Emperor Gum - Electricity

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Close every curtain and switch on every light
I can’t bear the glare as I stare
At the screen that separates me from the failing world outside
Now my street is underwater, I see watch it on TV

The ice caps melt on my giant LCD
Which I ignore to check my phone
To message friends who live half a mile away
So I never have to go outside

This is the blood of my age
The IV plugs in every wall
Our society’s in thrall
To this cannibal’s hunger
To burn our world for fuel
So we can feel pleasure
Pleasure

My computer hums as it rocks me to sleep
Its LEDs my night light now I’m grown
This modern lullaby is the only way I’ll rest
With the guilt of what it costs in mind

I always planned one day that I would have a child
Give them a better life that what I’ve known
But the Earth is suffocating from the modern life we lead
They’ll be nothing left to leave them when they’re grown

This is the blood of my age
The IV plugs in every wall
Our society’s in thrall
To this cannibal’s hunger
To burn our world for fuel
So we can feel pleasure
Pleasure

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from SpinTunes #11: Round 2, released February 9, 2016

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