Radiohead Lyrics

New Generation

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Here comes the big man, fat man
He’s going to huff and puff and blow you out
Sooner or later
You’re going to kiss the ground you watch
Open up and let the good man in
Here comes the big man
And he’s going to lick in your bones
Like the kids at the door
And the killer comes down the lair with 16 million greeting cards

Welcome to new generation (Hi!)
It’s a colour addiction (Soda!)
Welcome to new generation, yeah
It’s a colour addiction (Bubble!)

Eight men play God right next to your country
Steal our children
Ask myself
I’d like to teach the world
To sing a brand new harmony
Skin them up and spit them out
And burn them with the trees
I want to paint the world on coke
I think that I need your help (Blah!)

Welcome to new generation
It’s a colour addiction (Ah!)
Welcome to new generation, yeah
It’s a colour addiction (Ah!)

Smile for the cameras, boys and girls

Welcome to new generation
(Come to the new generation, boys and girls in Europe)
Know colour addiction
(The whole new Norway of opportunity)
Welcome to new generation
(Just step right up and buy your chickens)
Cool, colour addiction

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: 1990
Found on: 1990 Summer Demo

“New Generation” was recorded and included on a 1990 demo. At the time, the band had stopped using the name On A Friday and had temporarily settled on Shindig, but that was soon dropped and they reverted back to On A Friday before ultimately choosing Radiohead in 1992.

Because Phil Selway was temporarily living in Ireland at the time, the band used a Portastudio 4-track and a drum machine. Because he didn’t own a sequencer at the time, Jonny triggered his Roland U20 to play the bass line of this song from the programmed drum machine. “New Generation” is one of only two vocal contributions ever made by Colin. The other was “Tell Me Bitch”.