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    CHILDREN OF THE 80'S
    (Words and Music by Joan Baez)

    We're the children of the 80's, haven't we grown
    We're tender as a lotus and we're tougher than stone
    And the age of our innocence is somewhere in the garden

    We like the music of the 60's
    We think that era must have been nifty
    Flower children, Woodstock and the War
    Dirty scandals, cover-ups and more
    Oh, but it's getting harder to deceive us
    We don't care if Dylan's gone to Jesus
    Jimi Hendrix is playing o
    We know Janis Joplin was the rose
    And we also know that that's the way it goes
    With all the stuff that she put in her arm
    Don't be alarmed

    We are the children of the 80's, haven't we grown
    We're tender as a lotus and we're tougher than stone
    And the age of our innocence is somewhere in the garden

    Some of us are the sisters and the brothers
    Who prefer the nighttime for our cover
    A leather jacket and a single golden earring
    Hang out at discos, rock shows, lose our hearing
    Put tattoos all up and down our thighs
    Do anything our parents would despise
    Take uppers, downers, blues and reds and yellows
    Our brains are turning to Jello
    We think that life is overrated
    Loneliness was underestimated
    We are looking forward to the days
    When we live inside of a purple haze
    Where the salvation of the soul is rock and roll

    We are the children of the 80's, haven't we grown
    We're tender as a lotus and we're tougher than stone
    And the age of our innocence is somewhere in the garden

    Some of us may offer a surprise
    Recently have you looked in our eyes
    Maybe we're your conscience in disguise
    We're well informed and we are wise
    Please stop telling us lies
    We know Afghanistan's invaded
    We know Bolivia's dictated
    We know America's inflated
    And although we do not move in masses
    We have lit our candles from your ashes
    We are the warriors of the sun
    The golden boys and the golden girls
    For a better world

    We are the children of the 80's, haven't we grown
    We're tender as a lotus and we're tougher than stone
    And the age of our innocence is somewhere, somewhere in the garden

    © 1981 Gabriel Earl Music (ASCAP)


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