A Streetkid Named Desire

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Well, it was punk-fifteen in the morning and it was time to stand my ground
And as the gawks and stares bombarded me I didn't even hear a sound
No one gave a damn if I was there or away
If I died and went to hell, they'd throw a party on my grave and they'd all
say, "This kid is just a fool, he'll never be cool, they might as well just ship
him off to some other school"
Plain destitute
Just a little too guilty, a little too soon

(Chorus)
But that day was just like any other day
No work, and no play
I knew that paradise was some other place and I'd get there another day
I will find it before I expire 'cuz I got the desire

Well, it was punk-fifteen in the evening and it was time to set the town
on fire
I saw my boots and my hair as reflected in the mirror, reveal a streetkid
named desire
I didn't give a damn because I was just dying to be
And as the Hollywood street scene left its mark on me I changed from a
boy into a man
I said "Never again!" I stuck out my chin when I should have ran
Shit in the fan
I was driven so hard by the sound of my heart

(Chorus)
(Bridge)
When the walls surround in deeper shades of blue and there's no voice of
reason inside you
And you search for meaning on an empty shelf
Then you're always dreaming of somewhere else

(Chorus)
Today is just like any other day
No fear, no restraint
I know that paradise is some other place and I will get there another day
You can come with me, no conditions or fares
Somehow, somewhere
I will find it before I expire, 'cuz I've got the desire

Writers
Greg Graffin
Recorded
Victor's Barn, Kauai, Hawaii
Musicians
Greg Graffin - vocals, Jay Bentley - bass, Greg Hetson - guitar, Brian Baker - guitar, Bobby Schayer - drums
Publishers
POLYPTERUS MUSIC (BMI) / WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP (BMI)