Consumerism

Album: not on an album (2013)
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  • Consumerism running through them like a tumor in 'em
    Ageism, sexism, racism, chauvinism
    Capitalism running through them like the rumour business
    Separatism, skepticism, modernism, atheism

    Television running through them like an organism
    Mechanism, despotism, poisoning the ecosystem
    Satanism running through them like a politician
    Hedonism, hypocrism, nihilism, narcissism

    Egotism running through them, need an exorcism
    Situation, heathenism, adversary demonism
    To fix forms of religious spontaneity's a bad decision
    Catholicism, Darwinism, barbarism, formalism

    European fetishisms, terrorism running through them on their television
    Introversion, extra prison tolerance for bad decisions
    Exploitative be the saviour to correct the system/paranoia
    Skepticism, schizophrenic, masochism
    Escapism running through them need a sedative
    Medication, complication, devastation negative

    I say devastation negative

    Modernism has created modern prisons
    Neo-McCarthyisms, new colonialisms
    Pessimism mess they is in
    Hoodooism, hypnotism, egoism, realism, humanism, legalism
    Mysticism makes decisions from a purer prism

    Magnetism, pragmatism, altruism, pacifism/idealism
    Actualism, rehabilitation-ism, ostracism, skepticism

    Small fish ball for recognition oppressor and oppres condition
    Sex, addiction, next suspicion, vexed, conflict and secularism

    See, people need to villainize to offset disdain for their lives
    Ugly human, ugly shame, corporate greed in Jesus' name

    Anarchism, self-delusions
    Victims leave with no solutions
    Impositions, superstitions, violence and contradictions
    False pretense and no convictions
    Compromised commercialism

    I said compromised commercialism
    Worth and vision, work for wisdom
    Full electromagnetism
    Who comes first is first position
    Rap's been missing you've been listening
    Watch the empress bless the system
    Paganism, false religion, plagiarism, broken system
    Euphemism unforgiven

    Inhibition, prohibition, disconnection
    Broken wisdom, broken cistern can't hold wisdom
    This town needs an exorcism
    Egotism, egotism, egotism, egotism, egotism, egotism, egotism, egotism

    Alcoholism, fascism, rationalism, national tension
    Journalism gone gestapoism poporazzo-ism
    As the world turns in isms
    Trust eroticism, social drugs, narcotics in them
    Cult existence, superstition
    Ritual materialisms, serial isms
    Habitual inferior vision
    Consumerism

    He is, he is
    Set to, set to
    Self-destruct, self-destruct
    He is, he is
    Too cool, too cool
    To be true

    Listen
    Consumerism's running through them like a tumor in 'em
    Separatism, skepticism, desperation, nepotism
    Capitalism running through the Montezuma in em
    Ageism, sexism, racism, fascism

    Television running through 'em like an organism
    Hedonism, egoism, systematic narcissism
    To empty religious spontaneity is anarchism
    Social Darwinism, barbarism, modern paganism
    Major schizism, division, ethnoplagiarism
    Selfish business decision, greedy reductionism

    Obstruction of the justice, occupation victimizationism
    Brainwashing, mind control, synthetic stimulation in them

    Time control mutilating the soul for a business decision
    Help the people cope sell 'em dope from a new trope
    Synthetic hope, life spent walking on a tightrope
    Infantile masturbation, juvenile, no education
    Mental castration, a generation forced to labor for a nation

    Lock the means production down, price reduction down
    Inflation and corruption need the medication now!

    They need the medication now!
    Corporate production in a state of mass combustion
    Greed and lust and dangerous repercussions
    To escape the rupture they speak of rapture
    While still going after the things they spiritually capture
    Distaster faster and faster and faster

    Terrorism running through them on their television
    Introversion, indecision, reactionism, hypocrism
    Phony nationalism, dishpan Africanism
    Material hypnotisms, monopoly, militarist devi-isms, sadomasochisms
    Intellectual fetishisms sold on computers and televisions
    Exploitative need a saviour to correct the system
    Paranoia skepticism, schizophrenic mechanisms

    Escapism running through them need a sedative
    Medication, complication, situation negative
    Modernism has created modern prisons
    Neo-McCarthyisms, new colonialisms

    Pessimism mysticism, hoodooism, hypnotism
    Egoism, realism, humanism, legalism
    Small fish ball for recognition oppressor and oppressed condition
    Sex, addiction, vexed conflict and anarchism
    Self-delusions, victims leave with no solutions
    Impositions, superstitions, brutism, contradictions

    False pretense and no convictions
    Compromised commercialism, recognition
    Any decisions from a pure prism
    Magnetism, pragmatism, altruism, actionism
    Activism, pacifism, rehabilitation-ism
    No false sensationalism, aped assimilation in 'em
    Corporate cannibalism, psychological limitations in 'em
    No imitations, competition, gross assumption
    Parasitism, negative stimulation in 'em
    ConsumerismWriter/s: Lauryn Hill
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