From the album You're Welcome, With Love

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Lyrics

The People Start!

More than once upon a lifetime of preserved regrets / Enriched! In heavy syrup! / With a splash of a syndrome / And a tincture of desire // Candy-coated, canned and stacked / And packaged to attract!  Then the people start / Then the people start to need / Then the people start to define themselves by a brand’s identity ◭ Our love, would be so true, our love ⧩ When the people start / When the people start, yeah! / When the people start to be uncomplicated and free  Who’s the one in five who can’t agree it's what I need? / Consumption’s here to set us free / No risk! Buy now! It seems a lifetime is guaranteed // It’s our factory finish that’s guaranteed / What else could come of greed?  Then the people start /Then the people start to feed / Then the people start to buy their peace inside a chain pharmacy ◭ Our love, would be so true, our love ⧩ When the people start / When the people start, yeah! / When the people start to get back to what comes naturally ⧔ On the downside / What’s to save when we’re told what’s new to crave? / Does that sound depraved? ⧕ All upon the fad to feed beyond our needs / Coke adds life if life’s just calories / We’re needing goods, yet we manufacture needs // Billboards, spam, logos, slogans and brands / These are a few of our favorite things!  Then the people start / Then the people start, yeah! / Then the people start to pharm their mental landscapes with toxic seeds ◭ Our love, would be so true, our love ⧩ When the people start / When the people start, yeah! / When the people start to get back to what’s simplest to be ■