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Apr 12, 2009

21st Century Breakdown Album Track Listing and Lyrics

21st Century Breakdown Album Track Listing and Lyrics

Act I  - Heroes and Cons

Song Of The Century
21st Century Breakdown
Know Your Enemy
!Viva La Gloria!
Before The Lobotomy
Christian's Inferno
Last Night On Earth

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Act II  -  Charlatans and Saints
East Jesus Nowhere
Peacemaker
Last Of The American Girls
Murder City
?Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl)
Restless Heart Syndrome

Act III  -  Horseshoes and Handgrenades
Horseshoes and Handgrenades
The Static Age
21 Guns
American Eulogy
  a) Mass Hysteria
  b) Modern World
See The Light

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  1. LETRAS 21ST CENTURY BREAKDOWN

    Song of the Century

    Sing us a song of the century
    That's louder than bombs
    And eternity
    The era of static and contraband
    That's leading us to the promised land
    Tell us a story that's by candlelight
    Waging a war and losing the fight

    They're playing the song of the century
    Of panic and promise and prosperity
    Tell me a story into that goodnight
    Sing us a song for me

    21st Century Breakdown

    Born into Nixon I was raised in hell
    A welfare child where the teamsters dwelled
    The last one born, the first one to run
    My town was blind from refinery sun

    My generation is zero
    I never made it as a working class hero

    21st Century Breakdown
    I once was lost but never was found
    I think I am losing what's left of my mind
    To the 20th Century Deadline

    I was made of poison and blood
    Condemnation is what I understood
    Videogames to the tower's fall
    Homeland Security could kill us all

    My generation is zero
    I never made it as a working class hero

    21st Century Breakdown
    I once was lost but never was found
    I think I am losing what's left of my mind
    To the 20th Century Deadline

    We are the class of 13
    Born in the era of humility
    We are the desperate in the decline
    Raised by the Bastards of 1969

    My name is no one
    The long lost son
    Born of the 4th of July

    Raised in an era of heroes and cons
    That left me for dead or alive

    I am a nation
    A worker of pride
    My debt to the status quo

    The scars on my hands
    And the means to an end
    Is all that I have to show

    I swallowed my pride
    And I choked on my faith
    I've given my heart and my soul
    I've broken my fingers
    And lied through my teeth
    The pillar of damage control

    I've been to the edge
    And I've thrown the bouquet
    Of flowers left over the grave
    I sat in the waiting room
    Wasting my time
    And waiting for judgement day

    I praise Liberty
    The "Freedom to Obey"
    Is the song that strangles me
    Don't cross the line

    Dream, America dream,
    I can't even sleep
    From the lights early dawn
    Scream, America scream
    Believe what you see from heroes and cons?

    Know Your Enemy

    Do you know the enemy?
    Do you know your enemy?
    Well, gotta know the enemy

    Do you know the enemy?
    Do you know your enemy?
    Well, gotta know the enemy

    Do you know the enemy?
    Do you know your enemy?
    Well, gotta know the enemy

    Violence is an energy
    Against the enemy
    Violence is an energy

    Bringing on the fury
    The choir infantry
    Revolt against the honor to obey

    Overthrow the effigy
    The vast majority
    Burning down the foreman of control

    Silence is the enemy
    Against your urgency
    So rally up the demons of your soul

    Do you know the enemy?
    Do you know your enemy?
    Well gotta know the enemy

    Do you know the enemy?
    Do you know your enemy?
    Well gotta know the enemy

    The insurgency will rise
    When the bloods been sacrificed
    Don't be blinded by the lies
    In your eyes.

    Violence is an energy
    From here to eternity
    Violence is an energy
    Silence is the enemy
    So gimme gimme revolution

    Do you know the enemy?
    Do you know your enemy?
    Well gotta know the enemy

    Do you know the enemy?
    Do you know your enemy?
    Well gotta know the enemy

    Overthrow the effigy
    The vast majority
    Burning down the foreman of control

    Silence is the enemy
    Against your urgency
    So rally up the demons of your soul

    ¡Viva la Gloria!

