"Degenerated" as written by and Dave Rubinstein Paul Bakija....
Johnny doin' out on a Tuesday night?
Johnny can't read, Johnny can't write
Johnny just don't understand

Johnny don't care about this world
As long as he can fuck his girl
And prove that he's a man

Johnny wastes his days eatin' ludes
He's a teenage vegetable
Gettin' high proves that he's cool

Johnny hates to think, he's ignorant
He's a mindless brainwashed pig
Ring a bell, he starts to drool

Degenerated, degenerated
And your minds have vegetated
Degenerated, degenerated
And your thoughts are constipated

He's got P.C.P. in his veins
He's got a void in his brain
He's addicted to the TV

And when he's old, he's gonna have a son
What's to become of young Johnny?

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"Degenerated" as written by Paul Bakija Dave Rubinstein

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    General Commentit is all satire and sarcasm. The song Reagan Youth is just pointing out somebody so damn conservative, like Reagan, is running our country. People just didn't get the sarcasm. Does anybody know any stores that carry any Reagan Youth CD's? I can't find them anywhere! :(
    anthracison August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreagan youth are fucking awesome. my favorite song they ever did.
    TheSkankingRaton June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a really good song, and it is awesome that this song is in the movie Airheads
    anthracison July 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't get it
    Sometimes when I'm listening to them I got a feeling that they are racist
    Sometimes ... Not!
    And the name "Reagan Youth" Why Reagan?
    Do they like his filthy politic?

    and on one cover they are dressed as KKK
    but they have a black producer (I've heard)

    Can someone explain...please
    DevasMolfensekron August 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthere's 1 reagan youth cd i do believe. and you can get it in little record shops or huge corporate conglomerate stores, it's funny to me, considering their politics, which are by the way, totally non-conservative.
    TheSkankingRaton August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentp.s. when they took the name reagan youth it was a parody of the hitler youth of germany before world war II. in case you didn't get the sarcasm in that name, that means they alikened reagan to hitler. thank you, thank you.
    TheSkankingRaton August 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfyi, you can get all 3 of their cds on newredarchive.com
    anthracison September 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentooh yay. i was wondering the same thing... the cd issue that is.
    LiquifiedCaton June 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyes... you can get Collection of Pop Classics, Live and Rare, Volume 1, and Volume 2 all at interpunk.com. or Collection of Pop Classics and Live and Rare from New Red Archives.
    truble breathingon June 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow.. nine posts and no one has made even the slightest attempt at figuring out what this song means. Well, I think Dave is describing a younger him and using 'johnny' as a sort of mask. I got that from the "I was a teen-age zombie". He talks about being ignorant, mindless, and brainwashed though which throws me off a bit.. But maybe Dave was an apathetic teen who just didn't give fuck about the things we wrote about later on. He talks about drugs too.. which he did up to the day he died. At least half the RY songs we know and love were recorded Dave fucked outta his head. Anyway, I'm pretty sure this is about Dave's teen-age lifestyle.
    Inside_Voiceon February 18, 2006   Link

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