Society has lost the concept of the "quality of life"
And replaced it with a new goal
The quantity you can devour
Democracy has no future in such a consumerist society
When it's the corporate marketing men who really hold the power
"I shop, therefore I am" is the philosophy of the day
If you want a life then you're going to have to pay
"To consume is to succeed"
That's the bullshit that we're fed
Will you eat it 'til it chokes you
Or will you not be led?
They're marketing the shopping malls as if they're amusement parks
"A fun day out for all the family"
See just how much you can spend
"Everything you'll ever need under one convenient roof"
Who cares about the real world
When you can play pretend?
Advertising plays on people's insecurities and fears
So that they gladly buy what they're told
And believe they have free will
57 varieties of the same old corporate message
We are all the victims of the triumph of the till