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Take a bow, pack on powder,
Wash 'em out with buzzing lights,
Pay an audience to care,
"Impress me" personality

Still and transfixed
The electric sheep are dreaming of your face
Enjoying from the chemical
Comfort all on America

Come one, come all
Into 1984
Yeah, three, two, one
Lights, Camera, Transaction

Quick, your time is almost up
Make all forget that they're the moth
Edging in, towards the flame,
Burn into obscurity

Still and transfix me
The electric sheep are dreaming up your fate
And judge you from the card castle
Comfort all on America

Come one, come all
Into 1984
Yeah, three, two, one
Lights, camera... yeah
Come one, come all
Into 1984
Yeah, three, two one
Lights, Camera, Transaction

Lights, Camera, Transaction

Come one, come all
Into 1984
Yeah, three, two, one
Lights, Camera, Transaction

The foundation is canyoning
Fault lines should be worn with pride
I hate to say,
So much more
You're so much more
Endearing with the sound turned off.



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    BMW41Oct 31, 2010 at 5:20 pm
    i agree with everything kristenlynn says, except for when it was written. it was actually written in 1948 and george orwell just changed the 4 and the 8 to make a futuristic date: 1984... haha but i completely agree with everything else
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    kristenlynnJun 30, 2010 at 5:22 am
    for those who don't know, 1984 is a book written by george orwell in the 1950's; it was his prediction that in the year 1984, society will have complete control over individuals.

    this song implies that we are falling into orwell's prediction- we are letting the media control us, telling us what to look like and how to act. "turning the sound off" represents thinking for oneself

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