Planned Obsolescence – Song and Lyrics by 10,000 Maniacs


Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Planned Obsolescence’ by 10,000 Maniacs. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of 10,000 Maniacs or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

Science is truth for life
Watch religion fall obsolete
Science Will be truth for life
Technology as nature

Science Truth for life
In fortran tongue the Answer
With wealth and prominence
Man so near perfection

It’s an absence of interim
Secure no demurer

Defense against divine
Defense against his true Image
Human conflict number five

Dissolved all illusion
Destroyed with conclusion
And illusion never restored

Any modern man can see
That religion is
Piety Obsolete

Ritual Obsolete
Martyrdom Obsolete
Prophetic vision Obsolete

Mysticism Obsolete
Commitment Obsolete
Sacrament Obsolete
Revelation Obsolete

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