Sonic Youth:Teen Age Riot Lyrics

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Sonic Youth
This song is performed by Sonic Youth and appears on the album Daydream Nation (1988) and on the compilation album Screaming Fields Of Sonic Love (1995).
This song is featured in the video game Rock Band 2.
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You're it
No, you're it
Yeah, 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 to do 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 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 rocking
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 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 around 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

Written by:

Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, and Steve Shelley

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