    Hey Gloria
    Are you standing close to the edge?
    Lookout to the setting sun
    The brink of your vision
    Eternal youth is
    A landscape of the lie

    The cracks of my skin can prove
    As the years will testify
    Say your prayers and light a fire
    We're going to start a war
    Your slogans a gun for hire
    It's what we waited for

    Hey Gloria,

    This is why we're on the edge
    The fight of our lives been drawn to
    This undying love.

    Gloria, Viva La Gloria
    You blast your name
    In graffiti on the walls
    Falling through broken glass that's
    Slashing through yuor spirit
    I can hear it like a jilted crowd

    Gloria, where are you Gloria
    You found a home
    In all your scars and ammunition
    You made your bed in salad days
    Amongst the ruin
    Ashes to ashes of our youth

    She smashed her knuckles into winter
    As autumns wind fades into black
    She is the saint on all the sinners
    The one that's fallen through the cracks
    So don't put away your burning light

    Gloria, where are you Gloria
    Don't lose your faith
    To your lost naivete
    Weather the storm and don't look
    Back on last November
    When your banners were burning down

    Gloria, viva la Gloria
    Send me your amnesty down
    To the broken hearted
    Bring us the season
    That we always will remember
    Don't let the bonfires go out

    So Gloria,
    Send out your message of the light
    That shadows in the night.
    Gloria, where's your undying love?
    Tell me the story of your life.

    Before the Lobotomy

    Dreaming
    I am only dreaming
    Of another place and time
    Where my family's from.

    Singing
    I can hear them singing.
    When the rain had washed away
    All these scattered dreams

    Dying
    Everyone's reminded
    Hearts are washed in misery
    Drenched in gasoline

    Laughter
    There is no more laughter
    Songs of yesterday
    Now live in the underground

    Life before the lobotomy
    Christian sang the eulogy
    Sign my love a lost memory
    From the end of the century

    Well it's enough to make you sick
    To cast a stone and throw a brick
    When the sky is falling down
    It burned your dreams into the ground

    Christian's lesson is what he's been sold
    We are normal and self-controlled
    Remember to learn to forget
    Whiskey shots and cheap cigarettes

    Well I'm not stoned
    I'm just fucked up
    I got so high I can't stand up
    I'm not cursed cause I've been blessed
    I'm not in love cause I'm a mess

    Like refugees
    We're lost like refugees
    Like refugees
    We're lost like refugees
    The brutality of reality
    Is the freedom that keeps me from

    Dreaming
    I was only dreaming
    Of another place and time
    Where my family's from.

    Singing
    i can hear them singing.
    When the rain had washed away
    All these scattered dreams

    Dying
    Everyone's reminded
    Hearts are washed in misery
    Drenched in gasoline

    Laughter
    There is no more laughter
    Songs of yesterday
    Now live in the underground

    Christian’s Inferno

    I got under the grip
    Between the modern hell
    I got the rejection letter in the mail and
    It was already ripped to shreds.
    Seasons in a ruin and
    This bitter pill is chased with blood.
    There's fire in my veins
    And it's pouring out like a flood

    Whoa, Christian's inferno
    Whoa, Christian's inferno
    Whoa, Christian's inferno
    Whoa, Christian's inferno

    This diabolic state is gracing my existence
    Like a catastrophic baby
    Maybe you're the chemical reaction
    I am the atom bomb
    I am the chosen one
    Toxin your reservoir
    And then return man to ape

    Whoa, Christian's inferno
    Whoa, Christian's inferno
    Whoa, Christian's inferno
    Whoa, Christian's inferno

    Last Night on Earth

    I text a postcard, sent to you
    Did it go through?
    Sending all my love to you.
    You are the moonlight of my life every night
    Giving all my love to you
    My beating heart belongs to you
    I walked for miles til I found you
    I'm here to honor you
    If I lose everything in the fire
    I'm sending all my love to you.

