"Automatic" as written by Ricardo/jackson Thomas and Weldon Dean/davis Parks....
Death of a salesman, I still have pride
Because I'm right most of the time
That's the way I would describe

I'm a messenger like Kissinger
Call it what you want, it's automatic
With a monotone monotony
Call it what you want, it's automatic

I only play what I want to play
I only feel what I want to feel
Because I'm right most of the time
That's the way I would self describe

I only see what I want to see
'Cause I only hear what I want to hear
Because I'm right most of the time
That's the way I would self describe

It's automatic


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    General Commentsuch a depressing song any1 kno wot it means?
    yorkion May 01, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI can't help but wonder if Jason wrote this song in response to his critics. Jason mentioned Jesus in a few songs, then folks on the internet accused him of forcing religion on the audience, so Jason jokes about being "a messenger like Kissenger". People accuse him of formulaic songwriting, hence the repetitiveness of this song, and the lyrics "with a monotone monotony, call it what you want, it's automatic". People complained that Jason wasn't playing shoegaze any more, so Jason wrote a song with no guitar whatsoever until the final chorus.

    On the other hand, if these lyrics are intended seriously rather than facetiously, then the line "Death of a salesman, I still have pride" does not bode well. In the play Death Of A Salesman, pride was what kept Willy Loman from seeking help, ultimately resulting in his suicide.
    meta4on April 09, 2011   Link

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