Showing posts with label HYPERNORMALISATION. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HYPERNORMALISATION. Show all posts

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Well if You Wanted Honesty, That’s All You Had to Say....

Well if You Wanted Honesty, 

That’s All You Had to Say...

“The KGB is a Circle of  Accountability —

Nothing More.”

“The Social Order ITSELF 

is Not Without Intent...” 

“Those That Ran The Soviet Union

Believed that they could plan, and manage a new kind of Socialist Society.

They had discovered that it was impossible to control and predict everything — and The Plan had run out of control.

But rather than reveal that reveal this, The Technocrats decided to pretend that everything was still going according to The Plan.

And what emerged instead was a 

Fake Version of The Society.

The Soviet Union became a Society where everyone knew what their leaders said was   

Not-Real, because everyone could see with their own eyes that the economy was falling apart —

But Everybody Had to Play Along, 

and pretend that it was Real —

Because No-One Could Imagine an Alternative.

One Soviet called it 


You were so much a part of The System that it became impossible to see beyond it — 

The Fakeness was HyperNormal.”

Some people like to dive right in

Can you imagine that?

And flap about in bathtub gin

Can you imagine that?

Don’t Forget Scrub Behind Your Ears.

Well if you wanted honesty, that's all you had to say
I never want to let you down or have you go, it's better off this way
For all the dirty looks
For photographs your boyfriend took
Remember when you broke your foot from jumping out the second floor?
I'm not okay
I'm not okay
I'm not okay
You wear me out
What will it take to show you that it's not the life it seems? (I'm not okay)
I told you time and time again you sing the words but don't know what it means
To be a joke and look
Another line without a hook
I held you close as we both shook for the last time
Take a good hard look
I'm not okay
I'm not okay
I'm not okay
You wear me out
Forget about the dirty looks
The photographs your boyfriend took?
You said you read me like a book, but the pages all are torn and frayed
I'm okay
I'm okay
I'm okay, now
(I'm okay, now)
But you really need to listen to me
Because I'm telling you the truth
I mean this
I'm okay (trust me)
I'm not okay
I'm not okay
Well, I'm not okay
I'm not o-fucking-kay
I'm not okay
I'm not okay (okay)