Boombox Generation

Motion City Soundtrack

there's no consolation prize

there's no prize for consolation

all stuck in the middle

between what is and what might be

a great sensation

has swept the nation

everybody wants the image you've got for sale

with massive compromations on your part

but buddy you've taken the nation

check it out the new teen beat model of the year

struck down from the pillar

short lived is all you'll ever be

a once great sensation

has wiped out the nation

your message is no longer for sale

and no proclamation

will return the station

you held onto while the rest of us moved on

as not quite sensations

but mere subatomic particles of the nation

we're happy if our songs get heard at all

so bring forth donations

for the boombox generation

that's right

don't be afraid

of what you say

'cause anyway

is the only way