21st Century Living
Matthew Good
You know today I was only asked one question
One question all day, do you know what that was?
"Do you want this super-sized?"
You know, come to think of it
I'd like the whole fucking world supersized
"Super-sized guns"
Super-sized planes
Super-sized satellites
Think about how many more channels you could get with super-sized satellites
"Super-sized sales"
How do you super-size a sale?
How about we super-size third world debt relief?
"Super-size love"
Super-size honesty
Super-size government, come to think of it
Actually no, let's not super-size the government
I'd like to super-size death
I'd like to super-size a death with a coke
You know what we need?
Some backup singers, make a little jingle
(It's alright, sooner or later) Kinda like that, you know
(It's alright, sooner or later) Let's super-size this song
(It's alright, sooner or later) Really, that's the goal isn't it?
(It's alright, sooner or later) If you can super-size the record, we'll sell more records!
(It's alright, sooner or later) It's a super-sized record
(It's alright, sooner or later) That is after all, our ambition

Fake lightning flashes over the skyline
A deer in your headlights
So gun it
We?re singing songs about 21st century living
If hate?s in your heart man
You?ll take what you?re given

Ambition, ambition's a tricky thing
It's like riding a unicycle over a dental floss tight rope
Over a wilderness of razor blades
Ambition can backfire, ambition means more
Ambition means faster, ambition means better
I wonder if you can super- can you supersize ambition?
Does that make you ambitious, if you supersize ambition?
Around here our ambition hurts more than it helps
Around here our ambition throws a non-perishable item
In the donation bin at Christmas
And it pats itself on the fucking back
Because it thinks its done something decent
Yeah, we're super-sizing ambition, make no mistake about it

(It's alright, sooner or later) Ambition will televise the revolution
(It's alright, sooner or later) And it'll sell more fucking commercial spots
(It's alright, sooner or later) Than the superbowl, the Olympics, the world series and the tragedy du jour combined.
(It's alright, sooner or later) We're super-sizing, we're super-sizing the record
(It's alright, sooner or later) Cause we're ambitious

Fake lightning flashes over the skyline
A deer in your headlights
So gun it
We?re singing songs about 21st century living
If hate?s in your heart man
You?ll take what you?re given

(thanks to Chris de Hoog for typing up the rant portion of the song and I re-arranged, slightly edited it)


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Thanks to Katie Hasenbank for submitting these lyrics.