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Punk is dead, punk is dead,

Yes that's right, punk is dead,

Punk is dead, punk is dead,

It's just another cheap product for the consumers' head,

Bubblegum rock on plastic transistors,

Schoolboy sedition backed by big time promoters,

CBS promoted the Clash,

but not for revolution, just for cash.

Punk became a fashion just like hippie used to be,

and it ain't got a thing to do with you or me

Movements are systems and systems kill,

Movements are expressions of the public will.

Punk became a movement cause they all felt lost,

but the leaders sold out and now we all pay the cost.

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Punk narcissism was a social napalm,

Rock star punk bands started doing real harm,

Preaching revolution, anarchy and change,

As they sucked from the system that had given them their name.

Well I'm tired of staring through shit stained glass,

I'm tired of staring up a superstar's ass,

I've got an ass and a heart and a name,

and I'm just waiting for my fifteen minutes fame.

And me, yes me, do I want to burn?

Is there really something that I can learn?

Do I need a business man to promote my angle?

Can I resist the carrots fame and fortune dangle

I see the velvet zippies in their bondage gear,

The social elite with safety pins in their ear,

I watch and understand that it don't mean a thing,

The scorpions attack, but the systems stole the sting

[repeat chorus]

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