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    "Television, The Drug Of The Nation" Lyrics

    Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy

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    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 unconciousness
    Apathetic therapeutic and extremely addictive
    the methadone metronome pumping out
    a 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 ten percent of our
    Nation reads books daily
    Why most people think Central America
    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 minds the most
    maybe the mother of our Nation
    should remind us
    that we're sitting to 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-sponsered 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 how we've created
    a Jason generation that learns to laugh
    rather than abhor the horror

    T.V. is the place where
    armchair generals and quarterbacks can
    experience first hand
    the excitement of video 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 only 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 commericals

    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 trivia
    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
    On Television . . .
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Mark S. Pistel, Michael Franti.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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