"Modern Life" as written by and Mark Allen Mothersbaugh....
It's a modern life but it's not what you're lookin' for
Whoa, it's a modern life
It's a modern life but it's not what it's supposed to be
Whoa, it's a modern life

The potential was there but it got tossed in the can
Too many corkscrews to carry out the plan
You're tryin' to make a difference but you're just another man

It's a modern life but it's not what you're looking for
Whoa, what you're lookin' for

Whoa, time to let it go
It's a modern life but it's not what it's supposed to be
Whoa, it's a modern life
It's a modern life but it looks like it came from a zoo
Whoa, like it came from a zoo

You had a different idea but now you're just out of luck
You hunt a bargain just to save a buck
Now you're still on the job and it looks like you're stuck

It's a modern life but it's not what you're lookin' for
Whoa, it's a modern life
It's a modern life but it reads better on TV
Whoa, it's a modern life

Time to pay up, motherfucker

It's a modern life but it's not what it's supposed to be
Whoa, it's a modern life
It's a modern life but it looks like it came from a zoo
Whoa, like it came from a zoo

You had a different idea but now you're just out of luck
You hunt a bargain just to save a buck
Now you're still on the job and it looks like you're stuck

It's a modern life but it's not what you're lookin' for
Whoa. It's a modern life

Time to pay up, motherfucker

It's a modern life but it's not what it's supposed to be
Whoa. It's a modern life

Time to pay up, motherfucker

It's a modern life but it's not what you're lookin' for
Whoa. It's a modern life
It's a modern life but it's not what you're lookin' for
Whoa. It's a modern life
It's a modern life but it's not what you're lookin' for
Whoa. It's a modern life


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    General CommentSince this was on the super deluxe version of New Traditionalists, I'm assuming it was from those sessions. Anyway, the song is about how a lot of people were led to believe that if they did well and studied hard, they'd go places in life. However, they left out one crucial element - you also have to know the right people. Those that didn't know the right people were stuck with being the low man on the totem pole.
    quampon December 22, 2014   Link

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