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The Punk And The Godfather Lyrics

from Quadrophenia: Live In London

"The Punk And The Godfather" is track #5 on the album Quadrophenia: Live In London. It was written by Pete Townshend.
"The Punk And The Godfather" is track #5 on the album Quadrophenia: Live In London. It was written by Pete Townshend.

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You declared you would be three inches taller
You only became what we made you
Thought you were chasing a destiny calling
You only earned what we gave you

You fell and cried as our people were starving
Now you know that we blame you
You tried to walk on the trail we were carving
Now you know that we framed you

I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes
No surprise, I told lies
I'm the punk in the gutter

I'm the new president and I grew and I bent
Don't you know? Don't it show?
I'm the punk with the stutter

My, my, my, my, my g-g-g-g-generation
My, my, my, my, my g-g-g-g-generation

We tried to speak between lines of oration
You could only repeat what we told you
Your axe belongs to a dying nation
They don't know that we own you

You're watching movies trying to find the feelers
You only see what we show you
We're the slaves of the phony leaders
Breathe the air we have blown you

I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes
No surprise, I told lies
I'm the punk in the gutter

I'm the new president and I grew and I bent
Don't you know? Don't it show?
I'm the punk with the stutter

My, my, my, my, my g-g-g-g-generation
My, my, my, my, my g-g-g-g-generation

I have to be careful not to preach
I can't pretend that I can't teach
And yet I've lived your future out
By pounding stages like a clown

And on the dance floor broken glass
And bloody faces slowly pass
The numbered seats in empty rows
It all belongs to me you know

You declared you would be three inches taller
You only became what we made you
Thought you were chasing a destiny calling
You only earned, what we gave you

You fell and cried as our people were starving
Now you know that we blame you
You tried to walk on the trail we were carving
Now you know that we framed you

I'm the guy in the sky, flying high, flashing eyes
No surprise, I told lies
I'm the punk in the gutter, oh yeah

I'm the new president and I grew and I bent
Don't you know? Don't it show?
I'm the punk with the stutter

My, my, my, my, my generation
My, my, my, my, my g-g-g-g-generation
My, my, my, my, my g-g-g-g-generation
My, my, my, my, my g-g-g-g-generation

Songwriters
PETE TOWNSHEND

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Lyrics © SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP

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