Dumbed Down

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These lyrics are the product of a “song a week” exercise I do with other songwriters. Someone gives out a title and we have a week to write and record it. Typically (as with this one) I wait til the last day and take anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours to write and record something. This one I spent about 2 and a half hours on, but most of that time was spent trying to get a decent recording of it. I like the concept, but the verses need to be tightened up and edited quite a bit.

I was never truly certain if “dumbed” is a legit word. If it isn’t, I think it makes the song better, so I am hoping it is not. Also, econometric is a word, not sure if adding “ly” is legit or even makes sense. Basically econometrics is somewhat defined as media being forced into a formula to appeal to the masses and therefore lacking any depth. Some people (like myself) think that it contributes to the dumbing down of people.

Mediocrity’s pouring in from all directions
I’m living a life less like art, more like a cashed check
It doesn’t have to be like this, I know
I could rise above the noise, find my own horn to blow
I could always come in from the cold
Instead of insisting I deserve this path I know

I’ve become some sort of dumbed down version of myself
I can’t seem to break away
I’ve become some sort of dumbed down version of myself

Idiocracy’s closing in from all directions
Econometricly I’m waiting for my lessons
It doesn’t have to be like this at all
I could rise above the traps, avoid all the pitfalls
I could decide to stand up tall
Instead of deciding to be trapped in these walls

I’ve become some sort of dumbed down version of myself
I can’t seem to break away
I’ve become some sort of dumbed down version of myself

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