So the other day I was in the rec. center locker room as they were playing the local hits radio station whose typical playlist has a good to crap song ratio of about 1:50. Nickelback’s “If Everyone Cared” came on. Now I’d heard this song numerous times before, and I’ll even admit that in High School I sorta liked Nickelback. But as I listened to the lyrics I was reminded just how lame and blatantly commercial popular music is these days. Here’s an excerpt:

From underneath the trees, we watch the sky
Confusing stars for satellites
I never dreamed that you’d be mine
But here we are, we’re here tonight

Singing Amen, I, I’m alive
Singing Amen, I, I’m alive

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
Then we’d see the day when nobody died

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