Hey!
Well I had a good Friday, and a good week overall.

Today I am going to, instead of ramble pointlessly, write a little mini essay based on a quote from some song lyrics.

So about 3 weeks ago the San Diego based Christian Rock band, Switchfoot, released their newest Album: Nothing is Sound. As always fans flocked to the stores to snatch up the new release, and overall the general response was good. I liked the songs overall, and as I heard them more and more I heard one line in one song that I really liked.

“Lonely Nation”

She turns like the ocean
She tells no emotion
She’s been coming down the fine

She’s just reminiscing
Blood, sweat, and one thing’s missing
She’s been breaking up inside, inside

Singing without tongues
Screaming without lungs
I want more than a lonely nation
I want more than a lonely nation
Desperate we are young
Separate we are one
I want more than my desperation
I Want more than my lonely nation

We are the target market
We set the corporate target
We are slaves of what we want
We’re just numb and amused
And we’re just to sit back losing
We are slaves of what we want

Singing without tongues
Screaming without lungs
I want more than a lonely nation
I want more than a lonely nation
Desperate we are young
Seperate we are one
I want more than my desperation
I Want more than my lonely nation

Lonely, lonely

Don’t leave me home
I’m tired
Don’t leave me home
I’m tired of feeling low
Feeling low
I’m tired of feeling low
Feeling low
I’m tired of feeling low
Feeling low
I’m tired of feeling low
Feeling low
Feeling low
Feeling low

Singing without tongues
Screaming without lungs
One more than my desperation
And one more than my lonely nation
Desperate we are young
Separate we are one
One more than my lonely nation
And one more than my lonely nation
One more than my lonely nation
And one more than my lonely nation

Face it. America is a group of materialistic people that get together and pretend like they care about Proposition [insert number here]. Sadly, we have been corrupted, and what by – I’m not sure. We have been corrupted to be money driven people. Everything we do is about money. Isn’t it? We go to preschool so that we do better in elementary school, we go to middle school so we are more prepared for high school, we endure high school so that we can get into top notch colleges, we go to college so that we can get a better job, and we all want a better job… so that we can… get more out of life? Try one more time – so that we can make more money. So we spend 20-24 years of our life attempting to achieve the goal of making lots of money. Then what happens.. well hopefully we go to college, get a good job, and make lots of money! Then we get married to the love of our life (who is most likely our secretary) and have two darling children who we teach to get good grades, have lots of friends, and go to college! So that they can – good job! Make lots of money!

It’s weird how everything we do seems to revolve around that.

We are the target market, We set the corporate target, We are slaves of what we want. And Isn’t that the truth.

PS.. Only to prove my point, when I first logged into to blogger.com right before I clicked over to type this in, I saw this:

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Think about that.

-the corey-

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