(written by Stephen Stills)

I lost my innocence over intolerance
All the indignities heaped on the black man
We went to church they all prayed for the white man
The cops and the preachers
Were most of 'em in the Klan
What's a kid s'posed to think when the adults
Are all such hypocrites impossibly smug

I have seen enough
I have seen enough of this
Had enough
Quite enough, I swear

The next generation, the woodstock nation
A little bit flaky, but no hesitation
Stop the war, it wasn't worth dyin' for
The paranoia of the cold warriors
Arrogant old men with domino theories

Fractured fairy tales tryin' to kill me

I have seen enough
I have seen enough of this
I have read enough
History to see right through this

You got outcast upset
People you never met
Locked in the basement
Hot-wired to the net
Isolated, infuriated
The punchline to the joke
Is how they are gonna smoke
Every last stuck-up snob ever dissed them
Look in their eyes how could you miss them

Ain't you seen enough
I have seen enough of this
I've had quite enough
Seen enough

We got dead-eyed, dead drunk
Dead stupid cyberpunks
Fed-up killer geeks
Gigabyte meth freaks
Home alone in a world of their own
Up all night in the thick of the fight
Fantasy combat, veteran psychos
Removed from reality by silicon diodes

Seen enough
I have seen enough of this
Have you read enough
So, you don't know nothin' about it

You got powerbook potentates
Pointedly obviate
Every opinion
They have about anything
Even if they don't know shit
Stay in the limelight
Got your own website
Got all the answers, ain't got a lick of sense
Practicing psychiatry without a license

Ain't you seen enough
Had enough of this
I have had enough
Ain't it bad enough for you yet

So you got overfed
Talking heads on television
Ignoring the obvious with pained expressions
Ask the ones that sell the damn guns
By the truckload every day
Fast as they can make 'em
What's a kid s'posed to think
When the adults
Refuse all accountability
When they fuck up

Ain't you seen enough
Ain't you had enough of this
Goddam tired enough
Have we done enough about this
I have seen enough

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    General CommentYou have to wonder how a song like this gets made. I mean, you'd think Stephen Stills would have some friends, or a producer, that'd take him aside and let him know, "Hey, this song makes you sound like a self-satisfied old fossil. Is that what you were going for?"

    To summarize this song:
    The older generation from the sixties is racist war mongers. The generation after the baby boomers is nothing but violent tweakers and know-it-alls. People on TV (or whatever means in the last verse) are fat assholes. The only generation that gets a bit of slack is, surprise, surprise, the bloody boomers.

    The boomers grew up in a time of relatively low responsibility and great economic prospects. Generation "x" was the first generation to earn less than the generation previous. Since then we've had a culture of AIDS scares, Vietnam aftershocks and zero-tolerance drug policies facilitated by the insufferable former hippies.

    It's truly baffling a songwriter could harbor such my-shit-don't-stink delusions.
    tikbalangon January 06, 2007   Link

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