"Don't Be Evil" as written by James Bradfield, Nicholas Jones and Sean Moore....
The lines have all been blurred
To the point of no return
The sickos and the bullies praise your name
You've enriched their lives with pleasure and fame
As a corporate as the suits you won't wear
As stupid as the jeans you tear
As evil as the pretense you care
God save us all from Satan's stare
Don't be evil, just be corporate
Fool the world with all your own importance
Portray your tedium for the world to see
Your own movie star and it's for free

The lines have all been blurred
To the point of no return
With normal people living normal lives
Normal things seen through normal eyes
As a corporate as the suits you won't wear
As stupid as the jeans you tear
As evil as the pretense you care
God save us all from Satan's stare
Don't be evil, just be corporate
Fool the world with all your own importance
Portray your tedium for the world to see
Your own movie star and it's for free

The music is going, the sun ain't showing
The printed word is all done and dusted
Don't be evil, just be corporate
Fool the world with all your own importance
The music is going, the sun ain't showing
Pretend technology made us equal
Don't be evil, just be corporate
Fool the world with all your own importance


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"Don't Be Evil" as written by Nicholas Jones James Bradfield

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    Song MeaningThe song is about google. Also about the rise of the age of the internet.
    Jinson October 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWell it's about how the internet is credited as launching "grass-roots" stars, who despite the opportunity to use the net to do absolutely anything (say something revolutionary or important), instead gain popularity through being exceptionally mundane and ridiculous. They're saying the internet has highlighted humanity's apparent obsession with mindless celebrity culture and the graceless never-ending race to be number one on whatever list is perceived to be important. Although there's a huge online community who do not fall into that category at all, the overwhelming lean is towards 'dumb shit' for want of a better term. Besides that, could the net be anymore corporate if it tried? Look around this page, how many bullshit adds do you see peaking out from behind the pop-ups? Google have created the widest reaching advertising space in the world... Don't Be Evil... (Don't say anything negative/appreciate the wonderful crap we offer you)... Just be corporate... (We know where you live)...

    It's funny that this song came out around the time google got into a huge pile of shit for being busted gathering personal data on people against thier knowledge. Fuckers.


    lateleighon December 15, 2010   Link
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    General Comment'The kind of riff sounds like See No Evil by Television and Don't Be Evil is the Google mantra, which is just truly bizarre, to actually think you have the way-withal as the ultimate capitalist company on earth, not to be evil is insane. So I mean there's a big dollop of sense of humour in this song... there's a kind of serious centre-point.... it's just a kind of ragged glory. It is the most punk thing on the record, I think.'
    - Nicky Wire
    manic4manicson February 22, 2013   Link

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