Planned Obsolescence

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Open your eyes!
Outsourcing lives
While they're striving only for profit.
This wasteful mode will soon end.
Will you
Consume the greed that they sell you?
Or will your eyes see straight through their veil?
The motive for distraction.
This will make me
Just like the crowd.
Buy in cycles.
It defines you.
Showing me my inner self in a magazine.
Planting visions of a day I will never see.
But I dream.
My heart and mind
Can will a goal to be.
The reason that these ads are constantly
Bombarding me.
We'll buy it over and over again.
Planned obsolescence.
Buy in cycles.
It defines you.
"Our latest product."
"Purchase now while the prices are hot."
Can we count you in?
Draining what is real in us.
Repeating the past
Is not our fate.
But it's the path we choose to walk.
Open your eyes.


from For Centuries, track released May 9, 2011
© 2011. All music written and performed by Portrait of the Assassin. POTA is Jeremy Cummings - Vocals, James Kelley - Lead Guitar, Brian Green - Rhythm Guitar, Roger Beam - Bass, Brian Rich - Drums.

Guitars and Bass recorded by Brian Green.
Drums, Vocals, Acoustic guitar, and one bass part recorded by Matt Speck.
Editing, Mixing, and Mastering by Matt Speck.



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