Digital Addiction (Live at Awaken Cafe)

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Digital Addiction was written for the folks at Digital Detox and Camp Grounded.

The apocalypse is upon us, but nobody has seemed to notice. Maybe it's due to the lack of human flesh hungry zombies.
However, everyday in so many places we see a new type of zombie. The technophile cyborg zombie with their bluetooth earpiece staring at their phone while walking down the street, riding the bus or subway, eating lunch, etc. Technology/Mobile Device/Online addiction is getting out of control.
And it's you and me. I'm addicted too! How else do you think you'd be hearing this song if I wasn't spending tons of time recording stuff on computers and uploading songs and writing super long descriptions for them??

This is a fun playful song to just think about cell phone use and redefine what's ok and what's not ok.
For instance:
Using your device while on the toilet = not cool.
Checking your texts while you're at a formal dinner table with friends = not cool. (look up the game "phone stacking")
Answering the phone while you're having sex = definitely not cool

lyrics

Digital Addiction (‘cause we’re texting while we’re driving)
Digital Addiction (you're checking your feed before you get out of bed)
Digital Addiction (you're worried about the messages you haven’t read)
Digital Addiction (It’s time to turn it, turn it off now)
Turn it off now, turn it turn it off now 2x

I see people of other people taking video of other people they’re posting on Facebook about an instagram they saw on twitter and then they put it on their blog
It’s a culture of me me me me me and this egotism is getting out of hand
When I’m alone I always reach for my phone
To see what is crackin’ to see what is lackin’ inside
Maybe i’m just feedin’

Digital Addiction (I’m textin’ while I’m driving)
Digital Addiction (I’m checking your feed before I get out of bed)
Digital Addiction (I’m worried about the messages I haven’t read)
Digital Addiction (It’s time to turn it, turn it off now)
Turn it off now, turn it turn it off now 4x

Our technology was supposed to set us free
Instead it’s got us trapped like prisoners behind a screen
And what does it mean that I dream in pixels
We’re puttin screens in front of little kids, in front of little babies
Maybe we’re crazy... definitely crazy
And we got a

Digital Addiction (we’re texting while we’re driving)
Digital Addiction (checking your feed before you get out of bed)
Digital Addiction (worried about all the messages we haven’t read)
Digital Addiction (It’s time to turn it, turn it off now)
Turn it off now, turn it turn it off now 2x

It’s time to recognize the power of connectivity
Learn to harness it and use it more creatively
Gotta solve all these problems of pollution
We can find solutions
And we can make it better if we work together
We’re changing the weather we’re changing the weather
And if we work together we can make things better
The planet’s getting hotter but we gotta make it cooler now
If we work together we can make things better
The planet’s getting hotter but we gotta make it cooler

Let’s use these devices like tools and don’t make ourselves into fools
Let’s use these devices like tools and not act like fools
not act like we’ve got a

Digital Addiction (we’re texting while we’re driving)
Digital Addiction (checking your feed before you get out of bed)
Digital Addiction (worried about the messages you haven’t read)
Digital Addiction (It’s time to turn it off now)
Turn it off now, turn it turn it off now 4x (digital addiction…)

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from Digital Addiction, track released March 1, 2014
CelloJoe - beatboxing, singing, cello, looping

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