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21st Century (Digital Boy)
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1990
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I can't believe it,
The way you look sometimes,
Like a trampled flag on a city street,
Oh yeah.

And I don't want it,
The things you're offering me,
Symbolized bar code, quick ID,
Oh yeah.

I'm a 21st century digital boy,
I don't know how to live
But I've got a lot of toys,
My daddy is a lazy middle class intellectual,
My mommy's on valium,
She's so ineffectual,
Ain't life a mystery?

I can't explain it,
The things they're saying to me,
It's going yayayayayayaya,
Oh yeah.

I'm a 21st century digital boy,
I don't know how to read
But I've got a lot of toys,
My daddy is a lazy middle class intellectual,
My mommy's on valium,
She's so ineffectual,
Ain't life a mystery?

I tried to tell you about no control,
But now I really don't know.

And then you told me how bad you had to suffer,
Is that really all you have to offer?

See I'm a 21st century digital boy,
I don't know how to read
But I've got a lot of toys,
My daddy is a lazy middle class intellectual,
My mommy's on valium,
She's so ineffectual,
Ain't life a mystery?

Cat's foot, iron claw, (21st century digital boy)
Neurosurgeons scream for more, (21st century digital boy)
Innocence raped with napalm fire, (21st century digital boy)
Anything I want, I really need. (21st century digital boy)

21st century schitzoid boy,
21st century video boy,
21st century digital boy,
21st century sofa boy...

Tabs
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Guitar Tabs Unknown
This is my first tab post. This is what it sounds like to me, but I think it's pretty close. I suck at leads, so if anyone can figure out the little solo thingy near the end, please post it, and send me a copy e-mail. Thanks. P.S., if anyone has some tabbing software, please send it to me. Thanks.
Bass Tabs Unknown
The version of this song I used was off of the Against The Grain album. I think it is better on that album than any other versions I've heard. I'm not sure if there's a difference between the Against the Grain album and the STF album and if there is it's not noticeable and is probably in the solo part. Oh well, Play this and be happy with what I give ya. I think it's all right... Below this are the chords (scroll down the page). If ya got any hard to find BR bass tabs please send em to SK8AJAY@AOL.COM... (and to me -Roger)
Guitar Tabs Unknown
Stranger Than Fiction version
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Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:49 Against The Grain E-86409-1 | 86409-1TPU United States 12" 2014
2:49 Against The Grain E-86409-1TYL United States 12" 2014
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:47 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 United States 12" 2010
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Live @ MTV's Most Wanted
2:51 Infected DRA 661489 8 Germany CD 1995
2:52 Infected ESCA-6305 Japan CD 1995
Live Loreley Festival 1996
The Grey Race - Video EP Europe DVD 2003
Live video
The Riot Unknown Argentina DVD 2014
The Riot K0012 | AA0015000 Brazil DVD 2014
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2009
The Riot DR-4530 United States DVD 2006
The Riot DAVID0267 Australia DVD 2000
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Remastered
2:49 Against The Grain n/a United States MC 2004
2:49 Against The Grain 86703-2 United States CD 2004
2:49 Against The Grain 6703-2 Europe CD 2004
2:49 Against The Grain 86703-2 Europe CD 2004
2:49 Against The Grain 86703-2 Israel CD 2004
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Video
Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 202585 9 Germany DVD 2004
Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 9-202585 Mexico DVD 2004
Video live 1991
Big Bang n/a Europe DVD 2004
Big Bang 24030-423 Europe VHS 1992
Video live @ Palladium, 11/20/2004
Live At The Palladium 6659-9 Europe DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium 86659-9 United States DVD 2006
Live At The Palladium H-716 China DVD 2005
Not specified
2:47 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) n/a Malaysia MC 2009
Stranger Than Fiction EPIT-69942 Europe CD 2008
2:47 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EICP-96 Japan CD 2002
2:47 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) EDCI 80030 Japan CD 2002
2:47 Punk Rock Songs (The Epic Years) 2-507628 Brazil CD 2002
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