Nothing Changes Except Staying The Same

More fascist than Disney
But less inclined to get shot.
You make a little bit of money
But then you get shit out of luck.
Lots of people trying to get by, trying to live;
On a salary barely enough to feed a wife, let alone two kids.
Crass enough to laugh at what the president calls a tax break
But dumb enough to stand at this dead end job for what I take.
Home isn’t where the heart is, it’s where the hearts they bleed as one;
And pump out all the oxygen that is going to our lungs.
Saw so many kids in dirty ditches of water
And blimps over the Super Bowl with Bud Light as a sponsor;
Disparity where it’s at man!
Can’t get no satisfaction!
But I could give fuck all about sex;
All I want is cold reactions.
Better think hard and long ’bout society and nature.
And get up the nerve for all these hypocrites that get by fooling nature.
I don’t believe Freud and I don’t believe Prometheus.
I get my kicks out of Hammurabi because he’s so much like Jesus.
Come to think of it degenerates and iconoclast deities,
False truth written in scrolls that get connotation cerebrally;
Live enough time; see some things you don’t like;
No equality, no justice, congress can’t even afford a tax hike.
So rich individuals collecting more on their residuals
Make it hard for me cuz I got a lot less than they do.
They stuck me; I was two weeks short on unemployment;
Checked after I heard they fired me from the union.
Bet your bottom dollar your back pocket feels that pressure.
There is no faith. Only whether,
You know which way the wind blows.

With the exigency of your decisions
It’s like you’re only looking back
To some idealist fifties icon;
Like, I like Eisenhower.
Consider truth as molecular, composed of multiple atoms;
Those divided between practicality and an ideological distinction;
That communism was a greater evil than a capitalist corporation.

(July 2002–Revised 2012)


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