WHY? – SOD IN THE SEED
What is the First World Curse? Jonathan Wolf of Why? describes it as a “steady hurt and sturdy purse”. Well said. Not that any listener outside of the first world would feel sorry, but it would be such a sad realization for those who seek the American dream that it all adds up to discovering you are an insignificant cog in a wheel, thoughtlessly contributing to a morally grey society. We all make enough money not to complain, but not too much so that we would not fear quitting our jobs and finding another way of being. What we are left with is all the time in the world to think about how un-heroic and complacent and childish and petty we’ve become. Jonathan Wolf wraps himself in all of these thoughts until he begins to figure out he is missing one thing, actually caring about any of it. Apathy takes over, and you watch your reality TV, hoping their disgusting behaviour will wipe away your own steady hurt.
My bad, Debby Downer wrote this. It’s a pretty cool track.