General CommentYou need to look no further than the title to trace the meaning. "Amused to Death" (the whole album actually) relates to Neil Postman's book "Amusing Ourselves to Death". Neil is big on how technology negatively affects the human race and especially public discourse.
Amused to Death Lyrics: Doctor doctor, what is wrong with me? / This supermarket life, is getting long / What is the heart life of a color TV? / What is the shelf life of a teenage queen?
All sucked dry. Down to the very last breath. Bartender what is wrong with me. Why I am so out of breath. The captain said excuse me ma'am. This species has amused itself to death. Amused itself to death. Amused itself to death. We watched the tragedy unfold.
8 de mar. de 2023 · This species has amused itself to death Amused itself to death It has amused itself to death Amused itself to death We watched the tragedy unfold We did as we were told We bought and sold It was the greatest show on earth But then it was over We ohhed and aahed We drove our racing cars We ate our last few jars of caviar And somewhere out there ...
I like it a lot - good lyrics, nice melodies and some great songs (especially the closer). But as with Amused To Death I think it'd really benefit from Waters' new, more stripped down approach. The production is a bit over the top and I think it actually detracts from the album's intimacy.
18 de mar. de 2023 · The lyrics in Death address the world, even though the protagonist seems to speak from the afterlife. The song describes a supernatural relationship between her and those who loved her, similar to the one people experience when a loved one dies.