Yesterday's
Cathedrals
Bleed to the malls of today
Each prick with
A needle
Carries the sacred away
The structure
That feeds us
Now comes with a concession tray

Time spent spending for the times leaves you worthless
Cry for reason over rhyme and you run for cover

Creation
Consumption
Replacements Americanised
The burden
Of function
Is soothed by the greatest of buys
The hidden
Assumption
Is plain when the battery dies

Time spent spending for the times leaves you worthless
Cry for reason over rhyme and you run for cover

I've got no class
But I've got cash
I can't afford
To be so bored
I've got no class
But I've got cash
I can't afford
The boredom

Time spent spending for/on the times leaves you worthless
Cry for reason over rhyme and you run for cover


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    General Commentthis is about the destruction of the old artifacts that are our heritage, and the seemingly unstoppable march of the capatalist way. a great song
    stebugon April 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI pretty much agree with you stebug, except for the part about capitalism, I don't really see that. It seems to me that it's saying how much the American society values material goods and the general need to have, and how we've abandoned the important things (spirituality, heritage, history, etc.) in life. I could also see it having something to do with commericalism, in the lines with "concession trays" and "can't afford boredom," saying that we are basically slaves to corporations trying to make money off of us. Man, I think this is my longest entry yet. By the way, I'm not the most politically inclined, so if what I've said IS capitalism, forgive me. Anyway, this is what it is to me; Great song, buy/download it you haven't already. And can we get more than two posts?
    eddog29512on April 30, 2003   Link

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