Poster Child

Album: Unlimited Love (2022)
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  • Melle Mel and Richard Hell were dancing at the Taco Bell
    When someone heard a Rebel Yell, I think it was an infidel
    Adam Ant and Robert Plant, the banter of a sycophant
    Enlisted by Ulysses Grant to record at the Record Plant
    Islamabad is on the nod, Havana at the riot squad
    And if you want to be a Mod, you'll have to meet me at the quad

    You got the best of my loco
    I'll take the rest of your showboat
    You got the best of my Yoko
    I'll take the rest of your low note

    Parliament's Atomic Dog, the hats were filling up with fog
    A talk about the life and death of every penny analogue
    The seventies were such a win, singing the Led Zeppelin
    Lizzy lookin' mighty thin, the Thompson's had another twin
    I thought I won the lottery, the numbers never thought of me
    Ramones had a lobotomy, so spin me like your pottery

    I will be your poster child
    You know the world is ours for a little while
    And then I will be your poster child tonight, ow
    La-da-da-da, ba-ba-ba-dum

    A funky feast of Sandinista, Neon mono Mona Lisa
    Judas Priest the sweet barista, mother load was named Teresa
    Bubble gum I cum Bazooka, Dirty Dan, Dean and Deluca
    Smoked banana in your hookah, now I know the brand is RVCA
    Bernie Mac and Caddy Shack were dusty as the brickerbrac
    And if you ask me for the time, I'll tell you that The Future's Back

    You got the best of my loco
    I'll take the rest of your showboat
    You got the best of my Yoko
    I'll take the rest of your low note

    Steve Miller and Duran Duran, a joker dancing in the sand
    Van Morrison, the Astral man, a festival they have in Cannes
    Speak of Chico and the Man, the silence of a certain lamb
    MC5 kick out the jam, a poncho full of contraband
    Dairy Queen was on the scene, the EveryKid teen magazine
    The Motorhead and Mr. Clean, my piston needed Valvoline

    I will be your poster child
    You know the world is ours for a little while
    And then I will be your poster child tonight
    La-da-da-da, ba-ba-ba-dum

    You got me on this
    Well, then I can't get off
    With no one else but you
    You turn me on too
    Well, then I can't get up, ooh
    For no one else but you

    Cream magazine, a Love Supreme, the ballad of a Billie Jean
    And now we know the Status Quo, but God would never Save the Queen
    Dave Mushegain, Copenhagen, cowboy ghost of Ronald Reagan
    Dollar save was Flavor-Flavin', Cosmic rays of Carl Sagan
    Hammer fist a double kissed unlisted number purple mist
    The Chubby Checker do the twist, and everyone's a narcissist

    You got the best of my loco
    I'll take the rest of your showboat
    You got the best of my Yoko
    I'll take the rest of your low note

    The waterbed was takin' meds, Devo with their hats of red
    A fatty for the Natty Dread, a pocket full of Talking Heads
    Maya's making Paper Planes, addiction to the days of Janes
    My Slurpee's made of Purple Rain, ten fingers in the lion's mane
    Giant squid karate kid, Sid Vicious in the katydid
    The planet that we must forbid, The English Beat are in Madrid

    I will be your poster child
    You know the world is ours for a little while
    And then I will be your poster child tonight
    La-da-da-da, ba-ba-ba-dum
    I will be your poster child
    You know the world is ours for a little while
    And then I will be your poster child tonight
    La-da-da-da, ba-ba-ba-dum Writer/s: Anthony Kiedis, Chad Gaylord Smith, John Anthony Frusciante, Michael Peter Balzary
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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