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Devo ( /ˈdiːvoʊ/, originally /diːˈvoʊ/) is an American punk rock/New Wave band formed in 1972 consisting of members from Kent and Akron, Ohio. The classic line-up of the band includes two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs (Mark and Bob) and the Casales (Gerald and Bob), along with Alan Myers. The band had a No. 14 Billboard chart hit in 1980 with the single "Whip It", and has maintained a cult following throughout its existence. Their style over time has shifted between punk, art rock, post-punk, and New Wave. Their music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes, deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary. Their often discordant pop songs feature unusual synthetic instrumentation and time signatures that have proven influ… more »


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1988
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Who are you and who am I 
Except a couple of people 
Wasting lots of time 
Worrying about the future 
Forever asking why 
Some people go on living 
While others die before their time 
Yet there's never been a reason 
Whatever is is right 
If only just because 
Its much too big a fight 
Like the painter who is way ahead 
Or worse still far behind 
You only punch yourself out 
When you start swinging blind
These are the things too often gone unsaid 
These are the things that keep 
You better off than dead 
These are the things that keep running through your head 

These are the things too often gone unsaid
Who are you and who am I 
Except a couple of people 
With nothing else to do 
But follow vain obsessions 
Making gestures towards the truth 
While trying to ignore it 
When its convenient to 
The symbols we believe in 
Sometimes turn inside out 
Reshaping each dimension 
Were so sure about 
Dreams get so frustrated 
Fantasies turn pranks 
A simple ounce of common sense 
Is money in the bank.

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Written by: GERALD V. CASALE, MARK ALLEN MOTHERSBAUGH

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