MTVGetOffTheAir

Intro: F# B C# (2x bass only)
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Fun Fun Fun in the fluffy chair
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Flame up the herb
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Woof down the beer (2x and continues on background)

(click!)
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Hi! I'm your video DJ
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I always talk like I'm wigged out on quaaludes
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I wear a satin baseball jacket everywhere I go

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My job is to help destroy
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What's left of your imagination
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By feeding you endless doses
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Of sugar-coated mindless garbage

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So don't create Be sedate
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Be a vegetable at home And thwack on that dial
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If we have our way even you will believe (Fun fun fun... ends)
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This is the future of rock and roll
(M.T.V GET OFF THE AIR!)

F# B A
How far will you go
F# B A
How low will you stoop
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To tranquilize our minds with your sugar-coated swill

F# B A
You've turned rock and roll rebellion
F# B A
Into Pat Boone sedation
B A B D
Making sure nothing's left of the imagination

C# B
M.T.V. Get off the
C# B
M.T.V. Get off the
C# B F#
M.T.V. Get off the air (2x)

E F#
Get off the air

F# B A F# B A
See the latest rejects from the muppet show
B A
Wag their tits and their dicks
B A
As they lip-synch on screen

F#
There's something I don't like
B A F# B A
About a band who always smiles
B A
Another tax write-off
B D
For some schmuck who doesn't care
M.T.V. Get off the air...
Get off the air
Get off the air
F# F E D# C#
Get off the air

(bass break - following line twice: 1st time with bass only, 2nd time with guitar playing chords above)

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e ----4---|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

(and this once)

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a 4-4---4-|2-2---2-|4-4---4-|2---4-24|----4---|----4-2-|--------|--------|
e ----4---|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

C#m B A G# (2x trumpet or something)

C# B
And so it was
C# B
Our beloved corporate gods
F# E F# E
Claimed they created rock video
C# B C# B
Allowing it to sink as low in one year
F# E C#
As commercial TV has in 25

C#m B
"It's the new frontier," they say
A G#
It's wide open, anything can happen
C#m
But you've got a lot of nerve
B
To call yourself a pioneer
A
When you're too god-damn conservative
G#
To take real chances.

C# B
Tin-eared
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Graph-paper brained accountants
E F# E
Instead of music fans
C# B C# B
Call all the shots at giant record companies now
F# E C#
The lowest common denominator rules

C#m
Forget honesty
B
Forget creativity
A
The dumbest buy the mostest
G#
That's the name of the game

C#m
But sales are slumping
B
And no one will say why
A G#
Could it be they put out one too many lousy records?!?

C# B F#
M.T.V. - Get off the air!

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NOW!