    With every breath that I am worth
    Here on earth
    I'm sending all my love to you.
    So if you dare to second guess
    you can rest assured
    That all my love's for you

    My beating heart belongs to you
    I walked for miles til I found you
    I'm here to honor you
    If I lose everything in the fire
    I'm sending all my love to you.

    My beating heart belongs to you
    I walked for miles til I found you
    I'm here to honor you
    If I lose everything in the fire
    Did I ever make it through?

    East Jesus Nowhere

    Raise your hands now to testify
    Your confession will be crucified
    You're a sacrificial suicide
    Like a dog that's been sodomized
    Stand up! - All the white boys
    Sit down! - All the black girls
    You're the soldiers of the new world

    Put your faith in a miracle
    And it's non-denominational
    Join the choir we will be singing
    In the church of wishful thinking

    A fire burns today
    Of blasphemy and genocide
    The sirens of decay
    Will infiltrate the faith fanatics

    Oh bless me lord for I have sinned
    It's been a lifetime since I last confessed
    I threw my crutches in "The river
    Of a shadow of doubt"
    And I'll be dressed in my Sunday best

    Say a prayer for the family
    Drop a coin for humanity
    Ain't this uniform so flattering?
    I never asked you a God damned thing

    A fire burns today
    Of blasphemy and genocide
    The sirens of decay
    Will infiltrate the faith fanatics

    Don't test me
    Second guess me
    Protest me
    You will disappear

    I want to know who's allowed to breed
    All the dogs who never learned to read
    Missionary politicians
    And the cops of a new religion

    A fire burns today
    Of blasphemy and genocide
    The sirens of decay
    Will infiltrate the inside

    Murder City

    Desperate
    But not hopeless
    I feel so useless
    In the murder city
    Desperate
    But not helpless
    The clock strikes midnight
    In the murder city

    I'm wide awake
    After the riot
    This demonstration
    Of our anguish
    This empty laughter
    Has no reason
    Like a bottle
    Of your favorite poison

    We are the last call
    And we're so pathetic

    Christian's crying
    In the bathroom
    And I just want to
    Bum a cigarette
    We've come so far,
    We've been so wasted
    It's written
    All over our faces

    Peacemaker

    Well, I've got a fever
    A non-believer
    I'm in a state of grace
    For I am the Caesar
    I'm gonna seize the day
    Well, call of the banshee hey hey
    Hey hey hey hey hey
    As God as my witness
    The infidels are gonna pay

    Well, call the assassin
    The orgasm
    A spasm of love and hate
    For what will divide us?
    The righteous and the meek
    Well, call of the wild hey hey
    Hey hey hey hey hey
    Death to the girl at the end of the serenade

    Vendetta, sweet vendetta
    This Beretta of the night
    This fire and the desire
    Shots ringing out on a holy parasite

    I am a killjoy from Detroit
    I drink from a well of rage
    I feed off the weakness with all my love
    Call up the captain hey hey
    Hey hey hey hey hey
    Death to the lover that you were dreaming of

    This is a stand off
    A Molotov cocktail
    On the house
    You thought I was a write off
    You better think again
    Call the peacemaker hey hey
    Hey hey hey hey hey
    I'm gonna send you back to the place where it all began

    Vendetta, sweet vendetta
    This Beretta of the night
    This fire and the desire
    Shots ringing out on a holy parasite

    Well now the caretaker's the undertaker
    Now I'm gonna go out and get the peacemaker
    This is the neo St. Valentines Massacre
    Well call up the Gaza hey hey
    hey hey hey hey hey
    Death to the ones at the end of the serenade
    Well, death to the ones at the end of the serenade
    Well, death to the ones at the end of the serenade
    Well, death to the ones at the end of the serenade

