she lays awake tonight, and its the way she wants it
and its so bad she cries herself to sleep
if she could have the body of a model
oh she wants it, she reads it in the magazines

analog boy, in a digital world
dont be so digital
analog boy, in a digital world
turn off your radio
we surrender, to our technology
(we're becoming isolated)
i don't want to be controlled by machines
analog boy, in a digital world
don't be so digital

our parents wonder, why kids are growing up so fast
c'mon, believe, anything on tv
buy your identity soon
and let the channel change you

analog boy, in a digital world
dont be so digital
analog boy, in a digital world
turn off your radio
we surrender, to our technology
(we're becoming isolated)
i don't want to be controlled by machines
analog boy, in a digital world
don't be so digital

i couldn't believe my eyes, when i woke up this morning
i looked at the sidewalk and there was a million people dressed the same
all answered their cell phones at the same time
all popped a pill for the same disorder
cant be fat, no we cant have that
cause we're so far gone, dont you see that we're so far gone yeah
well i'm giving up, gonna do it right this time

analog boy, in a digital world
dont be so digital
analog boy, in a digital world
turn off your radio
we surrender, to our technology
(we're becoming isolated)
i don't want to be controlled by machines
analog boy, in a digital world
don't be so digital


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    General Commenti think they're trying to say people try to be the things they see on tv instead of being themselves and its taken over us and contolling what we wear and tells us how to look. We're all diseased so thats what " popped a pill for the same disorder" means
    X.kRystLe.Xon January 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love rx bandits because they spread messages like this. the majority of the human race, especially americans have become so fucking dependent on machines; so much that they don't even seem human sometimes. the majority of americans commute 50 miles to work every day; sit in their cubicles for 10 hours, close to committing suicide, then commute the 50 miles home at night to watch their worthless tv shows before they go to bed at night and wake up for another round. everyone should watch the movie Office Space, if they haven't yet.
    fickle_dietyon February 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is by far the best Rx-Bandits song. It was actually the first one I heard, and I was instantly hooked. These guys are the greatest in Ska, well excluding Less than Jake.
    cody_rhodeson March 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a misfit growing up in a technologically advanced, media-controlled society, and he/she can't keep up and really doesn't want to. it's about the day to day norms making a generic human race, and that kid not wanting to be a part of it. p.s. i'm gaylees
    NickRxMSIon April 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthell yeah, conformitists suck! ...break away
    "analog boy in digital world, turn off your radio"
    tukoon April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you can call them ska... they don't even have a trombone player... haha... they're still the best though. And, jeez, Matt is the coolest guy ever.
    emo_SavestheDayon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is basically about people in the here and now (mostly Americans) all being the same. Not being satsified w/ who they are, having to be other people. Everyone's just following what they see on tv and what everyone else is doing.
    emo_SavestheDayon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song...i think its about how thanks to the media everyone has a preconceived image about what people should look like -- cant be fat, no we cant have that...yay for rxbandits
    chesterswifeon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe part that says "we surrender, to our technology" is supposed to be "we're so helpless to our technology"
    just thought I'd correct that..
    X.kRystLe.Xon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthey are a kickass band!
    cherrypunkker07on June 01, 2002   Link

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