Flobots - Airplane Mode Lyrics

Airplane Mode by FlobotsCowboys in a spaceship

The crowd noise is wasted

Women take pics so they can seem naked

Guys tell jokes so they can see ‘em naked

Church ladies vote what they perceive sacred

Proposition hatred

Phosphorous in riverbeds

Billion dollars spilled to fill esophagus with cigarettes

Philosophers plots to maul nations out of shock and awe

Generation of ideas

Children who won’t talk at all

Profits fall

Chalk on walls

Years spent on prison cells

Next to die

Living hell

His twelve peers didn’t exercise their privilege well

Babies raised through the glass

Bullets at the border war games take a stab

Coordinate who can pass like a paper bag

Minutes on an internet pornpage fornicate make her gag

What’s the damage for the neighbor tagged by the amateur?

Water blast erase the trace of the canisters

Waterpath took the stairways left the banister

Washed over premises turned up percentages

Lost under sludge lots of revised sentences

Defense budgets padded by sandbags and sandwiches



Wasted



Drag this baggage

Hold this Damage

Cope the best that we can manage

Want solutions

Needs new standards

Cry our beauty from the ashes

To do list throw away mail go buy envelopes

Who’s this coulda-been-Rhodes’-Scholar-centerfold

Every day’s a resource to be sure

Its integral to rebirth from t-shirts to minerals

The ward’s filthy

Search for another light in town

Nobody else home

Can’t carry their same load

But I feel guilty like the flight went down

And my cell phone wasn’t on airplane mode

Soy-based newsprint

Blackmarket foodstamps

Poison in the Pete moss

Suffocated beatbox

B-boys in detox

Corrugated cardboard

Lockheed lobbyists floor debating star wars

Yeast and fungi

Springtails ants and nematodes

Sawdust yellowcake

Organics decompose

Bokashi EM-inoculated wheat bran

Toxic compounds broken down under coffee ground

Ancient carcasses in the sphagnum lost and found

Empty cartridges from a magnum

Tossed into agricultural lime rockflour and seaweed meal

Bioremediate man-made molecules



Wasted



Ashes to eggshells

Woodchips to whiskers

Anything we can mess up we can fix up

Sword to plowshare

Soiled from beneath the trash

Detroit red into El-Hajj Malik Shabazz

Oildrum to steelpan

Prisoner to Gramsci

Rose from the concrete

Reverse the flows of the Ponzi schemes

Cripwalk to a conscious beat

Hip-hop is a compost heap

Gangsters to gardeners

Rivals into partners

Fanatics to reformers

Felons into farmers

Inmates to fathers of innercity scholars

Poptart to salad

Teens into college

Lawns into restaurants

Centerfold models to artists

Police abuse to catharsis

Street sergeants into peace departments

Thousand dollar bills to green for all markets

Backlots to blacktops and cashcrops for have nots

Metal into scrap shops

Jobs for the cast-offs

Crackspots into earthships for urban astronauts

Reservation into reservoir

Of wisdom we used to know

Use the whole animal

Landfill to future home

Pacifist guerrillas to bazooka zones

Black hawks to attics

C-130’s to superdome

Newborns on computerphones

So the smile’s not wasted
 

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