The Great American Challenge

from by A Modern Synthesis



Hey Hey
Hey Hey

Heiresses compare inheritances outside of café conglomerates
Descend onto the upscale taverns they frequent
Connoisseurs of coke and cocktails
A portrayal of good fortune
You haven’t earned the lifestyle you’re living
Or the perception you’ve been fronting

Hey Hey
(What the fuck do you hope to change--)
Hey Hey
(When revolution seems so cliché?)

Foreign enclave, double vision
Slide the keys into the ignition
In search of a scarlet emporium
Find wayward shacks buy love in Stiletto Junction
Let the healing power of money help fill the void

Marbled clouds grow sentient overhead
Keeping watch on the passersby
Heavenly bodies illuminate the night
They’re just millions of prying eyes
Dying remnants of a fleeting past
We’ll monitor every movement
When every dream is analyzed on screens
Orwellian aspirations have come to fruition

Whoa! (Thieves and counterfeits)
Yeah! (New-age ex-patriots)
Baby! (Fixated on borders on maps)

Oh! (Urban decay)
Wow! (Births urban sprawl)
Motherfuckers! (But are these boundaries ours to draw?)

Stampeding death machines
Armed with heatseeking laser beams
Execute tactical maneuvers into the fog of war
Profiteers rehearse war slang for the new generation
Then broadcast the blood-soaked symposium
To display the remarkable destruction we've created


from Pandemonium Across The Event Horizon, released August 20, 2014



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