Supermarket/Teenage Life

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"Supermarket/Teenage Life"
Cowboys-Supermarket.jpg
Single by The Cowboys
from the album n/a
Released 1980
Format 7"
Label Tet Offensive
Writer(s) The Cowboys

Supermarket/Teenage Life was the first and only single by Columbus, Ohio punk band The Cowboys, featuring Mark Eitzel.

"Teenage Life" appears on the Killed By Death #5 LP/CD compilation, its only appearance outside of this 7" single.

Lyrics

Supermarket lyrics

Up top in a supermarket, what does it mean to me
Up top in a supermarket, where am I going to be
Up top in a supermarket, mama please hold my hand
They're pushing me in a basket, I can't move
I don't understand

Put your hands on your face and stay in your place
Put your hands upon your shoulder
Cry cry I wanna see you cry
Grow up so you get older
Grow up so you can drive
Hey kid I know I'm real ugly
But you haven't even got a chance
I'm pushing you in a basket
We're gonna have us a nice romance

Well there's lots of ugly places and lots of ugly faces

We're young and very happy
Let's put the radio on
We're young and very happy
Let's stay where we belong
You ___
And you put me down to bed
So I'm sitting in my corner
You've made me out of lead

Well now I'm running away from all the little things you say

Let's go to the shopping mall
Park your car in the parking lot
Let's all walk through the wall
And thanks to Jesus for the things we've got
Beautiful music is everywhere
Hey hey I'm lost in space
Beautiful music gets in my hair
And my mind gets every place
Well you can't learn until you learn to listen
But I can't sit still
Is that real?

Teenage Life lyrics

Bored teenagers wanna have fun
Always lookin' 'round for a place to run
Lust for good times, need to mix
I count to ten but I get to six

I sit home and watch TV
Wondering what will satisfy me
They say that teenage life is the best
I look at the future, I get depressed

I won't give up, well there's no use
Teenage life is just an excuse

Bored teenagers, what to do
No place to come, no place to go
We are animals in a zoo
Right or wrong, it doesn't matter what we do

I sit home and watch TV
Wondering what will satisfy me
They say that teenage life is the best
I look at the future, I get depressed

I won't give up, well there's no use
Teenage life is just an excuse

I sit home and watch TV
Nothing at all satisfies me

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