Monday, 29 June 2009

Only Entertainment - Bad Religion

Transfixated on the big blue screen
Your window to the outside
A melancholy dream
A medium upon which you build reality
This episodic currency
That everybody needs

Somebody's delivery lulls you to sleep
The man behind the weather map
The editor in chief
They control the world of power and disease
And you cannot suppress your curiosity
But see it's only entertainment
Superficial urgency
Posterboard mentality
Only entertainment
Tightly constrained
The buzz that remains
Is the story of how we run our lives

Many are the people poor and suffering
From the lack of coverage
From the transmission beam
And if it ever gets here
You'll be offended too
'Cause you cannot distinguish
Chicanery from truth
See it's only entertainment
A superficial episode
As life continues to unfold
Only entertainment
Controlled and copied
They've planted the seed
That sprouts into your picture of the world

Can't someone protect me (turn away, turn away)
From this electron beam (turn away, turn away)
Hey you, Mr.FCC (turn away, turn away)
Have you no advice for me? (turn away, turn away, turn away, turn away)

See it’s only entertainment (turn away, turn away, turn away, turn away)
Only entertainment
Only entertainment
I’m not pushing that sermonry
Leading you to poverty
Only entertainment
Only entertainment
Only entertainment

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