Reptile Brain

What say the interchangable faces
Inside the omnipresent screen
Blathering insipid blather
Not quite knowing what they mean
Livin’ in a time of rapid cycle
Atrophied attention span
Wallowing in each fleeting notion
Then on to the next one, quick as you can

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

Every side to every issue
Has every right to equal weight
Pandering to our basest passions
Each to our own kind gravitate
Breathing in this fetid mixture
Breeds its own reality
Truth is true…until it changes
Serial veracity

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

The question is, do you sink or swim in
The rich soup of trivia in where we abide
We each consume it, we all contribute
The moment you think it, it goes worldwide
This week, this day, this hour, this instant
Perpetual state of emergency
Too hard to figure out what matters
Dissipated urgency

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

Some of it may be important
Some of it may seal our fate
Somehow gotta learn to focus
Come on, brain…concentrate

What say the interchangable faces
Inside the omnipresent screen
Blathering insipid blather
Not quite knowing what they mean
Livin’ in a time of rapid cycle
Atrophied attention span
Wallowing in each fleeting notion
Then on to the next one, quick as you can

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

Every side to every issue
Has every right to equal weight
Pandering to our basest passions
Each to our own kind gravitate
Breathing in this fetid mixture
Breeds its own reality
Truth is true…until it changes
Serial veracity

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

The question is, do you sink or swim in
The rich soup of trivia in where we abide
We each consume it, we all contribute
The moment you think it, it goes worldwide
This week, this day, this hour, this instant
Perpetual state of emergency
Too hard to figure out what matters
Dissipated urgency

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

Some of it may be important
Some of it may seal our fate
Somehow gotta learn to focus
Come on, brain…concentrate

What say the interchangable faces
Inside the omnipresent screen
Blathering insipid blather
Not quite knowing what they mean
Livin’ in a time of rapid cycle
Atrophied attention span
Wallowing in each fleeting notion
Then on to the next one, quick as you can

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

Every side to every issue
Has every right to equal weight
Pandering to our basest passions
Each to our own kind gravitate
Breathing in this fetid mixture
Breeds its own reality
Truth is true…until it changes
Serial veracity

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

The question is, do you sink or swim in
The rich soup of trivia in where we abide
We each consume it, we all contribute
The moment you think it, it goes worldwide
This week, this day, this hour, this instant
Perpetual state of emergency
Too hard to figure out what matters
Dissipated urgency

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

Some of it may be important
Some of it may seal our fate
Somehow gotta learn to focus
Come on, brain…concentrate

What say the interchangable faces
Inside the omnipresent screen
Blathering insipid blather
Not quite knowing what they mean
Livin’ in a time of rapid cycle
Atrophied attention span
Wallowing in each fleeting notion
Then on to the next one, quick as you can

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

Every side to every issue
Has every right to equal weight
Pandering to our basest passions
Each to our own kind gravitate
Breathing in this fetid mixture
Breeds its own reality
Truth is true…until it changes
Serial veracity

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

The question is, do you sink or swim in
The rich soup of trivia in where we abide
We each consume it, we all contribute
The moment you think it, it goes worldwide
This week, this day, this hour, this instant
Perpetual state of emergency
Too hard to figure out what matters
Dissipated urgency

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

Some of it may be important
Some of it may seal our fate
Somehow gotta learn to focus
Come on, brain…concentrate

What say the interchangable faces
Inside the omnipresent screen
Blathering insipid blather
Not quite knowing what they mean
Livin’ in a time of rapid cycle
Atrophied attention span
Wallowing in each fleeting notion
Then on to the next one, quick as you can

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

Every side to every issue
Has every right to equal weight
Pandering to our basest passions
Each to our own kind gravitate
Breathing in this fetid mixture
Breeds its own reality
Truth is true…until it changes
Serial veracity

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

The question is, do you sink or swim in
The rich soup of trivia in where we abide
We each consume it, we all contribute
The moment you think it, it goes worldwide
This week, this day, this hour, this instant
Perpetual state of emergency
Too hard to figure out what matters
Dissipated urgency

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

Some of it may be important
Some of it may seal our fate
Somehow gotta learn to focus
Come on, brain…concentrate

What say the interchangable faces
Inside the omnipresent screen
Blathering insipid blather
Not quite knowing what they mean
Livin’ in a time of rapid cycle
Atrophied attention span
Wallowing in each fleeting notion
Then on to the next one, quick as you can

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

Every side to every issue
Has every right to equal weight
Pandering to our basest passions
Each to our own kind gravitate
Breathing in this fetid mixture
Breeds its own reality
Truth is true…until it changes
Serial veracity

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

The question is, do you sink or swim in
The rich soup of trivia in where we abide
We each consume it, we all contribute
The moment you think it, it goes worldwide
This week, this day, this hour, this instant
Perpetual state of emergency
Too hard to figure out what matters
Dissipated urgency

Such is life in the echo chamber
Don’t stay long or you won’t stay sane
Tune in only to your tailored message
Wired directly to your reptile brain

Some of it may be important
Some of it may seal our fate
Somehow gotta learn to focus
Come on, brain…concentrate

About…

Doug grew up in America, came of age in Scotland, and has been bouncing between the US and the UK ever since. He never saw an instrument he didn’t want to play.¬†Currently, that includes various styles of guitar, keyboards, upright bass, bass guitar, U-Bass bass ukulele, viola, mandolin, accordion, and singing bowl. He rather fancies playing the tuba or perhaps the helicon. He plays in various bands and feels sad to have left the late, lamented Appalachia fusion string band he spent several delightful years with in the English west country¬†to return to America to be near his family. These songs are all his own…