They're standing at the gates
Will you let them in
Expressions blank and painless
Their lives littered with sin

So many things responsible
God can't save them now
Discomfort is their only pleasure
Their parents taught them how

Hello, and welcome
To the Teenage Wasteland
Fill your desires and your needs
Live for today
And never again
Here where this is only me

Their fists remain not lowered
Their bodies made of steel
We play ourselves into their hands
Their dream, but it's quite real

Do wrong because they can
Do right because you won't
Your daughter slowly walks away
Your son's not coming home

Your tears only amuse them
Jesus won't save them now
Your life will end when theirs begins
Destruction we allow

Puffs and blood
And destructive fights
The world shuts all the windows
And turns out all the lights

HELLO, AND WELCOME
TO THE TEENAGE WASTELAND
FILL YOUR DESIRES AND YOUR NEEDS
LIVE FOR TODAY
AND NEVER AGAIN
HERE WHERE THIS IS ONLY ME

HELLO, AND WELCOME
TO THE TEENAGE WASTELAND
DROWN YOUR SORROWS AND YOUR PAIN
YOU LIVED THE DAY BEFORE
BUT NOW IT'S GONE
HERE WHERE IT'S JUST YOU AND ME

Here where this is only me
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