    Last of the American Girls

    She puts her makeup on
    Like graffiti on the walls of the heartland
    She's got her little book of conspiracies
    Right in her hand
    She is paranoid like
    Endangered species headed into extinction
    She is one of a kind
    She's the last of the American girls

    She wears her overcoat
    For the coming of the nuclear winter
    She is riding her bike
    Like a fugitive of critical mass
    She's on a hunger strike
    For the ones who won't make it for dinner
    She makes enough to survive
    For a holiday of working class

    She's a runaway of the establishment incorporated.
    She won't cooperate
    She's the last of the American girls

    She plays her vinyl records
    Singing songs on the eve of destruction
    She's a sucker for
    All the criminals breaking the laws
    She will come in first
    For the end of western civilization
    She's an endless war
    Like a hero for the lost cause
    Like a hurricane
    In the heart of the devastation
    She's a natural disaster
    She's the last of the American girls

    She puts her makeup on
    Like graffiti on the walls of the heartland
    She's got her little book of conspiracies
    Right in her hand
    She will come in first
    For the end of western civilization
    She's a natural disaster
    She's the last of the American girls

    Desperate
    But not hopeless
    I feel so useless
    In the murder city
    Desperate
    But not helpless
    The clock strikes midnight
    In the murder city

    I'm wide awake
    After the riot
    This demonstration
    Of our anguish
    This empty laughter
    Has no reason
    Like a bottle
    Of your favorite poison

    We are the last call
    And we're so pathetic

    Christian's crying
    In the bathroom
    And I just want to
    Bum a cigarette
    We've come so far,
    We've been so wasted
    It's written
    All over our faces

    ¿Viva la Gloria? (Little Girl)

    Little girl, little girl
    Why are you crying?
    Inside your restless soul your heart is dying.
    Little one, little one
    Your soul is purging
    Of love and razor blades
    Your blood is surging

    Runaway
    From the river to the street
    And find yourself with your face in the gutter
    Your a stray for the salvation army
    There is no place like home
    When you got no place to go

    Little girl, little girl
    Your life is calling
    The charlatans and saints of your abandon
    Little one little one
    The sky is falling
    The lifeboat of deception is now sailing
    In the wake all the way
    No rhyme or reason
    Your bloodshot eyes
    Will show your heart of treason
    Little girl little girl
    You dirty liar
    You're just a junkie
    Preaching to the choir

    Runaway
    To your lost tranquility
    And find yourself with your face in the gutter
    You're a stray for the dregs of humanity
    There is no place like home
    When you got no place to go

    The traces of blood
    Always follow you home
    Like the mascara tears
    From your getaway
    Your walking with blisters
    and running with shears
    So unholy.
    Sister of grace.

    Runaway
    From the river to the street
    And find yourself with your face in the gutter
    You're a stray for the salvation army
    There is no place like home
    When you got no place to go

    Restless Heart Syndrome

    I've got a really bad disease
    It's got me begging
    On my hands and knees
    Take me to the emergency
    'Cause something seems to be missing
    Somebody take the pain away
    It's like an ulcer bleeding in my brain
    Send me to the pharmacy
    So I can lose my memory
    I'm elated
    Medicated
    Lord knows I tried to find a way to run away.

    I think they found another cure
    For broken hearts and feeling insecure
    You'd be surprised what I endure
    What make you feel so self-assured?

