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dimanche, 24 août 2008

Television, the drug of a nation

Je pense vous avoir déjà parlé du triple CD spécial "rebelles" des Inrocks sorti à l'occasion du 40 ème anniversaire de mai 68, non?

Bref je n'ai écouté que le second que je mets à tue tête dans la voiture, bref j'aime bien surtout Johny Cash, La mano negra et Noir désir (ah oui c'était à cette occasion que je vous en avais déjà parlé!).

J'aimais bien cette chanson, pas vraiment du rap, mais il y a 2-3 jours j'ai vraiment écouté les paroles, c'est excellent je trouve à part pour le passage de "A nation under God" comme si c'était l'idéal à atteindre ou pire à réatteindre (bonjour les supporters fanatiques de Bubush!)... Bref et le tout avant l'avènement de la télé-réalité...

Alors voila note flemmarde, mais j'Ai pas le temps la frangine arrive dans 3 heures... Et puis j'ai remporté ma première enchère sur Ebay! En fait j'ai été la seule à enchérir bref ça va me couter 7$ + 9.99$ de frais de livraison, argh, tout ça pour racheter un adaptateur AC pour mon vieux portable, l'ancien est grillé!!!

Bon alors voila les paroles :

Television, The Drug Of The Nation par les Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy (jamais entendu parlé et vous? Pourtant ça date de 1991 il me semble avoir lu...). C'est là que je me dis que c'est pas plus de pas avoir de télé chez moi depuis plus d'un an et demi...

One nation
under God
has turned into
one nation under the influence
of one drug

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V., it
satellite links
our United States of Unconsciousness
Apathetic therapeutic and extremely addictive
The methadone metronome pumping out
150 channels 24 hours a day
you can flip through all of them
and still there's nothing worth watching

T.V. is the reason why less than 10 per cent of our
Nation reads books daily
Why most people think Central Amerika
means Kansas
Socialism means unamerican
and Apartheid is a new headache remedy
absorbed in it's world it's so hard to find us

It shapes our mind the most
maybe the mother of our Nation
should remind us
that we're sitting too close to...

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V. is
the stomping ground for political candidates
Where bears in the woods
are chased by Grecian Formula'd
bald eagles

T.V. is mechanized politic's
remote control over the masses
co-sponsored by environmentally safe gases
watch for the PBS special

It's the perpetuation of the two party system
where image takes precedence over wisdom
Where sound bite politics are served to
the fastfood culture
Where straight teeth in your mouth
are more important than the words
that come out of it

Race baiting is the way to get selected
Willie Horton or
Will he not get elected on...

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V., is it the reflector or the director ?
Does it imitate us
or do we imitate it

because a child watches 1500 murders before he's
twelve years old and we wonder why we've created
a Jason generation that learns to laugh
rather than to abhor the horror

T.V. is the place where
armchair generals and quarterbacks can
experience first hand
the excitement of warfare
as the theme song is sung in the background

Sugar sweet sitcoms
that leave us with a bad actor taste while
pop stars metamorphosize into soda pop stars
You saw the video
You heard the soundtrack
Well now go buy the soft drink
Well, the onla cola that I support
would be a union C.O.L.A.(Cost Of Living Allowance)
On television

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

Back again, 'New and improved'
We return to our irregularly programmed schedule
hidden cleverly between heavy breasted
beer and car commercials
CNN ESPN ABC TNT but mostly B.S.
Where oxymoronic language like
'virtually spotless', 'fresh frozen'
'light yet filling' and 'military intelligence'
have become standard

T.V. is the place where phrases are redefined
like 'recession' to 'necessary downturn'
'Crude oil' on a beach to 'mousse'
'Civilian death' to 'collateral damages'
and being killed by your own Army
is now called 'friendly fire'

T.V. is the place where the pursuit
of happiness has become the pursuit of
Where toothpaste and cars have become
sex objects
Where imagination is sucked out of children
by a cathode ray nipple
T.V. is the only wet nurse
that would create a cripple

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation