The whole world cried
But I was dry
You left me by the river side
But I could not cry

Planes crashed, without warning
Melodramatic, Tuesday morning
I haven't worn that dress, since she died

This dead city came to life
Funny what it takes for people to treat each other right
The subway riders meeting eyes
23rd street and all those missing sites
It took four months, to get normal
To go back to business as usual
One year to sift through the rubble
But one second to go back in our defensive little bubbles

Say bomb Iraq
Yea thats okay
We'll cause a world trade center every day
'Cause hey
We've got the weapons
and someones gotta pay for this
I don't believe it

So the whole world stepped outside
Fifty million people filling the streets worldwide
But one man still closed his eyes
Yea, yea
Him and his followers who have more safety and security
Than money should ever be able to buy

And I thought
Who cries?
Does he cry?
Does his family ever die?
Will his daughters ever go to war?
Or do we save that for the poor?

Why do I know more about Britney than Ghandi?
Why do I know more about Britney than Ghandi?
Between me, and Halliburton there is no love lost
Between me and the Carlyle Group there is no love lost
Between me and Clear Channel there is no love lost

Sure I love my country, I just don't love you
And I'm not ever gonna
'Cause that is exactly what you want us to do
I didn't graduation from college but I'm smarter than you

Hey big boy, I think you're plan is crap
You can't bomb someplace you couldn't locate on a map

And this and that baby (x4)

And my generation needed this
We needed Vietnam
'Cause if someone didn't drop the bomb
how would we ever wake up (x2)

And we will wake up
I do believe
We will wake up
What's on TV
Hey lets go shop
What's on TV
'Cause why wake up
When we could sleep

Lyrics submitted by Meldrick

My Generation song meanings
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