Come off crisp and play up to the cynic
Clean and schooled right down to the minute
You need to hear that your life is rough
Speaking out and cold that you've had enough

You know how to live and your heart's gone 'bi'
Substance rush giving art a try
Your righteous squat's been burned to the ground
Pass the buck
Never utter a sound

High times, hard time
Downtown julie brown

You turned out
Wasted time
Need escape me
Missed it, right?
You turned out
Take my time
Give it to you
Get out

Lyrics submitted by jt

"Turned Out" as written by Page Nye Hamilton

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    General CommentThis came out at a time that being "alternative" or "grunge" was in fashion, and a friend of mine and I identified a new teenage marketing persona as the Alterna-Teen. Apparently so did Page Hamilton, since this song is aimed directly at them. Even today it describes so many trendy little fuckheads who have no idea what it's really like for real artists trying to make something for themselves.
    spacemunky_666on October 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis sounds like someone's hitting you in the face with a brick in a jazzy time signature.
    Kaztoron July 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTurned Out is about poverty tourism - the well schooled, well-heeled person pretending that they're living rough, just for their image.

    It has the derisive attitute toward fake personas, which is a common Helmet theme.
    NATE808on April 02, 2014   Link

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