American Trash – InnerPartySystem

Listen/watch here:

This electronic outfit have been around for a few years. I ran across this song a few times and it has grown on me. I have pretty varied tastes (in case you haven’t noticed) and sometimes a good electonica bash hits the spot. With one full length album and a couple of EPs (this song is from the most recent Never Be Content) I’m curious where they might go!

Lyrics here, more below:
I’ve got this planet in my hands.
You know I’ll waste it if I can
Come on let’s give it a twist
And if it all turns to shit
Oh wait, let’s try that again

My life’s too short to have a plan
Here, let me help you understand
First take this drink and this pill
Relax your mind and be still
Let’s find out who I am

Cause I
I’m just American Trash
Stupid American Trash
I’m just American Trash
Stupid American Trash

I’ve got this planet in my hands
I’ll start to save it if I can
I’m satisfied with myself
Don’t care for anyone else
I’m so united when I stand

I get my facts from the TV
Believe in everything I read
It’s such an ignorant bliss
When the whole fucking world
Wants to be like me

Cause I
I’m just American trash
Stupid American trash
I’m just American trash
Stupid American trash
I’m just American Trash

And everyone is shutting down
The people all so worn out
Wake up, the dream is over
Wake up, the dream is over

Cause I
Wake up, the dream is over
I’m just American trash
Stupid American trash
I’m just American trash
Stupid American trash
I’m just American…

Well, if there was a fitting follow up to Green Day’s American Idiot, here it is! Ain’t no rock classic but the lyrics make their point loud and clear. So clear that I’ll let you make your own judgement. I don’t think it will require any subtle evaluations!

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3 Responses to American Trash – InnerPartySystem

  1. Cliffy B. says:

    Thank YOU, Trent Reznor for you influnense on Techo Rock! (Doesn’t this have some NNN foundation to it???).

    • larrylootsteen says:

      Didn’t think of that actually but I like the idea! Thanks for sharing!

      • Smirkdirk says:

        I was actually thinking the same exact thing! – I was also hedging the Reznor produced Marilyn Manson stuff, thematically speaking. (“America cannot see anything.
        History is written by the winner.”)

        I found the video, particularly from the 15 cent photographs onto the end, to be much more intriguing than the actual song.

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