Matthew Good Band:21st Century Living

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“21st Century Living”
Artist: Matthew Good
Albums: Avalanche (2003)

(spoken)
Y’know, today I was only asked one question,
and that one question all day,
you know what it was?
“Do you want that supersized?”
Y’know, come to think of it,
I’d like the whole fucking world supersized.
(Supersized guns!)
Supersized planes,
Supersized satellites.
Think about how many more channels you could get with a supersized satellite.
(Supersized sales)
How do you supersize a sale?
How about we supersize third world debt relief?
(Supersize love)
(Supersize honesty)
Supersize government.
Come to think of it…Actually, nah, let’s not supersize the government.
I’d like to supersize death.
Can I have a supersize of death?
I’d like a supersize of death, with a Coke.
Y’know, we need some backup singers;
We’ll have, like, a little jingle.
(It’s alright, sooner or later)
Kinda like that, y’know?
We’ll supersize your song;
Really, that’s the goal, isn’t it?
We can supersize the record;
We’ll sell more records!
It’s a supersized record!
That is, after all, our ambition.

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

(spoken)
Ambition,
Ambition is a tricky thing.
It’s like riding a unicycle over a dental floss tightrope over a wilderness of razor blades.
Ambition can backfire.
Ambition means more,
ambition means faster,
ambition means better.
What if you could supersize – can you supersize ambition?
Does that make you ambitious if you supersize ambition?
Around here, our ambition hurts more than it helps.
See, around here, our ambition throws a non-perishable item into the donation bin at Christmas
And pats itself on the fucking back because it thinks it’s done something decent.
Yeah, we’re supersizing ambition.
Make no mistake about it.
(It’s alright, sooner or later)
Ambition will televise the revolution,
And it will sell more fucking commercial spots than the Super Bowl,
The Olympics,
The World Series,
And the Tragedy De Jour combined.
We’re supersizing,
We’re supersizing the record,
Because we’re ambitious.

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