My friends use to show off their tatts
Now they talk about filling their bank vault
Mellow is the new fad
Your life is fucked and it's all your fault

You use to be dangerous and fun
Before you got that mortgage
Killed by mediocrity, procrastination, blah blah
Now you vote conservative

The people of influence and cynical and jaded
What hope for new blood?
Habitat destruction, fake terrorism
We're all imploding under mass boredom

Sleeping generation can't embrace the shock
There's nothing left to embrace
I needed motivation
You sent a postcard that said, "Punk Rock"
Well fuck you too

This is a marketing ploy
This is the new black
It's a publicity stunt
Relax kick back...

Tune in turn up recline practice being dead
This is channel hell

I hope this sledge hammer reminds you who you are
What the fuck happened?

Angry youth reduced to ultra-conservative nervous frightened children
It was supposed to dangerous
It was supposed to be risque
Now it's cheap and mass produced
Now it's in a bargain bin... on sale

You only see the filth when you look for it
The scene sucks because you suck, you killed it
You stood back and let it die

Lyrics submitted by CocaineKittie

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  • +2
    My InterpretationThis sounds pretty self explanatory. Possibly about a punk/goth turned mainstream by television and advertisements?
    queenoftheblackroseson September 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a song about growing up and how you don't go from a teen angst to an adult gradually but rater overnight you just suddenly are one. And with this sudden shift comes new responsibilities which force us into the mould that society wants. Case and point "What the fuck happened?" What you should take away from this song is to never give up in what you believe just because of connivence.
    thewrightderekon May 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok well I'm not exactly sure, but I think they're talking shit about Emos.

    Mellow is the new fad...

    You sent a postcard that said, "Punk Rock"...

    Angry youth reduced to ultra-conservative nervous frightened children...

    maybe, maybe not...
    Awesome song though. I first heard the live version and I couldn't wait for the studio.

    UrXSoulmateon October 23, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the lyrics are about punks and goths from the 80's and such... They were going to rebel against the mainstream, they were wild and crazy, so on. But then they "grew up", so to speak, got married, had families, started paying morgages... and it made them tame. They started becoming less and less of who they were, and more and more like a cookie-cutter mold of what society expected them to be.
    ZombiexFoodon November 15, 2009   Link

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