It seems my mind was never sold
on all the lies that we've been told
and now that I am getting old
I question everything I've known.
Have I ever seen the real
or is it just an endless spiel
designing how we think and feel
so we will mindlessly condone
the less-than-compensating wage
that keeps us in a stagnant age
too tired to express our rage
against the few that claim they own
the very world on which we feed
manipulating every need
that motivates our hapless breed
until, at last, they're overthrown.