Ms. Lauryn Hill / "Neurotic Society" (compulsory mix)



Neurotic Society (compulsory mix) {itunes download}

"Hello All: Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline. I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music… but the message is still there. In light of Wednesday’s tragic loss (of former label mate Chris Kelly), I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today’s unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked!" -MLH (source)


{Official Lyrics}




{First draft of lyrics, comment with any corrections}

"We living in a joke time/ Metaphorical quote time
Commerce and ???/ Run the whole world, men
??? to debauchery/ Old World mentality
Cold world kills softly/ Whole world runs savagely
Greedy and imprior fiends/ Program TV screens
Quick scamming drag queens/ Real life and blasphemes
Think twice/ It's past dream/ Crime if you as clean
Quickfast, the poison has entered the bloodstream
Psychological, master the consequences of tragedy
Mythological characters, men and women is parody
Superficial advantages, borderline insanity
Out of order humanity, crime committed so passively
Desperados and casualties, corporations want batteries
Explanations and strategies, domination and mastery
Own ??? in the bankrupt/ grown people so corrupt
Vice Lords and yellowmen jockeying for popularity
Culture so independent, vultures scavenge reality
Past feelin' depraved need to change social cavity
Preying on human ignorance, popular immorality
??? ??? ???/ population misled
??? ??? ???/ happened to the god head
Pimps, pushers and harlotry/ nepotism no artistry
Despotism and piracy/ desperation, dishonesty
Physicists issue policy/ more money, less equality
Inflated global ego/ Imitating reality
Pseudo-psycho neutral/ we're poisoned like bows and arrows
Hypocritics on salary/ Idle hands, devils agency
Predisposed to complacency, jealousy and audacity
Contagious social gluttony/ Stages of mass malignancy
Epidemic deception/ Generation in atrophy
Glam life and dead/ Scam life and editors
Bi-products of neglect children hiding from creditors
Absence of self-respect/ Phony, scared of competitors
Lifestyle of luxury at someone's expense
Sensitive children/ Used up the sacrifice
Blind is the consequence/ Smoked up in dope pipes
Ecstasy, fast life, recklessly, past life
Narcotics and cash fights
Neurotic society
Benefactors turned actors/ Addictions ??? with captors
Experience manufactured, in this neurotic time
In society

It's like post-war/ They lookin for the communists or who the Marxists is
10,000 pictures on Facebook/ It's like the pot callin' the kettle narcissist
Come'on really/ Sayin' the devil, but you're the chief arsonist
hypocrites can't even see they own part in this
No reflection vampire paradigm/ No introspective

This star, that star/ rants'es and breakdown
3 months before, pure obsession/ picture can't take down
children it's a shakedown/ they just lookin' for a sacrifice
they been doin' this since before Bobby Darin sang Mac The Knife
Before James Dean's car did a jackknife
perhaps it's 'cause they lack life or they lack guts
never confuse the head with the butt
opinions are like assholes so most of 'em stink
i was told by a woman so REthink
don't ever let them lead you to drink/ lead you to doubt
lead you to fall
get up stand up/ cast lucifer out
shake it up baby, watch them twist it and shout
insecure assholes, lookin' for a ticket
to ride on somebody like the picket
it's fuckin' wicked/ shame on a niggga
in this neurotic, toxic society

sick cycle psychology/ in desperate need of psychiatry
exorcism sobriety/ forcin' social lobotomy
people stuck in dichotomy/ pseudo-sicko anxieties
serial criminals rest in notoriety
social transvitism
subliminal/ dressed up as piety
transference, projections, like artesian images
revolving innocence, stealing inheritance
quiet victims, with no defense/ betrayed over dollars and cents
maladjusted, ignorant, maladdiction and dissonance
too much addiction/ no consciousness
don't trust it/ this cosmology's busted
rope it and return for the dust
this stinks of corruption/ oppression deceit
abuse and repeat
they don't feel complete unless they rob with a sheet
man is not a product/ if you call him that then stop it
in this neurotic godless society."