moves so slowly grows so smoothly takes so neatly it's as if they belong and they've been here all along grows so smoothly moves so slowly takes completely it's as if they belong and they've been here all along this one's ours let's take another check the math here check in ten years clusterfuck theory buy them up and shut them down then repeat in every town every town will be the same this one's ours let's take another five corporations there is a pattern

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    General Commentyeah this is about 5 huge global companies buying everything up until they own everything. communication and pharmaceutical giants. just don't ask me to name them. :)
    its interesting these days the internet is like this too. Google fugazi and now the first results are always myspace, wikipedia, youtube, amazon and google shopping.
    thecriksteron March 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is truly rockin with the drums, great line: 'buy em up and shut em down then repeat in every town'
    Lets_kill_musicon July 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentover time every mainstream label that was at one time somewhat "independent" merged into five different labels that now control everything you hear on they radio. they are warner, EMI, sony, universal, and bmg

    this refers to the dominance of all major labels, and their tendency to "absorb" labels that are doing fairly well by merges, deals etc

    interesting note: while this was written there were those five corperations. right now theres only four (yes four!) because sony merged with bmg. :O
    radfox_is_awesomeon February 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI saw it as the development of small towns into one giant suburb that looks all the same by companies like wal-mart, but the music thing seems to make more sence
    Rudiskaon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis could be about the 5 meat corporations that make up 17% of the GDP and sell 98% of all meat sold in the U.S. Mackaye is vegan, so I'm just assuming it's about these factory farming heartless profiteers.
    Dav29on August 14, 2015   Link

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