Ride the Dinosaur

from by The Bad Slugs

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lyrics

For hundreds of years we brought you the news
Printed the info, gave you the clues
Owners’ profits were always sky high
Changing markets now threaten our lives

Post-literation, critical reading
Dumbed-down national, signs of inbreeding
TV sucking ideas from our heads
Public discourse just about dead

Ride the dinosaur
Ride the dinosaur

Our readers are in the obits each day
Online click bait, a prurient way
Is free information here to stay?
Not even hookers give it away
Advertising, metastasizing
Newsrooms shrinking, constant attrition

Ride the dinosaur
Ride the dinosaur

Deadlines, bylines, pictures too
Editorial comment for a buck or two
Fire down the block the murder next door
Now we wonder what it’s all for.

Social media, coming free to yah
Funny pages, the mayor’s wages
Criminal scenes corruption schemes
Ink-stained wretches asking tough questions

Ride the dinosaur
Ride the dinosaur

Our presses are running all through the night
We’re printing the truth with all of our might
We’re platform agnostics, got the Interweb too
Buy an ad, see what we can do

We still have subscribers, still have our fans
We’re here every day so give us a chance
And we’re making our stand
Just hold us in your hand

Ride the dinosaur
Ride the dinosaur

credits

from Ride the Dinosaur, released May 5, 2017
Lyrics & music © 2015 Kenneth T. Dixon

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