I am nothing and should be everything
One of my very favourites from Generation Terrorists. Youthful existential angst bravado without sounding ridiculous? It’s a miracle on Generation Terrorists but hell yes it’s real.
The whole song’s just a big rollercoaster of fun, full of sloganeering lyrics, glam riffage and pumped-up choruses, from the instant start to the downright brilliant “I accuse history” middle bit and ending the song on a high note with a mini-solo. It’s joyous and jubilant, it’s what a lot of moments on Generation Terrorists aspire to be but end up being tripped by being too ridiculous. Sure Methadone Pretty’s silly like everything else on the album, but it’s one of the moments where you can ignore how daft the Manics were during their early days and just enjoy a very well crafted rock song.