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Powerman 5000 lyrics

Album: Transform [2003]

Tracks13
 01  Assess the Mess
 02  Theme to a Fake Revolution
 03  Free
 04  Action
 05  That's Entertainment
 06  A Is for Apathy
 07  Transform
 08  Top of the World
 09  Song About Nuthin'
 10  Stereotype
 11  I Knew It
 12  Hey, That's Right!
 13  The Shape of Things to Come
all Powerman 5000 lyrics



Assess the Mess
Let's right now assess the mess
Without finesse
Never forgetting all the rest

There's too much bad out there
Very nearly everywhere
And too damned few who really care

Assses the mess!!! Indeed, indeed!
Famine, bullshit, corporate greed
Elections stolen like a bird steals seed

Space shots, stations, circling high
Trillions for each and every try
Down here, we simply, daily dieback to top
Theme to a Fake Revolution
I'm not a spaceman, but on the other hand
I never really did fit in as well
There's lots of misfits, the one's that don't fit
I know that you know that you know who you are

(oh yeah, oh yeah)

This is a theme to a fake revolution
A battle won and lost with confusion
This is a theme to a fake revolution
Make no mistake there is no solution

We are the kings of misery
Born and raised with no ability
Good luck sucker is the battle cry
Finally a purpose, a reason to die

(oh yeah, oh yeah)

This is a theme to a fake revolution
A battle won and lost with confusion
This is a theme to a fake revolution
Make no mistake there is no solution

This is a theme to a
This is a theme to a
This is a theme to a
Fake revolution

(oh yeah, all right!)

You wanna be part of somethin'
You wanna be part of somethin'
You wanna be part of somethin'
That you can't fight!

You wanna be part of somethin'
You wanna be part of somethin'
You wanna be part of somethin'
That you can't fight!

Finally a message, a meaning of thought
To help you remember all you forgot
To wash that illusion out from your head
And rebuild the nonsense that you once said

This is a theme to a fake revolution
A battle won and lost with confusion
This is a theme to a fake revolution
Make no mistake there is no solution

Fake revolution
Fake revolution
Fake revolution
Fake revolutionback to top
Free
Let's go!
Everybody needs to start their own fire
Everybody needs a riot of their own
Everybody needs to be something that they are not
Everybody needs to go it alone

Because!
Living so free is a tragedy
When you can't be what you want to be
Living so free is a tragedy
When you can't see what you need to see

Okay!
All the time spent hanging on to anything
All the time spent knowing that they're wrong
All the time wasted, stolen back, innocent
You won't get a second more so move it along

Because!
Living so free is a tragedy
When you can't be what you want to be
Living so free is a tragedy
When you can't see what you need to see

Living so free is a tragedy
When you can't be what you want to be
Living so free is a tragedy
When you can't see what you need to see

Wishing and hoping and thinking it's you
That's got this all under control
Never a minute has passed you all by
When they haven't invaded your soul

It's not something you can hold
It's not something you own
It's not something you can buy or steal
You've got it when you're alone

Being free is a tragedy
When you don't know yourself
Being free is a tragedy
When you don't know who you are

Living so free is a tragedy
When you can't be what you want to be
Living so free is a tragedy
When you can't see what you need to see

Living so free is a tragedy
When you can't be what you want to be
Living so free is a tragedy
When you can't see what you need to see

Let's go!
Hey, hey, hey!
Alright then
This is the story of your life man

(and in other places around the world,
It's growing clear that the americans are trigger happy)back to top
Action
Ahh... go!
The sky is falling it's a curious condition
It ain't a fallacy, it ain't superstition
You live your life like you're some kind of actor
But this scenario you cannot manufacture

We're gonna need some action
We're gonna need some action soon
Trapped in a world of ordinary madness
It's all the same, there's nothing new

Com'on, com'on
Com'on, com'on
Com'on, com'on

Where'd you learn how to be so complacent?
They beat you down and you might as well face it
Your heroes lied, yeah they're all just a fake
Don't know how much more of this I can take

We're gonna need some action
We're gonna need some action soon
Trapped in a world of ordinary madness,
It's all the same, there's nothing new

We're gonna need some action (we're gonna need some action)
We're gonna need some action soon
Trapped in a world of ordinary madness,
It's all the same, there's nothing... new!

Ahh... go!

We're gonna need some action (we're gonna need some action)
We're gonna need some action soon
Trapped in a world of ordinary madness,
It's all the same, there's nothing new

We're gonna need some action (we're gonna need some action)
We're gonna need some action soon
Trapped in a world of ordinary madness,
It's all the same, there's nothing new

Com'on, com'on
Com'on, com'on
Com'on, com'on
Com'on, com'on
Action! action! action! action!back to top
That's Entertainment
What have we got
Yeah, yeah
What have we got
Yeah, yeah
That's what we got!

Check out all these rock stars
Come on watch them suffer
So very sad
And I hope you agree

Not enough attention
Oh and did I mention
Life is tough
Mr. platinum cd

What have we got
Yeah, yeah
That's entertainment
Yeah, yeah
That's what we've got!
Yeah, yeah
That's entertainment
Yeah, yeah
That's what we've got!

