"The Persuaded" as written by Richard Lee Smallwood, Frederick Jackson and Nolan Williams....
He won't know Adorno
He's an adult with an adcult
You can buy your way into his head

He was never better
Wearing sneakers and a sweater
Made by 12-year-olds sweating in Shenzhen

He says,
Let's drive, drive, drive
Till we burn, burn, burn,
We can choke on it later on tonight
And we'll fumble with the planet
Dry the river and then damn it
Just persuade me that everything's all right

This was his reality
He says the stupid love equality
And he's never seen a car he didn't like

On code like a reptilian
Pays Rapaille another billion
From your cortex to the page is just a hike

So
Let's drive, drive, drive
Till we burn, burn, burn,
We can choke on it later tonight
And we'll fumble with the planet
Dry the river, then we'll damn it
Just persuade me that everything's all right

Because things, we've got to have our things

We're not persuaded by the Omnicom
We're not persuaded we're the only ones
We're not persuaded by hegemony
We're not persuaded we were ever free

Is that your conscience, or are you alone?
Is that Noam Chomsky on the telephone?


Lyrics submitted by eatMUSIC87

"The Persuaded" as written by Nolan Williams Frederick Jackson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

The Persuaded song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General CommentAdorno = Theodor W. Adorno, german sociologist and philosopher.

    adcult = the novel "Adcult USA", a book by James Twitchell on advertising & consumerism.

    Rapaille = Clotaire Rapaille, a french market researcher who is known for advising advertisers on how to influence people's unconscious decision making.

    Omnicom = one of the world's largest advertising agencies

    Noam Chomsky = American linguist & philosopher... not too sure what specifically he did?


    Yeahhh... clearly just about like consumerism and brain washing in advertising. Sick song, love it.
    blomon November 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbadass.
    hab204on May 28, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain