A theme song for the Unabomber. Everyone got so excited over one little problem and ignored the big picture.
A song we pulled out of retirement for the album. We played it once and shelved it. Then the guitarist screwed everything up by playing a completely different part over the existing bass and drums. The guitar part you hear has some interesting voicings, long stretches, and sweep picking.
Why was this the title song of the album? Certainly not because of it's political message that angrily decries media control of our lives. It's just that, as the album came to completion, we found ourselves saying "who fucking cares" quite a lot.
The daily news drives me insane Bombarding me with random pain Switch it off, the noise won't wane The bastards just turn up the gain All my friends repeat their lies What to like and to despise Propaganda billboard size Think like me their message cries People you are so damn dumb When millions die you all go numb But kill just one, the whole world stares Who cares, who cares, who fucking cares I care about the human race We're growing at a rapid pace But what good is a single face Or seven people lost in space We must not sweat the small details Like crying over dog entrails While millions languish in the jails With fortress walls to mute their wails People you are so damn dumb... Guitar Solo Which tragedy would first get filed The VP's little kidnapped child Or Bhopal, where the bodies piled The kid's worth more, that gets me riled One day the bombs will start to blow The press will be the first to go Those left alive will have their woe They'll live the truth they did not know People you are so damn dumb...