500 Channels
500 channels of a day-dream stimulation
helps me to resent my life and raise my expectations.
Locked into re-runs, your memories repeating,
and all your ideals seem so self defeating.
For you and yours, the pepsi generation,
and when you're discontent, you change the T.V. station,
And when you hate your life, no qualtities redeeming,
a million brainwashed zombies will always be heard screaming...

** And when there is no hope,
"I'll smoke some crack, I'll shoot some dope!"
When theres no enemies,
"I sit and stare at my T.V.
and in my ignorance,
I'll be a slave and sycophant!"

And in a perfect world devoid of all temptations,
the good leftover crizack could unite the nations.
But now the war machines are mapping our destructions
with poisons over flowing in the chemical seductions.

** And when there is no hope,
"I'll smoke some crack, I'll shoot some dope!"
When theres no enemies,
"I sit and stare at my T.V.
and in my ignorance,
I'll be a slave and sycophant!"

With my credit and my bank,
my mind will draw a blank.
I'll block out history,
and stare at my T.V.
For me there is no way.
500 channels waste my life away, away...


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    General Commentif you like LoC, choking victim, f-minus, and shit like that, the check out NO-CA$H. you'll fucking love'em. go to listen.to/no-cash to hear them
    SKATEorDIE610on June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, i love it, i love it, i love it.....such great lyrics!! Choking Victim kick ass
    tastelesscandyon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the best songs ever! good to skate to, and i like the bass line thing at the begining
    bigheadon September 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJust can't get enough of CV
    OnlyLikeEmoBoyson September 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti fully agree with skate or die no cash rules and my band got to play a show with them once by my house wahoo
    tallman_alon March 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a media-obsessed and a media-doused society. They are saying that the populous looks to escape from their reality and to make life easier for themselves by submitting to what they are told.
    Cumhal Macarton April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite CV song, as well of my favorite songs all in all!
    silent eulogyon November 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCV and DK were actually what got me thinking about the world in a different way. Along with "Steal This Book"

    500 channels is obviously about TV addicted america, but further than that, it is about the gullible minds of the average american, we interpret this fictional Television aura as what "reality" is. In fact, reality is much more gruesome, and there are greedy forces at work to maintain this unjust system. along with every other CV song, it is social commentary on what a boiling pot of excess and hypocrisy america has become.
    Lukasa101on October 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is basicly a FUCK YOU to MTV, which I hate by the way, those nazi's.. awnyways, yes, for those who are stupid, this is the original Leftover crack, when they were 100% RAW! I mean awsome raw. but this is about being ZOMBIFIED by how many channels waste your life.
    thelastpunkkidon June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor me personally, the meaning of the song is something like this: when you feel hopeless you try to escape reality by using drugs and when everything is OK - you feel content and just sit and watch TV. It's about submitting to what yer told, about ignorance and attempts to destroy the symptoms inflicted by the fucked up system but not the actual cause.
    xzebrasxon December 08, 2006   Link

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