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DIY2K
MY BOOTSTRAP OF AUSTERITY’S
A SERVICE SECTOR BFA
IN POST-INDUSTRIAL MALAISE
SO BABY,
TELL ME BOUT THE FIVE YEAR PLAN
THE ONE WHERE I WAKE UP A MAN
AND SAY, “YOU KNOW, YES ALONE I DID
ACQUIRE THE LIFE, A WIFE, AND KIDS
WHILE FEELING GOOD.”
JUST FEELING GOOD
MAMA, AM I WINNING FEELING GOOD?

DIY2K
A STARBUCKS IN THE LIBRARY
ARISTOPUNK AND BURGER BLUES
OF UBERMENSCH AND FRANKENFOOD
FAUX-LEATHER
DEVIANCE’S AN INDUSTRY
THAT’S JUST ALLOWED BY THE POWERS AT BE
FREE TO WEAR WHAT YOU WANT FOR SURE
I’M OVER-THE-COUNTER-CULTURE
OF FEELING GOOD
JUST FEELING GOOD
MAMA, AM I WINNING FEELING GOOD?

I DON’T WANT TO DIE
BUT LIVING IS TRICKY
I WAS BORN HERE
BUT I DON’T KNOW WHY
TO SURVIVE
I MUST TRY
TO BUY MYSELF
SOME PEACE OF MIND

DIY2K
THE WORLD’S LIKE “ITS ALL YOU BABY!”
BUT I’M NOT A BABY
I AM A MAN
AND I’M JUST WANTING THE BEST I CAN
NOT DISENCHANTED
BUT FEELING STUCK
SO YEAH DUDE, I DO GIVE A FUCK
AMERICA, YOU KNOW BETTER
I KNOW WE CAN GET IT TOGETHER
SO BABY,
TELL ME ABOUT THE DREAM
OF FEELING GOOD
TELL ME ABOUT THE DREAM
YO ADRIAN,
I DID IT.


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    General CommentThe dark humor in this song is more amusing when you envision people from the 80s (or earlier) being transported into 2010, and their ensuing culture shock.

    Gotta love the creativity in his observations of America's pursuit to be individually identical. "Over-the-counter-culture" kinda says it all. I'm almost disappointed that he didn't include a "-gate" phrase to mock how every controversy nowadays is reported as a "[subject]gate," which annoys me for two reasons: first, half of the people alive today were not even born when Watergate happened, and second, Watergate literally had nothing to do with water!


    DIY2K = portmanteau of Do-It-Yourself and Y2K.

    Aristopunk = there's a hierarchy of, and qualifications to be, "punk" now -- even though the punk culture originated to reject notions of set-standards and pre-established aspirations.

    Service-Sector BFA = a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree for the service industry, which is just so true it's sad.

    Frankenfood = seriously, should "fusion" be so common in the food industry?

    "Starbucks in the library" = SMH.

    "Deviance is an industry that is allowed by the Powers that be" = Corporate schilling of notions that reject mass-production and set-standards

    "Over-the-counter-culture" = Frankenphrase of "over-the-counter" (mass production, generally "safe") and "counter-culture" (which used to be underground and set aside from cultural norms, often considered "offensive," but now "counter-culture" is its own accepted norm).


    While most of the song sounded cynical, at least the last verse expressed confidence that America can overcome these quirks. I'm not sure how he knows we can break off from the current path exactly, or maybe he didn't want to be a total downer?
    PinsNeedleson July 22, 2017   Link

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