The Beating

from by Matthew Ebel

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lyrics

Act now!
Yours is obsolete!
Gotta get them all
so you'll feel complete!
And you'll wait all night
and you'll tell your friends
and they'll say "all right!"
But it never ends,
no it never ends.

You don't have to take that shit
so why do you put up with it?
It's not like you don't have a choice,
YOU DO.

CHORUS:
Stop showing up for the beating
like Henry Rollins said.
Don't swallow what they've been feeding
you gotta feed your head.

Tastes great!
Won't fill you up!
Hail to the king
in a plastic cup!
But you know they're wrong
and you know your taste,
but you play along.
What a fucking waste.
What a fucking waste.

You don't have to drink that shit
so why do you put up with it?
It's not like you don't have a choice,
YOU DO.
(CHORUS)

BRIDGE:
Line up, bottoms up!
We got plenty where that came from,
don't you want to fit in?
Everybody's got one of their own,
got the app on their phone,
got the six-pack at home.
It's good, you see it everywhere.
It's everywhere you see, it's good.
Of course it's good, it's everywhere,
I'm glad we're understood.
(Now shut up and TAKE MY MONEY!)

CHORUS:
Stop showing up for the beating
like Henry Rollins said.
Don't take the shit they've been feeding you,
right?

Stop showing up for the beating
like Henry Rollins said.
Don't swallow what they've been feeding
you gotta feed your head.

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from Cognitive Dissonance, released June 23, 2017

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Matthew Ebel Seattle, Washington

I call myself a piano rocker, but I’m really just kind of a goofball. I’ve been playing the piano since age 5, discovered electronic music at 12, and made this stuff my career in '99. Since then I’ve played the Grand Ole Opry, been quoted in Rolling Stone, and made a name for myself in new media. I’ve been playing piano rock full-time since 2007 and since then I’ve never looked back. ... more

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