(ouuuuuuuu-oh-ouuuuuu-ouuuu)

Look at all the pop stars
Thinkin' that they're in charge
Let's see who's
The biggest whore

Come on shake your asses
Only for the masses
You write the songs
I'll lip-sync 'em on tour

What have we got
Yeah, yeah
That's entertainment
Yeah, yeah
That's what we've got!
Yeah, yeah
That's entertainment
Yeah, yeah
That's what we've got!

(set your soul on fire)

People come together
Nothing lasts forever
Consume it all
And we will supply

Life is for the famous
Fools and all the shameless
And everything that
Money can buy

What have we got
Yeah, yeah
That's entertainment
Yeah, yeah
That's what we've got!
Yeah, yeah
That's entertainment
Yeah, yeah

What have we got
Yeah, yeah
That's entertainment
What have we got
Yeah, yeah
That's what we've got!

What have we got
Yeah, yeah
That's entertainment
What have we got
Yeah, yeah
That's what we've got!back to top
A Is for Apathy
I wanna be
The richest american
I wanna live
Out on the street

So many reasons
To just do nothing
To walk around
Like you're out on your feet

So here we are
Now running in circles
We shoulda listened
To h.g. wells

We're living in
The age of frustration
We're giving in
But we can't even tell

And all you need
Is one good reason
One good reason
You don't believe

You want a mapped out
Blank existance
So you don't feel stupid
Before you leave

Everybody's here but nobody showed up

A is for apathy
For apathy
For apathy

A is for apathy
For apathy
For apathy

For apathy
For apathy
For apathy

For apathy
For apathy
For apathy

I wanna be
The richest american
I wanna live
Out on the street

So many reasons
To just do nothing
Don't walk around
Like your out on your feet

Everybodys here but nobody showed up
Everybodys here but nobody showed up

A is for apathy
For apathy
For apathy

A is for apathy
For apathy
For apathy

Just do nothing

A is for apathy
For apathy
For apathy

A is for apathy
For apathy
For apathy

A is for apathy
For apathy
For apathy

A is for apathy
For apathy
For apathy

(green says go
Blood red stop
You gotta hit the bottom
Before you hit the top

So make the call
Which side you on
Back with the weak
Go down with the strong)

(do you understand
Its not too late!)back to top
Transform
Oh yeah
How come everything is not like it used to be
And how come everything is never the same
Your head spins, turns around a look of confusion
This can't be real, I think it's only a game

They said one way, you're going
One way to be and
I can't believe in those words

The truth is there is no truth
Mystified, can't compute
Well I said forget about
Everything you've heard

You won't last that long
You won't last that long
You might as well transform
You won't last, you won't last

How come everything is not like it used to be
And how come everything is never the same
There you wanna, gonna get, first time, last place
Nothing stays the same here, including your name

I've seen it all twice before
They try to be original
Disappoint the way of the world

The truth is there is no truth
Mystified, can't compute
Well I said forget about
Everything you've heard

You won't last that long
You won't last that long
You might as well transform
You won't last, you won't last

(oh yeah, baby - be your right man that's the truth)

Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey

What's the meaning
You must be dreaming
To want the meaning of life
I heard you screaming
To know the meaning
To know the meaning of life

You won't last that long
You won't last that long
You might as well transform
You won't last, you won't last

You won't last that long (you won't last that long)
You won't last that long (you won't last that long)
You might as well transform (you might as well transform)
You won't last, you won't last

You won't last that long
You won't last that long
You might as well transform
You won't last, you won't last

You won't last that long
You won't last that long
You might as well transform
You won't last, you won't lastback to top
Top of the World
Oh yeah! yay!
Baby, baby!

Look around
Look around
Tell me what you see
It's going down without you

Look around
Look around
Show me anything
That makes you feel like I wanna belong

What have you got
What do you need (from me now)
What do you think
There's no difference between me and you

Hey!
What's on top of the world when you get there
What's on top of the world (hey, hey!)
What's on top of the world when you get there
What's on top of the world

Step it up
Step it up
Before you disappear
I'll crawl a mile 'neath your shoes

Step it up
Step it up
It's the payback
The fix told you what you needed to do

What have you got
What do you need (from me now)
What do you think
There's no difference between me and you

Hey!
What's on top of the world when you get there
What's on top of the world (hey, hey!)
What's on top of the world when you get there
What's on top of the world

What's on top of the (hey!)
What's on top of the (hey!)
What's on top of the world (hey, hey!)

What's on top of the world
When you get there
Waiting for me

Hey!
What's on top of the world when you get there
What's on top of the world (hey, hey!)
What's on top of the world when you get there
What's on top of the world

What's on top of the (hey!)
What's on top of the (hey!)
What's on top of the world (hey, hey!)

