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It's like something just over the horizon
Wanna take a walk, maybe see what we can find and
Look long and hard, look near and far
Above all things remember, always look inside

Verse 1
Listen in to these words from a citizen of earth's surface
Let's try and rewire the circuits determine a purpose
Meanwhile I'm striving for perfect but homie perfect takes practice
And I find in these days and times I'm always so damn distracted
They hit you like, shop here wear this want this love this be this buy this buy that
Log on sign up tune in click here watch this read up write back
So much to know, so many things to own
TV in your home and your mobile phone
Make sure that you're never really alone
And it's pathetic, like a global epidemic
Attention span so fragmented
So addicted to being connected we now getting updates by the second
Got us all timewasting up on myspace and facebook
Prime for the taking, got the whole world hooked
Getting high on information
Post-generation Y babies they call ?em the digital natives
Hide behind their monitors as technology kills imagination
Excuse my cynicism, but the world where every kid's best friend is a computer
Is a system failure headed for an apathetic future
Just a few centuries back they made maps of a flat world by candlelight
Now the whole world's at your fingertips mapped down to your street via satelite
So advanced from where we started it's all so complexified
Brand names buy ad space in your mind
But they'll never get what's inside

I wasn't there when they wrote the rules
But I do my best to follow them
In this world of machines
We starving for oxygen
All that I can offer is these words that I write
And I only give ?em what I know
So I give ?em what's inside
Said I wasn't there when they wrote the rules
But I do my best to follow them
In this world of machines
We starving for oxygen
Where were you the day the humanity died?
Searching for signs of life to reconnect with what's inside

Verse 2
Somewhere there's a room full of men in suits
Looking up at rows of numbers
Terrified by the red in their eyes
As arrows point down from the pressure they're under
And they're saying we might drown in our own greediness
Living beyond our means
Chasing dreams that we learnt off MTV cribs
Look at what we did
Smog fills the sky as the cars line up at the servo
And I can't help but think to myself
This can't be the way it was supposed to go
On the nightly news, floods and bushfires
Earthquakes and tidal waves, temperature's rising
Armies fighting, bombs go off and sirens blaze
But we just tryna get by, occupy our spot on the timeline
So we change the channel to sex drugs and violence programmed for primetime
Sit back in our chairs for some living room voyeurism
As reality TV turns all of life into a competition
Airbrushed magazine pages give us false idols to worship
Got us all so depressed that we can't live up to picture perfect
Sometimes I just wanna unplug and go back to basics
And I wonder what my story might have been
Like somewhere else in history's pages
But here we stand, the sons and daughters of colonialism
Crossed over water just to be making our homes on stolen land
And me, I don't know the plan, I'm just here to play my part
Do my thing, walk my path, talk my shit, make my mark
I swear I wanna make a difference, from the bottom of my heart
But I don't know how to fix it man, I wouldn't know where to start
So advanced from where we started images off the production line
We outta touch with what's inside


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