The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
And I'm doing my best to keep from adding yet another one
I've heard it said that the writing's on the wall
But I must need some glasses 'cause the words are out of focus
Pick it all apart until there's nothing left but pieces
Makes it easy to forget just what it looked like when it was whole
But drink is not a band-aid for your saddle-sore brain
And time is not a doctor so get out of the rain

Smudge the sun across the sky, your thumb will do the trick
Then paint you face with AV rays 'til cancer makes you sick
The words become art, and the meaning fades away (away)
So speak your mind, dig your grave, and then decide to die another day
The villains turn to heroes and the spiders turn to flies (flies)
The cats and dogs all eat themselves, it's time we closed our eyes
The days all fade away and we're still rotting in our skin (skin)
Don't pick a fight with time, my friend, I guarantee you'll never win

The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing sad, sad songs
The voice of our age is singing...


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  • +1
    General CommentI love the words of this song.
    Especially:

    "The days all fade away and we're all rotting in our skin (skin)
    Don't pick a fight with time, my friend, you're guaranteed to never win"
    cagedbirdon July 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentexcept this song is by electric president...not radical face
    whoatrishhon July 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentActually, this song is by Patients. Leastwise it was first OFFICIALLY released on the Patients album. Technically, though, it was first released on a Typecast CD, which was kind of an early incarnation of Electric President (when they went by Radical Face Vs Phalex Sledgehammer). Ah, whatever. It's all Ben Cooper - Radical Face, Electric President, Patients, Unkle Stiltskin.... these are all just aliases. He and Alex Kane sure make some great music.
    Ximon August 06, 2009   Link

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