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citizen fish – clear channel lyrics


[originally by leftover crack]

the sovereign insincerity the monopoly of greed
nickelback and p.o.d. and brittany and creed
the beaurocrats they’re leaching on to mediocre trends
your song in heavy rotation from the cash your label spends

from the products you promote to the ones who fit the bill
a pre-fabricated goosestep for the pockets that you fill
the monotony of censored products shine in the display
the same old song of compromise went platinum today

from town and town and state to state
the same old song you love to hate
the same sh-t stacked up on your plate
rotate again and syndicate
we’ve been waiting for too long
to change the band to change the song
through every day from dusk till dawn
we’ve been brainwashed – sing along
no difference the hot new single
and pepsi ads commercial jingle
the beauty’s withered faded crinkle
just sip the c-ke and pop the pringle
the boardroom is the dragon’s lair
they play us sh-t cos they don’t care
the clearest channel plays unfair
and we all want you off the air
overdose on shoddy culture mediocre trends
autotune the bottom line as a means to meet the ends
merging corporate empires create the i’ll conglomerations
and buy up to reprogram major market radio stations

fabricate one single voice broadcast from sea to sea
what once held ideas of change and choice now being controlled fully
deregulations raised the edge of exploitation’s bar
politics replaced by bling and clothes and fancy cars
trapped imaginations from the video’s burning light
bombarded by monotony that captivates the sight
the channel we’ve been tuned to is all frigid blank and clear
told what to eat and drink and buy and who to hate and fear
poisoned by the fairytale of a capitalistic dream
go to sleep you’re free and brave and on the winning team