We are desensitized
Television did not break me
Been broke since I was born
I am breaking up with you

We are desensitized
Shove comfort up my nose
I feel so comfortable
But numb enough for two

We are desensitized
I lost my only friends
Left here and cold again
They left me here alone

We are the meat you work with
This is your sense of failure
If you work me way too long
The failure stains your hands

We are the meat you've eaten
Cut us with your sharpest knife
You've been away so long
The maggots eat away

We are desensitized
Television does not hate me
Had hate since I was born
And hate you very much

We are desensitized
Shove comfort up my nose
I feel dysfunctional
But numb enough for two

We are the meat you work with
This is your sense of failure
If you work me way too long
The failure stains your hands

We are the meat you've eaten
Cut us with your sharpest knife
You've been away so long
The maggots eat away

We all are new wave faggots
Digesting old drug habits
We've been away so long
The maggots eat
The maggots eat away

(Eating away at me
Eat away at me...)


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    General Commenti think this song is about shitty parents who expect a lot of their kids but at the same time leave the parenting to TV...then 20 years later when their kids are on drugs or gay (not that its bad in my opinion..just not what most parents hope for), they disown their TV children.
    GrinningMartyron September 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about how media desensitizes kids to the dangers of drugs, unsafe sex, what have you, to the point where they don't know why it would be wrong.
    Demeter01on October 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOhh i love this song one of the best on sexless demons n scars album yasss
    Sycophanton March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about how parents over protect there kids but at the same time they fuck them up badly.
    Kitty_Vomiton April 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song. Love it. I think its maybe how the media and tv desensitizes kids and the parents do a shitty job at actually raising them themselves then letting the tv raise the kids and they become all that is wrong in the media today
    KillMeFasteron May 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentone of the best JOJ songs - Though its hard to pick faves.
    ~girlbruise07~on October 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song deffinitly is about the media trying to fuck with kids. but she says, the harder you work us, that failure stains your hands cause you arent going to make me into something I'm not. but at the same time, its turning you into what they want. I dont know exactly I have it on my head, but this is my favorite song by JOJ
    ifeelsickon February 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with all of the above. This is indeed a fabulous song. It makes me think of the neglected children of early Generation Y.
    jorahon July 17, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThe Lyrics clearly state she was desensitized, et al, up at birth and it is not the TV to blame.

    It is obviously aimed parents who blame their bad parenting on everything and everyone else instead of taking the responsibility that they rightly deserve.
    memojuezon January 13, 2013   Link

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