"Television" as written by Johnette Lin Napolitano and Brett Gurewitz....
Television, television, television, television

Oh yeah! I want to bask in your golden light,
Submerge in electric waves,
I need my connection to the world outside

The world outside is buzzing like an angry wasp in summer,
The candidates are running, and soon the son of God is coming,
Crackle mental convolutions tune in to the revolution,
Whereby everyone's included so we'll never have to be alone

Every atom of my body, blood and sinew, bone and fiber,
I can't distill you from my blood,
You're a hungry germ inside of me,
You're my lover, you're my heroine,
My conscience and my voice,
And I know that I have learned to let you in I
Will lever have to be alone

I'd take after my mother but she's from a different generation,
I prefer my big brother he's so gentle and understanding,
And I learn what I can from him by the television light,
So that when I'm all alone I know everything's gonna be alright

Lyrics submitted by punk_in_drublic99

"Television" as written by Johnette Lin Napolitano Brett Gurewitz


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    General CommentAnyone else find it ironic that as we comment on our generation's technological dependence, we're sitting here in front of our computer screens typing comments into songmeanings.net?
    Boy_of_Bon May 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits a the song thats for the new generation. how we're always on electronic devices such as televisions..our new addicting drugs
    »×púñk rÀwkêr׫on January 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYes we are...hey, does anyone know who sings the verses? It sounds like Tim Armstrong, but I could be wrong...
    Madcappunkon March 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYeah, Tim Armstrong is the singer.
    mummyboobson April 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHaha yeah that is funny, scary perhaps. Another thing that is funny and scary perhaps is that i always think of if you switch heroin with television it's pretty much the same in this one.."new" addiciting drugs indeed.
    St.Catastropheon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat comparison. heroin. very true
    pinkfadeon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlol oh the irony.
    Self explanitory, though nowadays it seems more relevent if it was the internet/computer instead of television. "I need my connection to the world outside" I love how armstrong is in this.
    DJgifon June 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMeaning of the song is pretty clear. Can I just say... I love it when he comes in at the start... "Ooooh yeah!" It just makes me laugh. Anyway.
    green_eyes88on November 09, 2011   Link

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