Welcome to Reality/The Machine

by Dudgeon


I

Welcome to reality
the mechanistic dream
slowly raped of mystery
by skimming off the cream
of humble human offerings unto the machine...

II

I know it’s too hard for some to believe
to conceive of the what in the tellin’ to you
can’t penetrate past its shallow disguise
with your carefully molded Newtonian eyes
just too mesmerized by the plastic and digital, certain statistical
have it all view that it’s sellin’ to you

gimme more, gimme more, tally up the score
damn the torpedoes keep turning the tricks
gimme a poisonous technical fix
rejoice in the thralldom of video’s reign
inject blissful ignorance into my vein
and cure me of animal pain

so shutter out the malicious cold gleam
of its well refined, grand design
stainless steel glare from the headlines
and suck up to its lies like lobotomized flies
it will tell you what’s real and just how you should feel
it will tell you what’s true, who is you, will that do?

gimme more, gimme more, tally up the score
damn the torpedoes keep turning the tricks
gimme a poisonous technical fix
gimme disposable mass market thrills
I want instantaneous antidote pills
to cure all existential ills

so what can you do after all you have seen?
how can you escape the machine?
where can you go when you’re part of its show
to avoid the cold clutch of its manifesto?

abandon your freedom and all that it means
bow to your master on the video screen
get all wired up and plug into its scene
a slave to the machine...


Copyright © 2008 by Dudgeon

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