Sunday, January 10, 2010

1 vs 7 Billion

Inspired by my friend Greg, who released an EP today (on the off chance you are reading this and don't also read Greg's blog, download the EP here: gregburton.bandcamp.com), I decided I would record some stuff today. Here is a song called "1 vs 7 Billion." It's going to be on the (Person) (Noun) record. It's a little quiet. Deal with it.

http://soundcloud.com/fivekidsdown429/1-vs-7-billion

I'm sorry for the dying puppies
I'm sorry for the dying kittens
I'm sorry for the dying humans
That I found out about on a commercial break
Right before the million dollar question

And confetti rained down from the ceiling
And someone had to sweep that shit up
At least we're creating jobs
Man sweep that shit up
Man sweep that shit up

And if the highway signs don't make you think of genocide
I fear you're blind, you're blind
And if the starless sky doesn't bring to mind a lack of poetry
You've died, you've died inside

I'm sorry for the starving children
I'm sorry for the unskilled workers
I'm sorry for the third world countries
I can't find on a map
And I'm sorry for the spoiled college students
Who would chastise me for that

And how big can you talk?
Man shut up the fuck up
That's not the way to solve a problem
Man shut the fuck up

And if the highway signs don't make you think of genocide
I fear you're blind, you're blind
And if the starless sky doesn't bring to mind a lack of poetry
You've died, you've died inside

I turn my frustration and my guilt into self-loathing
And I turn my self-loathing into song
In turn I just feel empty
Because my singing isn't helping anyone
It's a paralyzing cycle
Acceptance to denial
Disgust to denigration into song
In turn I just feel hopeless
Because my singing isn't helping anyone

There's tons of good that won't come out of this
But in a superficial way I think we're better off
If we don't think of circumstances
It will be easier to fall asleep at night

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