Keys



Welcome to the new world
Red carpet, unfurled
Yes we've turned a new page
So bring your lives to the future
and your brains to the Stone Age

Look!
Influencer - new sage
feeding on your outrage
freedom is your new cage
full time scroller - no wage

Stop!
Now reach through the bars - at your enemies
Painted by the algorithm - new police

Stop!
Don't think too much - life is simple
Everything is falling down - and they're after your last tent pole

So fight em' now - lash out and get em'
Bite em' now
Let ‘em feel the sting of fury - wow

Their phone dings - you just took them down
No more back rings - yeah you wear the crown

Pause

But now you’re empty - drained and feeling unseen
Need another hit of dopamine?

No worries - hit refresh please
Your mind is safe - we've got the keys
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Submitted by GMWood on February 09, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme aabxb xbbbb Cdx Cxx xee ff xx dd
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 800
Words 173
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2

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