thegeminiproject
LYRICS


IGNORAMUSES
(written 2018/recorded 2018)


can you make a microchip
or a car
can you build the tools for fracking
or operate the internet

can you build a safe path for
transmissions
can you produce some steel for us
or make a plane, a radio

just a small radio
just a small pronged shovel
just a small tv screen
just a small fireside
nogoodnik, nogoodnik

we are using so many things
nobody knows how to make them
except only few designers
downside of division of work
but if their few makers are gone
or being kidnapped by someone
nobody‘ll know how things are made
as we‘ve only learned to use them

a fool with a tool is still a fool
and if everything is made foolproof
everyone can be a lucky fool
yes we are truly dependent
so we are, yes we are manipulable
we‘re ever-consuming dim-witted
ignoramuses that‘s what we are
ignoramuses that‘s what we are

can you make a microscope
or a ship
can you build the tools for mining
or operate the line network

can you build some large combined
harvesters
can you produce some fuel for us
or make a fridge, a radio

just a small radio
just a small eyeglass lense
just a small paper strip
just a small catapult
nogoodnik, nogoodnik



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