From the view in the office on the sixteenth floor
And that you gained 21 years for
Staring out the window at the big billboard
To remind you what you�re fighting for
It�s this guy�s life with his flawless smile
His beautiful wife and his perfect child
Sense of pride in being this guy you choose
And remind yourself this tie is not a noose

Freedom is not a coffee break with your boss
Each leap freed the pre-destined stop
And Xerox one hundred times
And one hundred people got really bored you to write
And we can all be bored as a team after all
Ain�t that the American Dream?
If that�s the dream and you can�t shake it up
Then please wake me up

The world�s closing in, I�m kicking out
They can�t hear me when I shout
Modern life, modern life has let me down
Its soul destroying, don�t you love it?
You can take this job and shove it
Modern life, modern life has let me down

Modern life, modern life has let me down
Modern life, modern life has let me down

At home you slam the door of your 4X4
That you never have and never will have a use for
And take a walk through the uniformed lawn
Knowing that you�ll die in the town you were born
A pre-packaged meal, a pre-packaged plate
In front of the TV on a pre-packaged tray
The choice should be free, but we choose to be
Like everybody else

The world�s closing in, I�m kicking out
They can�t hear me when I shout
Modern life, modern life has let me down
Its soul destroying, don�t you love it?
You can take this job and shove it
Modern life, modern life has let me down

Modern life, modern life has let me down
Modern life, modern life has let me down

Whatever happened to the love and the unity?
The building up of the community?
Cos� now it�s all opportunity
It�s like the ocean is tainted with impurity
So when the norm is the lunacy
And they tell you to jump, do you agree?
And if I don�t, well, they�re suing me
It�s like you don�t know what you do to me

When you shut me up, and you shout me out
And you tell me life ain�t never worth a doubt
That it�s all planned out, how I�ll be living
Dangle like a carrot, to keep me driven
And now I�m killing anything I�m given
Cos� I will never give in
I�ll take a hammer, and with precisions
Tear up the newspaper
And smash the television

The world�s closing in, I�m kicking out
They can�t hear me when I shout
Modern life, modern life has let me down
Its soul destroying, don�t you love it?
You can take this job and shove it
Modern life, modern life has let me down

Modern life, modern life has let me down
Modern life, modern life has let me down


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  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThe ending of verse 3 is wrong. It's supposed to be:
    "The choice to be free, but we choose to be like everybody else"
    lionheadon May 03, 2012   Link

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