Blank Generation

They say we been going down and going down
Been traveling on the road to nowhere
Going down, round and round
Trying to get to the place where we started

When I was just a boy at four years old thought the world was joy
As a kid I’d play, just create the day as I saw it my way

But time blows by
And strips us to the bone poisoned wind of woe
Teach us that we’re alone in this world
We learned to see all the corruption and greed
All its hate, all its pain, so a toast to the end of our innocence
A toast to our blank generation

They say we been going down, been going down
Been traveling on the road to nowhere
Going down, round and round
Trying to get to the place where we started

When I was seventeen realizing the world wasn’t what she seemed
Underneath the night SanFrancisco sky
I would see, too clearly

But time blows by
And strips us to the bone poisoned wind of woe
Teach us that we’re alone in this world
We learned to take all the corruption and greed
All its hate, all its pain, so a toast to the end of our innocence
A toast to our blank generation

So here’s to collagen lips and saline tits
To growth hormones and antibiotics
To the Hollywood world we made out of Barbie-doll hearts
After we melted them down so we could make our new start
Here’s to a generation scared and always wondering why
Instead of playing doctor,we play shoot each other and die
Instead of ring around the
Rosie, we play hide from Mommy
‘Cause Mommy’s been drinking again and we don’t want to get beat
Even with all our tattoos, and all our cheap thrills there’s still a hole inside of us that may not ever get filled
So we give back a little bit of what the world’s given us
Giving back a bit of never giving a fuck

Here’s to the justice never dealt, to innocent, proven guilty
Here’s to bad cops turning cheeks when real cops are on the street
Here’s to the rat-tat-n-tat and your life is shattered
Here’s to “Gimme me your cash or your brains is gettin’ splattered”
Here’s to mad cow disease and all that yummy MSG
Here’s to Mickey d’s serving all those mutant chick-a-dees

This is a toast to celebrate the end of our innocence
This is a toast to celebrate how…
We’ve become desensitized
If life is to grow
Some life must die

We learned to take all the corruption and greed
All its hate, all its pain, so a toast to the end of our innocence
our generation

We now embrace all the corruption and greed, all its hate, all its pain, so
A toast to the end of our innocence
Our blank generation
Our blank generation

Lyrics: Rob Flynn
Music: Machine Head

I’m Your God Now

So pain told you to take her
Well I learned to accept that feeling
‘Cause I found how to numb it
If only for just a short while
I’d get so high I’d forget my name
I scarred my fists.
I scarred my brain
I think that I’m going insane
I know that I’m going insane

So drink up, so shoot in
Why must this feeling end
I crawled in my narcotic shell
Was crucified in my own hell
A gutter’s where I found myself
Amongst the waste I chose to dwell
I chose to dwell

So now I’m in your system
And I’m what helps you numb your pain
With time you will confide in me
So lonely my friend.
I’ve made you lose control
You’ll use me more and more with time
Our friendship grows with each mainline
So glad that you could be so blind
So glad that you could be so blind

So drink up, so shoot in
‘Cause I’ll make this feeling end
I built you this narcotic shell
I crucified you in your hell
Your life not yours, you’re just my slave
I am your messiah of pain

And time has come to….
Time has come to
Time has come to……
There’s no time to pray
‘Cause I’m your God now

Lyrics and Music; Machine Head.
From the album; Burn My Eyes.

Only The Names

Welcome in my friend
Out of the cold where it’s warm
Please step in
What’s your name my friend?
My name’s the same
What a strange coincidence
Glad you’re come to this place
What’s the pleasure you chase?

Oh, you like playing with speed
Well I have all the answers you need

I can take you
High and make you
Invincible
I’ll never leave you

Welcome in my friend
Try some of this
What you’ll feel is amazing
Tap a tiny blast
In a crease of foil
Place this flame beneath it
White smoke you will inhale
A speed rush you will exhale
The goose bumps prickle your skin
Just enough to dig the hooks in

I can take you
High and make you
Invincible
But now you’re hollow

You’re crawling on the floor
But you’ll be back for more

Hello there my friend
Back for the sweet poison so soon again
But this lie must end
I must collect for those pleasures gave
When I first told you my name
I told you ours were the same
And that’s not really a lie
My real name is your addiction

I will bring you
Down and break you
Burn right through you
Won’t regret you

Songwriters
FLYNN, ROBERT CONRAD / LUSTER, AHRUE / DUCE, ADAM / MCCLAIN, DAVE

Blank Generation

They say we been going down and going down
Been traveling on the road to nowhere
Going down, round and round
Trying to get to the place where we started

When I was just a boy at four years old thought the world was joy
As a kid I’d play, just create the day as I saw it my way

But time blows by
And strips us to the bone poisoned wind of woe
Teach us that we’re alone in this world
We learned to see all the corruption and greed
All its hate, all its pain, so a toast to the end of our innocence
A toast to our blank generation

They say we been going down, been going down
Been traveling on the road to nowhere
Going down, round and round
Trying to get to the place where we started

When I was seventeen realizing the world wasn’t what she seemed
Underneath the night SanFrancisco sky
I would see, too clearly

But time blows by
And strips us to the bone poisoned wind of woe
Teach us that we’re alone in this world
We learned to take all the corruption and greed
All its hate, all its pain, so a toast to the end of our innocence
A toast to our blank generation

So here’s to collagen lips and saline tits
To growth hormones and antibiotics
To the Hollywood world we made out of Barbie-doll hearts
After we melted them down so we could make our new start
Here’s to a generation scared and always wondering why
Instead of playing doctor,we play shoot each other and die
Instead of ring around the
Rosie, we play hide from Mommy
‘Cause Mommy’s been drinking again and we don’t want to get beat
Even with all our tattoos, and all our cheap thrills there’s still a hole inside of us that may not ever get filled
So we give back a little bit of what the world’s given us
Giving back a bit of never giving a fuck

Here’s to the justice never dealt, to innocent, proven guilty
Here’s to bad cops turning cheeks when real cops are on the street
Here’s to the rat-tat-n-tat and your life is shattered
Here’s to “Gimme me your cash or your brains is gettin’ splattered”
Here’s to mad cow disease and all that yummy MSG
Here’s to Mickey d’s serving all those mutant chick-a-dees

This is a toast to celebrate the end of our innocence
This is a toast to celebrate how…
We’ve become desensitized
If life is to grow
Some life must die

We learned to take all the corruption and greed
All its hate, all its pain, so a toast to the end of our innocence
our generation

We now embrace all the corruption and greed, all its hate, all its pain, so
A toast to the end of our innocence
Our blank generation
Our blank generation

Lyrics: Rob Flynn
Music: Machine Head