What's on top of the world
When you get there
And who's selling it to me

It's here
It's gone
The sound
Its gotcha

It's here
It's gone
The sound
Its gotcha

It's here
It's gone
The sound
Its gotcha

It's here
It's gone
The soundback to top
Song About Nuthin'
This could have been about a lot of things but it's not
So don't stop and try to look for the message
The world moves and it don't ask why
Your kids will burn red hot like the fourth of July

I could have told about what's in between the head and the hand
But you wouldn't understand
You heard the story of the rise and the fall
But this time I swear it's not about anything at all

This ain't a song about nuthin'
This ain't a song about nuthin' at all
This ain't a song about about anyone or anything

This could have been about so many things but it's not
So don't waste time and look for the meaning
You heard so many things you couldn't recall
But this time I swear it's not about anything at all

This ain't a song about nuthin'
This ain't a song about nuthin' at all
This ain't a song about about anyone or anythingback to top
Stereotype
Trap door in every step
Truth is I can't connect
Move along I work in stages
Where you at
It looks like cages
See a little, see a lot
Come around see what you're not
Up and down, but never out
Last one here is left to shout

You're just a stereo
Stereo
Stereo
You're just a stereotype
(you're just a stereotype)

You're just a stereo
Stereo
Stereo
You're just a stereotype
(you're just a stereotype)

Sometimes the worst is best
Pick it up and beat the rest
Dig deep to find every scrap
Tragedy can make you laugh
Sign up and sell your soul
What's that
It's rock and roll
Don't get it, you never learn
Where it's cold, it's where you burn

You're just a stereo
Stereo
Stereo
You're just a stereotype
(you're just a stereotype)

You're just a stereo
Stereo
Stereo
You're just a stereotype
(you're just a stereotype)

You're just a stereo
You're just a stereo
You're just a stereotype
Oh yeah!

You're just a stereo
You're just a stereo
You're just a stereotype
Yeah, yeah, alright

Now gather round
Look what I found
For you to duplicate
It's easy now
To hear the sound
It's time to recreate

You're evil rebel tortured soul has been rejected
Now walk the line and act exactly as expected
Let's go!

You're just a stereo
Stereo
Stereo
You're just a stereotype
(you're just a stereotype)

You're just a stereo
Stereo
Stereo
You're just a stereotype
(you're just a stereotype)

You're just a stereo
You're just a stereo
You're just a stereotype
Oh yeah!

You're just a stereo
You're just a stereo
You're just a stereotype

You're just a stereotype
You're just a stereotype
You're just a stereotype
You're just a stereotype

[in reverse:] you're just a stereotypeback to top
I Knew It
The opposite of bravery
Has always been conformity
Don't trust your friends
They'll sell you out
Cause tehy don't know what you're about
They want to change everything
To make you fit don't be so strange
But listen up and see it through
I'll say it now, they know less than you
I knew it, I knew it, I knew it
I knew it was true
I knew it, I knew it, I knew it
Sow hy didn't you?
The enemey within yourself
Is always blaming someone else
Don't trust yourself you're not ok
Your time will come but not today
They clamp down on your neck
You're giving up with no respect
I think I know what's up your sleeve
But what you see now you cannot believeback to top
Hey, That's Right!
I'm the king of the air
Not that you really care
I'm the one that sends all messages
The ones that help you survive
And make you feel so alive
The ones that sound like the voices in your head!

Hey!
That's right!
Hey!
That's right!
Hey!
That's right!
Hey!

Sent to you from above
With the lies that you love
With a voice that can tell you anything
Now the message is clear
Put your hands in the air
It's time to take on the world one last time

You like it louder
A little louder
You can't stop (can't stop)
And it's not up to you

You need it louder
A little louder
You can't stop (can't stop)
And it's not up to you!
Let's go!

Hey!
That's right!
Hey!
That's right!
Hey!
That's right!
The sound that they give you ain't the sound of the nation!

Ten songs in a row
And this is all you should know
I really hope I can become one of them

Fix it up like a hit
In stereo make it fit
But can you really tell one from the other

You want it louder
A little louder
You can't stop (can't stop)
And it's not up to you

You made it louder
A little louder
You won't stop (can't stop)
And there's nothing you can do!
Let's go!

Hey!
That's right!
Hey!
That's right!
Hey!
That's right!
The sound that they give you ain't the sound of the nation!back to top
The Shape of Things to Come
Time moves like the cars on the street
A million miles from here to nowhere
The only thing real is the fact
That you search for a way just to try not to get there

Another day, another problem
Another way for me to solve them
The things you do are so mysterious
When did things get so serious?

The shape of things to come has just begun, alright

Don't be afraid of the future
It doesn't include you, it only removes you
It's the only way out of the past
Out of the now, out of the anything

Another day, another battle
Another cage for me to rattle
And what is gone is never new
So let your mind explode into

The shape of things to come has just begun, alright

Don't turn your back and walk away
It will lead you straight back to your yesterday
Take your place straight up in the line
Place the blindfold over your eyes
So many stories that need to be told
It doesn't matter ‘cause you're already sold

The shape...(don't let it end without you)
The shape...(don't let it be that way)
Of things to come has just begun, alrightback to top
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