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Progress

call it progress, so it must be so
call it progress, everybody knows
that there ain’t nothin’ better than the best
don’t settle for less than progress

there’s a new car and it’s a whole lot faster
than the old car, a faster disaster
on the highway when the brake lines fail
or some other miner little detail

but it’s progress, so it must be so
call it progress, everybody knows
that there ain’t nothin’ better than the best
don’t settle for less than progress

there’s a new school and it’s more expensive
than the old school and more extensively
illiterate, with a claim to fame
for the brains they train at the video games

and there’s the headphones, turn ’em up loud
you can be alone in the middle of a crowd
with your best friend or your long lost cousin
if you want to say somethin’ then you gotta push the button

but it’s progress, so it must be so
call it progress, everybody knows
that there ain’t nothin’ better than the best
don’t settle for less than progress

there’s a virus, they made it in the lab
it’s for defense, so don’t get mad
it’s for détente, with a word to the wise
it’ll probably get the Nobel Peace Prize

and there’s a space ship at Cape Canaveral
an astronaut, maybe several
costs 80 billion dollars and what do you think
they bring us back a chemical breakfast drink

but it’s progress, so it must be so
call it progress, everybody knows
that there ain’t nothin’ better than the best
don’t settle for less than progress

there’s an old folks home with a better appearance
than the old old folks home, they’ll take your parents
when they’re done for, so they won’t get in the way
and they’ll take you too when your children say

that it’s progress, so it must be so
call it progress, everybody knows
that there ain’t nothin’ better than the best
don’t settle for less than progress