Idiot Box (f/ Old Self)

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I'm more Jesse Eisenberg than Jessie or Heisenberg
I live inside that look inside your eye when you light an herb
Laughing at the Syfy Channel, I might observe
Sharknado playing in the back as I try to burn
Nice day out? I'd rather stay at home
Binge on reruns of Game of Thrones
Get some friends over, get em in my zone
We'll all sit in one room staring at our phones
Pass the controller, Mortal Kombat
Back back down (fuck), couldn't make contact
What's the code? What's the fatality?
What's sweep distance? Fuck reality
Fuck real life, what's that even mean?
I'd rather keep my eyes glued screen to screen
That's how it goes, though it aint a great look
...sorry, had to refresh Facebook

Only a moment before we find that we're past it
A flicker in the dark gotta hurry to grasp it
Let's turn it to eleven, hit the dial and blast it
Staring at the idiot box, we're so passive
Chomping at the bit for another distraction
Anything apart from any human interaction
Numb to the planet, there ain't no compassion
Staring at the idiot box, we're so passive

[Old Self]:
I like The Simpsons, I really like watchin The Simpsons
Old Self, young pink skin
Do you really know what happened to Minkus?
YouTube videos of Limp Bizkit
When I click my links my shits is persistent
Goodness gracious, I tab ten pages
Buzzfeed’s list of celebs that got facelifts
Masturbation, instant gratification
When I’m at work I’m on vacation
Clicking Reddit links, text messaging
The internet could be a sedetitve
Don’t know what you said, can’t remember it
Cuz I was on my phone, I wasn’t listening
Nostalgic trips on pro wrestling
Chocolate chips on my keyboard
My laptop keeps my knees warm


All I wanna do is spit bars and play Pokemon
I don't really battle, but I'll slap you with an open palm
...It's an open call... gotta catch em all
Jabberwocky Jabber Jaw, no respect, I laugh it off
I'm blasting Kill Em All... or watching Battle Bots
You see me, street trash, lookin like a vagabond
All you wanna hear is all the references I rattle off
Sending me a blank stare, the message is an afterthought
Slap you to the dome, like "what the fuck, don't you get it, kid?"
The culture of our age and now I've found what the connection is
...regression, ...more like an obsession, it's
Data flowing through the tiny screen where the reflection is
...the human element is disappearing
Down with Videodrome, long live the fearless
IRL LOL, the debate ain't even near it
More than 140 characters? you ain't trying to hear it



from Wasteland, released October 28, 2014



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Zak G is a a musician and artist from CT.

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