song by Joe Jackson
Fast Forward lyrics

I'm heading fast forward,
Seems like we got kinda stuck
Time to get out of the town, and try to
Set the controls for some time
I feel the future where people will be happy
Instead of getting dumber and getting scared of all the times
Scared of their own shadows
And scared to take a fall
Either miserable with millions,
Or dying for a dime
Desperate to live forever
Or lucky to live at all
And if I could see myself from some other planet
Would I be shaking my head sadly?
Or would I be laughing to saying
That's always been the same
But anyway, I'm going back to the age of gold
To the age of sin
Fast forward till I understand the age I'm in

And it's always the old guys bitching about the young guys
Growing bears, or turning into sixty's or something
We're tryina hold back time as if that isn't weird
Meanwhile the young guys are waiting for respect
When all they want is cool,
Cool common collective, just as if isn't strange
Or they wanna blow the whistle, ring the bell and change the rules
When the game goes on forever
It's just the uniforms that change
If this is the best of times or if it's the worst
There's some difference of opinion now
That everyone is genius but no one has any friends
Or is it the other way around?
I'm going back to the age of gold
To the age of sin
Fast forward till I understand the age I'm in

Sometimes I look at the moon
And I think I know just how she feels
Going round and round us again
As we go round it some
Watching us fools
And geniuses rushing
And you and me, age disgracefully
And half way too much fun

But everyone knows about what's over and done
And tied up with pretty ribbons on its
One king after another, with the mad one
And a queen or two thrown in for good measure
Meanwhile you make the future, make it every bit as clear
You can finally start track universe
'Cause everything's allowed
The only place that seriously strange to be as here
The only time is ??? mysterious as now
So I'm heading fast forward

I'm going back to the age of gold
To the age of sin
Fast forward till I understand the age I'm in