Maybe you've been brainwashed too...
I wanted to do a post using only lyrics that would have expressed what I feel like, but I think it might either have been far too long or there was a posting problem because it never worked...
I had maybe 4 songs lyrics from Reel Big Fish, a band I personnaly related to for the last 7 years (I know, I'm a loser...), including one, Beer, that I promised myself would never be appropriate to my relationship with Champs-Élysées. (Wrong!)
I also had two songs from Less Than Jake that followed each other. I wrote both of those songs lyrics on C-É computer last summer, in a "secret" message to her. The first part was about always being there when needed. The second part, about letting go, was written in white against a white background, making it invisible unless she selects it and change the text color. It was a "just in case" message, perfect for the current situation. The RBF lyrics are also on the computer (Well, it was the only computer we had...)
So I realized that it was a little too crazy anyway and that, after reading the lyrics, it might have been a little depressive, and I don't really feel depressed so, screw the lyrics! It will be my thoughts here! You can find those bands lyrics everywhere, this blog is my tribune.
But, going against everything said in the last paragraph, I still decided to keep one song lyrics in this post. The title line Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too appears after every line in the original lyrics, but it's easier to read without it. Note that if you listen to the song on the album, both titled "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too" , those lyrics aren't the ones sung. If you read the last two lines of the following lyrics, you'll understand why:
MAYBE YOU'VE BEEN BRAINWASHED TOO (New Radicals)
Consider the fact that
Maybe Youve been brainwashed too
Many will tell you otherwise
I bet you trust your bank
Just wait untill it tanks
Your parents had it planned
We're almost like them?
Fun, racist professional sports
Management gets the real rewards
Multi national owned evening news
If we believe we're fools
You watch 4.5 hours of t.v a day
And we should listen to what you say?
Opinions on life and the world
You eat at the Hard Rock abroad and you disrespect your girl
Sexism is so ingrained
That women get the blame
Is it smug middle class satisfaction you peddle?
Better hope your car don't breakdown in the Ghetto
Rich companies lobby best
Use their products, prepare to lose a breast
Why your sick mothers health insurance got
"Accidentally" cancelled is no mystery
Somebody's paying the government a lot to have access to everybody's medical history
Greedy banks bought all the farms
Chemical food, aren't our lives charmed
Teenagers baited, their money spent
With credit cards at 20%
Too broke to worry about the loan
Their funkin turning off your phone
And politics, a fuckin joke
Right and left - they're both a hoax
Just hope the "international" markets don't crash!
Rock N Roll! Some truth? Alas!
Careerist cowards sucking ass
Is real investigative reporting dead?
Of course, but keep watching your CNN
The glitz, the glamor, all jokes aside
If a sponsor pays enough, they'd turn a blind eye on third world genicide
"Bro, don't get heavy, the bills are paid!"
Twice a week (missionary style) we all get laid
Middle management goes first, your out on your ass
Most ignorance is bred at home
Good Christian families? then why condone
Petty hatred of anything different or new
The fat girl hung herself in June
No love at home, they thought she was strong
Her classmates made up her own song
"Piggy Peggy ate everyone's pie"
The kids moved on, one teacher cried
The kids switched targets the week after she died
Well? human nature wont change much
Unless we make a shameful bunch
Of those we see so glaringly
Who show hate, ignorance, and hypocracy
Don't be a coward-make a stand!
Get in their face-act like a ham
Let people know it's not PC
To be greedy and judgemental under the guise of religion and democracy
Get loud and stand up every time
If you give a fuck about man kind
Cuz if human nature don't evolve soon
Don't kid yourself, you're fucking doomed
Don't run away from change and growth
Let's start right now, "I take the oath!"
But first accept one simple truth
That maybe you've been brainwashed too
So cynical, so hip, so full of shit,
They told us to shut the fuck up and write another hit