"Idiot Box, The" as written by and Matthew Bachand Brian Fair....
Staring forward with vacant eyes

Imagination cannot survive

Misinformation and compromise

These televised conditioned lies

Create a system of belief
Heartless purveyors of deceit

Seems clear to me you've never known me
Doubt everything you've never shown me

Images flash by in waves
What to buy and what you'll save
All the products that you never craved
You've become another slave

All the lies that you told
I will not be bought or sold
I won't fit into your mold
I will not be bought or sold
Rise! And break away from the system
Rise! And crush the voices in your head rise!
I want back what you stole from me!

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"The Idiot Box" as written by Jason Bittner Brian Fair


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    General CommentIt's talking about television. "Staring forward with vacant eyes"--you turn to this box for entertainment and completely veg-out. After a while, you begin to depend on seeing the next episode of your favorite show. Then, you can't stand it when you miss part of a show because you were in the bathroom between commercials and took too long. Then you start freaking out whenever you put the remote on the wrong side of the coffee table and you have to get back up to get it. Pretty soon your whole life depends on the boob tube. If there's nothing good on, you suddenly can't find anything to occupy your time. So what then? Easy. Just watch the TV Guide channel for an entire half-hour, then you can plan out the next hour of your life by finding out what's coming on next. Pathetic. Of course I do these things!! How do you think I know so much about it? Personal experience, my friend, for I am a lazy good-for-nothing and proud of it. I love this song because when I'm driving down the road, I am flooded with fond memories of my TV. Wow, I truly am pathetic. :)
    SwiftImmortal_1on February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song has the sickest double bass intro ever. I love this intro. The drummer kicks so much ass. That bum!
    Drew-dizzleon April 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is hatred for televisions influence on our species. I won't argue you're retarded and "pathetic" swift. Television is disgusting and has no redeeming qualities, save for watching tits.
    exconvictaryanon January 17, 2008   Link

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