"21st Century Living" as written by and Matthew Good....
Fake lightning flashes over the skyline
A deer in your headlights
So gun it
We're singing songs about 21st century living
If hate's in your heart man
You'll take what you're given

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"21st Century Living" as written by Matthew Good

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    General CommentYou know, today I was asked only one question
    One question all day
    Do you know what that was?
    "Do you want this supersized?"
    Come to think of it, I'd like the whole fucking world supersized

    Supersize guns
    Supersize planes
    Supersize satellites
    Think about how many more channels you could get with supersized satellites

    Supersize sales
    How do you supersize a sale?
    How about we supersize 3rd World debt relief?

    Supersize love
    Supersize honesty
    Supersize government
    Come to think of it
    Actually, nah, let's not supersize the government

    Supersize death
    Can I have a supersized death?
    I'd like to supersize a death with a Coke

    You know what we need?
    Some back-up singers, hook up like a little jingle

    ["It's all right, it's sooner or later" repeated in background]

    Kinda like that
    Supersize the song
    Really, if we supersize the record, we'll sell more records, it's a supersized record
    That is, after all, our ambition
    Ambition, ambition's a tricky thing
    It's like riding a unicycle on a dental floss tightrope over a wilderness of razor blades
    Ambition can backfire
    Ambition means more
    Ambition means faster
    Ambition means better

    I wonder if you can sup—
    Can you supersize ambition?
    Does that make you ambitious if you supersize ambition?
    Around here, our ambition hurts more than it helps
    Around here our ambition throws an non-perishable item in a donation bin at Christmas
    And it pats itself on the fucking back because it thinks it's done something decent

    ["It's all right, it's sooner or later" repeated in background]

    Yeah, we're supersizing ambition
    Make no mistake about it
    Our ambition will televise the revolution
    And it'll sell more fucking commercial spots than the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the World Series, and the Tragedy Du Jour
    We're supersizing
    We're supersizing the record
    'Cause we're ambitious

    That's the talking part of the song
    good_timeson May 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentholy shit why has no one made comments on any songs off of avalanche

    this is just another the future is x rated type songs
    basically matt good reminding us what this world is turning into
    theinterpreteron April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks for putting th whole thing in there, it doesn;t make much sense without it all haha. the lyrics are brilliant, the song is brillant. i just wish more people copuld hear it and really listen to it.
    lauren_atmoreon May 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was never a matt good fan, but this cd is amazing
    UnOrthaDoXon May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song if frickin awesome!
    RuthLesson June 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmatt good is great, i don't know if anyone has every seen him do this song live but he changes it everytime he does it, i have seen it done a couple of times and it alwasy varies to whatever the political issues that are bothering him are. it just adds some flavour to his show and it is always so heartfelt.
    clumsy_childon October 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've seen Matt do this song live, right after his Avalanche cd came out, it was great. I also saw him in concert right after White Light Rock & Roll Review came out and ended up meeting him after the concert
    shimmer117on November 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is amazing... honestly, he is a genius. This song is is poignant and manages to be so catchy at the same time.
    "I'd like a supersize of death with a coke..."

    Misseveruson February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is the song that pushed me to my future (hopefully) career. I heard it back in high school, and it started me to thinking. I started reading some of Matt's MBlog's and decided I wanted to be a journalist... and here I am, second year of university head on towards a major in Journalism.
    apshamon February 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really about our worlds ridiculous idea that "bigger is better"... with the chorus "Fake lightning over the skyline, dear in your headlights so Gun It Gun It Gun it!" it pretty much is saying that technology and ambition of our world is pretty much fucking over nature.
    jimpattison411on July 18, 2008   Link

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