The Cog in the Machine

by Lagwagon

Duration:
3:38
Released:
Oct 27, 2014
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Lyrics for The Cog in the Machine by Lagwagon:

Terrorized by threat of size the cog in the machine
He settles for the crooked line
Their pandering to the small points, abortion, guns and creed
Our polar voices by headlines

The common marks unite

Chorus
But force the giant's hand
Cripple its demand
David and Goliath
Sanction appetite
Let the fuel run dry
It needs you to survive

Citizens too sensitive to face the urgency
They settle for fight, flight or freeze
Senses weary, hopeless meat, their children have to eat
The smallest monsters to defeat

Paralyzed by need

Chorus

Wide-eyed
Infected DNA
Injected into cells
Holding its host alive
They only strive for wealth

He thought he had to save the world
He only had to stop destroying it
He only had to stop
Waiving his rights
Supporting the stream
Of trickle down lies
The cog in the machine
The fundamental gene
They need it to survive

Wide-eyed
Infected DNA
Injected into cells
Holding its host alive
They only strive for wealth

Pigs

We only strive for wealth
We only strive for wealth
The cog in the machine

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Song Facts

“Corporate control is overwhelming. We want to hold them accountable, but acceptance and conformity is an effortless shortcut. Most see action or protest as too daunting, or even futile. But I wanted to point out that abstinence has a powerful voice too. Information regarding the corporate giants, their behavior and their effect on our planet, is not fairly depicted by mainstream media but still easily obtained with a few keystrokes. A brief search can reveal companies we should not support and alternatives. The cynic would say this is an idealist, not a realist point of view, that the behavior will not change just because we shift support but powerful corporations ultimately survive on our monetary support. The trend in behavior can and has changed in the name of tiny increments of loss and profit. It is an ongoing struggle but all we have to do is care enough to keep watching and remember we are the “invisible hand” of the market.”

-Joey Cape

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