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Talk Shows On Mute by Incubus
Album: A Crow Left Of The MurderReleased: 2004Charted:
This is about the mind-numbing effects of TV talk shows. The phrase, "Come one, Come all into 1984" is not referring to the year but to a book written by George Orwell called 1984
, which is about a man living in a totalitarian oligarchy.
Lead singer Brandon Boyd: "I was on an airplane when a talk show began playing on the TVs. I decided to start narrating for the people, which is a really great game if you're ever bored enough. I realized a time will probably come when television will watch us if we're watching it, if that hasn't already happened, figuratively or literally. It sounded like some sort of pseudo-Big Brother nightmare, so I wrote it down."