Elvis Costello - "Teenager Of The Year" lyrics

So this award goes out to you
A dedication to the youth
From magazines for teens that really care
Care enough to want to prove
That the pretty ones

Have got less to lose
Hey teenager of the year
Win the chance to judge your peers
Hey teenager of the year
Your new life begins right here
And you won't suffer any more

And so much more
The shallowest of dreams
Validation's your reward
Plus hair and make-up tips
For the luckiest of teens

This model youth
Hey teenager of the year
Hey teenager of the year
Win the chance to judge your peers
Your new life begins right here

So hey, at least try
Proves that you're alright
Maybe qualify

And that piece of mind
Win the chance to judge your peers
Hey teenager of the year
Hey teenager of the year
Your new life begins right here