Born to Buy

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This song came out of a class I took in college called Ethics of Consumption. We studied the relationship between material wealth, happiness, and ethical behavior. I generally didn't do amazing in my philosophy classes, but I got a lot of good songs out of them!

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Lately they said the heart is a deep hole for people
Hell bent on excess
Seems at the bottom the sky is an Ad for happiness

Modern boy born to buy
Lengthen your wish list and seep out a sigh
Sew up the hole in you pocket still burning
Warm as a smile when your love is enough

Lately I fled the violence of debtors demanding more debt
Who rake in the world but will quickly forget
That we only have what we haven’t lost yet

Modern boy born to buy
Lengthen your wish list and seep out a sigh
Sew up the hole in you pocket still burning
Warm as a smile when your love is enough

I am a man who once was a boy
The world is now work when it once was a toy
Go out every night and chase my cheap thrills
I’ll see if its worth it when the bills are my ills
Cuz a modern boy born to buy
Will carry more debt and will constantly cry
Sew up the hole in your pocket still burning
Warm as a smile when your love is enough

I’m a modern boy
Born to buy X2

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from ill EAGLE, track released April 29, 2017
Written and Produced by Nicholas Penn
Chad Wahlbrink - Engineering, Mixing, Mastering, Additional Production, Diligence
Isaac Karns - Piano, Synthesizer, Additional Production, Depth and Movement
CJ Eliason - Percussion, Wholesome American Values
Brandon Weaver - Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Spontaneity
Lucy Hanh - Violin, Intensity

Recorded at Ultraseude Studio in Cincinnati, OH

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