Headlines & Hyperlinks 

 Lyric set in progress_

• [ Content Generation ]

• [ Nothing Registers ]

• [ Rage Quit The World ]

• [ Click & Clash ]

• [ Click Here For More ]

• [ Copy & Paste ]

• [ Our Little Corner of the Web ]

CONTENT GENERATION 

He's got a Youtube channel, subscriber count insane

Legions of fan boys hang on every frame

Preying on feelings of adolescent shame

Promising help or a scapegoat to blame


Bookmark this page for more misguided rage


chorus

Drop another video, log another like 

Watch the algorithmic engagement spike 

The rich and connected rank first in the search 

The disenfranchised lag behind in the lurch 

So much for the promise of a democratic web 

You're a blip in the algo or an internet celeb 

It's all in a day for the content generation 

The masters of AI machine manipulation 

For this is the way we have corrupted creation 

It's all in a day, it's all in a day... 


She's got an Instagram page, a borrowed lifestyle

Fist full of receipts and a photoshopped smile

But she don't care, she's determined to win

That dead end town can all watch her cash in


Click on those links for god-level high jinks


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NOTHING REGISTERS 

Under watchful gaze of these internet vultures

Scavenging conflict, dismembering cultures

Black sunken eyes cemented to our screens

Frozen stiff in the glow of their tractor beams


chorus: 

Nothing registers, nothing siphons off the flow 

In the clutches of big tech 

And its big tech bro 

Hypnotized by the digital disguise 

Warm and friendly, you would never suspect  

Undulating tentacles beckon to connect 


What did they do with five billion connections?

Siphoned our data, perverted elections

Power and fame breeds mischievous boys

Who fancy the world and its people their toys


chorus: 

Nothing registers, nothing shakes us from the spell 

In the clutches of big tech 

Straight out of Orwell 

Hypnotized by the digital disguise 

Sharing so much we will come to regret 

Fighting with an entity that will not forget 


bridge:

The answer keeps kicking us right in the face

Like a kid who moves out and gets their own place

We could each have a site and connect on our own

You know, until then big brother won't leave us alone


(chorus)




CLICK & CLASH 

Logging on and logging in

Your favorite soapbox for your vanities

When all at once you're treated to

Another onslaught of disparities


Here we click and there we clash

Combating storms of new conspiracies

She's a groomer, he's a fash

Is there no end to these rivalries?


chorus: 

Clicking around in a click & clash world 

Crawling with conspiracy theories 

 Another domain for hosting your pain 

Streaming in the latest new series 

Triggering nerves in a click & clash world 

Mass targeting the weakest of links 

Frustrated gamer, cringe echo chamber 

Not caring what else anyone thinks 


Trolling up and trolling down

Another day trading in expletives

Where foreign assets fan flame wars

And secret click farms sow false narratives


Here we click and there we clash

Caught in a web of animosities

Spinning zones for apps on phones

Planning platforms for atrocities


(chorus)


Clicking around in a click and clash world

And finding out the hard way



CLICK HERE FOR MORE 

Climate nears tipping point, alarming signs

Ex-president implicated in multiple crimes

Official in custody for espionage

Mass casualties mount after deadly barrage


No motive in shooting, state authorities say

Iconic world leader passes sadly away

Transphobic graffiti targets local store

High school under lock down click here for more


chorus: 

Click here for more, click here for more 

If you haven't had enough there's more to explore 

Click here for more, click here for more 

If you have some time to kill there's content galore 


FBI investigating online threats

A rash of violent teens target homeless vets

Experts in explosives diffuse homemade bomb

Pranksters cause a panic over intercom


Scientists warning of a new outbreak

Oil spill contaminates an inland lake

Gunman targets restaurant in fit of rage

For changes to the menu bookmark this page


chorus: 

Click here for more, click here for more 

Surrender to the impulse you cannot ignore 

Click here for more, click here for more 

You know you want to click it, what you waiting for? 


bridge:

It's the ideal format for short attention spans

A mesmerizing blur of headlines and hyperlinks

Guaranteed to trigger the trolls and the stans

It's a fool-proof racket the less the user thinks


(chorus)


Click here for more...




I know of a virus

Our cliques have all contracted

And this generations'

So easily distracted


From selfie to selfie -

#infatuation -

Immediate fever

Instant intoxication


chorus: 

Fate isn't a text you can copy & paste 

And Life isn't trial & error to waste 

Love isn't a page we just highlight and click 

To copy & paste our dream relationship 


We assemble our cast -

Actors hastily vetted -

Who leave the set early -

The role they regretted -


In a rush to connect

With the randomest persons

Then savagely ghosted

When the link rots and worsens


chorus: 

Our feeble contacts are often just as well 

And sometimes our search yields a dead url 

Love isn't a page we just highlight and click 

To copy & paste our dream relationship 


bridge:

Some limit their love lives to trial and error

Entrusting their choice to pure surface details

Blind-sided by pain when endorphins diminish

And searching for deeper connection fails


(chorus)


outro:

You can't copy & paste your love

I'm not one to trust trial & error

You don't want to go waste your love

  I'm not one to believe in forever

You can't copy & paste your love...

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