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Mike Watt – Against The 70's lyrics

I asked him if he knew what time he had
He said he wasn't sure, maybe a quarter past

The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's

I peered in his eyes as we stood in line just to have a look
But the pages I found looked like an unbound coloring book

The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's
The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's

It's not reality, just someone else's sentimentality...
It won't work for you...

Baby boomers selling you rumors of their history
Forcing youth away from the truth of what's real today

The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's

Stadium minds with stadium lies gotta make you laugh
Garbage vendors against true defenders of the craft

The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's
The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's
It's not reality, just someone else's sentimentality...
Look what it did to us...

(Speakin' as a child of the 70's)

The kids against the 70's...
Kids against the 70's...

The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's
The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's

The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's
The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's

The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's
The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's

The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's
The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's

The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's
The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's

The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's
The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70's



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    Neo-bolshevists took advantage of idealistic kids in the '70s when they were so numerous they literally had all the normal societal institutions which function to create some level of cultural/social hysteresis "surrounded". Those with a clever hand as lyricists working with brilliant musicians and new (then) musical modes were able to capture the attention of the youth and fill their heads full of malarky. I was there, I'd know. Too, the "greatest generation" (ha!) thought they had all the bases covered and were arrogantly self-indulgent. They never knew what hit them. We didn't need a repeat, but. Now we're screwed. "they" should have listened to pearl jam! That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
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