Conform Or Be Cast Oot

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With no disrespect to Matt Ender and his magnificent Casio-heavy theme song, just think how much more appropriate this early-80’s hit from Canada’s greatest band (sorry, Skinny Puppy) would have been as Fifteen’s opening theme:

Sprawling on the fringes of the city in geometric order, an insulated border
In between the bright lights and the far, unlit unknown.

Growing up, it all seems so one-sided, opinions all provided, the future pre-decided
Detached and subdivided in the mass-production zone

Nowhere is the dreamer or the misfit so alone

janice alone

SUBDIVISIONS – in the high school halls, in the shopping malls, conform or be cast oot
SUBDIVISIONS – in the basement bars, in the backs of cars, be cool or be cast oot
Any escape might help to smooth the unattractive truth, but the suburbs have no charms to soothe the restless dreams of youth.

Drawn like moths, we drift into the city, the timeless old attraction, cruising for the action, lit up like a firefly just to feel the living night.

Some will sell their dreams for small desires or lose the race to rats
get caught in ticking traps and start to dream of somewhere to relax their restless flight
Somewhere oot of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights.

SUBDIVISIONS – in the high school halls, in the shopping malls, conform or be cast oot
SUBDIVISIONS – in the basement bars, in the backs of cars, be cool or be cast oot
Any escape might help to smooth the unattractive truth, but the suburbs have no charms to soothe the restless dreams of youth.

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