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The The — The Beat(en) Generation
Album: Mind Bomb
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Released: 1989
Length: 3:01
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When you cast your eyes upon the skylines
Of this once proud nation
Can you sense the fear and the hatred
Growing in the hearts of its population

And youth, oh youth, are being seduced
by the greedy hands of politics and half truths

The beaten generation
The beaten generation
Reared on a diet of prejudice and mis-information
The beaten generation
The beaten generation
Open your eyes, open your imagination

We're being sedated by the gasoline fumes
and hypnotised by the satellites
Into believing what is good and what is right

You may be worshipping the temples of mammon
Or lost in the prisons of religion
But can you still walk back to happiness
When you've nowhere left to run?

The beaten generation
The beaten generation
Reared on a diet of prejudice and mis-information
The beaten generation
The beaten generation
Open your eyes, open your imagination

And if they send in the special police
To deliver us from liberty and keep us from peace

Then won't the words sit ill upon their tongues
when they tell us justice is being done
and that freedom lives in the barrels of a warm gun

The beaten generation
The beaten generation
Reared on a diet of prejudice and mis-information
The beaten generation
The beaten generation
Open your eyes, open your imagination
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 andrewimft wrote:
Excellent song.

Mind Bomb's a very good record, ex-Smiths guitar player Johnny Marr joined The The on this album and played a major role in the sound of it. Maybe the subsequent Dusk CD was even better, I liked it much better musically, there are some very catchy songs on it, although Mind Bomb has better and more powerful content in the lyrics. Johnny Marr sure gets around— Electronic w/ the New Order's Bernard Sumner, The The, Modest Mouse, and it seems everything he's on board with comes out great, except for his own band, the Healers, which somehow fell flat. I tried to like that Healers CD, but despite the awesome guitars, it just falls flat, seems he's better when working with a quality songwriter. He's also joined a Brit band I never heard of called the Cribs, so I hope RP plays some Cribs!

 

Also on the Talking Head's Naked LP....
The bored generation.
Excellent song.

Mind Bomb's a very good record, ex-Smiths guitar player Johnny Marr joined The The on this album and played a major role in the sound of it. Maybe the subsequent Dusk CD was even better, I liked it much better musically, there are some very catchy songs on it, although Mind Bomb has better and more powerful content in the lyrics. Johnny Marr sure gets around— Electronic w/ the New Order's Bernard Sumner, The The, Modest Mouse, and it seems everything he's on board with comes out great, except for his own band, the Healers, which somehow fell flat. I tried to like that Healers CD, but despite the awesome guitars, it just falls flat, seems he's better when working with a quality songwriter. He's also joined a Brit band I never heard of called the Cribs, so I hope RP plays some Cribs!

nalle wrote:
Sooooooooooooo boring :frustrated:
So boooooooooooooring :frustrated:
No need to be sorry Mr Dill - this is one of the greatest bands ever to come out of our damp island!
CHOOOOOOON sorry
This reminds me if Jerry Harrison, still, I like it.
greedy hands of politics and half truths....
:cool:
Such a wonderful song from one of the great albums of Alternative rock. Thank you for playing this Bill.
nalle wrote:
Sooooooooooooo boring :frustrated:
Well he really should have played Kingdom of Rain -- that's a much catchier tune :whistle:
Awesome addition to the playlist!!!!! Thanks Bill :)
you guys are quick!! :)
driver8 wrote:
It confuses web/database searches too....
Yeah, I remember searching for something about "The Who" a year or two ago. This band's name would indeed be worse. Great song though.
Agent510 wrote:
This band's name really confuses me...
It confuses web searches too....
There was an "alternative" station (X-FM) in our market that couldn't compete (ha - the gov't wouldnt grant them an FM license to compete) against the Pop-40 stations and they went off the air. This is the last song they played.
This band's name really confuses me...
Oh...come on no comments at all? Love TheThe
Sooooooooooooo boring :frustrated:
It's the first time it's played? Well, great! The The is It It!
Thanks Bill! Happy birthday to me! :dancingbanana: