The Airborne Toxic Event Lyrics: I Don’t Want to Be on TV

NCIS SoundtrackFrom The Album NCIS (The Official TV Soundtrack) (2009)
Lyrics by Mikel Jollett

I Don’t Want to Be on TV

Beat by beat as Becky falls to sleep
She sits in her electric chair and watches the TV.
And it’s so quiet here tonight, she looks skinny in the light,
In her underwear her face so fair, she’s higher than a kite.
She says: “Well, what about me; am I dying silently?
Have you ever wanted anything so bad you couldn’t see?”

No oh oh
no oh oh not me
no oh oh
I don’t wanna be on TV

And the man down at the TV station, cracks his knuckles bare.
He’s staring at a woman, she is staring back at him.
You can cut the tension with a knife; we’re expecting rain tonight.
There’s a weather system blowing in from Santa Ana all night.
She freaks: “Well what about me? So what, you’re on TV?
I don’t care about your pompous ass, I care about this baby.”

No oh oh
no oh oh not me
no oh oh
I don’t wanna be on TV

Everyone in this city seems to take it like a drug.
Sit up all night, faces so white, they just can’t get enough.
And these shows are all the same, and there’s something I can’t name.
The snickering on this flickering screen, the noise numbing my brain.
So I think: “Well, what about me? I’ll just die silently,
With all these wars and bores and endless whores just dying next to me.”

No oh oh
no oh oh not me
no oh oh
I don’t wanna be on TV
No oh oh
no oh oh not me
no oh oh
no oh oh

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