    I need to find a place to hide
    You never know what could be
    Waiting outside
    The accidents that you could find
    It's like some kind of suicide

    So what ails you is what impales you
    I feel like I've been crucified to be satisfied

    I'm a victim of my symptom
    I am my own worst enemy
    You're a victim of your symptom
    You are your own worst enemy
    Know your enemy

    I'm elated
    Medicated
    I am my own worst enemy
    So what ails you is what impales you
    You are your own worst enemy
    You're a victim of the system
    You are your own worst enemy
    You're a victim of the system
    You are your own worst enemy


    Horseshoes and hand grenades

    I'm gonna burn it all down
    I'm gonna rip it out
    Well, everything that you employ
    Was meant for me to destroy
    To the ground now
    So don't you fuck me around
    Because I'll shoot you down
    I'm gonna drink, fight and fuck
    And pushing my luck
    All the time now

    Maybe you're the runner up
    But the first one to lose the race
    Almost only really counts in
    Horseshoes and hand grenades

    Demolition, self-destruction
    What to annihilate
    The age-old contradiction
    Demolition, self-destruction
    What to annihilate
    The old age

    I'm not fucking around
    I think I'm coming out
    All the deceivers and cheaters
    I've think we've got a bleeder right now
    I'm not fucking around
    G-L-O-R-I-A

    Batteries are not included
    What's the latest way that a man can die
    Screaming hallelujah?
    Singing out "The dawn's early light"
    The silence of the rotten, forgotten
    Screaming at you.

    I can't see a thing in the video
    I can't hear a sound on the radio
    In stereo in the static age

    I can't see a thing in the video
    I can't hear a sound on the radio
    In stereo in the static age

    I can't see a thing in the video
    I can't hear a sound on the radio
    In stereo in the static age

    I can't see a thing in the video
    I can't hear a sound on the radio
    In stereo in the static age
    The static age


    21 Guns

    Do you know what's worth fighting for,
    When it's not worth dying for?
    Does it take your breath away
    And you feel yourself suffocating?
    Does the pain weigh out the pride?
    And you look for a place to hide?
    Did someone break your heart inside?
    You're in ruins

    One, 21 guns
    Lay down your arms
    Give up the fight
    One, 21 guns
    Throw up your arms into the sky,
    You and I

    When you're at the end of the road
    And you lost all sense of control
    And your thoughts have taken their toll
    When your mind breaks the spirit of your soul
    Your faith walks on broken glass
    And the hangover doesn't pass
    Nothing's ever built to last
    You're in ruins.

    One, 21 guns
    Lay down your arms
    Give up the fight
    One, 21 guns
    Throw up your arms into the sky,
    You and I

    Did you try to live on your own
    When you burned down the house and home?
    Did you stand too close to the fire?
    Like a liar looking for forgiveness from a stone

    When it's time to live and let die
    And you can't get another try
    Something inside this heart has died
    You're in ruins.

    One, 21 guns
    Lay down your arms
    Give up the fight
    One, 21 guns
    Throw up your arms into the sky,
    You and I

    The Static Age

    Can you hear the sound of the static noise?
    Blasting out in stereo
    Cater to the class and the paranoid
    Music to my nervous system
    Advertising love and religion
    Murder on the airwaves
    Slogans on the brink of corruption
    Vision of blasphemy, war and peace
    Screaming at you

    I can't see a thing in the video
    I can't hear a sound on the radio
    In stereo in the static age

    Billboard on the rise in the dawn's landscape
    Working your insanity
    Tragic a'la madness and concrete
    Coca Cola execution
    Conscience on a cross and
    You're hearts in a vice
    Squeezing out your state of mind
    Are what you own that you cannot buy?
    What a fucking tragedy, strategy
    Screaming at you.

    I can't see a thing in the video
    I can't hear a sound on the radio
    In stereo in the static age

    I can't see a thing in the video
    I can't hear a sound on the radio
    In stereo in the static age

    Hey hey it's the static age
    This is how the west was won
    Hey hey it's the static age millennium

    All I want to know
    Is a God-damned thing
    Not what's in the medicine
    All I want to do is
    I want to breathe
    Batteries are not included
    What's the latest way that a man can die
    Screaming hallelujah?
    Singing out "The dawn's early light"
    The silence of the rotten, forgotten
    Screaming at you.

