The Suburbs Have Ruined My Life

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What do you get when you spend your entire life over a safety net
With the same few people under the same church steeple every Sunday evening
And what do you get when acquire debt because you’re told to
To go to school because you’re told to
Become like like a fucking accountant or something, I guess
And what do you get when you mix boredom and ignorance
With white kids who get it in there heads
That they can say certain words because there’s no one there to check them on their shit
Suburbia, I gave you nothing
And now I’m all I want to be
Hold on to that depression and monotony because…

I’m sick of these traditions that don’t mean anything
Weekend warriors with their boring routines
Like only going out to the same 3 bars
Because the struggle is real because you drank too much to fill your car
When I’d suggest that you just take the bus
You’d scoff because, “The city is already dangerous enough!”
How do you think that you’re so cultured when you’ve never left the midwest
Oh, and since your parents are here you don’t want us to cuss at all during our set
Fuck

I’ve got this friend who doesn’t have much in common with people he’s known for years on end
But he’s comfortable and trying to improve his situation sounds like too much hard work anyway
Someones ‘we rode the bus together!’ doesn’t translate to best friends forever
Believe it or not, there’s more than the town you grew up in waiting for you with your funeral plot
Fuck loitering outside McDonalds and strip malls
And settling down with the first person bored enough to give you a call
There’s more to see and do that’s iconic
There’s more than listening to shitty pop music because you think it’s ironic
There’s more than this
All this basicness surrounding me
And I don’t care that Avatar is your fucking favorite movie
Are you kidding me?!
Oh my god

There was something in the way you said
“I love my wife and kids I just can’t keep the thought from my head
Thoughts of doing things differently
Doing what I wanted, not what’s expected of me
I could’ve traveled abroad when I was younger man
Now I have to pay off this house, a car, and a cable plan
The bills stack up for shit I don’t really need
But at least I paid off that plot in my cemetery”

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from The Suburbs Have Ruined My Life, released January 31, 2018

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