Teenage Riot

Album: Daydream Nation (1988)
  • 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 [x3]
    We will fall
    Spirit desire
    We will fall
    Spirit desire [x3]
    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 hypernation 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 fade away

    Looking for a ride to your 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 me for now

    It better work out
    I hope it works out my way
    Cause it's getting kind of quiet in my city's head
    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 take the 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

Comments: 1

  • John from Los Angeles, CaThis song is great, but I need to add this awesome trivia fact about Sonic Youth--their original drummer, Richard Edson, was the valet in Ferris Bueller.
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