Magnets (The Vapors)

The motorcade is never-ending The marshalls wave their wheel appeal Only some of them are breathing Only some know what to feel The generals grit their teeth and smile Just for a little while Until they think they can't be seen Then pour contempt through eyes that seem like magnets Small and hard Magnets They rolled away down through the arches The wet streets shined confetti-lined The sun burns everything it touches The motorcade dissolves the mind The madman grits his teeth and smiles Just for a little while As though he knows he can't be seen Then pours contempt through eyes that seem like magnets Small and hard Just like magnets Out of the crowd Just like magnets Kennedy's children all magnets Waste of time at the Alamo All the kids singing “Go Johnny, go Johnny, go!” All the cars parked out of view And someone on a roof with a job to do But the hotdogs sell and the cameras roll It's a star situation, but it's out of control There's a man with a message and it's written on lead There's a man who is god, but god is dead Still we grit out teeth and smile Just for a little while As though we think we can be seen We pour contempt through eyes that seem like magnets Small and hard Just like magnets Out of a crowd Just like magnets Kennedy's children all magnets Magnets staring up Just like magnets Burning the sky Just like magnets Kennedy's children all magnets Magnetized boys, boys, boys