Based on a short story of same name, by ray bradbury. Go to song title in wikipedia for the full deal....
Happy life with the machines scattered around the room
Look what they made, they made it for me happy, technology
Outside the lions roam, feeding on remains
We'll never leave, look at us now
So in love with the way we are, here

The world that the children made
The world that the children made

Every night they rock us to sleep, digital family
Is it real or is it a dream, can you believe the machines
Outside, the beating sun, can you hear the screams
We'll never leave, look at us now
So in love with the way we are, here

The world that the children made
The world that the children made, here
The world that the children made, here
The world that the children made

Here
The world that the children made
Here
The world that the children made, here
The world that the children made


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"The Veldt" as written by Joel Zimmerman Chris James

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    General CommentBased on the short story "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury
    Wikipedia summary -
    A family lives in a house with the latest technology. It is called the “Happylife Home” and its installation cost $30,000. The house is filled with machines that do everything for them from cooking meals, to clothing them, to rocking them to sleep. The two children, Peter and Wendy, become fascinated with the "nursery," a virtual reality room that is able to connect with the children telepathically to reproduce any place they imagine.

    The parents, George and Lydia, soon realize that there is something wrong with their way of life. George and Lydia are also perplexed that the nursery is stuck on an African setting, with lions in the distance, eating the dead carcass of what they assume to be an animal. There they also find recreations of their personal belongings. Wondering why their children are so concerned with this scene of death, they decide to call a psychologist.

    The psychologist, David McClean, suggests they turn off the house and leave. The children, completely addicted to the nursery, beg their parents to let them have one last visit. The parents relent, and agree to let them spend a few more minutes there. When they come to the nursery to fetch the children, the children lock them in from the outside. George and Lydia look on as the lions begin to advance towards them. At that point, they realize that what the lions were eating in the distance was not an animal, but their own simulated remains.

    The kids realized that the only way they could stay in their nursery is to get rid of their parents by locking George and Lydia in the nursery with the lions.



    It's disturbing really.
    kinkylemonson June 11, 2012   Link
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    My Interpretationthe story of the veldt is well known, but the original story is related to the reader from the point of view of the tragic figure(s) ie the parents. this song is presented on behalf of the children, their thoughts and emotions. the song has a very happy/content feel to it which is the children's main disposition throughout the story. they are happy in their world, and in the end they manifest this attraction to it by resisting it being taken away from them, as any child would.
    very simply it is a snapshot of the bliss the children experience with one another and their technological entity.
    aadvarkon May 12, 2013   Link

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