A More Earnest Generation - Earnest Major pt​.​2

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I wish I had been born in
A more earnest generation
That still valued and rewarded
Displays of affection
All this instant evaluation
Has been killing my enjoyment
Different groupings of click baiting
Replace ornate demonstrations

But all of those derisive eyes
Henry Longfellow
Never would have survived

They used to name bridges
After poets and explorers
But now they just sell the rights
To the captive audiences
Driving sponsored highways
Watching as brands
Desperately proselytize

I'm a nervous suburban
Bored lonely follower
Killing time between emails
Daydreaming of your daughter
But I'm an old man with heartburn
Who's become too detached to care
For anyone but himself and really
Even he's barely ever there

But all, all is not lost
We'll have whatever's left
After the magnetic cough

Just a few decent copies
Of well-preserved classics
That survived all the attics moths
And if that day comes my dear
I will read you a passage
As we lay in the midday sun

Welcome to the future
Promised news martyrs and products
Just face the label towards the camera
So we can upcharge all the sponsors
Go back to your image curation
Selective edits to all of your photos
The fucking world needs to see me living
Through chronicles of my breathing

We've got a patent on you
For the shape and arrangement
Of all of the bones that you grew

And we've got great lawyers
We're keeping all the money
That we made from your forfeited rights
And this brief interruption
In the stream of commercials
There's always a cost to keeping on the lights


from International Conflict for Beginners, released July 4, 2016



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Spacey rock n roll from Boston, MA with sweet harmonies and a great attitude. Music you'd take home to mom and dad, then later makeout to when they're asleep.

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