genre: Soft Rock
Technology Is Killin' Me
Technology Is Killin’ Me Music/lyrics by Bill Thompson (The TrueVulgarians)
I can recall as a child a promise they made.
Technology would change our lives, make it better each day.
That we’d have so much free time on our hands for fun
Workin’ two days a week like George Jetson.
But cruel reality played out a different way.
We’re all slaves to our own devices that we just must obey.
Cell phones and tablets now control all our time.
A minute to yourself gettin’ harder to find.
Technology is killin’ me
Embraced by all the people who’ve thrown their freedom away,
Can’t escape, must all communicate.
Don’t let it take control of you before it’s too late.
I remember takin’ drives my myself in my car.
People couldn’t get a hold of me, no matter how far.
Wasn’t goin’ down the information highway.
I talkin' to myself and seizin' the day.
But now there’s email and texts, and tweets, insta-grams,
In touch will all but myself, constantly gettin’ slammed.
Never off the clock, always on company time.
More like a cell than a phone, another message I’ll find.
Imagine talkin' face-to-face with reason to like someone.
Close enough to feel their warm embrace, true friendships begun.
Seein’ the joy. the fear, the pain, the love within their eyes.
Not in the glare of some lit up screen tryin’ to understand their stark replies.
Need an overdue revival of those simpler days
Before MySpace and Facebook stole them all away.
Back when you thought before you spoke and how your words might feel.
When conversations had meaning and the people were real.
When a troll lived under a bridge in a fairy tale
And not a stranger with an agenda hell bent to prevail.
When tweets where sounds that the birds all made.
And words could be forgotten, not forever to remain
Don’t let it take control of you before it’s too late
Hope it’s not too late…
A bit of social commentary from an old geezer failing to fully adjust to modern technology and wondering what society has lost in the process... Much thanks, once again to my friend, J-Rod, who's masterful talent and creativity made this song all it could be. I was a pain-in-the-ass on this one and I truly appreciate his patience...
Music, lyrics and vocal performance by Bill Thompson (The TrueVulgarians)
All musical performance, production and arrangement by Joseph Rodriguez, "The Metal Master"!