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Readers Digest
As performed by Johnny Q. Public
words & music by Larry Norman
(c)1973 Colgems/EMI Music

(Verse 1)
Alice is a drag queen
Bowie, somewhere in between
Other, bands are looking mean
Me I'm trying to stay clean
I don't dig the radio
I hate what hte charts pick
Rock and roll may not be dead
But it's getting sick
All over the world
Disc jockeys talk insane
Every town I play
Is like I'm wondering why I came

(Verse 2)
The Rolling Stones are trillionaires
The flower children paul bearers
Beatles said "All You Need Is Love" 
And then they broke up
River took and overdose
Kurt followed so close
Tho whole music scene and all the
Bands are pretty comatose
This time last year
People didn't want to hear
They looked at Jesus from afar
They say he's a superstar

Dear John
Who's more popular now
I've been listening to Paul's records
And I think he really is dead

(Verse 3)
It's nineteen-ninety-four
Teen spirit has become a bore
Who's in power now
I think I'll turn on the TV
The man on the news says
Japan is gonna beat us
We shot all dreamers 
And there's no one left to lead us
We need a solution, we need salvation
So they sent some people to the moon 
To gather information
They brought back a big bag of rocks
It only cost 13 billion buckaroos
Must be some really nice rocks

(Verse 4)
You think it's such a sad thing
When you see a fallen king
Then you fine out they were only 
Princes to begin with
Everybody has to chose
Whether they will win or lose
Follow God or sing the blues
And who they're going to sin with
What a mess the world is in
I wonder who began it
Don't ask me
I'm only visiting the planet

This world is not my home
I'm just passing through

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