    I can't see a thing in the video
    I can't hear a sound on the radio
    In stereo in the static age

    I can't see a thing in the video
    I can't hear a sound on the radio
    In stereo in the static age

    I can't see a thing in the video
    I can't hear a sound on the radio
    In stereo in the static age

    I can't see a thing in the video
    I can't hear a sound on the radio
    In stereo in the static age
    The static age

    American Eulogy

    Part I: Mass Hysteria

    Sing us the song of the century
    That sings like American eulogy
    The dawn of my love and conspiracy
    Of forgotten hope and the class of 13
    Tell me a story into that goodnight
    Sing us a song for me

    Mass Hysteria
    Mass Hysteria
    Mass Hysteria
    Mass Hysteria

    Red alert is the color of panic
    Elevated to the point of static
    Beating into the hearts of the fanatics
    And the neighborhood's a loaded gun
    Idle thought leads to full-throttle screaming
    And the welfare is asphyxiating
    Mass confusion is all the new rage
    And it's creating a feeding ground
    For the bottom feeders of hysteria

    Mass Hysteria
    Mass Hysteria
    Mass Hysteria
    Mass Hysteria

    True sounds of maniacal laughter
    And the deaf-mute is misleading the choir
    The punch line is a natural disaster
    And it's sung by the unemployed
    Fight fire with a riot
    The class war is hanging on a wire
    Because the martyr is a compulsive liar
    When he said
    "It's just a bunch of niggers throwing gas into the hysteria"

    Mass Hysteria
    Mass Hysteria
    Mass Hysteria
    Mass Hysteria

    There's a disturbance on the oceanside
    They tapped into the reserve
    The static response is so unclear now
    Mayday this is not a test!
    As the neighborhood burns, American is falling
    Vigilantes warning you
    Calling Christian and Gloria

    Part II: Modern World

    I don't want to live in the modern world
    I don't want to live in the modern world
    I don't want to live in the modern world
    I don't want to live in the modern world

    I'm the class of 13
    In the era of dissent
    A hostage of the soul
    On a strike to pay the rent
    The last of the rebels
    Without a common ground
    I'm gonna light a fire
    Into the underground

    I don't want to live in the modern world
    I don't want to live in the modern world
    I don't want to live in the modern world
    I don't want to live in the modern world

    I am a nation
    Without bureaucratic ties
    Deny the allegation as it's written

    I want to take a ride to the great divide
    Beyond the "up to date"
    And then neo-gentrified
    The high definition for the low resident
    Where the value of your mind
    Is not held in contempt
    I can hear the sound of
    A beating heart
    That bleeds beyond a system
    That's falling apart
    With money to burn
    On a minimum wage
    'Cause I don't give a shit
    About the modern age

    I don't want to live in the modern world
    I don't want to live in the modern world
    I don't want to live in the modern world
    I don't want to live in the modern world
    I don't want to live in the modern world
    Mass Hysteria
    I don't want to live in the modern world
    Mass Hysteria
    I don't want to live in the modern world
    Mass Hysteria
    I don't want to live in the modern world
    Mass Hysteria

    See the Light

    I crossed the river
    Fell into the sea
    Where the non-believers
    Go beyond belief
    Then I scratched the surface
    In the mouth of hell
    Running out of service
    In the blood I fell

    I just want to see the light
    i don't want to lose my sight
    I just want to see the light
    I need to know what's worth the fight

    I've been wasted
    Pills and alcohol
    I've been chasing
    Down the pool halls
    Then I drank the water
    From a hurricane
    And I set a fire
    Just to see the flame

    I just want to see the light
    I don't want to lose my sight
    I just want to see the light
    I need to know what's worth the fight

    I crossed the desert
    Reaching higher ground
    Then I pound the pavement
    To take the liars down
    But it's gone forever
    But never too late
    Where the ever after
    Is in the hands of fate

    I just want to see the light
    I don't want to lose my sight
    I just want to see the light
    I need to know what's worth the fight

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