Here we have our dust-free dining set
We guarantee it won't collect a speck
Freeing up the children to instead
Grow into your molding
Heed more of your scolding
Go early to their new self-making beds

It seems like you'd be tired of losing face
Like you'd want to put the children in their place
The more you have to tell them to do their chores
The more you run the risk of being ignored

If you're lucky they'll turn out as good as you
You tell them that they're good kids
But you know it isn't not true

Your father drank a little
You're on liver number two

Progress has a way of feigning ease
Convenient new inventions bait the tease
For though it is impossible to cure
A husband bent on cheating
The oxygen's depleting
A child who's always bragging
A wife's persistent nagging
We're equipped to live as though it were

If you're lucky they'll turn out as good as you
You tell them that they're good kids
But you know that it isn't true

Your father drank a little
You're on liver number two


Lyrics submitted by Ultra_Canadian

April 6, 2039 song meanings
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    General CommentI actually like this version better than the "modernized" one found on the Control album. Funny...the antithesis of "progress."
    NorthWriteron September 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah i agree i think i like this version better. great tune either way though.
    ConsciousPiloton March 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI definitely like this version better than the Control version. I can't stand the beginning of the Control version.

    Anyways, amazing song. "You tell them that they're good kids, but you know it isn't true," is one of the best lines from Bazan. Especially in the context of the whole Control album. It doesn't do it as much on the EP.
    whatchamacallmeon May 28, 2007   Link

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