"She Watch Channel Zero?!" as written by Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, William Jonathan Drayton, Richard Duane Griffin, James Henry Boxley Iii and Eric T. Sadler....
You're blind, baby
You're blind from the facts on who you are
'Cause you're watchin' that garbage

The woman makes the men all pause
And if you got a woman
She might make you forget yours
There's a 5 letter word
To describe her character
But her brains being washed by an actor
And every real man that tries to approach
Come the closer he comes
He gets dissed like a roach

I don't think I can handle
She goes channel to channel
Cold lookin' for that hero
She watch channel zero

She watch, she watch
She watch, she watch
She watch, she watch
She watch, she watch

Yo baby, you got to cut that garbage off
Yo! I want to watch the game
Hey yo, lemme tell you a little som'in: I'm
'a take all your soaps
An' then I'm gonna hang 'em on a rope
You know what I'm sayin'?
'Cause that garbage your watchin' don't make no sense
Hey yo, lemme tell you a little som'in baby
I'm 'a take your set an' I'm 'a throw it
Out the window
G's

Two, seven, five, four, eight
She watched she said
All added up to zero
And nothing in her head
She turns and turns
And she hopes the soaps
Are for real, she learns
That it ain't true, nope
But she won't survive
And rather die in a lie
Falls a fool, for some dude, on a tube

I don't think I can handle
She goes channel to channel
Cold lookin' for that hero
She watch channel zero

She watch, she watch
She watch, she watch
She watch, she watch
She watch, she watch

Yo baby, you think I'm jokin'?
Do it look like I'm jokin'?
I ain't jokin', word up, baby
Yo, cut that garbage off now
Yo, I got the Tyson fight on, you know what I'm sayin'?
Yo, so you can't be comin' in here stackin' {aid} like that
You know what I'm sayin'?
Yo, we gettin' ready to watch the Super Bowl
We got a black quarterback so step back

Trouble vision for a sister
'Cause I know she don't know, I quote
Her brains retrained
By a 24 inch remote
Revolution a solution
For all of our children
But her children
Don't mean as much as the show, I mean
Watch her worship the screen, and fiend
For a TV ad
And it just makes me mad

I don't think I can handle
She goes channel to channel
Cold lookin' for that hero
She watch channel zero

She watch, she watch
She watch, she watch
She watch, she watch
She watch, she watch

Yo baby, can't you that's nonsense you watchin'?
Look, don't nobody look like that
Nobody even live that, you know what I'm sayin'?
You watchin' garbage, not'in' but garbage
Straight up garbage
Yo, why don't you just back up from the TV
Read a book or som'in
Read about yourself
Learn your culture, you know what I'm sayin'?


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"She Watch Channel Zero?!" as written by William Jonathan Drayton Carlton Douglas Ridenhour

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  • +1
    General CommentI agree with what everyone else has said about too much T.V.

    "And who else but PE have had the balls to even pick this up"

    Black Flag, The Misfits, and maybe Bad Religion have all criticized T.V. in their lyrics before.
    Richard Enahoboon March 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about a woman obsessed with watching soap operas on the tv 24/7. She's so obsessed with the guy on the tube; therefore, she won't pay attention to her man...hence, the channels she's watching could be named "Channel Zero."
    Ice_Coldon March 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is also about how completely oblivious people can be to their culture and their own idocy by watching too much television. This was made when the MTV culture was getting huge, and when everyone just started turning into zombies for tv.

    Not only is it about the woman, I think it's also a general outlook on television and how it can fry people's brains.
    scarecrow826on June 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...and the internet doesn't fry your brain?
    I think it's more about disillusionment with reality. Television here can be seen to provide hollow, unrealistic role models for life. She's cold lookin' for that hero, something which TV can provide, but ultimately which is false. She rejects any man (who gets dissed like a roach) because he can not live up to any expectations which the TV creates, and that's what makes him mad.
    I agree with scarecrow in that context is important, Generation X was seen as the MTV generation. This song shows the harmful effects of what Baudrillard would describe as hyperreality, what could also be said as "the myth being larger than any man".
    mr-numbon November 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd Adorno far earlier than Baudrillard.

    And who else but PE have had the balls to even pick this up, let alone the cahonas to critique it with a funky groove?

    It's the distortion in representation, the implicit authoritarianism of all mass media. Women have always been targeted. In many ways, they're most susceptible to it, still today.

    Over a decade later and now it's not just women. It's not just TV. But all printed and online media.
    Duinoon February 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI concur with you there Duino, Horkheimer and Adorno had some good points. Scary when you think of how media-saturated our world is today. Great tune anyhow.
    mr-numbon February 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHello Richard!
    you might like this:
    sendspace.com/file/…
    'tis Gil Scott-Heron
    azkmon March 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIronic how Flavor sold out to the TV industry recently.
    miesterseanon July 29, 2008   Link

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