"Fight This Generation" as written by and Stephen Malkmus....
Woke up to people so tall to you
I can't so I won't stand up
Chuck break luck
Look for the splinters
You might see where they come in
Go down, sweet Yardley
I won't let you fall down, sweet Yardley
I won't let you fall down, here, now
Ah- God damn the guts and the gore
Nobody's crying 'cause
There's no one to score for
Come up sweet Randy
I won't let you fall
What you got to lose?
What you got to prove?
Who you gonna screw down here?
Now, here now, I am, here now, I am, here, now
Your life is about to, to come
Away from the mirror
In a rain-shed generation

Fight this generation
Fight this generation
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Fight this generation
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Fight this generation
Fight this generation
Fight this generation
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"Fight This Generation" as written by Stephen Malkmus

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  • +1
    General Commentthis song is excellent, yo.
    oh.pinknesson April 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst of all, I love the way Flux=Rad segways into this. The song is so atmospheric and it really just creates this mellow spaced-out mood (in great contrast to Flux=Rad). The lyrics themselves could really be about anything which is true with a lot of Pavement songs. I'd interpet it as being about rebellion that is ultimatley futile and pointless.
    crkdrainon November 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe version on Slow Century is excellent.
    damnrealbon October 29, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"this was a song to be played at a mythic awards ceermony. the singer/emcee asks people to come on up and accept their prizes, but it becomes apparent that there is no reason to award anyone . The ceremony becomes a sort of self-examination, but the audience is too weak to raise their voices until a snake charmer takes the stage and gets a pathetic rage going. People mumble along, but no one gets very excited, so "the song" ignores the audience and goes where it wants until a puma escapes from a cage and mauls the singer/emcee. The song ends wtihout fanfare." -Malkmus
    imagineiton April 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"this was a song to be played at a mythic awards ceermony. the singer/emcee asks people to come on up and accept their prizes, but it becomes apparent that there is no reason to award anyone . The ceremony becomes a sort of self-examination, but the audience is too weak to raise their voices until a snake charmer takes the stage and gets a pathetic rage going. People mumble along, but no one gets very excited, so "the song" ignores the audience and goes where it wants until a puma escapes from a cage and mauls the singer/emcee. The song ends wtihout fanfare." -Malkmus
    imagineiton April 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"this was a song to be played at a mythic awards ceermony. the singer/emcee asks people to come on up and accept their prizes, but it becomes apparent that there is no reason to award anyone . The ceremony becomes a sort of self-examination, but the audience is too weak to raise their voices until a snake charmer takes the stage and gets a pathetic rage going. People mumble along, but no one gets very excited, so "the song" ignores the audience and goes where it wants until a puma escapes from a cage and mauls the singer/emcee. The song ends wtihout fanfare." -Malkmus
    imagineiton April 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti don't know why that posted 3 times, my apologies.
    imagineiton April 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the live version on the Sordid Sentinels version of Wowee Zowee. In it, he also says "Jonathan Yardley" instead of just "Yardley" who is a book critic for the Washington Post. Why they referenced him, I have no idea...
    The Minutemanon February 12, 2009   Link
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    My Opinionthe meaning is in the title.
    texashoodlumon December 06, 2011   Link
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    My Opinionthe meaning is in the title.
    texashoodlumon December 06, 2011   Link

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