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I used to get high for a living
Believing everything that i saw on my tv
I used to get high for a living
Eating all the bullshit food that they sold me
I used to get high for a living
Thinking that my destiny was out of my control
I used to get high for a living
There's lots of different reasons and i'll tell you so

Super size, large fries, big mac, coca cola
Go on man, pick your poison
Speed, weed, ecstacy, LSD
Man, it don't bother me cos we're all on something
Caffeine, cigarettes, alcohol
You know i'm clawing at the walls trying to get my fix
Prozac, ADD tablets, coke, smack
Now you know i am turning tricks cos

I used to get high for a living
Believing everything that i saw on my tv
I used to get high for a living
Eating all the bullshit food that they sold me
Yeah, that they sold me

Escape, can't wait all trying to get away
From this place man that we're feeling
Can't deal, can't feel what's real
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All trying to conceal all this time we're stealing
No doubt, the route you're on
Can't find the clout that you've been needing
'Til then my friend you must contend
With the monster that you're feeding

I used to get high for a living
Believing everything that i saw on my tv
I used to get high for a living
Eating all the bullshit food that they sold me
I used to get high for a living
Thinking that my destiny was out of my control
I used to get high for a living
There's lots of different reasons and i'll tell you so

Got links of the cheney
Getting crazy, getting lazy with their foreign relations
Starting wars, closing doors
Trying to bring about one quicker, man, revelations
Economic rational calling fouls with the workers
Just trying to make it pay
Cost cutting, head butting
Big business do what they like and you do what they say
What's wrong get along, just prolong all the thoughts
You got going on, on the inside
Appease, stand at ease, just try to please
All the apathy that you're trying to hide
How now brown cow
Did we get from this standing place......
And now we're kneeling
'Til then my friend you must contend with the monster that you're feeding

I used to get high for a living
Believing everything that i saw on my tv
I used to get high for a living
Eating all the bullshit food that they sold me
I used to get high for a living
Thinking that my destiny was out of my control
I used to get high for a living
There's lots of different reasons and i'll tell you so



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    UnregisteredMay 28, 2012 at 11:11 pm
    Man is destroying himself. I remember years ago watching 60 minutes. They were talking about processed foods and when they showed the ingredients. It was in barrels, with names with 15 letters. That was the beginning of the end of what was healthy eating. The fast food resturants flooded our neighborhoods and we were encouraged to eat french fries etc. I started taking back my life years ago. It is my dream to get a home with space to grow my own vegetables. Wake up america, stop letting big business kill us. I blame this government too.
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    UnregisteredMay 16, 2012 at 2:01 am
    We can't be controlled and pushed around anymore. It's time to stand up against 'those losers we elect to lead. ' it's time for change. It's time for the revolution to shift into gear. If you like this, listen to other songs by jbt like "revolution" and "devil running. " they have intense meaning and they really speak for themselves. Just listen closely to used to get high - it almost sounds like he's repeating "you're scared, you're scared, you're scared" over and over towards the end like some sort of subliminal message. Maybe its true. Maybe we are all scared of stepping out of line. But that's exactly what those in charge want. So it's time to take courage and press these issues with all that we've got! Spread the word.

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