Why can't I be on MTV? Why can't I be on MTV? Why can't I be on MTV? 'Cos they just don't like me
Why can't I be on MTV? Why can't I be on MTV? Why can't I be on MTV? 'Cos I'm trying to help you see
Coporate capitalistic pigs, all you ads are fake Keep lying to the sheep out there But I won't take the bait Use Pepsi and Nike, oh and VH1 Calvin Klein and Tommy Jeans make it look so fun! By using all of the popular bands They're selling out for more money When will all of this end? Let's exploit sex and more through our videos...
Why can't I be on MTV? Why can't I be on MTV? Why can't I be on MTV? 'Cos we won't lose integrity
What you like is popular 'cos you have all the dough Turn the kids to zombies they don't care 'cos they don't know Feed us lies and greed and garbage on the radio There's better music out there but you don't want us to know! So advertise through mainstream movies, show off your logo Stick it to some dumb pop superstar that everybody knows Totalitarian America that's just how it goes!
Why can't we be a part of your game? Why can't we have your fortune and fame? Why can't we all just be the same? 'Cos we're not clones and we can think for ourselves!