Ignoreland Lyrics

by REM

Bastards stole their power
From victims of the Us v.Them years
Wrecking all things virtuous and true

The undermining social democratic
Downhill slide into abysmal
Lost lamb off the precipice
Into the trickle down runoff pool

They hypnotized the summer, 1979
Marched into the capital brooding duplicitous
Wicked and able, media-ready, heartless
And labeled, super US citizen, super achiever
Mega ultra power, dosing, relax
Defense, defense, defense, defense, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Ignoreland
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Ignoreland
Yeah, yeah, yeah

The information nation took their clues
From all the sound-bite gluttons 1980, 84
88, 92 too, to how to be what you can be
Jump jam junking your energies
How to walk in dignity with throw up on your shoes

They amplified the autumn, 1979
Calculate the capital, up the republic my skinny ass
TV tells a million lies, the paper's terrified to report
Anything that isn't handed on a presidential spoon
I'm just profoundly frustrated by all this
So, fuck you, man, fuck 'em

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Ignoreland
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Ignoreland

If they weren't there we would have created them
Maybe, it's true but I'm resentful all the same
Someone's got to take the blame
I know that this is vitriol, no solution, spleen-venting
But I feel better having screamed, don't you?

They desecrated winter, 1979
Capital collateral, brooding duplicitous
Wicked and able, media-ready, heartless
And labeled, super US citizen, super achiever
Mega ultra power, dosing, relax
Defense, defense, defense, defense, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Ignoreland
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Ignoreland
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Ignoreland
Yeah, yeah, yeah

I did not do the revolution, thank you