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What Have We Become?

This song is by Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott and appears on the album What Have We Become (2014).

'What have we become?'
Said the mother to her half-ton son
Chicken wings have replaced the thumb
That's what we've become

'What have we become?'
Second row in some free market scrum
These pizza boxes blocking out the sun
That's what we've become

And it's outlet after outlet after outlet after mall
Burgers and T-bones and coffee is all
Hello convenience, goodbye market stall
When the eagle has landed, three lions must fall

So it's awesome after awesome after awesome after great
We're so busy lovin' it, we've forgotten to hate
When everything's amazing, you'll eat the whole plate
Opinionless, sad and overweight

What have we become?
Listen up to the song they strum
No message, just a tune to hum
That's what we've become

What have we become?
Strips of pork bathin' in the sun
Barb wire holdin' in our bum
That's what we've become

And it's plastic after plastic after plastic after fake
Celluloid and silicon, is all that we make
When the world is made of botox, there's no heart to break
So full of sugar, we've no will to bake

So it's awesome after awesome after awesome after great
We're so busy lovin' it, we've forgotten to hate
When everything's amazing, you'll eat the whole plate
Opinionless, sad and overweight
Sad and overweight

And you'll actually love your kids less
As they take you from a 10 to a size 16 dress
A clean-shaven chest above a six-pack moon
This earth has gotta crash soon

So it's awesome after awesome after awesome after great
We're so busy lovin' it, we've forgotten to hate
When everything's amazing, you'll eat the whole plate
Opinionless, sad and overweight

Sad and overweight
Sad and overweight
Sad and overweight

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