Dirty job

On Keep it like a secret, I could sense a subversive message, especially on Broken Chairs. Like the music was aimed at blowing up the ugly depressing fabric which infests our minds without further specifying exactly what this fabric is! On, There is no enemy, Dough is more explicit. The message is clearly anti-commercial. From Planting seeds:

Telling me thousands of times what’s next to want
Just doing their job but you know that’s a dirty job
Can’t stand this game still we’re bullied to play along

When bullies grow up they get meaner
Yeah they really get it down

They think that they get it but they always get it wrong
They’ll play your favorite song

Just to sell shit to you

I’ve heard that they’ll sell anything and I think they might
I think Bill Hicks was right
About what they should do

And just because you love something doesn’t mean it’s yours to buy
Been selling it so long that no one even knows the reason why
You’ve been messing with our minds
Getting rich wasting our time

I think that most people recognize what is absurd today, is that, in the west, most basic needs are met. So instead a lot of effort put into making up new ”needs”. And then when we have unemployment, we say there is a problem because people are not successful in making up new ”needs” and fulfilling these.

Below you can see what the late comedian Bill Hicks thinks about marketing.