Detour Lake

(Hayden Coil)

Essentially a 2 part song. The first half is meditating on various descriptions of modern culture that all add up to something both attractive to the existentially weary youth and cancerous to the already initiated. Much like drugs. The second half becomes a bit more centered on telling a story of a product of this culture who gets wooed by a "Guru" who promises all the answers to life's big questions, says all the right things but leaves out some necessary, actual truths. Such as at the end of this faux-shamanistic journey he's taking them on is death, a death that he was not prepared for or expecting, and his last minute fears are swayed by the unyielding faith of the other followers. Making this quite a tragic tale indeed.

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Waste culture, Taste culture Too small in the waist culture Race culture, Trace culture A clinging to the dead vulture Gun culture, Fun culture Win them over if they're won culture Here culture, Loud culture Nature over nurture culture (Chorus) We all love to belong But what if we're doing it all wrong? The "Be me or be square" song Kid, don't you want to get along? You sold your books, you bought their tapes You yearn to make the right mistakes Beyond resurfacing Detour Lake You see your Guru's been on the take It's not a wound it's just a chafe The cry of the wolf's the mark XX X XXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXX XXX XXXXXXX XXXXX XXXX XXXXX XXXX XXXX XX X XXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXX XX XXXX XXXXXXX XX XXX XX XXXX XXXX XXXXXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXX XXXX XXXXXX XXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX XX XXXX XXXX XXX XXX XX XXXX XX XXXXXX XXXX XXXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XX XX XXXXXXXXX XXXX XXX XXXX

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