From the stronger, later part of James Murphy and co's returning album, American Dream, a powerful cri de coeur about US politics and personal turmoil, with classic dance-punk driving rhythms and riffs, cutting lyrics and here echoing influences of Berlin-era Bowie and early U2.
It moves like a virus and enters our skin
The first sign divides us, the second is moving to Berlin
But that's not the state I'm in
The air is thin but that's not the state
The old guys are frightened and frightening to behold
The kids come out fighting and still doing what they're told
But you're waking a monster that will drive you from your orioles of gold
And your body will get cold
And we don't waste time with love
It's just death from above
Your head is on fire, your hands are getting weak
We all, we all get stupid in the heat
You've basted your brains with the shatter and defeat up on the street
And this is nowhere
The early years were boring
The quiet, unhappy punk
See mother was a cripple and my father was a drunk but gentle man
So we do the best we can
This is the plan
Wear your makeup like a man
'Cause we don't waste time with love
Yeah, we don't waste time with love
It's just a push and a shove
Well, there's a full-blown rebellion but you're easy to confuse
By triggered kids and fakers and some questionable views
Oh, call the cops, call the preachers
Before they let us and they lose.
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