"Surprise, Surprise" by Billy Talent

Billy Talent are a highly under-rated punk / alternative rock band from Ontario, Canada. The lyrics to their song "Surprise Surprise" was a bit ahead of it's time as well. The problems they discuss are nothing new but they have definitely been magnified by recent events.


Lyrics:

"You got the look, but not the credit

They wrote the book on how to sell it

From cigarettes to skinny jeans

You got the money, they got the means


Oh you upper class daughters and working class sons

It's hard to save a dollar the way the world runs

You're the target market of a corporate joke

It won't be so ironic when your daddy is broke


Surprise surprise! Surprise surprise!

You're much better looking when you're in disguise

Surprise surprise! Surprise surprise!

And this revolution has been brought to you by...

 

Just gotta stop, so you can mimic

The tortured artist, the jaded cynic

The latest gadget is just a gimmick

Another sucker born every minute


Well I'm sick of this town bringing me down

A vast world epidemic all around

I'm sick of this town bringing me down

A lost generation trying to act profound

 

Oh you upper class daughters and working class sons

It's hard to save a dollar the way the world runs

We got a counter culture you can buy off a shelf

If you're losing your identity to somebody else

 

Surprise surprise! Surprise surprise!

You're much better looking when you're in disguise

Surprise surprise! Surprise surprise!

And this revolution has been brought to you by

Those who seek to think we don't care

And those who seek to think we're not aware

...


Oh you working class daughters, and upper class sons

It's hard to save a dollar the way the world runs

We're the target market of a corporate hoax

Our generation is a fucking joke"

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