wasting away
the kids today, they got nothing to say

they got nothing to say, because they taught 'em

that way

they wanna watch 'em grow old

put them in their graves 'till they're gone

they mess with their hearts and they mess with

their minds

and they plug up their ears and then they make 'em

go blind

till they're walking the street and they can't tell what time it is

you see them standing in line

you watch them going insane

because they're wasting their time

While they're waiting in vain

This is the way it should be

you were born to be free

so why you wasting away?

why you wasting away?

teachers today they got nothing to say

they got nothing to say because they taught 'em

that way

they only do what they're told so they can get their pay and go home

they walk down the streets with their hearts in

their hands

And they grow up too fast and then they can't

understand what it's like to be a woman or maybe a man