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The Living End


Prisoner of Society

(one, two) (one, two)
Well we don't need no one to tell us what to do
Oh yes we're on our own
And theres nothing you can do
So we don't need no one like you
To tell us what to do

We don't refer to the past
When showing what we've done
Our generation gap
Means the war is never won
The past is in your head
THE FUTURE'S IN OUR HANDS!

Cos I'm a brat
And I know everything
And I talk back
Cos I'm not listening
To anything you say

And if you count to 3 (one, two, three)
You'll see it's no emergency
You'll see I'm not the enemy
Just a Prisoner of Society

Well we don't need no one to tell us what to do
Oh yes we're on our own
And theres nothing you can do
So we don't need no one like you
To tell us what to do

Cos I'm a brat
And I know everything
And I talk back
Cos I'm not listening
To anything you say

And if you count to 3 (one, two, three)
You'll see it's no emergency
You'll see I'm not the enemy
Just a Prisoner of Society

(GO!)

Well we don't need no one to tell us what to do
Oh yes we're on our own
And theres nothing you can do
So we don't need no one like you
To tell us what to do

We don't refer to the past
When showing what we've done
Our generation gap
Means the war is never won
So we don't need no one like you
To tell us what to do

Cos I'm a brat
And I know everything
And I talk back
Cos I'm not listening
To anything you say

And if you count to 3 (one, two, three)
You'll see it's no emergency
You'll see I'm not the enemy
Just a Prisoner of Society

Society, Society
Society, Society
Society!


Growing Up (Falling Down)

I'm lying on my head
No I'm
I'm not in my bed
Just checkin' out the world
From a different angle
That's what happens when you trip
On your blindness always seems
For some reason
That it's happening to me

Why is it so
And why don't I know
Why is it so
I can't see the obstacle
In front of me
The obstacle
In front of me

Christ, I'm falling down again
It happens to me now and then
I'm growing up, yeah
growing up, yeah
I won't let it fade away
I promise to be strong and brave
I'm growing up, yeah
growing up, yeah

Open up your eyes
And maybe then
You'll realise the truth is in
The thoughts you hold
And not the obstacle in front of you

Why is it so
And why don't I know
Why is it so
I can't see the obstacle
In front of me
The obstacle
In front of me

Christ, I'm falling down again
It happens to me now and then
I'm growing up, yeah
growing up, yeah
I won't let it fade away
I promise to be strong and brave
I'm growing up, yeah
growing up, yeah

Falling down, Falling down, Falling down
Falling down, Falling down, Falling down

I'm lying on my head
No I'm
I'm not in my bed
Just checkin' out the world
From a different angle
That's what happens when you trip
On your blindness always seems
For some reason
That it's happening to me

Why is it so
And why don't I know
Why is it so
I can't see the obstacle
In front of me
The obstacle
In front of me

Christ, I'm falling down again
It happens to me now and then
I'm growing up, yeah
growing up, yeah
I won't let it fade away
I promise to be strong and brave
I'm growing up, yeah
growing up, yeah

Falling down (growing up yeah)
Falling down (growing up yeah)
Falling down (growing up yeah)
Falling down (growing up yeah)
Falling down (growing up yeah)
Falling down (growing up yeah)


Second Solution

Standin' on a streetlight
Tryin' to get away
Guilty Guilty
I hear what ya say
Countin' down the hours,
But I haven't got the time
23rd precinct jumping on the line
On the line

And what I wanna know
Is will I get Death Row?
Or is there a second solution?
What I wanna say
Is will I die today?
Or will I get second solution?

It was never meant to end this way
One shot violence
I hear what ya say
Standin' on a streetlight
Tryin' to get away
Guilty Guilty
I hear what I say
What I say

And what I wanna know
Is will I get Death Row?
Or is there a second solution?
What I wanna say
Is will I die today?
Or will I get second solution?

Standin' on a streetlight
Tryin' to get away
Guilty Guilty
I hear what ya say
Countin' down the hours,
But I haven't got the time
23rd precinct jumping on the line
On the line

And what I wanna know
Is will I get Death Row?
Or is there a second solution?
What I wanna say
Is will I die today?
Or will I get second solution?

Second Solution
Second Solution
Second Solution
Second (Solution)
Second (Solution)
Second (Solution)
Second (Solution)
Second (Solution)
Second (Solution)
Second (Solution)


West End Riot

There's a kid who was born and was raised in the west
There's a kid from the east who never really fit in with the rest
Every week they would meet in the street with their friends
With the guns that they made and the caps that they stole
They would fight to the death

This time
We'll have victory
Last time
Ended in defeat
Our town
Becomes a battleground (hey)
Battleground (hey)
Battleground

West end riot (riot)
West end riot (riot)
We'll be here next saturday
With our guns and our heads held high
So listen up boys
You'd better not cry this time

See a bum on the street that you think you recognize
Young kid never looked so bad when he was only 4 foot high
6 o'clock running home I don't wanna be late
Another saturday of sun and war
Shared with our mates

This time
We'll have victory
Last time
Ended in defeat
Our town
Becomes a battleground (hey)
Battleground (hey)
Battleground

West end riot (riot)
West end riot (riot)
We'll be here next saturday
With our guns and our heads held high
So listen up boys
You'd better not cry this time

Boys will be boys playin' up
And making lots of noise
Never used to talk about the future
Never thought that we'd have to care so
West end riot!

There's a man that was born in the west workin' at a factory
There's a man from the east who now runs the whole company
How they've grown on their own, not like the kids they used to be
Saturdays of sun and war are just fond memories

West end riot (riot)
West end riot (riot)
We'll be here next saturday
With our guns and our heads held high
So listen up boys, you'd better not cry
So listen up boys, you'd better not cry
So listen up boys, you'd better not cry this time


Bloody Mary

Well, there's no time to stop her now
Mary's gonna get her way somehow

Still just a game
But I ask her and remind
Still just a game
But I ask her and remind that
Mary...
Mary...

23 seconds on the floor
Is all she needs
And not a minute more

Tonight, night, night

Well, there's no time to stop her now
Mary's gonna get her way somehow
Somehow

Still just a game
But I ask her and remind
Still just a game
But I ask her and remind that
Mary...
Mary...

You'll die tonight
Night, night
Night, night
Night


Monday

Monday, a day like no other
Monday, was their last day
Some say, life is a struggle
Some say, life should be easy

One day, in a peaceful village
School day, in working Dunblane
One man, could change the whole world
One man, is all it took for

No school today
It's just a memory
One mind gone wrong?

I don't wanna play, on Monday
I don't wanna play, on Monday
Pinned to my memory
Not just another Monday
It seems like such a lie

Change of plans on a rainy day
A new lesson to be learnt today
Pack up your guns
And your soldiers too
Because one sick mind
Depends on you

No school today
It's just a memory
One mind gone wrong?

I don't wanna play, on Monday
I don't wanna play, on Monday
Pinned to my memory
Not just another Monday
It seems like such a lie

Playin' quietly
Along came destiny
Oh I, I don't wanna play

No school today
It's just a memory
One mind gone wrong?

I don't wanna play, on Monday
I don't wanna play, on Monday
Pinned to my memory
Not just another Monday
It seems like such a lie

Monday, it seems like such a lie
Monday, it's just a lie


All Torn Down

I see the city and it isn't what it used to be
A million houses goin' up and down in front of me
No time to let the concrete set before it's broken up again
Don't care if it's historic
Don't really care at all

A hidden landscape on the brink of a development
A protest rally never satisfied with development
Both striving for a perfect world
Each having their own opinion
And so the city it grows
It grows on and on...

All Torn Down
All Torn

I see the city and it's grown into a big machine
The streets are freeways and the parks are just a memory
No time to let the concrete set before it's broken up again
Don't care if it's historic, don't really care at all

All Torn Down
All Torn

You've got no reason
You've got no reason
You've got no reason
You've got no reason
Now


Save the Day

So here I come to save the day
A regular Joe now on parade
They say
It's the only way
But they
They only want it when it's there

So here I come to save the day
The future's here and the past is yesterday
They say
It's the only way
They say
They only want it when it's there
When its there!

We're not going on a holiday
We do a lot of work but we don't get paid
Stand up don't walk away
Take your pride and swallow, swallow
Take your pride and swallow, swallow

Life's full of much unwanted waste
Crime pays and the junkies walk away
But for
Husband and the good son
They speak
Ill at ease but they dare not run
They dare NOT RUN!

We're not going on a holiday
We do a lot of work but we don't get paid
Stand up don't walk away
Take your pride and swallow, swallow
(we're not going on a holiday, hey)
Take your pride and swallow, swallow
(stand up don't walk away, hey)
Take your pride and swallow, swallow
(we're not going on a holiday, hey)
Take your pride and swallow, swallow
(stand up don't walk away, hey)
Take your pride and die


Trapped

Here is comes again
Don't let it pass you by
Like a city bound train

You know it's up to us
To lead the way and march
Toward victory

Standin' on the right side
Who knows whats right

Here it comes again
Don't let it pass you by
Like a city bound train

Standin' on the right side
Who knows whats right, right

Don't look now, seems like we're trapped somehow
I'm not sure if we'll ever make it out of here alive
Don't look now, seems like we're trapped somehow
Time is almost up, but the war has just begun

We're stuck inside a place
And soon we'll have to face, the outside world
The anger on the street, begins to raise some heat
And we're almost out of time

Standin' on the right side
Who knows what's right
Right, right

Don't look now, seems like we're trapped somehow
I'm not sure if we'll ever make it out of here alive
Don't look now, seems like we're trapped somehow
Time is almost up, but the war has just begun

Standin' on the right side
Who knows what's right
Right, right

Don't look now, seems like we're trapped somehow
I'm not sure if we'll ever make it out of here alive
Don't look now, seems like we're trapped somehow
Time is almost up, but the war has just
Begun!


