Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,
Beemer
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brave new world

In some ways it seems a little, I dunno... hokey?
But I really like the lyrics to Adrian Belew's Brave New World.
So I thought I'd share, because it's a sentiment that I think is worth spreading.
I mean, yeah, the modern world has problems, but if you step back and look at it... wow. It's a pretty impressive accomplishment. Ask an ancient Greek or a medieval peasant, and I'm sure they'd think we live like gods.

It's a pretty keen song musically, too.


[CHORUS]
What a brave new world we live in
what amazing changes we're seeing
when science and man go hand in hand
what a brave new world we live in

Sometimes I think of the advantages we have
over the people in the past
there is no end to all the choices we can make
and the miracles we use everyday

[CHORUS]

Sometimes we look at all the problems we face
and we can only complain
but look around at the advances we've made
after all we used to live in a cave

What a brave new world we live in
what amazing changes we're seeing
we live in the sky and people can fly
what amazing things we try

Technology is a double-edged sword
especially when it's used for the weapons of war
but when you think about the progress we've made
to cure a disease or travel into space
or simply pick up the phone and talk around the globe
what amazing powers we hold

[CHORUS]
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