People in a Box Lyrics

Well I rolled out of my bed
I was feeling semi-dead
so I wandered from the bedroom
to the coffee

Then I woke up to the sound
of little people all around
and it was noises from that TV
there beside me

And they told me what to wear
how to smell and do my hair
and how to charge a new car
I'll be buying

I just sat and soaked it in
are these people all my friends?
never dawned on us
that they could all be lying...

(Chorus)
People in a box
T.V. personalities
They show me how to live
In specific generalities
People in a box
Out of bed
tune 'em in
How much do I learn
from people in a box?

Well I completely bought it all
revolving credit wall to wall
without a payment to September '89
Can I run? Can I escape?
Are they alive, or just on tape?
They seem so worldly
and so welcome to the eye

Heavy pressure from the start
T.V. madness filled our heart
Black and White, and living color
turned to gray.
Daytime soaps - they're not clean
Nighttime cops blast through our screen
We're a Nielson Rating
living on display.

--Repeat Chorus--

(spoken verse)
Are these sultans of video activity
truly the masters of my destiny?
Was I created in the image
of Trinitron?
Can Jesus ever endorse mediocrity
while we consume hours of program philosopy?
Will we ever learn that off
is as easy to turn, as on?


Heavy pressure from the start
T.V. madness filled our heart
Black and White, and living color
turned to gray.
Daytime soaps - they're not clean
Nighttime cops blast through our screen
We're a Nielson Rating
living on display.

--Repeat Chorus and fade--

Well I rolled out of my bed
I was feeling semi-dead
so I wandered from the bedroom

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