She stares at the screen, at the little words of green
Tries to do remember what to do next
There's a trace of frustration that crosses her face
Searching for the key she should press
And I would help her if I only know how
But these things are a mystery to me too
And it seems that the Corporate eyes they are watching
She fears for her job and the moments are passing
I stare at her nametag and I think to myself
Both you and I, we never asked for any of this

So let's take a walk up past the chemical works
Where the sky turns green at night
And we'll talk about getting away from here
Some different kind of life
But even in the freshest mountain air
The jet fighters practise overhead
And they're drilling these hills for uranium deposits
And they'll bury the waste for our children to inherit
And though this is all done for our own benefit,
I swear we never asked for any of this

This golden age of communication
Means everyone talks at the same time
And liberty just means the freedom to exploit
Any weakness that you can find
Turn off the TV just for a while
Let us whisper to each other instead
And we'll hope that the Corporate ears do not listen
Lest we find ourselves committing some kind of treason
And filed in the tapes without rhyme, without reason
While they tell us that it's all for our own protection,
I swear we never asked for any of this

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"225" as written by Robert Charles Heaton Justin Edward Sullivan

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commenti have always really loved the lyrics. it's not my favorite NMA song but i feel it so deeply.. "i swear we never asked for any of this"
    blackalisson March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFunny how Parents look at their kids surfing on the internet these days thinking "These things there a mystery to me too"... I think it shows a certain division in the people. The techies on one side, the hand workers on the other.

    I Loooove the second verse. There is kindof a recall in a later song on the album Love of Hopeless Causes describing this over-industrialization that kills the land. Which we never asked for...
    CanaDaveon September 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwork, technology and every shitty thing that we have to live with, everything that we just have to hate. the sadness of everyday life in one song...
    Bbkfon April 10, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningThe title "225" turns out to refer to the tempo of the song -- 225 beats per minute.

    The song itself is a protest against many of NMA's favorite targets -- inhuman capitalism and technology, militarism, pollution and surveillance. Above all, it's about the way the voices of ordinary people go unheard: "I swear, we never asked for any of this."
    slamon April 11, 2017   Link

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