The Music That I Hate

from by Electrik Emily



I wrote this song about all of the manufactured music we are exposed to. Pop, rock, indie, it doesn't matter. Every genre has its own form of music that just seems ingénue, fake, exploitative, and taking advantage of musicians. Some of these artists may be popular, but what is the cost to them? To us? Little girls into jailbait? Lip-synching? Bad contracts? It is the music that I hate!


There goes a pop star queen who lived too fast
And a washed up bimbo who just didn’t last
There goes another candidate
In the election of the music I hate

Its big business, money, and lip synching
You look like a puppet when you’re talking
Glitter, gossip, plastic girls
Are a label’s best-selling cheap thrills

Chorus 1:
The music that I hate
Is my generation’s worst mistake
The music that I hate
Plays on the radio a quarter after eight

Wanted to look good, wanted to score
You sold your soul to get in the door
You think you got it made baby, ha!
They’ll replace you before you’re twenty

All the fluff that I have to hear
Makes me cry and it burns my ear
How long can you play this game?
Before it’s gone and they forget your name?

Chorus 2:
The music that I hate
Doesn’t give real musicians a break
The music I hate
Turns little girls into jailbait

Chorus 3:
The music that I hate
Knows what to sell and what to take
The music I hate
Makes everything you hear second rate

Chorus 1, 2, 3


from Demos 2007 - 2008, released January 7, 2008


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