"Entertain" by Sleater-Kinney
(about the intersection of cultural vacuity, violence, and complacency)
So you want to be entertained?
Please look away...
We're not here 'cause we want to entertain
Please go away (don't go away)
Reality is the new fiction, they say...
"Truth is truer these days", "truth is man-made"
If you're here cause you want to be entertained
Please go away
If your heart is done, Johnny get your gun
Join the rank and file, on your TV dial
You come around looking 1984
You're such a bore, 1984
Nostalgia, you're using it like a whore
It's better than before
You come around sounding 1972
You did nothing new with 1972
Where is the "fuck you"?
Where's the black and blue?
Hey! Look around, they are lying to you
Can't you see it is just a silly ruse?
They are lying, and I am lying too.
All you want is entertainment,
Rip me open it's free
1, 2, 3! If you wanna take a shot at me,
Get in line
1, 2, 3! I've had all my shots
and I'm fine
1, 2, 3! If you haven't had enough of me,
Well get in line, line
1, 2, 3! You too deserve it now,
it's all right
1, 2, 3! We can drown in mediocrity
It feels sublime
1, 2, 3! It feels like someone pushed the rewind
1, 2, 3! Give it to me easily,
my feeble mind needs time
1, 2, 3! Make it sweet and syrupy with rhyme
[Don't drag me down,
I'm not falling down]
The grip of fear is already here
The lines are drawn,
Whose side are you on?