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Green Day. Static Age

The Burning Platform

I don’t know about you, but the last few weeks are overwhelming my brain. Does it seem like the static is getting louder? It seems like those in power are acting desperate. They are putting on a show to distract the people from how bad things are. Press conferences, birth certificates, wars that aren’t called wars, suddenly killing public enemy #1, budget cutting plans that don’t cut the budget, Donald Trump, etc, etc, etc.

There’s also constant propaganda saying inflation will be moderate and that the economy is recovering. This despite actual reality showing quite the opposite. Maybe if they lie and dissemble long enough and loud enough we might believe them? Or so they hope.

The static is overwhelming. As usual, Green Day captures the essence of our society.

Lyrics

“Can you hear the sound of the static noise,blasting out in stereo?
Cater to the class and the paranoid,music to my nervous system
Advertising love and religion,murder on the airwaves
Slogans on the brink of corruption

Visions of blasphemy,war and peace
Screaming at you

I can’t see a thing in the video
I can’t hear a sound on the radio
in stereo in the static age

Billboard on the rise in the dawn’s landscape, working your insanity
Tragic ala madness and concrete Coca Cola execution
Conscions on a cross and your hearts in a vice,
Squeezing out your state of mind
Are what you own that you cannot buy

What a fucking tragedy,strategy
Screaming at you

I can’t see a thing in the video
I can’t hear a sound on the radio
in stereo in the static age

Hey,hey it’s the static age
This is how the west was won
Hey,hey it’s the static age millenium

All I want to know is a god damned thing
Not what’s in the medicine
All I want to do is I want to breathe, batteries are not included
What’s the latest way that a man can die?
Screaming hallelujah?
Singing out “the dawn’s early light”

The silence of the rotten,forgotten
Screaming at you

I can’t see a thing in the video
I can’t hear a sound on the radio
in stereo in the static age.”

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