jacccckon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThanks Jacccck.
    lvron August 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI graduate in 2009... anyway I heard this song on XM's Ethel and discovered Tokyo Police Club... I still haven't stopped listening to them since I found them about 2 weeks ago. They're AWESOME.
    xcalifornicationxon October 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI graduate in '09, too. That was my first thought. :D

    TPC are excellent. I'm incredibly glad my friend shared them with me.
    elleonon December 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf I could capture the whole band in a sack and run away to Tokyo, I would. But I don't have a drivers license so this song will have to do, and it does.
    sterile.starson January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMan, a lot of sophomores, specifically, really like TPC. I too graduate in the big '09 =D
    sailon January 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNO WE CANT NO WE WONT NO WE CANT!
    slinkstersarson January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI also love this song!!

    I think it's about global warming and climate change. These lines really give it away to me:
    "See the ruins of the old world below
    That's what our ancestors left us.
    Our robot masters will know
    How to clean this mess up
    And build a better world"
    lilcoopron February 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAdd myself to the graduating class of 09 :D
    jcphoenixon February 09, 2007   Link

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