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Civilised to Death

Civilised to Death

Jack Stafford

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You've got emergency surgery and antibiotics

Half your work done by a team of robotics

Still you've confessed

You're depressed

And distressed

and oppressed

What's the matter with you?

You can travel through the sky sitting down in a chair

Get a drink, eat a meal and there's wifi up there

But at the slightest delay

You complain

Like it's the end of the world

So why aren't you happy now?

Why aren't you in awe

You've been civilised to death

You've got your mother in a home, kids at childcare

You're working 7 days a week just to keep them there

You've been promised all your free time

When you're retired

You're the pyre for the fire of incessant growth

Where any movement's advancement or progress or both

Youe're like a falling man

Who insists he's flying

So why aren't you happy now?

Why aren't you in awe

You've been civilised to death

How much time still to put in?

Can't be long 'til you're retiring

Scratching on the walls until your time is up

One last sup at the poisoned cup

Take me back

To the simple life

When we surrendered

To being alive

We lived by the ocean

And drank from the stream

In a world of abundance

Our lives were a dream

We had all we needed

Happy in our tribe

Surrounded by beauty

That you can't describe

The trees gave us everything

We worshipped the sun

Nature was all

And we were as one

For every mood