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Department Of Youth (3:18)

(Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner, Bob Ezrin)

We're in trouble all the time
You read about us all in the papers
We walk around and bump into walls
A blind delegation
And we ain't afraid of high power
We're bullet proof
And we've never heard of Eisenhower
Missile power, justice and truth

We're the Department of Youth
Your new Department of Youth
We're the Department of Youth
Just me and youth

We talk about this whole stupid world
And still come out laughing, ha
We never make any sense
But hell that never mattered
But we'll make it through our blackest hour
We're living proof
And we never heard of Billy Sunday
Damon Runyon, mad as a cout

We're the Department of Youth
Your new Department of Youth
We're the Department of Youth
Just me and youth

We're the Department of Youth
The new Department of Youth
We're the Department of Youth
The new Department of Youth
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power
Who's got the power?
We do!
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power
Who's got the power?
We do!
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power
We got the power?
Yeah!
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power
We got the power
Yeah!
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power
...And who gave it to you?
Donny Osmond!
What?!
We're the Department of Youth, ah
We got the power

Alice Cooper: Vocals
Whitey Glan: Drums
Prakash John: Bass
Dick Wagner: Guitar, Vocals
Steve Hunter: Guitars
Jozef Chirowski: Keyboards, Vocals
Michael Sherman: Vocals
David Ezrin: Vocals The Summerhill Children's Choir: Vocals

Song Information

Alice states that the song was the only song on the album that doesn't fit. Department of Youth wasn't originally intended to be a piece for the album, but the label didn't think the album had a viable single so they requested a rock anthem. (Alice and Bob on KNAC.com '99)