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"Young People Today"

[ from the album "Stop This!" (1996) ]

Lyrics

Young people today
They struggle to pave their way
Young people today
Can't stop to hear their instincts say

"It's better being independent
You've got a soul, don't sell it
Love's economically unsound"

I'd take my life to tell you
The way they've planned this hell
But then you'd waste your life as well

I call it thinness of the blood
But once when I was reaching for my wallet
I drew my heart out from an inside pocket
And spent a fortune before I'd understood

Young people today
We're actors in a comic play
And young people today
Make an entrance but we don't stay

I'd take a life to tell you
The fix they've got us in
But I don't think they'd let us win

I call it thinness of the blood
But once when I was reaching for my wallet
I drew my heart out from an inside pocket
And spent a fortune before I'd understood

Young people today
Touch lips in an offhand way
Young people today
Don't notice it's getting late

I'd take my life to tell you
The streets they'll drive us through
But you won't talk about the view

I call it thinness of the blood
But once when I was reaching for my wallet
I drew my heart out from an inside pocket
And spent a fortune before I'd understood

Young people today
Grin widely when their mothers say
Young people today
Don't live in a decent way

I'd take my life to tell you
The way they've planned this hell
But then you'd waste your life as well

I call it thinness of the blood
But once when I was reaching for my wallet
I drew my heart out from an inside pocket
And spent a fortune before I'd understood

Young people today
We're actors in a comic play
And young people today
Make an entrance but we don't stay

I'd take a life to tell you
The fix they've got us in
But I don't think they'd let us win

I call it thinness of the blood
But once when I was reaching for my wallet
I drew my heart out from an inside pocket
And spent a fortune before I'd understood

Young people today
Touch lips in an offhand way
Young people today
Don't notice it's getting late

I'd take my life to tell you
The streets they'll drive us through
But you won't talk about the view