Lagwagon - Parents Guide To Living

Wasting his days and his nights
Nothing's changed
Nothing's right
He has no sense of pride
Sees no respect in his parents eyes
And why should he care?
No one ever cared for him?
Wasting her nights and days
Sixteen with a child
God wouldn't have it any other way
And then they told her of shame
And that impurity made her bed
No fuckin' CHOICE
She took two lives instead
All these worthless nights
All these wasted days
Down the path I follow you
Because who am I?
Denial
I still care
But it's my life in despair
Laughing harder
In self-concious
I've played my last solitaire
That shirt's too tight to wear
Wasting my days nad nights
Nothings changed
Nothings right
I know I'm not exactly
The parents guide to living
But it's the road less traveled
In this world so unforgiving
And I've lost count of score

Lagwagon - Beer Goggles

The turn out tonight is weak
The crowd is looking meager
Only 40 to 50 in the flock
But 3 more beers and I'm playin' Woodstock
And you can probably see that we're not all that tight
A couple more drinks will alter your sight
That does not mean fight
I'm not saying I have to be drunk
But tequila shots make it more fun
I'm havin' fun
[Chorus]
Oh, Beer Goggles
I love to put them on
Next to eachother at the bar
She's thinkin' he's the one
I'm thinkin' where's my car
She thinks I look good
Obviously she didn't smell that fart
"Oh, what kind of cologne is that you're wearing?"
Hey man, it's a start
"Hi, my name's Barbie"
"My name's Ken"
The perfect couple 'cause we're drunk in the head
I'm drunk again
[Repeat Chorus]
And one size fits all!!!


Lagwagon - Child Inside

Too many hangars in the closet
A clutter of confusion
Too little rectitude to hold
A moral absolute
Too much distinction to relate to them
Irresolutions we contemplate with no end
In this world of give and take
And what we refer to as maturity
From emotional need to technology
Has you, a cultured seed of your society,
Lacking ability to feel clemency
I'm surprized we still
Bleed into the abyss of despair
That's hiding the child
Compassion you would not dare
Admit to have experienced
Do you regret looking back?
A penitent confessing his sins
The child inside of me recalls a time of purity,
An outlook of release
You remember
Confident that you were able
A future laid out on your table
Running through memories
A child is free
The world restored you see
I see
The child inside of me

Lagwagon - Noble end

He grew up with nothing
He lived and died poor
A father of four
He left his family temporarily
For a future based on words of chicanery
They said join the Army
Join the Navy
He joined the Marines
And his children were proud
But exhaltation was exhausted
And patronage died
When this expendable number
Left his family of five
Imposture
And all that man wanted was
To provide a better existence for
His kids and wife
An investment that cost him his life
A family of ethics has...
A fatality of war can't be noble enough
To justify the loss of life so young
Continental security
Atonement, there's no such thing
There was no hero in the end
Only letters of resent, remorse, regret
Bitter resent
Imposture
And all those boys wanted was
To be alive,
A return of existence yet
So many died
And those who returned were alone
With nothing awaiting at home
Again the headlines read
"A Noble Soldier Finds A Noble Ending"
They are the ones who can be done without
Expendable numbers forgotten
No doubt
A family of ethics has died

Lagwagon - Angry Days

Angry youth, Mr. Elite
Your older now
Inside your head lives an old scene
Mr. Punk
Sad and hating everyone
Your excuse is old
The way you felt has left you hating yourself
Cause everyone is so confused
You never worked for a cent
Self-destructive you pay your debt
Cause you miss another time
When all your friends were so divine
Now all of them have gone or changed
Do you still live in angry days?
But when you've lost someone you love
When your mask is taken off
Does life cut you down to size?
Does it open up your eyes?
Because they all have found their way
As you struggle through your maze
You built those walls of hate
Don't tell me it's too late