Have They Forgotten

One soul
One life
One soul, One life, One meaning

One soul, one life, one meaning
As far as we know
So why the hell should we be grieving?
I don't know
A house without no hope

They say theres nothing we can do
Just stand back
But while the government comforts you
And say lets be patient
One more cell becomes vacant

Have they forgotten what it's all about
Sometimes I wonder, can't work it out
An equation with no answer
Have they forgotten, what it's all about

They say theres nothing we can do
Just stand back
But while the government comforts you
And say lets be patient
One more cell becomes vacant

Have they forgotten what it's all about
Sometimes I wonder, can't work it out
An equation with no answer
Have they forgotten, what it's all about

Too many times, we don't react
Too many things, oh that's just crap
And if you cannot see, the effect it has on me...
YOU'RE BLIND!

Have they forgotten what it's all about
Sometimes I wonder, can't work it out
An equation with no answer
Have they forgotten, what it's all about


Fly Away

I've told myself
So many times
Not to turn into the type
But I've found
Is it too late?
Has my time come?
Sometimes I think I'm losin' it
Am I the only one?

Understanding, more like demanding
Where do the grey skies end?

So should I stay
Or fly away
The wings that I begin to grow
Will surely let me know
How far I have to go
And I'll be there

Oh yet again
Thought I was right
But as usual
I end up
On the wrong side of the fence
Is it too late?
Has my time come?
Sometimes I think I'm losin' it
Am I the only one?

Understanding, more like demanding
Where do the grey skies end?

So should I stay
Or fly away
The wings that I begin to grow
Will surely let me know
How far I have to go
And I'll be there

Ooh Yeah!

Understanding, more like demanding
Where do the grey skies end?

So should I stay
Or fly away
The wings that I begin to grow
Will surely let me know
How far I have to go
And I'll be there

Will surely let me know
How far I have to go
And I'll be there


I Want A Day

10:50, 3 minutes till
Till 11, I don't want the alarm again
9:30, 3 minutes till
On the way to work, not smiling

I know time to go and punch my card in
Today, just another day at 11
Gotta help, so much to tidy up
Too much too soon!

I want a day when I don't have to get up
Sometimes I'm sick of being in a rut
I want a day where I don't have to go to work
This low life job makes me feel like a jerk

So dirty, burnt fingers to the bone
Not fair to be left to the job all alone
No help no, no credit for
Making sure this evil machine doesn't stop

I know time to go and punch my card in
Today, just another day at 11
Gotta help, so much to tidy up
Too much too soon!

Am I gonna spend
Every day of my life living this way
NO WAY!

I want a day when I don't have to get up
Sometimes I'm sick of being in a rut
I want a day where I don't have to go to work
This low life job makes me feel like a jerk

I want a day when I don't have to get up
Sometimes I'm sick of being in a rut
I want a day where I don't have to go to work
this low life job makes me feel like a jerk


Sleep On It (Australian release)

The afternoon just slips away
Cos it's the end of another day
And as the sky turns from blue to black
Time again for the image is back

So I don't know what's right
(whats right)
Screaming at you in the middle of the night
Can you help me please
Can ya help?

Don't you sleep on it
The walls are closin' in
This time you feel it, you know it's not right
Now I know

Far away from reality
It's a lock that holds no key
Strangest dream I ever had
Wake up call never seemed so bad

So I don't know what's right
(whats right)
Screaming at you in the middle of the night
Can you help me please
Can ya help?

Don't you sleep on it
The walls are closin' in
This time you feel it, you know it's not right
Now I know

Don't know whats come over me
Some say that its destiny...

So I don't know what's right
(whats right)
Screaming at you in the middle of the night
Can you help me please
Can ya help?

Don't you sleep on it
The walls are closin' in
This time you feel it, you know it's not right
Now I know

Now I
Now I
Now I know


Strange (American release)

I never thought that I was strange
I always had something to do to think about
They say that some things never change
Well I guess they do
Cos I never thought I was strange

So I may be off the wall
Just a little bit
I may seem to be unfriendly
But that's not it

Well I never thought that I was strange
(I never thought that I was strange)
I always had something to do to think about
They say that some things never change
Well I guess they do
Cos I never thought I was strange

Strange looks from everybody around
Well I don't care cos I'm not fooling around
I don't know what makes me different and I don't care
Maybe it's not my problem, but why do they stare?

So I maybe off the wall
Just a little bit
I may seem to be unfriendly
But that's not it

Well I never thought that I was strange
(I never thought that I was strange)
I always had something to do to think about
They say that some things never change
Well I guess they do
Cos I never thought I was strange

Sometimes I stop. And think for a while.

I don't know what makes me different
And I don't care
Maybe it's not my problem
But why do they stare?

So I maybe off the wall
Just a little bit
I may seem to be unfriendly
But that's not it

Well I never thought that I was strange
(I never thought that I was strange)
I always had something to do to think about
They say that some things never change
Well I guess they do
Cos I never thought I was strange

Well I guess they do
Cos I never thought I was strange


Closing In

(Instrumental)