Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy: Television, the Drug of the Nation | Song-Factsheet


Song «Television, the Drug of the Nation» von Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1992 03 13 (Album), 1991 (Single)
Label: 4th And Broadway 162-444 043, 4th And Broadway 162 440 541
Songwriter Michael Franti & Mark Pistel
Produktion: Michael Franti & Mark Pistel
Genre: Hip-Hop - Goldenage - Conscious


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Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy
Michael Franti
Mark Pistel
Michael Franti
Mark Pistel


One nation Under God Has turned into One nation under the influence Of one drug [Hook:] Television, the drug of the Nation Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation (2x) [Verse I] T.V. it Satellite links Our United States of Unconsciousness Apathetic therapeutic and extremely addictive The methadone metronome pumping out 150 channels 24 hours a day You can flip through all of them And still there's nothing worth watching T.V. is the reason why less than 10 per cent of our Nation reads books daily Why most people think Central America Means Kansas Socialism means un-American And Apartheid is a new headache remedy Absorbed in it's world it's so hard to find us It shapes our mind the most Maybe the mother of our Nation Should remind us That we're sitting too close to... [Hook:] [Verse II] T.V. is The stomping ground for political candidates Where bears in the woods Are chased by Grecian Formula'd Bald eagles T.V. is mechanized politic's Remote control over the masses Co-sponsored by environmentally safe gases Watch for the PBS special It's the perpetuation of the two party system Where image takes precedence over wisdom Where sound bite politics are served to The fast food culture Where straight teeth in your mouth Are more important than the words That come out of it Race baiting is the way to get selected Willie Horton or Will he not get elected on... [Hook:] [Verse III] T.V., is it the reflector or the director ? Does it imitate us Or do we imitate it Because a child watches 1500 murders before he's Twelve years old and we wonder why we've created A Jason generation that learns to laugh Rather than to abhor the horror T.V. is the place where Armchair generals and quarterbacks can Experience first hand The excitement of warfare As the theme song is sung in the background Sugar sweet sitcoms That leave us with a bad actor taste while Pop stars metamorphosize into soda pop stars You saw the video You heard the soundtrack Well now go buy the soft drink Well, the only cola that I support Would be a union C.O.L.A.(Cost Of Living Allowance) On television [Hook:] [Verse IV] Back again, "New and improved" We return to our irregularly programmed schedule Hidden cleverly between heavy breasted Beer and car commercials CNN ESPN ABC TNT but mostly B.S Where oxymoronic language like "virtually spotless", "fresh frozen" "light yet filling" and "military intelligence" Have become standard T.V. is the place where phrases are redefined Like "recession" to "necessary downturn" "Crude oil" on a beach to "mousse" "Civilian death" to "collateral damages" And being killed by your own Army Is now called "friendly fire" T.V. is the place where the pursuit Of happiness has become the pursuit of Trivia Where toothpaste and cars have become Sex objects Where imagination is sucked out of children By a cathode ray nipple T.V. is the only wet nurse That would create a cripple [Hook: x2]