bacchanale lyrics – information society

in an age of video wallpaper and aural anesthesia,
music has become a prost*tute.
no longer is it a gift from the gods;

it has become a pacifier,
a tranquilizer,
and a tool.

a tool to protect us from loneliness,
to entice us to buy
and to keep us from seeing
how bad things have become.

at one time,
music was a vital experience,
it was physical,
almost religious.

today music is just
one more device
used by the new sun
called civilization
to control itself

/ information society lyrics