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This Is Our Century

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Texting while driving, fast food, obesity
A lack of exercise, and way too much Wii
Pokemon and Pikachu
FanFiction and YouTube
I can’t stand it how ‘bout you
But as you can see

This is our century
And all the things that have made it, what it’s come to be
This is our century
A generation fixated on reality TV

The rainforest, global warming, and Al Gore
An MTV that doesn’t, play music anymore
Aeropostale, Hollister, and their miniskirts
Heavy metal music, over priced concerts

Calorie counters, workaholics, too much stress
It’s never good news being published by the press
TV shows like ‘Yo Mamma’
Presidents like Obama
There is just too much drama
To try and digress

This is our century
It’s looking pretty grey, maybe it’s just me
This is our century
Not what our founding fathers thought it’d ever be

Lead paint added to our products, ending in disease
The side affect of buying things only made over-seas
Economic failure strikes and we’re all supposed to help
Maybe next BP should keep their oil for themselves

When I was young, Jersey Shore, was just a place to go
Not some over-commercialized all Italian show
LOL and OMG
Has only led to tragedy
Am I the only one who sees
What everyone should know

That this is our century
Teen sensations constantly w***ed out by Disney
This is our century
Sports figures wasting a complete hour of TV

Tiger Woods sleeps around and everyone’s all ears
Yet who can name Peace Prize winners from the last few years
Millions of dollars used for celebrities to pop pills
While teachers, nurses, and firefighters struggle to pay bills

Vampires running loose, sparkling in the light
You’re Team Edward, they’re Team Jacob, I’m Anti-Twilight
Brother bands, the brand new thing
Skinny jeans, purity rings
Don’t need talent to get to sing
Please tell me I’m not right

That this is our century
Feels like everyone around has gone crazy
This is our century
The rapid decline of everything that’s right with society

People’s Court and Judge Judy
Dr. Phil, Oprah Winfrey
People, E!, and TMZ
World of Warcraft, RPGs
Halo, Xbox 360
What’s happened to our country

This is our
This is our
This is our
Century

This is our century
And all the things that have made it, what it’s come to be
This is our century
The rapid decline of everything that’s right with society
This is our century
A generation fixated on reality TV
This is our century
And nothing about its gonna change ‘till we get busy





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Carrich said...
Oct. 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm
OHMYGOSH! This is so beautiful, and so true. I cant even describe this. Imagine what this song could do? This needs to be heard. Do you have music for it yet?
 
Tori C. replied...
Oct. 23, 2010 at 8:23 pm
I have an idea of what I want it to sound like, but no actual music. I would love for this to become a single, but I doubt that'll happen. Thanks so much for the awesome review though!
 
Carrich replied...
Oct. 24, 2010 at 8:35 pm
Your welcome! :) Keep writing.. you have a gift. Take advantage of it! Hahah. But really, put some more stuff up, id love to hear more.
 
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