Who Sang Teen Age Riot? Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth Daydream Nation cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley, Thurston Joseph Moore
release date: 1988-10
genres: Rock
styles: Noise/Indie Rock/Experimental/Avantgarde
length: 6:58
producer: Nick Sansano and Sonic Youth
lead vocals: Thurston Moore
vocal: Kim Gordon
electric guitar: Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo
drums (drum set): Steve Shelley
bass guitar: Kim Gordon
writer: Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Steve Shelley
You're it
No, you're it
Hey, you're really it
You're it
No I mean it, you're it
Say it
Don't spray it
Spirit desire (face me)
Spirit desire (don't displace me)
Spirit desire
We will fall
Miss me
Don't dismiss me
Spirit desire
Spirit desire [Repeat x3]
We will fall
Spirit desire
We will fall
Spirit desire [Repeat x3]
We will fall
Spirit desire
We will fall
Everybody's talking 'bout the stormy weather
And what's a man do to but work out whether it's true?
Looking for a man with a focus and a temper
Who can open up a map and see between one and two
Time to get it
Before you let it
Get to you
Here he comes now
Stick to your guns
And let him through
Everybody's coming from the winter vacation
Taking in the sun in a exaltation to you
You come running in on platform shoes
With Marshall stacks
To at least just give us a clue
Ah, here it comes
I know it's someone I knew
Teenage riot in a public station
Gonna fight and tear it up in a hibernation for you
Now I see it
I think I'll leave it out of the way
Now I come near you
And it's not clear why you fade away
Looking for a ride to your secret location
Where the kids are setting up a free-speed nation, for you
Got a foghorn and a drum and a hammer that's rockin'
And a cord and a pedal and a lock, that'll do me for now
It better work out
I hope it works out my way
Cause it's getting kind of quiet in my city's head
Takes a teen age riot to get me out of bed right now
You better look it
We're gonna shake it
Up to him
He acts the hero
We paint a zero
On his hand
We know it's down
We know it's bound too loose
Everybody's sound is round it
Everybody wants to be proud to choose
So who's to take the blame for the stormy weather
You're never gonna stop all the teenage leather and booze
It's time to go round
A one man showdown
Teach us how to fail
We're off the streets now
And back on the road
On the riot trail

CD 1
  • 1 Teen Age Riot
  • 2 Silver Rocket
  • 3 The Sprawl
  • 4 ’Cross the Breeze
  • 5 Eric’s Trip
  • 6 Total Trash
  • 7 Hey Joni
  • 8 Providence
  • 9 Candle
  • 10 Rain King
  • 11 Kissability
  • 12 Trilogy: The Wonder / Hyperstation / Eliminator Jr.