Every generation gets fooled again
And every generation is the same
And its no good saying its not in your name
'cause it is in your name
And this generation is to blame
And this generation is the same
And I'm sorry that I can't join in any more
But I've been let down : too many times before
Oh yeah we mean it
We hate the kids
So dance dance dance to this radio tonight

I wanted to believe in rock'n'roll stars
I wanted to believe in contemporary art
I wanted to aspire to a higher path
But there's no higher path
It was ever thus, and it was ever you
And it's ever us because we'll do it too
And we're sorry to the all the disinherited meek, and
We're sorry for this con-trick that we play on the people
Oh yeah we mean it
We hate the kids
So dance dance dance to this radio tonight

And nobody ever comes alive
And the journalists clamour round glamour like flies
And boys who should know better grin and get high
With fat men who once met the MC5
And no one discusses what they don't understand
And no one does anything to harm the brand
And this gift is an illusion, this isn't hard
Absolutely anyone can play the fucking guitar
Oh yeah we mean it
We hate the kids
Useless children genuflecting
To the idols who exploit them
Open mouthed and arsed expecting
Some god to anoint them
Dance Dance Dance to this radio tonight

And there's always a monk to get set on fire
And there's always a crackhead charismatic liar
And there's always a depth to which you can aspire
And there's always a teenager due to expire
And Pop had a beginning, it grew and was tended
And now it is rotten. Let it be ended.
Let every hopeless case that every drummer befriended,
Every seven-inch that every student intended
Every groupie and ligger and identity seeker
Every druggy and drinker and every loudspeaker
Be done with, be piled up, be tossed, set alight
No more music, thank you and goodnight.


Lyrics submitted by Noli, edited by hik1029399

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    General CommentThe Indelicates want to end all music!
    apocalyptic_lighton May 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I wanted to believe in rock'n'roll stars
    I wanted to believe in contemporary art
    I wanted to aspire to a higher path
    But there's no higher path"

    So sad but true..
    xP
    I love this song ;)
    paulinanaaon December 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits about shallow youth culture and all they care about is sex drugs fame and money. And so they form bands to get those things while disregarding the idea of making art or sending a message.
    King of Some Islandon May 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentalso I FUCKING ADORE THIS BAND AND THIS SONG!!!
    King of Some Islandon May 11, 2008   Link

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