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Pills

PILLS (J Neo Marvin)

Are you angry? Are you frightened?
Filled with existential dread?
Modern medicine can help you
A lite-rock nurse goin’ to your head

There’s a pill to stop your shyness
There’s a pill to kill your fear
I can’t say this one makes you happy
But if you take it you won’t care

Just swallow what they’re giving you
You’ll no longer feel the pressure
It’s socially acceptable
Welcome to the New Drug Culture

Dr. Feelgood has the answer
If your life is going wrong
There’s no need to solve your problems
Pop your meds and they’re all gone

So much more convenient this way
Than delving into your messy life
Sweep away those ugly issues
Everything’s gonna be all right

Just swallow what they’re giving you
You’ll no longer feel the pressure
It’s socially acceptable
Not like that old Drug Culture

Vacuum-sealed for your protection
In a gated neighborhood
A fully circumscribed existence
Mummified for your own good

Somewhere out there you hear voices
A nation overcome with rage
But just before it hits your radar
You slip away into the haze.

Just swallow what they’re giving you
You won’t care about the future
It’s socially acceptable
All hail the New Drug Culture.

© 2004 J Neo Marvin (BMI)