"Generation Landslide" as written by Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Alice Cooper....
Please clean your plate dear
The Lord above can see you
Don't you know people are starving in Korea

Alcohol and razor blades and poison and needles
Kindergarten people, they use them, they need them

The over-indulgent machines were their children
There wasn't a way down on Earth here to cool them
'Cause they looked just like humans
At Kresge's and Woolworth's
But decadent brains were at work to destroy
Rats in batallions were ruling the street scene
Generation landslide
Closed the gap between 'em

And I laughed to myself at the men and the ladies
Who never conceived of us billion dollar babies

Militant mothers hiding in their basements
Using pots and pans as their shields and their helmets

Molotov milk bottles heaved from pink high chairs
While Mother's Lib burned birth certificate papers
Dad gets his allowance from his sonny the dealer
Who's pubic to the world but involved in high finance

Sister's out till five doing banker's son's hours
But she owns a Maserati that's a gift from his father

Stopped at full speed at one hundred miles per hour

The Colgate invisible shield finally got 'em

But I laughed to myself at the men and the ladies

Who never conceived of us billion dollar babies

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"Generation Landslide" as written by Dennis Dunaway Alice Cooper

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  • +1
    General CommentSounds kinda like Bob Dylan style
    Anilandon March 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone of their best. it's an attack on the rampant consumerism at the end of the sixties. society was in turmoil – vietnam, the aftermath of korea, changing values, womens lib etc. just kat is right, it's all in there. (easy for me, i was alive then!) and the chorus was just a further tilt. here were these five kids outta phoenix who in a matter of six years went from being track and field jocks to america's number one nightmare. and millionaires in the process. if you were around then you'd know, despite all the publicity, these guys terrified parents. i kid you not - there's never been anything like it since. kids now go "manson is so bad. isn't amy winehouse shocking?!" but us parents just go "meh...manson is like alice lite. and amy... puh, a two beer screamer." i wish i'd had the foresight to write down the sorta stauff my friend's parents used to say about the coopers.
    hank rangoon December 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo one gives an oink about prom night or football
    Cause just getting home from school safe is a gamble and a blessing
    Girlsies play with girlsies and boysies with boysies
    Bored with one another, like old broken Christmas toysies
    Kids are all hot get their parents so annoysies
    sofa king coolon December 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalthough he fucked up the lyrics this is an awesome song...and should be reconized as one of the all time greatest Alice songs...it is also the sequel to Billion Dollar Babies...well that's all my input....late
    dwfp99on January 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the most underrated rock songs in history. I don't really care what it means... it's so freakin' awesome.
    crash ponyon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song and everytime i hear it im always trying to figure out all its hidden meanings cos theres a load of political/relevant stuff in here jsut waiting to be unpicked if you ask me!
    just katon October 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo I'm kinda thinking that it's about parents who are a little strict when raising their children. They think that their children are doing very well for themselves, when in reality they are earning money in ways that aren't what their parents would approve of. I think it's kind of about parents thinking their children are perfect when they aren't.
    make.me.illon August 05, 2015   Link

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