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Sonic Youth, "Teen Age Riot" (1988)

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Jeffrey Rubard

Jun 16, 2022, 6:38:29 PM6/16/22
You're it
No, you're it
Hey, you're really it
You're it
No, I mean it, you're it

Say it
Don't spray it
(Spirit desire)
Face me
(Spirit desire)

Don't displace me
(Spirit desire)
We will fall

Miss me
Don't dismiss me
Spirit desire

Spirit desire
Spirit desire
Spirit desire
We will fall

Spirit desire
We will fall

Spirit desire
Spirit desire
Spirit desire
We will fall

Spirit desire
We will fall

Everybody's talking 'bout the stormy weather
And what's a man do to but work out whether it's true
Looking for a man with a focus and a temper
Who can open up a map and see between one and two

Time to get it, before you let it get to you
Here he comes now, stick to your guns and let him through

Everybody's coming from the winter vacation
Taking in the sun in a exaltation to you
You come running in on platform shoes
With Marshall stacks to at least just give us a clue

Ah, here it comes, I know it's someone I knew
Teenage riot in a public station
Gonna fight and tear it up in a hyper nation for you

Now I see it, I think I'll leave it out of the way
Now I come near you and it's not clear why you make the away

Looking for a ride to a secret location
Where the kids are setting up a free-speed nation, for you
Got a foghorn and a drum and a hammer that's rockin'
And a cord and a pedal and a lock, that'll do for now

It better work out, I hope it works out my way
'Cause it's getting kind of quiet in my city ahead
It takes a teen age riot to get me out of bed right now

You better look it, we're gonna shake it up to him
He acts the hero, we paint a zero on his hand

We know it's down, we know it's bound too loose
Everybody's sound is 'round it
Everybody wants to be proud to choose
So who's to blame for the stormy weather
You're never gonna stop all the teenage leather and booze

It's time to go 'round, a one man showdown, teach us how to fail
We're off the streets now and back on the road, on the riot trail
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